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Old 11-16-2010, 11:32 AM
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F450 Job 3 hard shifts after spartan install

i installed a spartan 250 on buddys f450 and shifts very firm even after relearn with 210 tow and 250 tune?
ANY suggestions?

I installed spartan on my f350 and the shifts are great but on this f450 its like banging into gear.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:37 AM
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I have heard numerous people say that shifts are noticeably harder on F-450's and F-550's. I am not sure unless it has to do with weight and more axle wrap.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:21 PM
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anyone else with a f450 tuned?
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Old 11-17-2010, 03:14 AM
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Working on it just ordered everything up from Rudy's
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:07 AM
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let me know how it goes.
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I have a 450 and it deff shift hard but it only is real hard on the 210 tow tune! I have been running the 250 tune for 10k miles and its been good and alot of fun spanking cars!
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:44 AM
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450 tuned

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anyone else with a f450 tuned?
I have had my 08 F450 tuned for two years. My 210 tune shifts fine and I use it as a daily driver. The 275 tune shifts the hardest but gets the best mileage. The 250 tune is hard shifting, but not as bad as the 275.
I heard KEM can custom tune for the higher horsepower but a tamer shift.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:15 AM
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I would think it has something to do with the different rear axle, springs etc. in the rear end of the F450. and maybe the lower gearing?
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:58 PM
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I just have a F350 and my 210tow and 250 shift terrible as well. The standard 210 shifted ok though.
I got a custom 250 built that works awesome!!
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:05 PM
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Get a kem tune 250, much much better in my opinion.
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