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post #1 of 28 Old 12-20-2010, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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problems with KEM?

i have been reading about lots of good things from KEM but just out of curiosity has anyone had any problems daily driving the KEM 345 tune? I think i would mostly be worried about the tranny

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I use the KEM 310 as a DD. Mike at KEM custom made this tune to shift softer. It shifts smoother than the 250 tune. I'am very satisfied with the tune and his customer service

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i have been reading about lots of good things from KEM but just out of curiosity has anyone had any problems daily driving the KEM 345 tune? I think i would mostly be worried about the tranny
I have been running the 345 tune with speedometer correction for a couple of months now as my daily driver and had no issues. Great power, good mileage, and shifts great also.

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I have nothing but good things to say about Mike, the KEM team, and their tuning. (other than all the sales he has cost H&S over the past year or two!!!)

You wont be disappointed if you run KEM tunes.
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thank you guys, can someone possibly share a link where would be a good place to buy the setup i'd like for my truck, i want the H and S black maxx with a mount and KEM tunes, and a downpipe back 5 inch dual exhaust ( single if they don't have dual 5 inch ) doesn't need to be stainless plan on painting it black anyway.and as far as intake what do you guys think ? i have been looking at VOLANT but they seem a little pricey, i had S and B on my 99 7.3 but the plastic cover cracked around the bolts in about 6 months time i was not very happy

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i would contact performance truck products. i have heard nothing but good things about them.

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OK I have to ask.... and if this has been asked before I am sorry but I plan to get an H&S tuner and KEM 310 or 345 tune.... but I have been told time and time again not to run either with a stock truck, I have heard competitors tunes in this range blowing head gaskets and tranny's.... What about his 2 tunes make you guys feel safe running them... I would hate to get on the freeway and jump on it which I am well known to do and hurt something in the truck.

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The 345 is definitely safe to daily drive if you drive normal mostly with an occasional run. It shifts almost too easy and has a little more power than my 275. On the other hand, the Spartan 310 is super strong and I don't prefer it for daily driving. It is very touchy and ready to go but it is insane fast.


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Always daily drive with the 345 on stock tranny with 0 problems

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