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post #1 of 135 Old 02-21-2011, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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spartan or mini maxx??

I am about to buy one of these two tuners and I was wondering if i can get your inputs on which is better, and why. I want to put an intake and dpf/cat delete at the same time. I have a 2010, F250, auto, 4x4 that i am mainly concerned with getting better fuel economy. I know that I cant get prius mileage out of it, but anything better would help! I have read lots of posts and the two tuners that everyone talks about are the spartan and the mini maxx. obviously I like the price of the mini vs the spartan, but is the extra $$ worth it? I can sit here and preach that fuel mileage is the only reason i want this, but that would be a lie, cause all the extra power that they provide is going to be awesome! so, please respond with your opinions/facts.
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If you do a quick search on this forum you will get all the info (opinions/facts) you want. Good luck....you can't go wrong with either.

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What he said!

But gotta give props to the mini. Since that's what I got. Holy toilet bowl full of turds in heaven the truck is fast! It's impressing everyone of my buddies. And these guys have had some bad *** stuff in the past.

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The H&S Mini Maxx cant be beat in my opinion. It is by far the best value on the market and what we recommend most. Feel free to give me a holler if I can help with anything.



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I have the Spartan. I have not heard of the mini.....What I can say about my OPPINION of Spartan..... The Good......Great people to work with when needing technical input...The tuner is great once figured out, the power gains are incredible, once you get a tune you like loaded it is pretty much there and forget about it... The BAD..... I honestly think they are over priced, the tunes are over priced, and the tuner is kind of a pain in the ***. You have to turn it off before shutting down the truck or all the gauges they brag about disappear until you unplug, replug, and "load" the codes for roughly 7-10 minutes. Unless you have a degree in what sensors do what then you might wanna find a thread about it cause it can be confusing. The dash Daq must be updated through a computer and if you are not all that great with computers it can be a pain.
Now with all that said, I love mine, have gotten used to it, and would not change it for the world. Hope this helps.

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Agreed a lot of people are going with H&S these days cant blame them either their products are top notch

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H&S is the way to go..
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Is H&S as invisible to Ford as Spartan is said to be?
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I love my Dash Daq and 210 tune.


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