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Switching from SCT to spartan

I currently have a 2008 F-350 with a banks intake, Banks six gun, and an SCT livewire rolling on 35X12.5's The truck runs good but i know it is capable of both better power and mpg. Right now im seeing 11mpg city and 14 mpg highway. i Know i sould get better than this. Contemplating a jump to a spartan and AFE intake. Any suggestions, comments, advice?

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You could always get a custom tune from one of our SCT dealers and they can get you more power and maybe better fuel economy.
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If you have not already. Try some tunes from Eric at innovative or Mike at KEM. Mainly since you already have a Sct tuned.

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I got a custom tune from RiverCityDiesel last year and I am pretty happy with it. The fuel mileage got somewhat better (DPF deleted) and the power is for sure there. But the choice is up to you!

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I would get in contact with Innovative Diesel for some custom tunes before you switch programmers.

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dump that 6 gun and get a custom tune for your livewire from Eric at Innovative
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dump that 6 gun and get a custom tune for your livewire from Eric at Innovative
Man I think I would try erics tunes first, he has no shortage when it cones to power! I know I get alot better Milage with his tunes also...
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I got a custom tune from RiverCityDiesel last year and I am pretty happy with it. The fuel mileage got somewhat better (DPF deleted) and the power is for sure there. But the choice is up to you!
I keep forgetting about them. They make a good tune. The 450 hot tune. Nicknamed the 485 was my best to date for MPG. I had some communication issues with them though...

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I currently have a 2008 F-350 with a banks intake, Banks six gun, and an SCT livewire rolling on 35X12.5's The truck runs good but i know it is capable of both better power and mpg. Right now im seeing 11mpg city and 14 mpg highway. i Know i sould get better than this. Contemplating a jump to a spartan and AFE intake. Any suggestions, comments, advice?

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Call Innovative. They can tune really well.
Also if you dont run the race tunes, you can get by with a drop in AFE, it has worked great for me.

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Keep the SCT and call River City Diesel and get a customer 450 Tune, YOU WILL NOT get good MPG w/ a canned tune and you don't need that 6 gun.

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