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Job 1 with spartan update ?'s

hey guys, i am wondering if with these new updates does it make it more reliable to the motor and trans with the easier shifting and what not? just curious if i should update..

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Shouldn't be a problem. Job 1's are at higher risk for torque converter failure and head gasket failure, but if your not stupid with the truck you should be fine.

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I know the head gasket issue, But whats the deal with the converter?

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I know the head gasket issue, But whats the deal with the converter?
Nothing with the actual converter. It's TCM related. Probably not so much anymore since Job 1 TCM files have been figured out. I do know that back in the day when I switched from my Job 1 TCM to the Spartan TCM, my converter slip dropped drastically. This was right about the time of the 310 release though. Job 1 tuning have come a long way since then.

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So do you think theres a difference in reliability from ths old tunes to the new ones?

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As far as transmission tuning goes, yes. Engine tuning is the same for all trucks.

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What should i do to update mine im not sure if i have the v2 update should i give u guys a call?

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You can call the office or email Mick.

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another quick question im running the 250 daily, this weekend when i go to pull my 24ft enclosed trailer and drop to 210 is it ok to just lower my tune the morning i leave? or should i drive it on the 210 a for a day before i take off? thanks

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personally speaking. If your running mostly flat roads. just leave the 250 in. I tow My enclosed through some fairly good hills. Combined weight right at 20k. I run the 250 most of the time. Going to try the 275 next run out.

To answer your question. Yes, you can switch right before you leave, but the shifting will be a little firm for a while.

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