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Spartan rough shifting

I recently decided to give the spartan tunes another shot. I changed to H&S awhile back and have been happy with it for awhile. I've done a bunch of reading and noticed not too long ago how spartan made all the tunes level 1 and free so I figured why not. So far I've tried out the 310 and 300 and the shifting is really rough. Do people actually daily drive their trucks on these tunes? I could have sworn in the threads about the 300 tune people said that it shifted like the 250 but had more power. Back when I had spartan and ran the 250 tune the shifting was H&S smooth and was an awesome daily tune. Is there any spartan tune thats comparable to the H&S HD300 as far as daily driving and not having the whole truck jolting from rough shifts like the high HP spartan tunes? Starting to think I jumped the gun on selling my H&S tuner before trying these out.
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Are you doing a relearn process and giving the tunes a chance to learn? I've ridden in stock trucks with our tuning that have had the tunes loaded for awhile and the shifting is great in my opinion. Maybe I like a firmer shift point. Smooth shifting should be left to the lower files that won't burn up the clutches in your stock transmission.

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So only the lower tunes have smooth shifting even after the relearn and giving it awhile? I understand the firm shifting might be better if you stomp on it, but whats the point of shifts like that just normally driving around? The H&S drove/shifted better than stock smooth as can be and felt like when you get on it they would firm up. I guess I'll give it some more time to drive around with but its pretty annoying to drive around on a daily basis with. I was really hoping I would like these tunes because I really like the dashdaq and its superior monitoring but I might have to go back to H&S if i will be stuck using low HP tunes.
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Part throttle shifts will smooth out once the transmission has learned. Just give it some time.

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I ran the 310 tune as my DD and loved the way it shifted. I did the relearn and i kept driving it the shifting got better on it.

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I run the 210 Tow tune and its shifts settled out after a few miles (like 50 or so).
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