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Old 01-02-2013, 02:48 AM
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Hi guys just a quick question what would be the best tune to run in my truck without damaging anything. I have the Spartan dash daq. 4 inch turbo back afe exhaust with dpf delete and afe intake. Thanks


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Old 01-02-2013, 04:15 AM
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Welcome to the .org!

This is debatable and depends who you ask. General opinion is up to the 210 tune will be safe, some say the 250 is it, yet others have 60k miles on the 275 with zero issues. Personally, I like the 210 tune. Stock feeling shifts with PLENTY more power than stock.

As with any machine, if you constantly flog it hard, it's a matter of time before you have issues.

That said, have fun with it!

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Depends on how well your right foot listens to your head rather than the sound of the turbo. If you have some self control the 300 is fine. I've run it since day 1. If not stick to the 210.


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i also just tuned my truck with spartan, tonight actually...i am on the 275 EL tune...i noticed the shifting was much stiffer and seems like it was a bit jumpy when i got into it, yet nothing real bad...is this normal or should it be shifting like it did when it was stock?

i heard the 275 was the best to run for MPG's but i def don't want to F with the transmission, if the 210 is better i might do that...
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:19 AM
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Anything above the 210 tune has a non-stock feel to the shifting. The 250 on up have a marked difference in shifting/behavior that may/may not hurt the trans in time. The 210 feels stock to me, except for the significant increase in power. I have an '08 job 1 so that may have something to with with the shifting behavior.

The 210 is my DD and the 275 gets loaded for longer road trips (for the better mileage). The 300 is fun to bang around with too!

Check them all out and see what you think.

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:02 AM
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nice...i'm going on a 4 hour trip this weekend, i'll prob stay with the 275 until i get back, then i will probably load the 210...what difference is there in the 210 and 210 TOW? i know 210 TOW is for towing, obviously, but what is the difference? should i just keep it in tow even when i'm not towing or the regular 210?
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I recommend doing the transmission relearn we have posted on our tech support forum.

The 210 Tow Performance has enhanced shifting characteristics much like the 250+ tunes. It is meant for extremely heavy loads and the firm shifting helps prevent the clutches in the transmission from burning up under the stress of a big load.
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