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KEM tunes knowledge anyone???

Hey guys. i have an SCT livewire on my 6.4 already, way too mild. ive been thinking about a spartan, innovative, stuff like that. but then i found i can get a KEM tune for my SCT for 75 bucks. I'm very interested but i havent heard much about them. anyone run them or know someone that does id like to know what they think. thanks guys!
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i only have the 345 tune from KEM so i cant speak for the others. I like it.. good power, its a little smokey, shifting is ok.. little rough between 2 and 3

I also have Innovative tunes, like those, but dont like the shifting... but then again, i have the older 2.6 tunes, i dont have the 3.x which is supposed to have improved shifting. extreme street and extreme race are smokey.

And then i have Gearhead tunes, Tow, Street and Hot Street, the hot street is my favorite tune.. shifting is perfect, power is there, and almost smoke free, even from a stop.. lots of options out there for your livewire. I will give Matt a call over @ Gearhead before i went with KEM.. kem is over priced for their higher HP tunes. and matt's customer service is 2nd to none.

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i only have the 345 tune from KEM so i cant speak for the others. I like it.. good power, its a little smokey, shifting is ok.. little rough between 2 and 3

I also have Innovative tunes, like those, but dont like the shifting... but then again, i have the older 2.6 tunes, i dont have the 3.x which is supposed to have improved shifting. extreme street and extreme race are smokey.

And then i have Gearhead tunes, Tow, Street and Hot Street, the hot street is my favorite tune.. shifting is perfect, power is there, and almost smoke free, even from a stop.. lots of options out there for your livewire. I will give Matt a call over @ Gearhead before i went with KEM.. kem is over priced for their higher HP tunes. and matt's customer service is 2nd to none.
Thanks buddy. ive heard the new Innovative is great, but damn its expensive. i have heard of gearhead tunes but now that you mentioned it, i havent looked into it yet. my trucks going through a complete re build. taking off the lift and tires, setting her up for street/strip. moving from Wyoming to Illinois made a truck like mine useless. but ill check it out. thanks.
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also, since your running some powerful tunes, are you running any trans mods? or is everything capable of holding up until i rebuild the trans?
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Been running KEM 345 on STOCK TRANS for over a year now. Took the trans apart to look through it and the thing is mint inside and I'm not light on my truck.

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Been running KEM 345 on STOCK TRANS for over a year now. Took the trans apart to look through it and the thing is mint inside and I'm not light on my truck.
well thats great to know. is the 345 tune worth the extra 75 bucks in your opinion?
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I get the best mileage on the 345.

YRMV though.

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stock trans here.. no issues.. and i do get good mileage out of my 345...

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345 is kems best tune.

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I have been running the Kem 345 tune in my Ford F450 over two years. It is my daily driver and I also tow under 10,000 with the tune. Best mpg and shifting is great for a high horse power tune.
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well thats great to know. is the 345 tune worth the extra 75 bucks in your opinion?

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