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if i plan on running some kem tunes what tuner do i need to buy. is it the tuner or the tunes that delete the dpf? in other words do i need a dpf capable sct tuner? preciate the info.
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It takes a tuner and DPF delete specific tunes to make they system work, not one or the other.

The Spartan Dash Daq has served me well for 6 years and 4 different trucks. Their service has been stellar!

H&S evidently also makes a great product but with the EPA sanctions against them, what H & S tuners that are left out there are priced through the roof (supply & demand).

I haven't run the KEM tunes but after talking with the owner a few years ago and reading about tuning problems on various forums, wouldn't recommend their tunes.

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I have a 09 with H&S with Kem. Everything works good for me. Easy to access everything and monitor. I have heard of problems with all tuners. Some have problems some dont.
I actually met with charles from Kem in his shop in Georgia and had him install everything. Great guy, great shop. Dependable and can always get a hold of them
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I haven't run the KEM tunes but after talking with the owner a few years ago and reading about tuning problems on various forums, wouldn't recommend their tunes.
Just read some of the newer threads on KEM tunes. Sounds like the KEM 310 and 345 are performing well. I didn't find much info on the lower horsepower tunes.
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Who wants to run a low HP tune, anyhow

345 in my beater, over a year, stock trans. I'd say he's got the trans tuning figured out.

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Who wants to run a low HP tune, anyhow
Maybe a Small Mild-mannered Hillbilly?
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Can you run the KEM tunes on a dashdaq? If so how much are the tunes?

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Does such a thing exist? LOL

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Can you run the KEM tunes on a dashdaq? If so how much are the tunes?
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but before Spartan changed their tuning to "Strategy Flash", many folks were running the KEM tunes. Mike (aka Nutty and KEM) was involved with Spartan back then. After Mike & Spartan "divorced", and Spartan became a "Strategy Flash" tuning device, they built something in the software that wouldn't allow you to use your KEM tuning files. If you updated your older Spartan to "Strategy Flash", you lost your KEM tunes. If you bought a new Spartan, it wouldn't accept the KEM files.

Please consider that I'm an old guy and my memory ain't what it used to be.

What was the question again?
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but before Spartan changed their tuning to "Strategy Flash", many folks were running the KEM tunes. Mike (aka Nutty and KEM) was involved with Spartan back then. After Mike & Spartan "divorced", and Spartan became a "Strategy Flash" tuning device, they built something in the software that wouldn't allow you to use your KEM tuning files. If you updated your older Spartan to "Strategy Flash", you lost your KEM tunes. If you bought a new Spartan, it wouldn't accept the KEM files.

Please consider that I'm an old guy and my memory ain't what it used to be.

What was the question again?

I LOL'ed.

I don't think KEM supports the DashDaq anymore, but I may be wrong.

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