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Small question for Spartan guys

Well I've had the Spartan installed for about a week now and love it. I finally got my intake installed and plan on movin to either the 250 or 275 tune and was wondering how long it takes to retune? I'm sure it doesn't take as long as the original flash since it has already saved the stock file. Is it still recommended to use a battery charger? Thanks in advance for any help.

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A battery charger is recommended if available but one thing that I do when I don't have a battery charger is just drive it around for a little bit and then when I park Ill change tunes. It doesn't take that long. Maybe around 10-15min to retune. Just make sure your lights, radio, and A/C is off and let it tune

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12-15 minutes. And we always recommend a battery charger if you have one available, especially if the outside temp is low and/or the truck has not been cranked in awhile. Like stated above, make sure to turn the radio, A/C, and lights off during the tuning process.

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Thanks for the replies. I always make sure everything is off just to be safe. I made that mistake the first time I tried to tune my 06 cause I had no clue what I was doin. I loaded up the 250 LL little while ago. I ended up usin a charger because I wasn't sure. I think switching between tunes you would be fine but I like to play safe.

08stroker, I know every truck is different and I did the trans relearn immediately after I loaded the tune. But just in general about how long does it take to smooth out the shifting? I'm gonna stop by the stealership shortly since I'm goin through town to get some tranny fluid and add about 1/2 a quart as recommeded.

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I have personally never done a trans relearn, maybe i just drive hard. But the "hard" shifts have never bothered me, i'd rather have firm shifts with the amount of power these trucks have.

Like stated above, mine always takes under 15 minutes. Usually closer to 10-12 minutes.

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Firm shifts don't bother me, but when I first loaded the tune the trans had no clue what it was doin. My 6.0 was the same way. It not just firm, its rough, sort of violent. By smoothing out, I meant becoming consistent. It pretty well has now though

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These trucks need bars to help with shifting. They even need them in stock form I feel.

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I agree with every bit of that and I know that's part of my problem right now. Guess I need to start savin up the funds for some. I was originally just meaning the initial relearn process. But it's become more I consistent now. I'm only running the 250 and gettin quite a bit a wrap from it. I don't understand how some guys run 275 and up without bars. I don't think I could do it

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After about 100 miles or so, the shifts should be pretty consistent.

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I just switched from the 210 to the 250. Power wise the truck is much more responsive. Only had the tuner on for about a week. Totally different truck now. I find that my shift are firm, not violent like some have described but I also don't drive the truck hard either.
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