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Spartan tuner questions

So I've had my spartan on since mid November. I haven't switched then tune yet. Started on the 250. Any suggestion on the tunes around it to try out? Do I to have my truck hooked to a battery charger? Is the 250 to high to pull a 16 foot car hauler with my ranger crew?

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Takes this for what it's worth cause I'm still learning lol. I've had my Spartan for almost 2 weeks and just the other day went to the 250 from 210. I used a charger just to be safe and it is recommended to use one. If you don't make sure the radio, lights, and anything else drawing power is turned off. I'm gonna try the 250 on my next haul which is usually between 10-13k. I've read about and talked to several people who tow with the 275 and up tunes. Personally, I'd be a little worried to pull a load on that with that kind of power.

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Called spartan said to try 275-300 tunes for daily driver. Even towing the car hauler and ranger I'll probably drop down the tune to a 210 . Spartan said maybe next month new updates with tire calibration.

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That would be awesome! Would love to be able to recalibrate for that. Anyway, if you know when you're going to be pullin I would tune a couple days before and give the trans time to relearn

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There really is no need to do a relearn with the regular 210 tune if that's the tune of choice for towing. Only the tunes with firmer shifting (210 tow, 250, etc.) need the relearn.

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Been running the 250 for awhile figured time to change the tune.

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There really is no need to do a relearn with the regular 210 tune if that's the tune of choice for towing. Only the tunes with firmer shifting (210 tow, 250, etc.) need the relearn.
Sorry, I meant if he was goin to use the 210 tow. No with the regular 210 there's no need. I couldn't even tell the difference from stock shifting when I was runnin that tune.

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Sounds like you've played around with the tunes. Which hVe you found you liked etc?

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What are differences between 210 and 210 tow?

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I've only run the regular 210 and the 250ll so far. Still tryin to figure what works best on my truck. I definitely like the power with the 250 but I don't like the axle wrap. Firm shifts are fine but the wrap is terrible for daily drivin IMO. The only that I know of between the 210 tunes are the trans files. The 210 tow has much firmer shifting because it is set up to pull heavy loads where as the regular 210 shifts a lot like stock. Again, I could hardly tell the difference. I pulled roughly 11k with the regular 210 and it did great. No complaints at all

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