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post #1 of 7 Old 11-25-2012, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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I have a Spartan tuner installed on my truck. I run on the 165 tune all the time. I average 15.2 mixed driving. I like the Spartan other than the annoying clank when shifting under light throttle. My question is would you guys suggest buying a h&s mini max over the Spartan? Is the fuel milage any bettter? Is the shift on the fly really useful? Does h&s have the clank when shifting under light throttle? Thanks for your help.
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I just drove a buddies truck with an H&S to go pick up my sled, drove just under 2000 km and I didnt notice the light throttle clank like what happens to a spartan (in my 6.7) I think I would opt to go for the H&S next time due to ease of installation, shift on the fly, and customer support.

Here's a little more in depth on the shift on the fly, I tow trailers on a regular basis, but I found that driving with the 120 hp setting was very lacking, so I have it on the 165 and I just hate driving on the 165 with a heavy trailer, especially with the cruise control on. It's happened to me 3 times now when I have been driving down the road, come to a hill and it drops from 6th to 5th, and it gets up to what I can see, almost 40 pounds of boost. And then my truck dies. Come to a halt..... put it in park, start it up, and drive away. Being very feather footed on the throttle...

So thats why I would like shift on the fly for a chip rather than waiting 30-45 to load a lower tune.
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So who else is getting this clank click noise with the spartan tuner?? Y arnt they fixing these problems? make it first on the list? sounds like they always say working on it?
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Mick from spartan has been working with each individual that is having the clank-click problem and making them tunes that are fixing the issue. All you have to do is email him.

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Not much help from the H&S guys? Factoryflood I took your advice and got the new 165 tune and it makes a huge difference. No more harsh shift first to 2nd. I am very happy with the changes and I guess I am gonna stick with Spartan.
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Glad I could help ya out! I battle this question in my head all the time actually! I'm running a spartan right now on the warhammer tune all the time unless I'm towing, then I run the 120 tune. I'm curious to try a H&S simply to see the difference in MPG, I've played with all my Spartan tunes and the best I get for mpg's is 18.8 highway w/ cruise @ 70.

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By the sounds of most the threads. Guys that go with H&S are very pleased and the guys that go Spartan are very pleased.

I don't think anyone on here has tried both.

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