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Old 01-14-2012, 10:29 AM
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Spartan 250 Tow tune

So yesterday i had to take one of my moms horses to a buddies house to get broke. I have been running the 310 tune as my dd and i figured i better use there tow tune just in case. I loaded the 210 early lock tow tune and went on my way. It was a 3 hr trip to where i was going, driving 70 on the interstate. I got 9 MPG there and back. You can say i have never been so pissed in my life. I think next time i will just use the 300 or 310 and hope the egt's stay low. There is a picture of the trailor it is a smaller trailor and the horse was only 14 hands.


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Old 01-14-2012, 12:38 PM
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What do you normally get. I'm tuning the 6.4 soon
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:47 PM
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That's not that good, but possibly try backing the speed off from 70 to 65. For me, that's worth 3-4 mpg as wind drag greatly increases past 65. The 5 mph difference would only cost you about 15-20 minutes too, so depending on how much time it may you have, it may be worth the savings?
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:46 PM
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Sounds about right from what others have posted.

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Old 01-14-2012, 03:05 PM
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IF i have the 310 tune loaded i average about 15 in town. I have yet to check it on Highway. This is not towing anything tho.

I was doing 70 and there was no wind. I wasnt even hauling a big load so to me that was crappy.
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:53 PM
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I think spartan recommends towing with the 210 tow/performance tune, not the 250. Maybe try the 210 next time and see if mileage improves.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:14 PM
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IF i have the 310 tune loaded i average about 15 in town. I have yet to check it on Highway. This is not towing anything tho.

I was doing 70 and there was no wind. I wasnt even hauling a big load so to me that was crappy.
thanks for the reply, i will be happy with 15 in town. right now im only getting 12 with my 6.0 in town. winter months i will hardly be towing and driving to school which 12 to 15 mpg plus going to school is highway so as long as i stay about 65 i should do a lot better than my 6.0. thanks again. need to get my 6.0 sold and the 6.7 ordered now haha
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:03 AM
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Ya i mean the 210 tow tune lol
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:03 AM
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So you used the 250 or the actual 210 tow?
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:15 AM
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The key to getting mileage in these truck is to keep boost and rpms low. I got 16.5 in town and 17.5 -18 on the highway. I got 14-15 towing 16k. I always lost a few miles per gallon running 70 and above.But I am one that cant hardly stand getting passed so usually i bit the bullet and drove fast.
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