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Finally Spartanized!

Well, after waiting and waiting, being cheap and trying to find a smoking deal on a tuner, only to have the EPA throw a wrench in my plans, I finally bit the bullet and purchased a new Spartan from Rudy's. I bought a stainless 5" exhaust months ago, and installed both tonight. Wow! What a difference. This truck will litteraly smoke all four of the stock tires now. I have it set down on the 250hp tune now, which is where I'll probably leave it. At least until I do studs.

Anyone thinking about tuning, but putting it off, Don't! It's worth it!

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Finally Spartanized!

Glad you love your tuned 6.4... Wait til you get traction bars and run it on the 300 tune it's ridiculous.

I took my college roommate for a ride after the traction bars went on and he was disappointed in his mustang (which has CAI, LT headers, straight exhaust, cams and a tune). From a roll I think he would take my truck (starting anywhere above 40mph, but from a dig. Not a chance.


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Yea man! Traction bars and studs are next on the list! These trucks, when tuned, are pretty dang quick for heavy trucks.

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It is fun shocking the various Mustang, Camaro and even a few older 'Vettes.

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Yea they're quick. The 350 tune actually scarred me. Going sideways at 35mph gave me a butt-pucker moment.

I'm staying with mine on 300hp tune with early lock. Going to have to get traction bars soon tho, i can feel the rear axle bounce from it wrapping when it shifts

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Yea they're quick. The 350 tune actually scarred me. Going sideways at 35mph gave me a butt-pucker moment.

I'm staying with mine on 300hp tune with early lock. Going to have to get traction bars soon tho, i can feel the rear axle bounce from it wrapping when it shifts

Yea, it's different, especialy after going so long with it stock. Flooring it, and it wanting to swap ends is a different sensation. Certainly a different feel than my Mustang. The car is much faster (Last time I had it out @ Bradenton it ran a best of 9.89@143mph), but with the truck, you can almost feel the trans and rear end struggle from the torque in the truck.

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its amazing it can do all this and weigh around 8k lbs. i havnt done a 4x4 boosted launch yet but i would say that with my stock tires it would at least chirp all of them on a hard boosted launch.

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