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Old 06-26-2013, 09:03 PM
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2008 6.4 F350 Spartan Tuned, DPF Deleted, Which is Best Tune?

Truck is paid for and used for DD and farm labor. I bought the spartan because I was sick of the DPF junk and fuel mpg issues. I really didn't buy the tuner because I wanted more power, but because I want to TAKE CARE OF MY TRUCK and get the best MPG possible. I have right at 75K miles.

I don't want to harm the truck's engine, tranny or head gaskets and such, but would like to know what (as my truck is all stock) is the best tune for mpg, DD, and towing tractors/hay and such?

Are these tunes bad for the stock transmissions, engines, electronic fuel injection, and any other stock systems? If so, what MODs should I invest in?

I don't really want to spend any more money, as I'm not racing, 4x4ing, or other stuff. I'm a 40 year old family guy that farms and ranches. I like to take care of my stuff and see that it last a LONG time. I miss our old 7.3 farm truck.

Just looking for the best advice.

My Spartan tuner ranges all the way to the 350 hp, I think. I have it tuned to 310 now, as I am trying to figure out best fuel mileage. But, it is quick on the throttle response. Not very smooth in the pasture checking cattle.

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Bryan
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:38 PM
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Perhaps my questions are redundant and have been answered time and time again, but I haven't found the specifics in this forum to my concerns. I do not want to cause unnecessary damage to this truck. I really like the efficiency of the tuner and dpf delete.

I hope someone can advise on this.

Thanks again,

BB
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I like the 275 tune, I find the 300s are to touchy. I would trust all spartan tunes, as long as you drive with common sense.
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thanks. so you do not think a head gasket or transmission problem is eminent if I drive with common sense? That's my style...
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take it down to the 300hp tune, its not nearly as touchy on throttle as the 310 and 350. i keep mine on the 300hp tune. long as youre not driving crazy all the time youll be fine.the tranny will shift hard at first but itll smooth out as you drive it normally and keep youre foot out of it.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:56 PM
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300hp get as good of mpg? As the 275hp tune?
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300hp get as good of mpg? As the 275hp tune?
every truck is different. you should try different tunes on youre truck to determine what it does best with.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:10 PM
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every truck is different. you should try different tunes on youre truck to determine what it does best with.
Gonna go try it...sounds like fun. Thanks.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:55 PM
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Mines held up fine on the 275 tune and I drive it like a dumb 20 year old trying to impress the ladies..... er umm I am the 20 year old.

That being said, no late night ride is worth a engine rebuild no matter how good the tail is.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:49 PM
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The 300hp tune seemed to do fine. My lieometer says 25.7 mpg at a steady 55 on these country hwys...
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