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210 or 250 tune for daily driver

I would like some feedback on the use of the 210 and 250 for a daily driver.

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I use the 250 daily, but with ice one the roads from now till May, I may dial her down to 210.

Once you get used to the touchy throttle and hard shifting of the race tunes its easy to anticipate and drive her normal. I barely feel the shifts most days, its all about the right touch.



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Im real happy with the shifting on the 210 tune. I have not tried the 250 yet.

Also how is the new 300 tune? Shift the same as the 210?

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I use the 250 daily, but with ice one the roads from now till May, I may dial her down to 210.

Once you get used to the touchy throttle and hard shifting of the race tunes its easy to anticipate and drive her normal. I barely feel the shifts most days, its all about the right touch.

me 2, the 210 shifts real well and on slick roads it' perfect. The 250 I use daily but you have to adjust to the touchy pedal.

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With the full selection of tunes, I have run the 250hp as a daily for more than 6months - towing and daily drive - no need to change tunes

---- until yesterday ----

Just loaded the 300hp tune. Shifting is just right, low end torque, and minimal smoke (unless you put your foot all the way in); then rear view mirror goes black.

See no reason why this won't be the daily going forward.

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With the full selection of tunes, I have run the 250hp as a daily for more than 6months - towing and daily drive - no need to change tunes

---- until yesterday ----

Just loaded the 300hp tune. Shifting is just right, low end torque, and minimal smoke (unless you put your foot all the way in); then rear view mirror goes black.

See no reason why this won't be the daily going forward.
Hows the shifting on the 300 compaired to the 210?

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Hows the shifting on the 300 compaired to the 210?
210 hp is super smooth (wife's Lexus), and has no comparison. I rate shifting (10 of 10)

The 275hp is a bit harsh (drove me to get the TCM). I rate shifting (4 of 10)

The 310hp is a complete animal in power. In shifting I rate (2 of 10)

The 250 hp is a nice blend. I rate shifting (7 of 10) -- was my favorite until 300 hp arrived

The 300 hp is a even better shift than the 250 hp that has been my daily. The (3 - 4 shift is almost undetectable like 210, 2-3 has a minimal bump like you'd get with the 250hp) but loads of power and goes-like-hell with minimal smoke (if any). If you put the hammer to the floor - the plume of black will amaze. The smoke is not my thing, but equates to "flipping the bird" from time-to-time. I rate shifting (9 of 10).

If you don't push the 300 hp, and drive like a model-citizen, I don't think you'd draw the attention of other vehicle occupants that a tune is present.

Nice to have the choice

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Im considering the 300 as an optional tune. How is the mpg compaired to the 210?

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