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Which tuner, KEM or Innovative?

I'm ready to tune my truck, which is stock right now. I've never used a tuner before. Which is easiest to use, and has the best gauges? I'm looking at an SCT Livewire with Custom tunes from Eric at Innovative. Or a H&S Black Maxx with KEM Custom tunes. I'm going to buy a complete Delete setup as well,(DPF and DOC). Now for the hard part. Which is better?

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I don't have the Black Maxx but do have the Mini. Also have Kem tunes. Very happy with both. Shift on the fly is a plus.

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Fine, I'm running the spartan set up now. Like the 250 tune except for the shifting. I'm actually thinking of contacting kem and weighing my options between the two. I mostly run the 210 as a dd. I got my stuff through Rudy's diesel, great guy to talk to. i think he carries all that you named. Knows his stuff.

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Fine, I'm running the spartan set up now. Like the 250 tune except for the shifting. I'm actually thinking of contacting kem and weighing my options between the two. I mostly run the 210 as a dd. I got my stuff through Rudy's diesel, great guy to talk to. i think he carries all that you named. Knows his stuff.
Have you considered updating to the latest tuning files? We have improved shifting with the 250 tune (along with several other tunes), and you also get the 275 tune for free if your tuner is a level 1. Just food for thought.

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SCT and innovative, although the canned tunes on the sct work good also
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[QUOTE=08stroker250;1078570]Have you considered updating to the latest tuning files? We have improved shifting with the 250 tune (along with several other tunes), and you also get the 275 tune for free if your tuner is a level 1. Just food for thought. [/QUOTE

Finally updated my old DashDaq to flash strategy and am running the new 250 tune. Shifts with this new & improved tune is much, much better.

I'm having to run the 250 no EGR tune because the standard 250 is throwing codes.

Any update on the next batch of improvements, Jeff?

That's one thing (among many) that's good about going with Spartan. They are continually improving their products.
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Love the way the spartan works, but I'm a stick.

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