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i hate to start a thread on just this but can anyone tell me where they got their suncoast direct solenoid and how much it was
 

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Go to the sponsors link and look for cobbs diesel performane....Google stuff and it usually helps btw.
 

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Go to the sponsors link and look for cobbs diesel performane....Google stuff and it usually helps btw.
ive googled it all night trying to find a price and have came up with nothing also looked at cobbs website and also found nothing thats why im asking



What tuning do you run?

i finally found a 08 250 i like and am looking at ordering parts etc and going to run the spartan 310, plan on goin with the 345 when it comes out. Right now im just thinking of doing the torque converter and solenoid to prolong the transmission life
 

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The solenoid isn't going to do anything but increase line pressure on the 3-5 shift. Spartan tuning already takes care of this, so there really is no need to go with the solenoid. It will save you $200 to put towards something else. I do recommend a torque converter if you are going to run the 310 tune and bigger. Definitely would be good insurance. The internals seem to be fairly strong, but they won't last forever.
 

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The solenoid isn't going to do anything but increase line pressure on the 3-5 shift. Spartan tuning already takes care of this, so there really is no need to go with the solenoid. It will save you $200 to put towards something else. I do recommend a torque converter if you are going to run the 310 tune and bigger. Definitely would be good insurance. The internals seem to be fairly strong, but they won't last forever.

well thats great info ive just heard alot about the solenoid and how hard the shift points are is there anything you recommend for that
 

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well thats great info ive just heard alot about the solenoid and how hard the shift points are is there anything you recommend for that
Yeah, traction bars. It smooths out the jolt big time.
 

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The Suncoast solenoid will actually make the 3-5 shift even harder with Spartan tuning. If you are looking to ease up the shifts, traction bars are going to be the best thing to add to the truck.
 

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ok thanks alot to everybody for the help i really appreciate it so i need to build myself a set of traction bars is there any weld on kits out there
 

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also how much does the spartan tcm help everything is it worth the 700 dollars
 

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ok thanks alot to everybody for the help i really appreciate it so i need to build myself a set of traction bars is there any weld on kits out there
I am putting a set of Pro Comp traction bars on this week. They are bolt on. OUO and Farmboy Fab bars seem to be pretty popular kits as well. They both require welding.

also how much does the spartan tcm help everything is it worth the 700 dollars
The Spartan TCM really helps a lot on the Job 1 trucks. Job 2 and 3 trucks have pretty good TCM's. If you plan on doing competition type stuff with the 310 and 345 tune, the TCM would probably be a worthwhile investment IMO.
 

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also how much does the spartan tcm help everything is it worth the 700 dollars
If you goal is to run 310 and 345 as DD, the Spartan tcm would be wise, you will signifigantly increase the longevity of your trans. I run it and it helps smooth out the bangy shifts to a degree if that bothers you, but tractions help the most
 

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I am putting a set of Pro Comp traction bars on this week. They are bolt on. OUO and Farmboy Fab bars seem to be pretty popular kits as well. They both require welding.





OUO does not require welding.
 

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I thought that they did....I know Mike's are welded on.
OUO makes both variants, weld on and bolt. I run the ouo bolt on 5" blocks w/ icon level kit. Fit and finish is simply the best, imo.
 

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well thanks for all your guys help now i gotta decide if i wana buy a prebuilt set or completely fab my own
 

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mike who? both sets of mine are bolt on... i had the pro comp bars years back..the OUO bars blow them away..but its a matter of money and taste.
LOL! Ergo everything.. I just can't seem to make my tastes go down as my income goes up.
 
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