Duramax Tuner LML Spade Tuner

2011-2016 GM 6.6L Duramax LML
Duramax Tuner
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The Duramax Tuner LML Spade Tuner adds performance and increases driveability on your 2011-2016 GM 6.6L Duramax LML. The Duramax Tuner Spade Tuner (Standalone Programming And Diagnostic Equipment) comes with the highest quality tunes on the market available in a simple to use OBD style flash tool. The tunes represent the best in drive-ability, reliability, and power. The SPADE system is the first hardware to ship pre-loaded with tunes of this caliber. No emailing, laptops, or learning curves needed. Updated tuning files in the even of hardware upgrades can be sent remotely making the SPADE tunes field upgradeable. The SPADE is meant for truck running stock exhausts & transmissions.

Tune Details (DPF Present):

Optimized Stock:
  • Power delivery smoother than stock with near stock output
  • Refined timing tables for lower EGTs and higher efficiency
  • Near stock output 
Heavy Tow:
  • Built for towing loads from 8000lbs to gross vehicle weight
  • +40 HP
Light Tow:
  • Built for towing loads under 8000lbs 
  • +55 HP
Sport Economy:
  • High performance street tune designed to balance performance and reliability
  • Throttle sensitivity increased for less throttle input
  • Quicker shifting and less average RPM in daily driving situations
  • +110 HP
  • This tune maxes out your stock injectors and stock turbo. (Lift pump & gauges are highly recommended)
  • +135 HP
Tow tunes are designed to easily manage EGT's and trans holding capacity under load.  Expect EGT's near stock, with slower soot accumulation than stock.  Use the strongest tune you feel comfortable with for best mileage while towing. 

Sport Econ and Race tune are strong tunes designed for unloaded driving.  They offer the driver the sensation of driving much lighter vehicle while improving mileage, throttle response, and of course peak power over the GM stock offering.  These are without question, the best LML tunes on the market. They offer better throttle response, high peak power, lower soot accumulation, and better shift quality than the competition.  If you want a strong, clean truck then this is your last stop! 

Switch-On-The-Fly Tuning
With the Switch-On-The-Fly Tuning you can upgrade your Spade Tuner to include the LML Switch-On-The-Fly Tuning. Change your tuning on-the-fly with the included dash mounted switch. Simple select the upgraded option before adding the SPADE Tuner to the cart. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

How often does the truck go into regen?
Our experience has been that there are 2 common triggers for regen. The truck will initiate regen once it reaches 44 grams of soot in the trap or travels ~700 miles since the end of the last regen. Whichever of these events occur first will start a regen. The regen seems to last until the soot load goes below ~10 grams or so and the driving conditions no long promote regen.

How long does it take to regen?
Our test trucks average about 1 mile per gram of soot. So if the DPF is at 44 grams, and regens down to 5, it generally takes about 40 miles. Of course it'll take longer if the cycle is interrupted.

How quickly does soot accumulate? 
It depends on usage. On the highway, it may be 1 gram every 25-30 miles. Mixed driving might be closer to 20 miles, and of course on the dyno things move a little faster. The weird thing is that the counter jumps quickly between 1-10 grams (maybe one gram per mile), counts slower from 10-19 grams (10 miles/gram), and then seems to count from 20-up much slower (20-30 miles/gram)

How much extra fuel does regen take?
My best guess comes from the mileage adjustment I see under steady state operation. For instance. My trip this weekend averaged 19.7 MPG mixed over 700 miles. The truck entered regen at 700 and regen-ed for 40 miles. At the end of regen the DIC showed 19.2 MPG. If I'd done the 740 mile trip without regen at 19.7 MPG I would have used 37.56 gallons. At 19.2 MPG, I used 38.54 gallons - a difference of about a gallon or 2.6% more fuel.

Does tuning affect regen frequency?
Of course it does. The tune needs to be clean for the regen frequency to be kept in check. Our tunes are as clean or cleaner than stock. This 515HP tune  has managed 700 miles between regens during road tests. Even driving the truck aggressively seems to have very little affect on the soot counter. The early tunes tested on dyno seemed to load the soot trap very quickly on the higher HP settings (superchips/HS/Hypertech). If driven reasonably, they intervals weren't noticeably longer - but if hot-rodded you could expect the soot counter to move quickly.

What kind of Mileage can I expect?  
Mixed driving can mean many different things to different people.  With that said, a single wheel truck can generally manage 16-18 MPG mixed on stock tires with a reasonable driver. On the highway, MPG numbers as high as 23 MPG can be achieved at cruising speeds near 60MPH.  As speed increases past 70 MPH, mileage closer to 20/21 is the norm.  Colder temps will hurt mileage, especially if the truck is short-tripped. Note: Mileage gains are not guaranteed and will vary due to location, weight, driver, fuel and other variables. 

This product does not support the removal or alteration of any vehicle emission control devices.

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(58 Ratings, 3 Reviews) Average Rating:
Kevin (Dallas ) 3/2/2017 9:39 PM
The Tunes loaded are ok, shift on the fly with the switch is a cool addition but the Dpade is a POS!! Cumbersome and not user friendly at all!! I was using an Edge , it was easy to operate and easy to understand , the Spade is way behind in technology . they for sure need to take a leson from the makers of Edge to make a product that is intuitive and easy to read
Great Service & Awesome Product!!!
Justin (Arkansas) 8/11/2015 4:33 PM
I ordered this product from XDP, Called a couple days later to see if they had a tracking # for me and it showed up that day! Super fast shipping. I just installed this thing and took it for a quick ride and all I can say is WOW! The power this thing added is crazy. I will also do some regular driving conditions and see how it does on mileage but so far, I am very impressed. It does cost more but you get what you pay for, this is a superior product compared to the cheaper programmers that are out there.
A great company with a great product
Dan Loebrich (Johnstown pa) 11/11/2013 5:50 PM
I had a few issues that I needed some help with. Called tech support and worked with Paul who quickly got me up and running. Each time I called I got a live person not voicemail. Overall I am extremely pleased with the product and service. I actually ordered the Spade Tuner to pull a heavy trailer because the Spade offers tunes for light and heavy loads. What I wasn't counting on was how great the Econo Sport tune is! Two Thumbs Up!!!