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Old 11-04-2012, 10:37 PM
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FICM Tuning

Has any one tried the hand held FICM tuners from either PHP or Innovative Diesel?
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:15 PM
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:30 PM
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i have my truck tuned with a 60 hp php tunne. did it when i sent my ficm out to be fixed by ed. worth every penny.
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i have my truck tuned with a 60 hp php tunne. did it when i sent my ficm out to be fixed by ed. worth every penny.
PHP offers an economy tune, Atlas 40, Atlas 80, and a Hercules tunes. I think their hand held device includes all 4. Do you know which one you're using? What is the biggest benefit you noticed, driveability, throttle response??
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the 40. throttle response is 100 times better on a stock truck and the lack of turbo lag are the best benefits i saw. if ur not going to tow with ur truck or not very heavy go with the hercules tune. i wish i went with the 80. im running the idp extreme x tune and it goes great with that
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the 40. throttle response is 100 times better on a stock truck and the lack of turbo lag are the best benefits i saw. if ur not going to tow with ur truck or not very heavy go with the hercules tune. i wish i went with the 80. im running the idp extreme x tune and it goes great with that
Thanks for the input. I'm also running IDP extreme street tune and have PHP
ECM/FICM roll back. I like the idea of having all 4 tunes, but I'd also like to hear if anybody runs the IDP FICM tunes. IDP comes with a single tune, but is a $100 less money.
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Thanks for the input. I'm also running IDP extreme street tune and have PHP
ECM/FICM roll back. I like the idea of having all 4 tunes, but I'd also like to hear if anybody runs the IDP FICM tunes. IDP comes with a single tune, but is a $100 less money.
Please Post after stacking those 2 large tunes, i was going to buy that tuner/programer, but heard they don't work that well together. So i am using the 40 hp atlas ficm tune from ed.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:28 PM
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Please Post after stacking those 2 large tunes, i was going to buy that tuner/programer, but heard they don't work that well together. So i am using the 40 hp atlas ficm tune from ed.
The ECM/FICM rollback was done when I had the FICM replaced. PHP has a loaner program where they send you out a programmer to roll back your ECM & FICM strategy to an earlier version, since Ford was reflashing alot of the 6.0Ls. Then I run the SCT Extreme Street tune from IDP., so I'm not stacking any tunes. I just want some feed back on the new FICM tuners from IDP & PHP to justify spending another $300-$400 on my baby. Improved throttle response?? Less turbo lag? More power?
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I consider stacking tunes when your use a pcm tune (your 120 hp sct tune) and a ficm tune(40-120 hp). This might or might not work for you, just asking thanks.
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[quote=Curt's05;12457372]I consider stacking tunes when your use a pcm tune (your 120 hp sct tune) and a ficm tune(40-120 hp). This might or might not work for you, just asking thanks.[/quo

Your not going to gain 120hp from each tune. I believe IDP say if your already running a tuner that you'ld pick up an additional 30-40 hp with their FICM tune. PHP shows some dyno charts with the different FICM tunes on tuned and stock vehicles. I don't consider it stacking since your SCT or whatever programmer you run doesn't tune the FICM.

I figured with the Atlas 80 FICM tune for example I might pick up an additional 30hp but I was searching for the other benefits besides added hp...
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I have the Gryphon FICM tuner with ECM rollback and 25hp tow safe tune from PHP. I'm running the 80hp tune. I love it! The out of the hole performance is great. I'm also getting about 3 more MPG's. Best thing I have done to the truck.
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Thanks F350 Turbo. I think I'll order the FICM programmer from PHP since it has all 4 FICM tunes. Besides I haven't heard any feed back on IDP's FICM programmer. Looking forward to more power, better throttle response!
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I consider stacking tunes when your use a pcm tune (your 120 hp sct tune) and a ficm tune(40-120 hp). This might or might not work for you, just asking thanks.
Technically it IS stacking even though you're tuning different modules, and PHP cautions agains running a big FICM tune with a big PCM tune. You CAN damage injector plungers by emptying the fuel barrels completely. You're only going to get so much volume from a stock injector. Period. The FICM tune is really really really more of a drivability thing than a performance thing.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:13 PM
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Thanks for the info partsman. I ordered the FICM programmer tonight and may also use it as a monitor, then i can keep my Livewire as a programmer only. ( Don't really care for the Livewire as a monitor). I think I'll try both the Atlas 40 & Atlas 80 tunes. Can't wait to try it out!
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Thanks F350 Turbo. I think I'll order the FICM programmer from PHP since it has all 4 FICM tunes. Besides I haven't heard any feed back on IDP's FICM programmer. Looking forward to more power, better throttle response!
Per this months issue of diesel power mag
"innovative offers either mild, moderate or Race, ( customers just specify which one they want) the programmer we received was loaded with the moderate"
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