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post #1 of 8 Old 05-14-2011, 05:15 AM Thread Starter
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I've been trolling around for a while now and never really posted. Lots of great info. I have an 04 Eddie Bauer Excursion 6.0L with a 4in procomp lift and 35in toyo mt's. I have done the arp studs, head gaskets, 4in exhaust, egr delete, sct tuner w/ innovative extreme race tune, airdog 2, and warn premium hubs.

I have been looking at getting some isspro gauges. Is anyone running the 4 gauge pillar? I would like to get the pyro, boost, fuel pressure, and trans temp gauges. Is the factory trans temp on the dash any good? I was considering doing three without the isspro trans gauge if the one in the dash is sufficient.

Also, what else should I do now? Powermax turbo? 175cc injectors?

With a modified truck like this, how do you figure out how much you can tow now? Stock was like 10,000 or so. Will it be less with the lift and tires? What about 175cc injectors? Will I keep the same towing capacity. I just want to be able to tow a 8,000lb-10,000lb travel trailer without breaking the truck. Also, it would be on the innovative tow tune.

Last, any excursions with cab lights? Is it the same install as the rest of the superduty's?

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The stock trans temp guage is not very accurate, so go with the 4 pod. I use an Edge Insight CS for my gauges and love it, as i can track so much more than just 4 things.

I have a powermax and it has lowered my egt's pretty good, empty I haven't seen over 1050 and I drive it hard at times! From what you have said I would not go over 155's with the powermax, to keep your egt's in check.
I have a friend that towed a big trailer with 35's and 4" lift, his only complaint was increased tire wear towing. Get a rear sway bad if you don't already have one.
There was a post here (Excursion section) about an Ex with Recon cab lights, it looked very sharp! You will have to go back through the pages and find it or try searching.

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Is it really worth the extra cash to have a fuel pressure gauge in cab?

Tuckman,
-How do you like the 58v FICM? What does this do for you?
-What all do you normally track on your Insight?

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If your fuel pressure is too low you will start going through injectors fast. I am trying to decide if I want an analog gauge or the EAS attachment for my Insight. Either way I am going to be tracking my fuel pressure.

Swamp's Webstore - Heavy Duty rebuilt 58v FICM for 6.0L Power Stroke
I have a heavy inductive heat/mild performance strategy from PHP loaded on to my ficm. The heavy inductive heat helps in cold start situation, I can start my Ex easily in -35C weather without it being plugged in. If you don't have very cold winters you really don't need the heat.

On my Insight I generally use the 4 display EOT, ECT, EGT and boost or trans temp. On the 8 display I also track the high pressure oil system IPR voltage and injection control pressure. Some days I look at ficm voltage, vgt duty cycle and battery voltage just to name a few more. It pulls up soft codes, the codes that come up even without a CEL. It is a very valuable tool to have.

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SCT tunes by Quick Tricks and Gearhead
Sinister EGR Delete and Coolant filtration kit w/Cat EC-1
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Did the 58v FICM help with power any. I'm about to order one from Viv at Quick Tricks.

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Did the 58v FICM help with power any. I'm about to order one from Viv at Quick Tricks.
My Swamps 58v added some noticeable power when the truck was stock, once tuned it is harder to notice the gains but the throttle response is much better, either way.

I have not tried my 58v ficm form Quick Tricks, but it is ready as a back up. I may try it out in the coming weeks just to see how it is.

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PHP tuned Swamps 58v FICM
Edge Insight CS, with universal 0-100psi sensor for fuel pressure
SCT tunes by Quick Tricks and Gearhead
Sinister EGR Delete and Coolant filtration kit w/Cat EC-1
6.4 banjo bolts
Ford fuel pressure spring kit
High Idle Mod
ARP head studs
Magnaflow 4" turbo back w/muffler
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Thanks Tuckman. I have dealt with Quick Tricks and really like the company. I actually called Viv to ask if the Swamps FICM would have any negative affect on the tunes she wrote for me. Thats when she told me about her FICM's. Her price is great and I really trust her company. I'm gonna buy her FICM, but would be buying from Swamps had I not found out that she rebuilds and upgrades to 58v. I do wish I could talk to someone who has run one of hers.

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The 58v ficm shouldn't increase your power unless its tuned, helps to keep your volts up(injectors happy) and startups. You can get a tune for the ficm from a vendor, where you will see an increase in throttle response.


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AFE Intake, CFM+
Swamps 58v ficm, ARP, EGR delete
Sct x3 w/ID,DJ,GH tunes, Autometer/Isspro
4"MBRP SS exhaust cat/muffler delete
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Shell Ultra ELC, Coolant filter, CCV mod, Zoodad Mod
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