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Old 08-23-2010, 05:33 PM
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Get less lag??

Hi, I've decked out my 6.0 and am pretty happy with the results. Just wondering now how to reduce my lag? I've had gas trucks my whole life and love the instant throttle response. My turbo lag is pretty riduculous. Any mods I can do?? Would a bigger turbo result in more lag? Compound?? I don't have a clue about what to look for in a turbo. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-23-2010, 09:36 PM
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I'm gonna sound like a broken record around here, but FICM tuning is exactly what you need. PHP did mine. I had to rip my FICM off and mail it to them, but I went out of town for a few days, so it was waiting on me when I got back. No real truck down time. I think someone said they can send you a tuner, but you have to pay a refundable deposit. Worth it if you don't want down time. It's not a power adder. It all but eliminated my turbo lag. Plus, it gave me 2mpg on winter blend fuel. I only did it about 2 months before I deployed, and it was before all my mods listed in red that I haven't gotten to play with. So, even on a mostly stock (intake, exhaust, ID tunes) it made a HUGE difference. For $125 if it doesn't do everything you'd hoped for, well you're out $125. Big deal. I post up all the time that it is the best $125 I've spent on my truck.
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Really?? That is the Fuel injection Control module? Do they start goin hay wire after awhile? I've read about guys havin to tune em before, I don't know much about the subject. Is it somethin that needs to be done periodically? Thanx
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It's a one time deal. I'm not totally smart on it, but like anything else in our 6.0 world, if done improperly it can cause problems. I've heard nothing but good things about PHP's tuning (and have first hand experience), and I hear Innovative is in the game too. There are different levels of tuning based on mods (injectors is a factor). If I understand it right, a good FICM (yes, Fuel Injection Control Module) tune can extend the life and reliability of your FICM.

There are people that have issues with the factory FICM. I don't know how common this is, or even what the symptoms are. Hopefully someone with a little better knowledge can give ya the specifics on that.
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You could try headers
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no one runs headers or any exhaist manifold modifications. not nessisary for any level. ficm tuning might make a little difference. I bet you have a ficm thats not putting out enough voltage or turbo viens/solenoid that are sticking or covered in soot. mabye theres a bellow in the up pipe that is blown out.
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Is your turbo working to its fullest? is it clean?
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I'm gonna sound like a broken record around here, but FICM tuning is exactly what you need. PHP did mine. I had to rip my FICM off and mail it to them, but I went out of town for a few days, so it was waiting on me when I got back. No real truck down time. I think someone said they can send you a tuner, but you have to pay a refundable deposit. Worth it if you don't want down time. It's not a power adder. It all but eliminated my turbo lag. Plus, it gave me 2mpg on winter blend fuel. I only did it about 2 months before I deployed, and it was before all my mods listed in red that I haven't gotten to play with. So, even on a mostly stock (intake, exhaust, ID tunes) it made a HUGE difference. For $125 if it doesn't do everything you'd hoped for, well you're out $125. Big deal. I post up all the time that it is the best $125 I've spent on my truck.
Now they can remote tune it so there is no downtime whatsoever. I plan on doing it soon.
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yeah, I'm gonna for sure try the FICM Tune, and My turbo should be fairly clean. When I had my EGR deleted about 2 months ago and ARPs put in I had the shop clean out my turbo and intake manifold. I also think I'll be switching from the ELite tuning to IDP. Everyone makes it sound like they are superior.
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