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Fords new update or not?

I have my truck at dealer getting ARP's and new head gaskets and Tech. asked me if I wanted him to put new update strategy. I'm a little confused about this. I will have to get new tunes because of ARP's, but will the new strategy affect anything else? I've heard it is a MPG killer but will tunes override that? My current strategy is VXCF7H3 and I've heard this is a FICM killer, does anyone know if that's true? Should I stay with old strategy or update?

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I would contact I.D. to see if the new strategy will conflict with your tunes.
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if you get the update VX9, your tunes will still work, BUT it would revert the truck back to the VX7 while the tune is in there. I would not do this. The VX9 isn;t THAT bad of an MPG but it beats killing the FICM. just my .02

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Fords new update or not?

But if I have to get new tunes anyway (because of ARP's) I'll have to provide new strategy right?

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Instead of paying for a new PCM flash. Get a custom FICM tune along with your other new stud tunes

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Fords new update or not?

Hey Dave What is the difference between a custom FICM tune and a Stud tune or are they the same? Also When you get tunes, with a SCT, what actually does that tune? Thanks still learning

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