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Another FICM question

I have the FICM from an 04 F-350 with a 6 speed. My truck is an 05 F-350 automatic. I would like to send the FICM from the 04 to someone to get it rebuilt and the 58V mod done just for reliability reasons. Will this FICM work on my truck? What is the best strategy to have it flashed too? Do I have to have that done at a dealer or are there any aftermarket companies that can do all this?

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The FICM will work just fine for any year model truck. If you're going to have it upgraded to 58V then you can just buy one already done with the FICM programming in it. PHP programming is in the Swamps FICM's or they will do it separately.

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what are the advantages of 58v vs a 48v.

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what are the advantages of 58v vs a 48v.
Better cold starts. Stronger powers supply components

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I sent my FICM to Swamps to have them turn it into a 58V and add the PHP tune to it. I noticed a big difference in power. According to swamp's site you gain HP from the voltage increase and the PHP tune. I was having long cranking time issues but the FICM was not the issue. Leaking dummy plugs were. It took about 8-9 days to get the FICM back from Swamp's though, so if your truck is a daily driver you will need to do their core deposit so you get one right away.

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Tnet, you have a great looking truck. I really like it.
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I sent my FICM to Swamps to have them turn it into a 58V and add the PHP tune to it. I noticed a big difference in power. According to swamp's site you gain HP from the voltage increase and the PHP tune. I was having long cranking time issues but the FICM was not the issue. Leaking dummy plugs were. It took about 8-9 days to get the FICM back from Swamp's though, so if your truck is a daily driver you will need to do their core deposit so you get one right away.

Thanks. I want to send the FICM off the 04 in and have them do that then swap it out for the on that is on the 05 when I get it back. That way my truck isn't down, and I will the stock FICM as a spare.

So with the PHP tune do I still need a tuner, I am running Innovative tunes on me SCT right now. The main reason I want to do the 58V is because I am moving up to the mountains and figure it will help it start this winter. Also how much was it if you don't mind?

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CAI with CCV mod
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Tnet, you have a great looking truck. I really like it.
Thanks! It's a labor of love. In the process of saving for headstuds. Gonna be exspensive.

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