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58v FICM worth it?

There's nothing wrong with mine now but I was thinking about upgrading to a swamps ect.. 58v with a mild flash. Any pros cons. Any reason I shouldn't buy one.?
No flash. Mild flash. Ect..

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And is the gains worth the money?


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You can't tow anything heavy with a 58v FICM. It will burn it up

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You can't tow anything heavy with a 58v FICM. It will burn it up
I heard just the opposite from Swamps when I inquired about one? They said they do just fine under a load? Hmmm... Subscribed.


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^ agree with above. I was gonna get a 58v because mine is shot....hard starts and breakup under accel. Would like to know more info on the 58v.

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the 58v getting too hot when towing heavy was a big debate when they first released it, people ran their mouths without the testing... There are plenty of people running around with 58v pulling big loads now. If you live in the cold it starts a lot better.
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the 58v getting too hot when towing heavy was a big debate when they first released it, people ran their mouths without the testing... There are plenty of people running around with 58v pulling big loads now. If you live in the cold it starts a lot better.
I stand corrected. I had a 58v in my 6.0 but I only had it in the truck about 3 months before I sold the truck and the heaviest load i pulled was only about 6-7k.

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Dave from Swamps was on here awhile back, and cleared up the 58v vs towing debate.

The 58v was good to go for towing heavy.

If your still unsure, give them a call Dave or Johnathan will give you the details.

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I still wanna know the gains available.. Will it start quicker or run better?

I have a new 48V FICM in it now with the newest FICM flash from Ford.. My mileage sucks, to say the least.

I'm looking to get a 58V FICM with a mild flash.

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