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post #1 of 49 Old 01-17-2012, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Tuned FICM ?'s

So I think the next thing on my list of things to do is a tuned ficm. My ficm is in good shape, I just want to try something new. I dont know whether to with Innovative, PHP or KEM. I know PHP has a remote tuner which is a plus, Innovative will supposedly have one soon too. So my question lies in which one should I go with? What experiences do you have and what kinda gains did you see? I know PHP and Innovative have set power levels, but KEM can actually custom tune to injectors and other things. So lets hear what you got.

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Ok all three companies' tunes are in fact custom and NOT just an older Ford roll back strategy. IMO all three companies tunes will be VERY close to the other. Therefore, I recommend going with the one with the best price. I know php offers theirs for 150, IDP is 200, and KEM is 300 and I bet there isnt 5hp difference between any of them. PHP does offer remote tuning but there is a wait for the tuner and IDP is going offer remote tuning very shortly but I imagine the line will be long on that one. KEM does not offer remote tuning. I would just go with either PHP or IDP and call it a day. JMO.

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I understand that they are all custom, but the PHP and Innovative are just standard tunes that they have while KEM actually will tune for the mods you have you your truck. As far as I know PHP has one tune and if IRC Innovative has a mild and moderate tune. Curious if anyone has experience with the PHP or Innovative mostly..

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eric custom tunes ficms too, its not generic... and eric's remote tuner is officially out now
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when php did mine, it was just rolled back to a better strategy.

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Thanks pizza pig. I didn't know innovative was doing true custom tunes and I'm, glad to hear their remote tuning is available now. I'll probably be going with them.

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Been trying to get this done by PHP. I have called multiple times for a few days straight and I cant get anyone to answer the phone. Take it for what its worth, but Im getting pretty leary about their customer service.

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I got mine tuned from PHP's tuner.
It has made a nice improvement in the feel of the truck at takeoff ( less lag )
I have also seen a 1-2 mpg gain.

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I tried calling and emailing php for about 2 weeks and was never able to get ahold of anybody. If they're that hard to get a hold of when your trying to give them money what's gonna happen when they've got your $ and you have a problem????? I've been waiting for innovative's remote programming to start and now that I see it is I'm gonna go call them.
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Been trying to get this done by PHP. I have called multiple times for a few days straight and I cant get anyone to answer the phone. Take it for what its worth, but Im getting pretty leary about their customer service.
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I tried calling and emailing php for about 2 weeks and was never able to get ahold of anybody. If they're that hard to get a hold of when your trying to give them money what's gonna happen when they've got your $ and you have a problem????? I've been waiting for innovative's remote programming to start and now that I see it is I'm gonna go call them.
I've never done business with PHP, but they continually are updating their Facebook page with status, etc. Apparently the one who processes the orders has medical issues....FWIW.

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