Originally Posted by 06DieforDiesel
I just have a few simple questions if someone can help. I'm getting very serious about getting the hand help flash device from PHP and uploading either the Atlas 40 or Atlas 80. I have no previous engine mods so this would be the first. so the question is do I need to add or replace anything on the engine before doing the FICM?
Also I'm not looking for a drag racing machine, just a little more *** and quicker reaction time. will the Atlas 40 give me this or will I not notice much because its to close to stock?
And last, how hard is this to install your self? from what I've heard its like a simple plug in, hit a button and done you're good to go. is that true and if not how is it done?
Thanks in advance
You have choices here, you can send in your FICM and have PHP load on a FICM tune for you, but you won't be able to try the other tunes.
The second choice is to put your name on a waiting list to borrow PHP's remote FICM programmer. You will have 4 tunes to choose from and try each one out before you send the programmer back to PHP.
The third choice is to buy PHP's Gryphon FICM programmer ($400), and this one you get to keep. You will be able to swap in/out any of the four FICM tunes as much as you want or to suit your needs. So if your gonna tow you can use the Econ or Atlas 40 and if your gonna beat on it the Atlas 80 or Hercules.
Bill has stated that the Atlas 80 and Hercules adds HP to a stock truck (no ECM tuning), the down fall is that your trans will not be tuned to handle the extra power if you choose to beat on the truck.
To load either the remote programmer or the one you keep. Remove the FICM relay, follow the on screen instructions, choose your FICM power, download takes about 30sec, after downloaded you re-install FICM relay. The whole process takes about 2-3 minutes at the most.