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FICM tunes

How safe are ficm tunes?
My truck has the looney tune. Egr delete. Exhaust. Non studded. Is it safe to go with a high powered ficm tune?

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What do you normally use the truck for?

If you tow heavy alot I wouldnt go higher than PHP's Atlas 40. Otherwise go Atlas 80. Herc is for studded trucks

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I don't tow at all. But I am on 40in tall tires with stock gears

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Id say go Atlas 80 then

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Are there any dangers to be aware of?

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Studded?

Its safe either way.

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Non studded

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I'm getting my Hercules tune in the mail Thursdays, I'm running looney without studs.. been advised against it.. but hell someone's gotta try it!

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Without Studs, I wouldn't push the tuning pass the Atlas 40, with any moderate street tune on the market with the SCT. You will raise cylinder pressures and boost levels to a point of creating a problem with the HG's and stock bolts prematurely, unless you nurse the truck at all times.

If you want to roll the dice, by all means go ahead. Just realize when they do let go, you may be looking at a pair of heads, along with everything else.
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you sir are a little braver than me..lol.. dont feel like doing studs right now

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