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53 or 58volts?

My BPD FICM gets here friday what voltage should I set it on? Right now I have the old PHP FICM rollback, but I will be adding an atlas 40 soon.
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In all honesty, I would just leave it at 48v and see how you like it with the FICM tune. I'm not entirely convinced my 58v upgrade did anything for me. You wont be able to monitor anything more than 50v anyways. JMO take it FWIW.
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I really like my 58v BPD FICM. I noticed a market improvement in throttle response and overall driveability. Not like a FICM tune but noticeable. And that was replacing an IDP moderate tuned FICM with just a 58v stock tuned FICM.
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Thanks for the input, I may flip a coin between the 53, and 58 volt settings, I know that I can only monitor to 50 volts, but even if the 53 drops to 50 I am still ok, right now my FICM (that I repaired once, and Ford replaced once before that) is dropping to near 40 on cold starts, and running 47-48 when warm. I have the FICM paranoia, so a 6 phase BPD reading a constant 50 volts would be comforting. I have a fresh alternator, new Optima batteries and bumped my idle speed 50 rpm, and checked for any charge system voltage problems, I do not want any issues this coming winter, and I want another 100k miles from my stock injectors. All of these preventive upgrades are still much cheaper than a new truck (or the Honda Pilot my wife suggested that I trade for).
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Thanks for the input, I may flip a coin between the 53, and 58 volt settings, I know that I can only monitor to 50 volts, but even if the 53 drops to 50 I am still ok, right now my FICM (that I repaired once, and Ford replaced once before that) is dropping to near 40 on cold starts, and running 47-48 when warm. I have the FICM paranoia, so a 6 phase BPD reading a constant 50 volts would be comforting. I have a fresh alternator, new Optima batteries and bumped my idle speed 50 rpm, and checked for any charge system voltage problems, I do not want any issues this coming winter, and I want another 100k miles from my stock injectors. All of these preventive upgrades are still much cheaper than a new truck (or the Honda Pilot my wife suggested that I trade for).
Congrats on the new purchase! Best of luck in whichever you decide, but it sounds like your FICM worries will be LONG GONE!!!! I've been running the 53v unit and it was a noticeable bump in performance, but I think based on how I use my truck the 48v unit probably would have been just fine. For those looking for a bit more performance, the higher voltage units would be ideal. Add to that, they are 6 stage, so you don't "lose" any reliability.
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