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Old 10-17-2012, 06:09 AM
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FICM TUNERS

I am looking foR opinions on wich FICM tuner to use,
IDP or PHP.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:10 AM
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SCT x3000 is a great turner, we sell a few of those
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:39 AM
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I have the SCT x3 and am running Matt's SRL+ and TSD SPD.
what im looking for is A FICM tuner either PHP's or IDP's
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:56 AM
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PHP tuned my FICM with the Atlas 40. Nothing to complain about here. I'd suggest a PHP FICM tuner.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:25 PM
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I bought the PHP tuner with all 4 tunes on it, I use it as a gauge also. Definitely notice more bottom end. I usually run the Hercules as a DD but switch to Economy while towing. Last week I put it on Atlas40 and towed my heavy 5th wheel to the mountains, it did great without any issues.
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I run php haven't regretted the price tag at all. Love being able to switch tunes when I please
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:15 PM
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Have you thought about 58v? from either IDP, or bulletproof, or quick tricks (vivian)? Just throwin that out there...not tryin to get into the whole 48 vs 58 debate. I'm most curious about gains of a FICM tuner on a 58 volt, and whether the gains from higher voltage would wash out some of the gains from a tune...I'd imagine so. I don't think if a 58v gave you 20hp over stock, and that if a tuned ficm gave you 65 over stock, that together they'd give you 85 over stock...if that made any sense.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:54 PM
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58v won't give you more power.. Helps with strict ion on start up and other things. People say it "adds power" because their ficm was on its downhill slope, but with a healthy one I seriously doubt they'd notice a diff in 48 or 58. Ficm tuning on other hand is a totally different beast. That's real.. And instantly noticeable
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:04 PM
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58v won't give you more power.. Helps with strict ion on start up and other things. People say it "adds power" because their ficm was on its downhill slope, but with a healthy one I seriously doubt they'd notice a diff in 48 or 58. Ficm tuning on other hand is a totally different beast. That's real.. And instantly noticeable
Those that have dyno'd them say they see 20-25hp from it, I think swamps, BPD or IDP said they saw 40 horsepower more. I'll be the guinea pig...I'll make like 20 pulls on the dyno, who wants to chip in?

No, but really I do intend to actually try a few configurations out and make a few pulls when it's all said and done. I'll probably end up getting the damned PHP ficm tuner too, much though I don't think I'll see 400 bucks worth of horsepower on top of a 58v ficm...but one way to find out for sure, and that's by the numbers.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:38 PM
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I'd be interested in your results. Make sure you have a solid OEM ficm first before you hit dyno so your base number is legit. I'm running BPD 58v and atlas 80 with looney and its a quick rig now ESP low end
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