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BPD FICM....what voltage?

I just ordered the 6-phase FICM from BPD and I'm not sure which voltage to run it at.

So if it were you would you pick 48, 53, or 58 volts and why?

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This is next on my list. What color did you go with...blue or black? I believe most put it at 58v.

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I went 58v. Figured their FICM was designed to handle the additional heat and the 58v is supposed to improve performance. I wasn't disappointed.

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I went 58v. Figured their FICM was designed to handle the additional heat and the 58v is supposed to improve performance. I wasn't disappointed.
Me too. I've had mine on for over a month now. Cold starts are easy. I got a black one - doesn't show dirt or grease like the blue one!

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i want a blue one

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I've got a 48v BPD FICM and love it!
Inproved performance over stock and I don't see a need to run more volts through it..

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This is next on my list. What color did you go with...blue or black? I believe most put it at 58v.
I went with black.

I'm leaning towards 58v. I considered starting with 48 and seeing how it goes but I don't want to have to take it out to change the voltage again lol. I think I'll probably just start with 58.

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I got the black one and I went with 58volts. No problems here with 58volts.

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I went with black.

I'm leaning towards 58v. I considered starting with 48 and seeing how it goes but I don't want to have to take it out to change the voltage again lol. I think I'll probably just start with 58.
Exactly what I was thinking about doing, and exactly why I went 58v before the install.

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how easy is it to switch/change the voltage before installing? What all has to be done to do so?

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