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Old 01-10-2013, 05:39 AM
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Wanting to order a ficm tune. Need advice

Guys im looking to buying a ficm tuner. I am studded and deleted but on stock injectors and turbo.

I typically run Vivian's tunes. What are my best options for doing this? My ficm now sits steady at 48.5-49.5 so I feel its in good shape for now. Thanks in advanced

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I had Ed at FICMRepair tune mine to the PHP Atlas 80 while he rebuilt it.
I run IDP's tunes and the Atlas 80 was definitely worth it.
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Re: Wanting to order a ficm tune. Need advice

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I had Ed at FICMRepair tune mine to the PHP Atlas 80 while he rebuilt it.
I run IDP's tunes and the Atlas 80 was definitely worth it.
How long did did the whole process take

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Call Bill at PHP, and buy the tuner for $400 or "rent" one for $150, but that option takes a few weeks to get one I believe
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5 days I think, over a weekend. I think I sent it out Thursday and had it back Tuesday.
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5 days I think, over a weekend. I think I sent it out Thursday and had it back Tuesday.
Wonder if I'd be money ahead to have mine upgraded? I'm holding solid at 48.5

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For 400 bucks, buy the tuner, then you can retune your ficm even if you have to replace it, or upgrade to 58v later. Plus you can play with them and try the one that works best with what youre doing. Say you need to tow 15k lbs out of the blue, i wouldnt do that on atlas 40, let alone 80 or higher, but come time to make a full power run its nice to be able to ring it up a notch or two. Personally i like having options, not confined, to one tune. Plus, if you wreck or sell the truck, you can sell the tuner and make some money back, it might have to get "unlocked"...check with bill on that. Id recommend for the extra couple hundred bucks, that itd be worth having the options of switching between them to find a optimal combo for what youre doing between vivians or whoevers ecm tunes youre running, and the right ficm tune for mileage.

For the record i bought vivians 58v ficm (lifetimewarranty) and then the ficm tuner from php. Tuned with the herc, 58v, and looney wild with 175`s its very responsive, very snappy, and very hot with stock turbo, lol. Adrian is going to help me with egt"s soon with a hybrid, as soon as i get his heads to him. Anyway, my 2 cents

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I had Ed at FICMRepair tune mine to the PHP Atlas 80 while he rebuilt it.
I run IDP's tunes and the Atlas 80 was definitely worth it.
What did you not like about it?
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I bought the tuner from php, I like being able to change it whenever I want.
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What did you not like about it?
What are you refering to me not liking?
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