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post #1 of 14 Old 03-06-2013, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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keep which FICM

FICM #1 is a seven pin,atlas 80 tune nothing wrong with it. But the egt's with the atlas 80 tune are gonna bite me in the azz pullin over the divide this summer.
FICM#2 is a four pin that is shot. Needs to be rebuilt. 100% stock

So question 1, is there any benifit of a 4 pin or seven?
question #2 is the extra cash for the 53 or 58v up grade worth it?
question #3 Atlas 40 tune or what do you suggest?

If I keep the 4 pin and go with BPD power and Ed's atlas 40 tune thats what about $650...
Or do I just send the 7 pin that is working great but Im not all that jazzed about the Atlas 80 tune in,get the 40 for around $150......

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are the logic sides both programmed to your truck ?

I would do the BPD power supply for the 4 pin logic side you have if that logic is programmed for your truck .. if it were mine

and I might skip the atlas for a while

Ed uses PHP you could just rent the programmer from them and not send it anywhere when and if you decide you want the 40

and then u could sell the 7 pin with the Atlas for some $$

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the 4 pin is the stocker out of my truck. the 7 pin is from Ed's ficm repair and throws a soft code. (I hope that answers your question...)

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so both are programmed for you kinda

I stick by my recommendation sell the 7 and buy the BPD either 4 or six phase

Why did u put a 7 pin inplace of a 4?

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My 4 pin was dieing quickly and I got a very good deal on the 7 pin. The 7 pin is 100% running great but the EGT's scare me.....

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I would do the 4 pin and loose the u0306 code

and personally I am not sold on the FICM programs specially if your running tunes

I think there will be improvements later on so I am waiting

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Right on thanks!

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I would do the 4 pin and loose the u0306 code

and personally I am not sold on the FICM programs specially if your running tunes

I think there will be improvements later on so I am waiting
Just to satisfy my curiosity.. Why are you against the FICM programs? Any quantitative reasoning?



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Re: keep which FICM

I don't know about your situation because it sounds like your 7 pin w/atlas 80 was purchased somewhere else, but a different ficm tune is $50 from PHP if you already have it tuned. I've been thinking about getting my economy tune (original before the bigger stuff came out) swapped for the atlas 40. I had gotten it tuned through PHP originally. Only downside is I have to send the ficm back again. No remote tuner, but I can see why he does it like that.

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I got mine from another guy on the site and he had it tuned at FICMrepair.com. I may just send it in a get the retune like your sayin...

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