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Loading ficm tune w/ SCT tune on?

Gonna load up my atlas 40 and take off the 80, but I've read some people leave the pcm tune on even though the ficm tunes says to take it off. Anyone done it this way or have any input. I'd much rather not have to unload my SCT tune and then loaded it again it its not necessary

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I've never noticed where it says to disconnect SCT on my PHP FICM tuner so I never have but make sure to remove relay.
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Just follow the PHP directions. No reason to remove SCT tuning to load the FICM tune.


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I have never unloaded anything on the SCT in order to upload the FICM tunes. Simply remove the relay under the hood and plug it in...

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I know the question is already answered, but they are correct. You can change FICM tunes without setting ECM back to stock first


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I noticed a difference in the shifting of my spd when I loaded it After an ficm tune. I load it first and then the ficm tune and its noticeably different. Shifts better and power was better. Less smokey also and better mpg. I've done it three times to make sure. Been moving back and forth from the Bay lately. Just my experience with my truck.

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I noticed a difference in the shifting of my spd when I loaded it After an ficm tune. I load it first and then the ficm tune and its noticeably different. Shifts better and power was better. Less smokey also and better mpg. I've done it three times to make sure. Been moving back and forth from the Bay lately. Just my experience with my truck.
Not saying that what you say couldn't happen as we have seen some weird things with these trucks; but the FICM and the ECM are tuned completely independently of one another. there is no logical reason that the order that you load the tunes should have an effect on the trans.

Are you loading the tune, driving the truck, then loading the other? Or loading them both simultaneously?


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Not trying to steal the thread from Double but my truck also shifts funny after swapping FICM tunes. Almost like I just reloaded a ECM tune and the tranny is going through the relearn process. I'm also running the SPD.

Btw, which FICM tune are you seeing the best mpg out of combined with the SPD? I just leave mine on Hercules.


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Not trying to steal the thread from Double but my truck also shifts funny after swapping FICM tunes. Almost like I just reloaded a ECM tune and the tranny is going through the relearn process. I'm also running the SPD.

Btw, which FICM tune are you seeing the best mpg out of combined with the SPD? I just leave mine on Hercules.
I've run the 40 and the 80 with the SPD, didn't notice much mpg difference between the two. I like the 40 just cause I don't notice much of a difference in power between the two but the 80 will get hotter easier, can't imagine running the Hercules. I am on stock sticks. Derail my own thread here but I thought with larger injectors (or maybe the nozzles technically) ficm tuning isnt really needed because tuners can achieve the same thing in pcm tuning?
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