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Old 06-03-2013, 07:35 PM
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ficm tuning???

I have been reading about FICM tuning on PHPs web site they clame a 100 horsepower gain I just have trouble believing that so does anyone know if that is true? question 2 if I were to get innovative tuning on top of FICM tuning what kind of power would I be looking at? thanks
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:42 PM
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I was running Gearhead's tune before and after I added the PHP Hercules FICM tune - there was a very noticeable difference driveability-wise, but I seriously doubt it was 100hp worth.
It may be total night and day difference with stock programming, but with a performance tune already in the computer all it did for me was increase throttle response and make the truck feel lighter on its feet. I really enjoyed it. I don't have any dyno numbers after FICM tune, only before.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:46 PM
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nice that's kind of what I've been reading they show dyno charts but kind of hard to read lol.
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Yeah, you know how advertised hp numbers go...but it was worth it to me, because I had run out of things to do to add performance before hitting the big $$$ level with fuel system and trans. Anyway, give it a shot - it certainly helps!
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jdalhaus,

This is off topic here but I've always thought Cut and Shoot was the coolest name for a place ever!

"Got laid off at Brown & Root
Then on my way back to Cut and Shoot
Lost my wristwatch and my boots
Shootin' dice with a dude from Houston"

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HAA!! That's an awesome jingle you got there...good start to an ol' country song! Yeah, it's entertaining to tell people unfamiliar with the area where I'm from, or where they need to go through to get somewhere....then there's those folks that live 10 miles away that still say they live in Cut and Shoot - just because they want to impress, i guess. And, none of them can spell it right. Most of the people that actually live in the city can't spell it right. Hell, the fire dept. named after the city doesn't even spell it right....there's even a rather large Harley Davidson HOG chapter named after the city - they don't spell it right, and NONE of them even live here! It's all pretty funny really...
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I went to PHP a while back - probably about a year ago now. I had my FICM/ECM rolled back to a previous strategy and the Atlas 40 put on the FICM. This was done to an otherwise stock truck and I noticed a considerable difference in the way the truck ran. After discussing with PHP I decided to go with the Atlas 40 because I do occasionally tow heavy and I dont have the stuff to flash it back to and forth depending on my needs. They seemed like knowledgeable and friendly folks, it only took them about 15 minutes to flash the truck and I was on my way again.
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the economy adds 10 to 15 rwhp on a stock ECM
atlas 40 will add 40 rwhp on stock ECM
Atlas 80 will add 80....
Herc will add 100...

these numbers are proven on the dyno. This is all four FICM tunes over layed on a dyno chart.



as listed on our website, when matched with an ECM tune, the marginal gains are less than if the ECM was stock. There are gains to still be had. The below dyno shows each FICM tune paired with our 100 race ECM tune. As you can see, the gains are not the full amount, but there is still marginal benefit.



I will be happy to answer any additional questions that you may have.
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Bill's FICM tuning and the gains posted are for an otherwise stock truck. You will not get those numbers on top of a custom SCT tune or any other tune. There is a benefit to running FICM tuning as well as PCM tuning but you can't just add the hp numbers together since they compliment each other and don't stack on top of each other.
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Beat me to it Jay.
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