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Question Heavy duty FICM ?

Just curious about some advertisements saying " heavy duty " ficm upgrade .
What makes them "heavier" than the stock one , or is it referred to the
voltage increase ?
I understand about the BPD 6 phase with all of it's circuit board upgrades etc.
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"heavy duty" IMO opinion is like "world best coffee" and "life time guarantee", its a sales tactic.

Sure people can debate it for hours... but thats it.

If you understand BPD and the other options, then you get it.
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That's what I thought , I can call something "heavy duty " or "high precision " and it be
no different . But then again it's like "mental horsepower " if you think it is, then it is - lol
Thanks for the reply as I was curious .
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I hate to start a new thread about a FICM, so I hope you don't mind me posting here.

My 05 is drawing 43v on start up, and want to nip that now. The truck is used for hauling horses long distance and looking to get the best MPG's possible. I have the gryphon in my 06 and "believed" to get better MPG's with it. So my question is, when i send it out to have repaired do I put a mild tune on it (atlas 40) in hopes of better MPG's? What kind of MPG gains have you guys seen. The truck is studded and thats it. No SCT or intake or exhaust, a na nitter nuttin. But live wire is coming soon. Feel free to respond in a pm as to not high jack op's thread. thanks

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yes to the 40... I love my FICM tune and would 100% recommend it.

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love mine too(06), but would you say its helped MPGs? I bought 05 for my woman, all of a sudden its studded, leveled, on 35's, needs a Ficm, and sct live wire lol

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I like it when people chime in and ask questions as it expands the knowledge base for all .
I too would recommend A40 . I believe it produces better MPG ,and on a side note , I
think it saves on starters over the long run , as mine "cracks to life" with it installed -LOL !
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No lie, the atlas 40 gave me an additional 2 mpg


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Of course the bpd is top of the line stuff, but Ed and swamps I believe upgrade the known failure components. One of my friends has my old swamps 58v with php mild flash(atlas 40 precursor) and it's still kicking just fine.

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