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Old 04-13-2009, 10:08 AM
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Spartan phalanx updates?

How's the testing going? Any highlights? Problems? Updates on avalibility?
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How's the testing going? Any highlights? Problems? Updates on avalibility?
Matt was on the dyno all day working on a firmware fix that drewtech sent him and he is just needing the finalized copy of that another day on the dyno and then he should be able to start getting things rolling. I was going to email him tonite and see what all happened over the weekend. If I hear from him, I'll post on here.
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:37 PM
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I received an email from Spartan saying the cables were in a month or so ago.... Does anybody have any news on the release of the Phalanx for the 6.0?
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I am interested as all get out in this as well. It will be nice to see a new product out for the 6.0. I think the 6.0 has to be about the most under appreciated engine out. I know I wish more stuff would keep coming out for it but with the 6.4 and now the 6.7 all so close I just don't think it is ever going to be much better than it is now. I hope the Spartan is all it has been cracked up to be. I have been holding my breath not getting my FICM reprogramed waiting for the spartan tuner. Any confirmation on wether it is actually going to reflash the FICM like was speculated?
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I'd be interested to see the difference between their tuning alone and their tuning with the included FICM tuning. I can see it adding more driveability if you will, but not more power on a dyno chart. There just isn't enough fuel from the stock system to get much higher than the SCT tunes out now...

It would be nice to adjust FICM from inside your truck with the tuner though...

This programmer does tap into the TCM correct?
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From what has been said yes it does tcm tuning and you can mix and match tcm, ficm, and pcm tuning I think is what tex said. Plus a lot better code reading capability and monitoring capabilities
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From what has been said yes it does tcm tuning and you can mix and match tcm, ficm, and pcm tuning I think is what tex said. Plus a lot better code reading capability and monitoring capabilities
Monitoring can only read whatever the PCM, ECM or TCM read, so I dont see how that could be "better" (not saying you're wrong, just thinking out loud)

Also how can it read codes any better?
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Also how can it read codes any better?
It can pull codes from the ABS and other functions that SCT and other tuners cannot get to that are not apart of the OBD-II protocal. In other words, Ford(or other company) specific codes. Something that you would otherwise need Autoenginuity or equilivant type of software to get access to. In order to do this it would require a purchase of an addition license(in this case for Ford), which wouldn't be any different then if you were to use Autoenginuity(trust me, I have both, also in order to read diesels up to 2007 with Autoenginuity you have to get the extra license since they aren't technically OBD-II compliant).

That is how it reads codes "better".
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It can pull codes from the ABS and other functions that SCT and other tuners cannot get to
What other functions? This is interesting...
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What other functions? This is interesting...
You can access various tranny functions, memory functions(keypad, even seat position) and power sliding door(rear window sliding door that is). It is a crap load, I couldn't even begin to give you a comprehensive list. The only way to do better then the platform that Matt has at this point in time is to go with something like autoenginuity(which can be done, just can't tune PCM/TCM/FICM with it).

I mean you can even disable the selt belt minder with this. There is just no way I can give you a comprehensive list or even paste it in here without it taking up a whole page for just the one post(and I don't think the moderators would like that all that much).

Now not all of those funtions will be applicable to our vehicles, but alot of them would be.
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