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FICM or ECM tuning advice

Looking to get some expert advice on which way to go.

What I got:

2005 F250 FX4 SC
117K miles
BPD oil cooler / EGR cooler
Amsoil throughout
Coolant flushed and replaced with xerex
coolant filter installed
all computers reflashed


I bought it a few months ago and removed the Diablosport programer and did the upgrades listed. My main use for this truck is daily driver and rare towing when the Marine Corps moves me (about 6k lbs).

I do not intend on dropping the money on doing studs any time soon as I dont intend on modding it to get crazy power or drag race it. Also, I got a kid on the way so I'm trying to limit my expenses.

Since arriving in Florida about a month ago, it feels like the truck is slightly harder to start. Takes about 5 second crank for the first start of the day. Much easier on subsequent starts. I checked the FICM and it meters at 48.3 V with key on engine off and through out the start to engine running.

I'm looking for a tuning solution, if there is one, to help with the starts and hopefully give me a little more responsiveness off the line and hopefully increase MPG. She seems sluggish when accelerating from a stop, like trying to make a left turn across traffic.

My highest priority is maintain the utmost reliability. I started looking at some of the tuners like the SCT and came across the FICM tuning by PHP but I'm confused by their website. What do you guys suggest for my goals and maintaining reliability / longevity?

Thanks for the help.
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FICM or ECM tuning advice

You posted in the wrong section. This ones for 6.4


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2008 F250 XLT 4X4
H&S Mini Maxx
S&B CAI
5" Turbo Back Diamond Eye Exhaust
Sinister EGR Delete
CCV Mod
Fabtech Dual Steering Stabilizer
6" Pro Comp Lift
37x13.5-20 Toyo Open Country MT
20" Dick Cepek DC-2 Rims
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hmm, it crashed my first attempt and I must have not paid attention.

Mods, if you wouldnt mind killing this I'll repost in the 6.0 section. Thanks.
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