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whats the best place to get ficm repaired?

i have a bad ficm and have seen a hand full of places to repair them but i don't want to get screwed. anyone have a suggestion. thanks.
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You could try it yourself, worst thing that happens is you need to buy a used or brand new one. Elite, Swamps, even in the for-sale portion of the forums you can get a new or modified version for a good price.
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Swamps hands down. Great service and I have two currently in service. Many more to come. Possibly a 3rd Monday. Will have to look at the truck first. JJ

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Yes sir, Jake, I would go with Swamp's if I was you. They were very helpful and had GREAT customer service. They even called me to make sure that I received the FICM and that everything was working properly. I don't think I have had any company call ME to make sure all was good.


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I'm guessing that you didn't lose nearly as much as it appeared. Spills are like that. The last beer that I spilled was like a million ounces.
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ok i will go with swamps and one more question i the tuning and flashing upgrade worth the extra $200

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I think it is if you have the $$$ to do so now. I would have done it but the FICM itself set me back more than I wanted. It's only $150 to have PHP do it, but you have to either send your FICM to them, or do the remote tuning deal. With the remote tuning, they send you the unit to flash your FICM, but of course you have to pay a deposit on the unit and then send it back, and from what I have heard lately, they only have like 10 units and the waiting list for them is getting longer. If I was you just get it from Swamp's with the tune already on it. I know it is $50 more, but much less hassle in my opinion.


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thanks for the great advise i do have the extra cash kinda it will piss the wife off but screw it she will get over it and the truck will always have the programming, sooo win win situation i think.

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Good deal bud, just think though, if the wife gets too pissed, you have a comfy back seat of your truck you can sleep in.

Let us know how you end up liking the FICM w/ flash on it. I still want to get mine flashed.


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thanks for the great advise i do have the extra cash kinda it will piss the wife off but screw it she will get over it and the truck will always have the programming, sooo win win situation i think.
Nah, just start speaking electrons and diodes and how your truck has to have this in order to run. Sometimes you can get away with it.
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Nah, just start speaking electrons and diodes and how your truck has to have this in order to run. Sometimes you can get away with it.
Absolutely, and tie it to a reliability repair and it's all good.

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