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post #1 of 22 Old 05-08-2011, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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Needing FICM advice please.

Guys my FICM has been diagnosed as having a 35 reading. The truck is going to stay stock other than exhaust and KN open air kit.

What do you guys recommend? My mechanic says we can go OEM from Ford and have it programmed or where should I go to get a good base 48 volt unit.

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Look up swamps diesel. Cheaper cost and more robust parts. that's what most on here will tell you. i used them and am very happy.
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Yup swamps is tops.


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Fix it yourself! It's very easy, and very cheap. Huge money saver.
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Fix it yourself! It's very easy, and very cheap. Huge money saver.
The issue with fix'n yourself is if you screw up and mod/damage then try to get a Swamps, they won't give you a core exchange for a DIY modded/damaged FICM.

The other is, Swamps also upgrades more parts than just the capacitors and resistors.

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Fix it yourself! It's very easy, and very cheap. Huge money saver.
Thank you but, I dont have the ability or time to do that right now.

I appreciate all the responses, you guys are great
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Yep, I would go with an aftermarket fixed/upgraded unit and not one from Ford. Also, save yourself the cash, dont worry about an intake!

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just did mine with swamps and all thumbs up here, no down time.

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