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Talking BulletProofDiesel-FICM(installed)





I wanted to share some pictures and feedback on Bullet Proof Diesel's new FICM.

I will share the pictures first...

Rebuilt stock FICM


BPD FICM












Now for my feedback so far...

I personally think the new FICM is great, the craftsmanship on the unit is amazing!! My truck REALLY LIKES the new FICM!! I was previously running a rebuilt one from another company that I have had for about 2 years now. Last summer my truck started acting up and I thought that I possibly had a number 3 injector issue. I ran some Rev-X in it, which definitely helped to clean it up for a bit, but not completely. Over the past several months I have had to keep my truck plugged in, even on days with fairly decent temperatures outside. After I installed the new BPD FICM, my truck cranked right over, even after sitting all night unplugged in the cold here in Colorado. The truck sounds smoother and stronger than before!

Over the past couple days, I have left the truck unplugged and it still cranks over right away. I haven't seen the voltage drop below 47V and my truck is running stronger than ever and has great response compared to my old unit. I am VERY impressed!!!!

I am still in the early stages of testing this unit out and will be keeping a close eye on a few things. I will report my findings and opinions as the time comes. I encourage all questions regarding the new FICM and will give my honest thoughts on the subject. If I can not answer some questions, I know that there will be others that can.



Disclaimer: I am not a BPD employee, all opinions posted are my own, I am simply testing the new FICM for them and giving my feedback.

For more technical info...
Spy pics of BulletProof Diesel FICM

For FICM installation info...
FICM Removal


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Ive also got one of these units on my truck. I have to say this is one fine piece of hardware. Like Jeffs my truck now cold starts and runs flawlessly. It also never drops below 47.5 volts.

Ive got about 550-600 miles on the unit so far and have to say its one of the best additions to my truck Ive done.

After the test period is over Im probably going to have PHP's Atlas 40 FICM tune added and will report results with that as well.

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Bulletproof diesel FICM EGR Delete, Oil Cooler and Water Pump, and Light bar.
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Once I get the time to install it (this weekend) I will post up as well! SO excited about this!

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LOOKS AWESOME, Jeffrey! Congrats on FINALLY getting it installed...


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4" MBRP Exhaust
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Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

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BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
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Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
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Looks awesomebuts one thing bothers me. You said you never see it below 47V I have a stokl never been replace ficm and I never see below 47.5 at it's absolute worst. I would have expected theirs to be the 58V

What price is everyone paying?

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The units Jeff, Christine and I have are strictly 48v units.

There is supposed to be a 48/53/58 volt selectable unit coming up IIRC.

Shawn I think has a 53v unit.

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2006 F250 ECSB Lariat 4x4

Leveling kit, 315/70/17 Kelly TSRs on Method race wheels
ARP studs and OEM gaskets done by Renegade Diesel
ECM and Atlas 40 FICM tuned by Bill at PHP SCT tunes by Truck Source Diesel. Gearhead, Innovative, Wildman and Tyrant diesel
Flowmaster/MBRP Hybrid Exhaust
Edge Insight CTS
Coolant filter
Bulletproof diesel FICM EGR Delete, Oil Cooler and Water Pump, and Light bar.
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Absolutely correct, Dave. I'm running a 53V test unit on my truck.

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2005 F250, CCSB, 6.0 PSD, FX4 (The Sweet Unit is white)
2008 F350, CCLB, 6.4 PSD (Brad-the wife's truck is black)




Engine Mods:
Fluidampr
CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
20" BMF Novakanes wrapped in 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers
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Nice. I would love to get my mitts on the 58V.

White 04 F350 Lariat SRW/CC/LB/FX4 227,XXX+
Studs/BPD58V FICM Atlas40/BPD oil cooler/waterpump/7.3 fan
Edge insight CTS EGT/Turbo timer/FP SCT with ? Tune
Powermax w/KC billet wheel Warren 175/30%
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2" Leveling/33' BFGATKO
ELC/PMM Coolant filter
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Nice. I would love to get my mitts on the 58V.
They will all come as 48V units with the capability to run 48V, 53V or 58V and you can choose which voltage you want to run.

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2005 F250, CCSB, 6.0 PSD, FX4 (The Sweet Unit is white)
2008 F350, CCLB, 6.4 PSD (Brad-the wife's truck is black)




Engine Mods:
Fluidampr
CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
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They will all come as 48V units with the capability to run 48V, 53V or 58V and you can choose which voltage you want to run.
Ah, very nice. What's this going to cost me. 2ND mortgage?

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Studs/BPD58V FICM Atlas40/BPD oil cooler/waterpump/7.3 fan
Edge insight CTS EGT/Turbo timer/FP SCT with ? Tune
Powermax w/KC billet wheel Warren 175/30%
5-8" MBRP Off Road Turbo Back/harpoon
2" Leveling/33' BFGATKO
ELC/PMM Coolant filter
aFe Stage2/EGR Delete


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