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post #41 of 246 Old 08-23-2016, 05:28 PM
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I have not had a chance to try my heavy tow tune from PHP,but will shortly.I also have the ficm tune (economy)for bigger nozzles which seems to have smoothed my truck out.
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OP, I run php heavy tow tune modified for 155s and the turbo. A tow tune does not wake a 6.0 up like a 7.3, I Remeber the same question and feeling. The 6.0 was already a hot motor so less to gain. Putting the slightest tune on a 7.3 was night and day. Php is by far the expert tuners, followed by DP tuner as for experiance. Then maybe IDP but I've never been impressed by their tunes or resume. The rest are experimental, meaning they just bought software and increased the timing button and Just make adjustments based on customer feedback (motors blown). Total joke enterprise, stick with php. I tow a flatbed with big off road car that combo weighs 19k and I consider that light. My full up camper hauler combo weighs 28k and that's pushing every limit of my truck but I've hauled the combo from AK to DC. I'm to lazy to switch tunes so I always just run the heavy tow. If I wanted to drag race I'd become Asian and buy a civic. But I don't drag race so the heavy tow works great. I tried to stack with atlas 40 and egts got too high. I switched back to Eco fcim tune. Still running great! I will buy an 18 f450 and be done with the 6.0, but that will be another year. I spent a lot of time and money bulletproofing my 6.0 and it has never let me down and always performed way passed the recommended limits. Go php tow tune, I'd be comfortable with 40hp with 19k combined
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Thanks jet jock. Is the Heavy Tow a noticeable bump in power at least?

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I demand another PHP tune sale









please ;-)
Since I bought two from them today, they'll probably have a sale soon. You're welcome in advance.
Well, you know.... Labor Day IS right around the corner. I'm sure something can be arranged.
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LOL, that's just... just...

Oh well, no regrets.
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Well, you know.... Labor Day IS right around the corner. I'm sure something can be arranged.
ohh goody a pre labor day sale ;-)

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Well, you know.... Labor Day IS right around the corner. I'm sure something can be arranged.


[email protected]! I knew I should have waited on that 80hp light tow you just sent me!!

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Ok... Crossing my fingers not to start any drama. But a subject has been brought up that I wish was talked about more. I spend HOURS AND HOURS working with people going through tuning/build questions.

First of all. I LOVE FICM TUNING. I am a big fan... but I think it gets used wrong sometimes. I see FICM tuning as a "fine adjustment tool" rather than a big power adder. FICM tunes can and will change the way your SCT tunes work... especially stacking a race tune (with ICP fooled). I know Bill touched on this subject.


The BIGGEST issue I see is when someone has FICM tuning on their stock injectors and then jump up to a larger injectors and can't seem to get smoke/egts under control (and it is usually the turbos fault LOL JK). I love the "LARGER NOZZLE FILES" from PHP. It works wonders and is MANDATORY IMO if you are going to run FICM tuning with larger injectors. Idles better, cleaner bottom end, and the ability to adjust top end PW by just switching FICM tunes.


The other big problem I run into is when someone is already running SCT tunes with good luck, but want just a little more power. They decide to add a FICM to their truck. They usually just get the single tune with no ability to switch (without sending the FICM back or paying for the loaner tuner) Then suddenly they start having EGT issues. Struggle to tow, no extra power on their race tunes, just extra smoke and egts. (and it is usually the turbos fault LOL JK).



So... I see FICM tuning as more of a "fine tune adjustment screw" rather than a "power adder". I always recomend getting the FICM tuner so you have the ability to adjust. Also make sure to get larger nozzle files if you have bigger injectors.


Hope that helps someone.

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Great topic, subscribed... I've been trying to understand the relationship of FICM tuning to the SCT canned or custom tunes so thanks @peixinho .

I still need to buy a tuner then get some custom tunes especially for towing so let's hope that sale comes back for Labor Day!
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