A lot of customers have been asking what the benefits and gains are of the different FICM
options for a 6.0L, well... thanks to Tom and Dan at the Powerstroke Connection, we have dyno plots to share. Dan lent us his 2004 6.0L truck for use in the testing. He has a fair amount of mods and is running our KEM race tune. Tom provided us his DynoJet (non Eddy current) dyno for the test. We set out to see what the gains/numbers were for the following:
Stock 48V FICM
KEM Custom Tuned Stage 1 48V FICM
Swamps 58V FICM
KEM Custom Tuned Stage 1 Swamps 58V FICM
calibration used was ARZ2AH10 which is an Inductive heat calibration. The test was run with the same truck, same dyno, and on the same day, no trying to compare different vehicles in different configurations. The FICM
swap was done on the dyno, no unstrapping.
Now for the results!
First test - Swamps 58V versus a 48V FICM
both flashed with ARZ2AH10.
Below 2750 RPM, the Swamps 58V FICM
has more power and torque, above they are identical in power.
Second Test - KEM Stage 1 Tuned 48v FICM
versus a stock 48v FICM
A 43RWHP max gain with a max torque gain of 137 to the tires!
Third Test - KEM Stage 1 Tuned 58v Swamps FICM
versus a stock 58v Swamps FICM
Since the Swamps 58V FICM
started higher than the 48V FICM
, the max gains when tuned were slightly lower at 41RWHP and a torque gain of 112!
All of these runs were done on a non loading dyno. If testing were to have taken place on an Eddy current dyno, numbers would have been higher.
The custom FICM
tuning not only benefits those stock injector trucks with added power, but also can eliminate some drivability issue associated with trucks that have larger injectors(we make the files to your truck specifics).
Presently to get your FICM
tuned, it needs to be sent to us for a bench flash. In the very near future, we will be releasing our all in one flash tuner! It will flash not only the PCM
and the TCM but will also flash the FICM
with our custom tunes! This tuner will also function as a monitoring display device with a suction cup windshield mount. More information to follow.