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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

The 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.

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very cool. i may look into this sometime in the future. what kinda prices are we looking at here?
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Thank you for taking the time to do this. It's nice to have numbers to back up a mod before you spend the money to do it.
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very cool. i may look into this sometime in the future. what kinda prices are we looking at here?
Give us a call.

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Do you guys have remote programmers?

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Re: FICM Shootout - Tuned, 48V, and 58V

great info Mike. I've got a spare one, but needs to be gone through and checked out first.

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great info Mike. I've got a spare one, but needs to be gone through and checked out first.
lucky... wish i wouldnt have got mine from ford last year. u could have ed check ur and make it real good if needed and then have KEM take care of it. r u running a tuned one now?
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Re: FICM Shootout - Tuned, 48V, and 58V

What is done to the KEM Custom Tuned Stage 1 48V FICM ???



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very cool. i may look into this sometime in the future. what kinda prices are we looking at here?
Pricing can be found here. FICM TUNING

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We are working on our all in one PCM, TCM, and Custom FICM tuners due out in March.

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What is done to the KEM Custom Tuned Stage 1 48V FICM ???
Each FICM is custom tuned to the customers requirements (including larger injectors), no roll back files! We make changes to the pulsewidth tables as well as a few other things.

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Re: FICM Shootout - Tuned, 48V, and 58V

So it's a FICM using stock internals but with custom tuning correct?? Can you do the tuning with the FICM still installed in the truck at your shop??


Damn....got to love that TQ line. Right where it counts...600+TQ from 2-3K rpms.



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