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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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Question Got a ficm ??

I have a stock 6.0. my ficm has went out so I want to know if I could put a
58v ficm without putting bigger injetctors??
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 01:18 AM
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Re: Got a ficm ??

Yes, but the 58v ficms tend to be less reliable.
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So what would be the best ficm to put on my truck????
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I have not yet seen a 58v ficm fail. I use Swamps diesel performance 58v ficm's. They've always been very reliable. No issues or complaints.
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Will I see any power increase/fuel economy. Or will I been looking at about the same
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-21-2014, 03:48 PM
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Bullet Proof Diesel makes a FICM with military grade parts throughout. My 58 volt power supply gives me MUCH better cold weather starts on my stock truck which is THE main reason I got one. Performance wise I noticed very little change but have been told tuned trucks see a very noticeable change with a 58 volt FICM. You can choose a 53 volt setting on BPD's FICM power supply which will keep you just under the over voltage code.


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I have pulled 2 swamps ficms both under voltage issues/dtc's. One was on the trucks when customer bought it unknown age other customer bought lasted about 18 months. I pulled it put new stock ford on. Customer was stranded needed his truck for work he did call they offered to fix but in the end he needed the truck that day. In my opinion voltage has nothing to do with ficm performance. WHEN COMPARING TO GOOD FICM! many times people compare 44-40 volt to 58 and see big gains well in reality if they compared a good 48 to 53 or 58 I could never tell a difference. In my opinion Do not buy dorman I have pulled several out that were bad already. Repaird ficm cheap and usually work for a while cheap fix, new ford will last few years, Bpd are pretty installed quite a few yet to see one fail but fairly new product time will tell. Swamps ficms seem over priced but there atlas tunes seem to run well. People seem to like them but I'm not overly impressed might be worth it just for the tunes

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Re: Got a ficm ??

This is the next mod I am looking to do on my excursion my mechanic re commended the bullet proof ficm said it has a lifetime warranty and he installed one on a truck almost identical to mine with the guy seeing 2 mpg gain and had 0 issues with it. That's the route I plan to go.

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This is the next mod I am looking to do on my excursion my mechanic re commended the bullet proof ficm said it has a lifetime warranty and he installed one on a truck almost identical to mine with the guy seeing 2 mpg gain and had 0 issues with it. That's the route I plan to go.
bpd are only 1 year warranty and don't expect any gain unless yours is bad. A bad ficm will make truck run like poop and poopie mileage too

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I was just wondering if it is ok to run a swamps 58v film with the Hercules flash on my nearly stock truck. Right now it has just the blue spring, sct sf3, and an edge for monitor. I plan to do injectors and turbo along with studs and delete towards the end of the summer so I didn't know if I needed supporting mods for the Hercules flash or if I should wait and flash it when I get the mods?
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