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BPD vs sinister FICM

Can't decide between the 2 I heard bullet proof diesel is up to spec with military code. What should I go with ?
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Re: BPD vs sinister FICM

BPD sells more than 1 version so IDK what Sinister sells or if they just swap parts into a OEM power supply board ?

i just know My BPD 6 phase has been flawless and they spent a bunch of time testing them before release so even though I had one of the first it has been perfect

not sure about the mil code lets face it the military fords have OEM ficm's so ??
maybe they built it to some existing electronics compliance
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What's the difference between the phases
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Re: BPD vs sinister FICM

My understanding is that if one phase fails the others will take over. BPD power supply is completely new, every single part of it, nothing OEM about it. Also built to military specs.


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The Bullet Proof FICM is an upgraded power supply which is now available in both a 4-phase or 6-phase version. The Bullet Proof FICM also comes with an all-billet aluminum housing for improved heat dissipation and an updated look.

The 4- and 6-phase versions of the Bullet Proof FICM power supply feature a much thicker, vibration-resistant printed circuit board, military grade electrical components, a full board heat-sink and strong circuit board construction. While the 4-phase version is a greatly improved upgrade of the 4-phase OEM power supply, the 6-phase version of the Bullet Proof FICM features two additional redundant circuits that stand ready to go to work in the rare event of circuit failure. The improved circuitry and upgraded components - combined with additional redundant circuits - means this power supply is worthy of the name Bullet Proof Diesel.

The 6-phase version of the board has user selectable settings to increase the voltage output to either 53 or 58 volts, up from the standard 48 volts.
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Re: BPD vs sinister FICM

it really looks like the sinister is an OEM board with upgraded parts
and they sell you the whole deal so you have a core charge
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The FICM (Fuel Injection Control Module) is the culprit to many problems on the 6.0 Powerstroke. Some common issues caused by a weak FICM are hard starts, loss of power, rough idle, and excessive smoke just to name a few. The FICM from Ford is a 48volt application and works well for average truck use. Sinister Diesel has developed a 58volt FICM. The Sinister Diesel 58volt FICM adds a much more superior signal sent to the injector. Making the injection smoother and faster. Customers have had great results with some reporting better fuel mileage and noticeable HP gains. Key features: Billet aluminum cover for increased cooling abilities Inductive heating for cold start situations Brand new capacitors for increased durability 58v power output for increased life and injector performance Preprogrammed with latest Ford flash 2 Year warranty from purchase date
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Q: Does the 4-pin or 7-pin connector make a difference?

A: No, we use all 4-pin style boards for added durability. These will work with any 6.0 Powerstroke.

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well since you asked this question and I checked out both sites there is no way I would choose the Sinister over even the 4 phase BPD unit

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BPD man... Not a huge fan of Sinister's blingy looking crap either. This is a truck not a Honda Accord.... Lol.

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BPD man... Not a huge fan of Sinister's blingy looking crap either. This is a truck not a Honda Accord.... Lol.


Seems like just about everything Sinister offers is a knockoff of someone else's product. I bought their coolant filter and billet filter caps a while back. Took forever to get the leaks worked out of the coolant filter, and the caps keep sort of seizing on the housings. I will admit though, their,customer service is pretty good from what I've dealt with.

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Seems like just about everything Sinister offers is a knockoff of someone else's product. I bought their coolant filter and billet filter caps a while back. Took forever to get the leaks worked out of the coolant filter, and the caps keep sort of seizing on the housings. I will admit though, their,customer service is pretty good from what I've dealt with.
I guess I should talk, I just installed one of their sumps, it looks just like the XDP. But I got it for free, hopefully it doesn't leak.

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