Most 6.0L programmers utilize changes to the ECM in order to achieve horsepower gains. However, ECM tuning is only part of the puzzle to restoring the performance and economy of the 6.0L Power Stroke. Ford's most current inductive heating strategy (which replaced the FICM damaging inductive heating strategy that was released in 2007/2008) resolves a number of cold start issues, but severely limits performance of the engine. With our standard ECONOMY FICM calibration, most customers see fuel economy gains as well as improved tip-in throttle response and better overall drivability from idle up through 3500 RPM. (We also eliminate that annoying injector post buzz.) However, we also offer fully modified FICM strategies that not only offer improvements in fuel economy, but also offer significant improvements in performance. With our new ATLAS 40, ATLAS 80, and HERCULES FICM strategies, gains of 100 HP or more can be seen, even with a stock ECM strategy. Combined with a modified ECM strategy, considerable improvements throughout the RPM range can be achieved with significant improvements in low RPM and high RPM performance.
We are frequently asked, "Just how much difference will I realistically see by changing the FICM strategy?" Below are the dyno plots that show just what you can normally expect from reprogramming your FICM.
The vehicle we tested was a 2004 F-250 2WD with 283,000 miles.
Vehicle test conditions: Engine at full operating temperature, 3rd Gear, Converter Locked.
To read the dyno charts, the Torque scale is on the left and the HP scale is on the right.
This first image helps to illustrate the differences between a standard FICM
strategy and a modified FICM strategy on an otherwise stock vehicle
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WARNING: DRIVING WITH A DAMAGED FICM CAN BE DETRIMENTAL TO OTHER INTERNAL ENGINE PARTS!
IF YOUR FUEL INJECTION CONTROL MODULE IS ALREADY SHOWING SIGNS THAT IT MAY BE STARTING TO FAIL (HARD STARTING, INJECTOR RELATED DTCs, ETC.), WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONTACT FICMREPAIR.com, CIRCUITBOARDMEDICS.com, FICMFIXER.com or SWAMPSDIESEL.com TO HAVE IT REPAIRED; THEY CAN ALSO REPROGRAM YOUR FICM WITH OUR MODIFIED CALIBRATION WHILE IT'S AT THEIR SHOP!
|Trevar M. on 04/28/2017||Pleased with the FICM tuner. After trying the econ, Atlas 40 and Atlas 80, I'm running the Atlas 40 along with gearheads SRL (non-studded tune)and it works very good as a daily driver on my 06 F350. I didn't see any mpg gain, but the truck has MUCH better throttle response.|
|bret B. on 03/28/2017||the tuner is easy to install.the Guage setup is just what 6.0 needs.|