Stuck in Commiefornia...
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Clearfield, Utah
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Your best bet is to roll back the strategy and stay clear of the dealer from that point forward. You can actually roll back the ECM and the FICM. Places like PHP have pretty muchch mastered the art of rollback, and they can guide you to an optimal strategy.
I'm in the opposite situation, needing to find a newer model ECM and IDM for my Early-'99. Although I did a thorough table by table update of my strategy compared to a 2003 model and it's awesome. The same could be done with your strategy, but if both the ECM and FICM are late strategies, the rollback is best.
The Current Truck (Oct-2013 to Present):
1999 (Early) F-350 Lariat, CCLB, SRW, Black/Tan
7.3L Powerstroke, 4R100, 4x4, 3.73, 37x13.50-18s, '05 Axle Swap, 6" Fabtech lift, GTP38 "D66" turbo upgrade, SCT 4-position chip with custom tuning by me, Straight Piped 4" down pipe through 5" dual stacks, N-Fab full length triple steps, Pro-Tech cab guard and tool box, louvered 5th wheel gate, Hella 500 Fog and Driving lamps, much more to come...
The one I'll miss, (Mar-2009 to Jan-2014):
2000 Excursion XLT 4x4
6.8L V-10, 4R100, 4.30, 285/75-18, 271whp / 388wtq
The one I won't, (Jul-2005 to Sep-2012):
2005 F-350 XLT, CCLB, SRW, 4x4 FX4
6.0L PSD, ZF-6S650, 3.73, 35x12.5-18, 4.5" Lift