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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-09-2009, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Is the Ficm Tuning from innovative worth the time and money what are the gains???
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it depends on your truck. my only gain was throttle responce. milage stayed the same. i did notice the truck idles quieter.

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How many threads you gonna create man. Innovative is good so is RCD, can't go wrong with either. its your money not ours, we will only give suggestions. Were not holding a gun to your head telling you to modify your truck.

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How many threads you gonna create man. Innovative is good so is RCD, can't go wrong with either. its your money not ours, we will only give suggestions. Were not holding a gun to your head telling you to modify your truck.
How can you give advise on tunes when you don't even own a 6.0 or even a diesel. So how would you even know the tunes feel and act per truck. You are only giving advise from what you have read, that's not fair to other members who are asking questions concerning thier trucks.
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How can you give advise on tunes when you don't even own a 6.0 or even a diesel. So how would you even know the tunes feel and act per truck. You are only giving advise from what you have read, that's not fair to other members who are asking questions concerning thier trucks.
he's not talking about sct tunes he's talking about ficm tuning. the custom sct tunes are different from the ficm being tuned. custom tunes don't hafta be changed for ficm tuning. ficm tuning i think is great. I've had it for a while and absolutly love it. For me the throttle response alone was well worth it. I haven't checked milage before and after the ficm tuning so not sure if it really improved, but others have noticed an improvement. Also others have noticed a seat of the pants HP difference. I believe it gives 25-30 hp. Hope some of this helps. If you need more info PM innovative, email them or even call them. Eric and Ted at ID are great people to deal with.

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How can you give advise on tunes when you don't even own a 6.0 or even a diesel. So how would you even know the tunes feel and act per truck. You are only giving advise from what you have read, that's not fair to other members who are asking questions concerning thier trucks.
I understand that, but He's created numerous threads on the same topic. Why does it matter whether I drive a diesel or not? If I know of something I will put my .02 cents in, If I don't know an answer to a question I won't responded.

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It def makes a big difference in throttle response, my mileage went up a little, the only thing i don't like about it is my truck starts real ruff in the morning. Not all trucks will do this.

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Has anyone done some heavy towing (12,500# fifth wheel) with just a tuned FICM? Was there a noticeable difference?
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It def makes a big difference in throttle response, my mileage went up a little, the only thing i don't like about it is my truck starts real ruff in the morning. Not all trucks will do this.
This is because Innovative's tuning removes inductive heating. Power Hungry Performance keeps it in their FICM tuning.

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I am pretty sure i remember Eric tellin me that the heat inductive heating is a big cause of FICM's failing that is why he takes it out.

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