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Power Hungry Performance FICM Reprogramming, Ford (2003-07) 6.0L Power Stroke

When it was released, the '03 6.0L Power Stroke was an impressive powerhouse. Variable Vane Turbo technology combined with 4 valve per cylinder heads helped the engine produce power levels that would overshadow the earlier 7.3L Power Stroke engines, despite the smaller displacement! Unfortunately, it was equally plagued with mechanical failures. This, combined with an inadequate supply of replacement parts, gave the early 6.0L a horrible reputation, not only among Ford enthusiasts, but the general truck driving public.

Late 2004 saw the release of the redesigned 6.0L engine with radical changes to the cylinder heads which helped improve head gasket sealing and virtually eliminated coolant leaks. Unfortunately, this year also saw the release of Engine Control Module (ECM) and Fuel Injection Control Module (FICM) updates that limited power output of the engine and severely degraded fuel economy. Also, in an effort to reduce further issues on the '03 and '04 model years, the same power limiting calibrations were loaded into any vehicle that happened to wander into a Ford dealership for service. Often, these "updates" were applied without the knowledge (or approval) of the vehicle owners. Imagine the surprise of 6.0L owners everywhere who went in for a simple oil change and lost 25-40 HP and 2-5 MPG INSTANTLY!

Power Hungry Performance provides the 6.0L FICM reprogramming to restore your '03 to '04 6.0L to its former glory and breathe new life into your '05 to '07 6.0L. Get back that lost mileage! Marvel at how responsive your vehicle becomes! Fall in love with your 6.0L again... or for the first time!

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 the 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.

The vehicle tested in the charts 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.
-The second image helps to illustrate the differences between a standard FICM strategy and a modified FICM strategy when combined with a modified ECM.
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An additional $15 handling fee will be applied to the order to cover the return shipping label that will be included in the package.

FICM Reburn Order Process:
-You place the order
-We will ship the Gryphon programer to you
-You will select what tune you want and download it to the FICM
-You ship the Gryphon back to us and we will then refund the $250 core.


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