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PHP Tunes

Tunes provide:

  • LESS TURBO LAG!
  • More throttle response!
  • Better fuel economy!
  • From zero to 100 extra horsepower!
  • Assistance in getting your truck started in winter!


How much are these tunes?

Regardless of the tune, the price is $150 in addition to the cost of the base repair. 

What PHP tune is right for me?

Eco

Useful for all vehicles, whether they tow or not and whether they have an ECM (Bully Dog, Edge Evolution, etc) tune or not, regardless of truck model year or the exhaust system. This tune will make your truck drive with responsiveness similar to a gas truck while maintaining all the benefits of a diesel.


Atlas 40

This is our most popular tune and comes with all the benefits of the Eco tune, but with more oomph available to you just generally, even with an ECM programmer. If you are not set up to monitor your exhaust gas temperatures and run stock exhaust, this could also be an option if you tow less than 8000#. Gains of up to 40 horse power to the rear wheels can be seen.

If you tow over 8,000 pounds, though, this option is only recommended if you have a way to measure your exhaust gas temperatures or if you have upgraded exhaust as the power added results in higher exhaust gas temperatures. The higher EGT's are largely caused as a result of a decreased need to downshift to maintain speed up a grade, thereby loading up the engine without an increase in airflow. Note that there is up to about a 75% overlap in the power adding capability of this tune with an ECM programmer, meaning that the power benefit will run close to 'just' 10 additional horsepower. Will you still 'feel' the difference, though? You bet!


Atlas 80

This tune comes with all the benefits of the Eco tune and is okay with or without an ECM programmer, but only if you are running upgraded (4" or better) exhaust and have a way to measure your exhaust gas temperatures to ensure that they stay under the all-important 1500 degrees Fahrenheit (at which point you run the risk of burning exhaust valves). Gains of up to 80 horse power to the rear wheels can be seen. Note that there is up to an about 75% overlap in the power adding capability of this tune with an ECM programmer, meaning that the power benefit will run close to 'just' 20 additional horsepower.

If you are going to tack on this much power and have an automatic transmission, careful consideration should be given to whether you want to proactively upgrade the solenoids in the transmission responsible for the 3-5 shift - the absolute Achilles heel in our beloved Torqshifts. See our Transmission Upgrades page for more information.


Hercules

This tune comes with all the benefits of the Eco tune, but is only recommended if you plan on never towing above 8,000 pounds and have a custom ECM-based tune that properly sets up the transmission (in the case of automatics) to handle this extra power, regardless of model year and exhaust.  If you use this tune and start noticing shifting 'flares' between gears, we would caution you to immediately stop driving the truck until you can get a proper ECM-based tune installed to avoid near-certain damage to your transmission.  FICMrepair.com cannot be liable for transmission damage caused by or thought to be caused by this tune.

If you DO tow heavy, have upgraded exhaust, have a custom ECM tune and STILL want to go with this tune, just recognize a need to CLOSELY monitor your EGT's and manually downshift the vehicle as necessary to maintain the airflow required to keep the exhaust gas temperatures low enough to not do damage to the exhaust valves. Note that there is up to an about 75% overlap in the power adding capability of this tune with an ECM programmer, meaning that the power benefit will run close to 'just' 25-40 additional horsepower.

If you are going to tack on this much power and have an automatic transmission, careful consideration should be given to whether you want to proactively upgrade the solenoids in the transmission responsible for the 3-5 shift - the absolute Achilles heel in our beloved Torqshifts. See our Transmission Upgrades page for more information.


Want Even More Information?

The custom PHP FICM programming takes all of the best things from all of the various FORD OEM programming strategies, rolls them together, and then adds in its own secret sauce to provide better drivability and the possibility of better fuel economy. On an 05 Excursion, we noted gains of about 2.5mpg in mixed highway/driving and much decreased turbo spool-up times with the 'Atlas 40' tune on top of the SCT 'street tune' that was already loaded. With the tune in place, when the light turns green, you go and go almost immediately now. The truck drives more like a gas truck than a diesel. Crazy spool-up times are a thing of the past!

Of course, everyone drives their truck differently. About 4 of 5 are noting better fuel economy numbers (2-3mpg seems to be the norm) regardless of which tune they elect (fuel economy benefits are the same regardless of tune selected), but nearly everyone tips their hat to the better drivability.

Given the same driving style, there won't be any real differences in fuel economy between the various tunes - the power tunes (Atlas 40, Atlas 80, and Hercules) just provide some extra ponies with the option of the better fuel economy and that decreased turbo lag that you get from the Eco tune alone. Some have seen a VERY slight mileage gain from the Atlas 40 over the Eco tune.

Note that those experiencing the highest mileage gains are coming from the latest version of Ford's software. Those using earlier software strategies report mixed results. While most still report some gain, perhaps 1 in 10 indicate no mileage gain at all.

On the off chance that you don't like the tune you've elected, just ship the module back to us within 90 days and we'll change it back to your original tune and refund your money.  We maintain records of the software loaded on each customer's module before we replace it with a PHP tune. 

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