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Old 04-11-2014, 11:44 AM   #1
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Looking for Banks Power experances wanted.

Has anyone had this installed in their Gas-er?

I'm trying to find out if it is worth the investment for the added power to the Ford v10.
I'm not trying to win races with my motorhome but I like to feel good when I'm going up the big inclines.

Any experiences would be appreciated.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:51 AM   #2
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Had my SD 99 v10 banked years ago. Noticed a little bit extra power, but had to run premium fuel. And with a 42 gal tank it was expensive and thirsty
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:45 PM   #3
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If you have the newer 30 valve v10 the gains are minimal. You would do better by getting the banks coolair injector mod, a engine tune like 5star tune (there are others) and changing out the muffler to reduce back-pressure. You will also be about 2000 dollars richer as opposed to the total Banks system.....however if you have the 20 valve v10 the gain is bigger, but still the above mods would (just in my opinion) do you better and leave you richer. I had the 20 valve v10 for almost ten years, traded up to an Encounter with 30 valve and have done the above mods (again). Did a lot of studying and debating and passed on the Banks system.
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:36 PM   #4
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I thought the air restriction was minimal in the newer Triton engines. You did add a more open muffler and that helped?

I already have a tune but that's really only for the shift patterns but it does make a difference in all the downshifting.
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If you have the newer 30 valve v10 the gains are minimal. You would do better by getting the banks coolair injector mod, a engine tune like 5star tune (there are others) and changing out the muffler to reduce back-pressure. You will also be about 2000 dollars richer as opposed to the total Banks system.....however if you have the 20 valve v10 the gain is bigger, but still the above mods would (just in my opinion) do you better and leave you richer. I had the 20 valve v10 for almost ten years, traded up to an Encounter with 30 valve and have done the above mods (again). Did a lot of studying and debating and passed on the Banks system.
I thought the air restriction was minimal in the newer Triton engines. You did add a more open muffler and that helped?


I already have a tune but that's really only for the shift patterns. However it does make a difference in reducing all the downshifting
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:53 AM   #6
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Roll,

Check out Brazel's website for the Ford Performance muffler. Do not know if the muffler adds any mpg (different brand but did make a difference on my 20 valve unit), but lower backpressure, lowering temps etc., always helps in the durability/survival end of things. Heat is a killer, shortens durability/life by aging things quicker. Couple hundred or so bucks much better than 2K plus (especially since gains in a 30 valve Banks is minimal for $ spent). Did notice with the cool-air injector replacing the stock inlet made a difference in shifts (pre-tune).

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