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Old 11-06-2010, 07:56 PM
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Banks Brake

I just purchased a 05 6 liter, I was wondering if any of you have used the Banks brake? If so is it worth the money or would you recomend other exhuast brake options. Thanks
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:11 PM
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I just purchased a 05 6 liter, I was wondering if any of you have used the Banks brake? If so is it worth the money or would you recomend other exhuast brake options. Thanks
Just get an SCT with custom tuning that can incorporate the exhaust brake when towing. I literally just got done installing a Banks Brake on an 01 today. Pretty big job and I don't think it's that strong. I think they have the speed brake for yours but they are high $$. The Banks brake is anywhere from $1200-$1600
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:17 PM
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I have a brake in my towing tune. I went down a failry big grad the other day with about 6k. Didnt use much wheel brake. Works ok! Custom tuning!
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:20 PM
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I am under the extended Ford warr, will the sct void that warr?
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:25 PM
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I am under the extended Ford warr, will the sct void that warr?
Could but you could return it to stock if you had to have warranty work done. In all honesty, they could void your warranty with the installation of the Banks Brake as well if they wanted to. Problem is, they have to be able to prove that the SCT or Banks Brake is what caused the failure of any covered part.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:28 PM
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You are correct, there is a fine line to what is warrantable and not, thanks for your input.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:30 PM
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You are correct, there is a fine line to what is warrantable and not, thanks for your input.
Good luck bud
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:11 PM
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Well I looked into the Banks Brake a little further and found it is only around $500. I am not looking for a power addition just looking to slow down better, the SCT would be nice but I know me and I would push truck to its breaking point. So if anyone has run the banks brake, has heard any problems with it or praise please let me know.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:55 PM
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Speeking of Banks! My 04 F250 has the six-gun, speed loader, technicoller, highram intake, and banks turbo back exhaust. All were on the turck when I bought it almost a year ago. I think the six gun module is bad. Would it be worth replacing or just going with the custom tunes everyone keeps talking about?
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:31 PM
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Speeking of Banks! My 04 F250 has the six-gun, speed loader, technicoller, highram intake, and banks turbo back exhaust. All were on the turck when I bought it almost a year ago. I think the six gun module is bad. Would it be worth replacing or just going with the custom tunes everyone keeps talking about?
SCT with custom tunes. I had the 6 Gun, you'll be a lot happier with SCT.
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