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Old 02-10-2009, 09:49 PM
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Have owned my 05 CC longbox since new. Have owned 3 dodge duallys numerous chevies and will say my FORD has been my favorite TRUCK! MODs I have done myself are 6 in. lift pro-comp, wish RIZE was available then. Stainless Magnaflow turbo-back, Down-Pipe with exhaust wrap. 08 20 in. rims. Ran predator- trans-slips, loss of power with lots of smoke, sits on work-bench. Thought of SCT but liked Banks theories on diesel tuning with no smoke and being able to change parameters with a PDA. My truck has new EGR valve unpluged no CODES on 05 trucks, new FICM, with no tune mileage gain was huge and truck works well. Ready to try Banks or SCT. HELP!
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SCT will work better with shifting. Banks is pretty hard on the trannies and it will not last as long.
SCT is the way to go.
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i would go with the sct. ready i say that is because of the possibilities that custom tuning has over canned tunes. for example, every truck is different so tuners out there can adjust truck by truck, with the banks, edge, stupidchips whatever, they are already loaded into the programmer and it just is what it is. the custom programmer can adjust drive pressure, torque converter lockup, shifting, daily, race, towing, mileage. its really endless with custom programmers.

I would do more research around here before making your purchase, call around and talk to vendors, try calling different tuners. it will be obvious which way to go

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SCT will work better with shifting. Banks is pretty hard on the trannies and it will not last as long.
SCT is the way to go.
actually banks is so conservative that it could barely hurt the trans. if you want some bad shifting and tranny problems then buy a bully dog
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Have owned my 05 CC longbox since new. Have owned 3 dodge duallys numerous chevies and will say my FORD has been my favorite TRUCK! MODs I have done myself are 6 in. lift pro-comp, wish RIZE was available then. Stainless Magnaflow turbo-back, Down-Pipe with exhaust wrap. 08 20 in. rims. Ran predator- trans-slips, loss of power with lots of smoke, sits on work-bench. Thought of SCT but liked Banks theories on diesel tuning with no smoke and being able to change parameters with a PDA. My truck has new EGR valve unpluged no CODES on 05 trucks, new FICM, with no tune mileage gain was huge and truck works well. Ready to try Banks or SCT. HELP!
If you go with Banks, it WILL set an EGR code in the PDA which can't be cleared and it will defuel the truck. Had that problem with mine after I blocked off the EGR. Sold it right after and am saving for the SCT with custom files. I suggest staying away from Banks. Just my .
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Why would you even want Banks when there are obviously better options available?
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Why would you even want Banks when there are obviously better options available?
Most people dont know. When you open a diesel mage the first 4 pages are Banks. That is why we are here.


You can do some research on tuners for the 6.0. But they all are going to point to SCT. Once you get the SCT than you need to figure out whos custom tunes you want to go with.

The first thing you should be looking at is gauges. You will need EGT BOOST TRANS TEMP. Unless you go with the Live Wire with the EGT option.

Hope this helps. and welcome to the ORG
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:36 AM
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banks is just to over priced...you can get a lot better product for less money
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I have the Banks Six Gun on my truck. I have had it for 40,000 (plus) miles and have had no problems.
In the 40 plus thousand miles Ive put on the truck, with the Banks, it has only been in setting #6, two times.....so needless to say, I do not "hot rod" my truck. I drive it everyday in setting #3.

I think most problems (with any tuner) are driver induced.

Plain and simple, trucks are not meant to be driven like they are Corvette's.
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I have the Banks Six Gun on my truck. I have had it for 40,000 (plus) miles and have had no problems.
In the 40 plus thousand miles Ive put on the truck, with the Banks, it has only been in setting #6, two times.....so needless to say, I do not "hot rod" my truck. I drive it everyday in setting #3.

I think most problems (with any tuner) are driver induced.

Plain and simple, trucks are not meant to be driven like they are Corvette's.
Im not to sure about that statement, diesels can easily be built to be driven like corvettes

The big thing is that banks is just so well advertised so people assume they are the best but the truth is there are other options out there and In my opinion there are much better options out there, a custom tuned SCT for a 6.0 or a custom tuned chip for a 7.3 are much better options due to the fact that they are custom tuned to your vehicles specific needs and can be tuned to control shift points on the trans as well as other aspects so if you want to pay extra for banks that is your decision its your money but the truth is there are better options out there.
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Well said, Matt.
I know their are many other tuners on the market. SCT, looks to be a great product. I purchased my Banks off of Craigslist from a former F250 owner who traded it in for a Tundra. He misses owning a diesel now.
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