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Old 02-16-2013, 09:14 AM
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Banks Automind Tuner?

Has anyone tried the new Banks Automind Tuner (66101)? I use my truck as a daily driver, so i'm looking for real world feedback (mpg, performance, etc).

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Old 02-16-2013, 09:48 AM
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Gale Banks with an interesting article

Read this!
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While I do not have any personal experience with dpf on tuning, the general consensus seems to be any type of tuning that doesn;t remove the DPF/Urea system is basically awash. You may see short term improvements in mpg but the inceased amount of regeneration cycles and increased use of Urea will make it not worth doing. Plus, Banks is generally a brand of tuning people on the ORG stay away from.
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I am interested in Banks, it is expensive this is true, but while you may not receive the biggest jump in HP, he is respected by the manufactures and may not void your warranty or blow up your motor.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:28 PM
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Tuning of any kind can absolutely void your warranty.
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You are correct depending on your dealer, mine is not so concerned as long as the emission stuff is still on the truck.
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Yeah some guys get real offended for some reason if you mention Banks. Oh well. They don't get that some of us aren't going to race our trucks, or that we don't like to throw black smoke all over the place.

I'm in California and couldn't get away with deletes even if I wanted too.

Here is a real world reply on another thread:

Re: Gale Banks 151+hp on 6.7 and thoughts on Rolling coal with an interesting article
I have tuners from Eric at Innovative diesel, tried H&S and the "green card" from KEM, Spartan, and also the tuner from Banks. Our of all of them for "HWY" tunes Banks is the better choice in my opinion. No increased regen cycle, more power than the others. I ran on the 150hp setting for 5,000-6,000 miles no issues at all, only switched it to the tow setting to see what is is like.

Now if your talking race tunes then I would say the Spartan 200.

Any way I think for A good DPF friendly tuner the one from Banks is a good choice, I know I have been liking it especially for "HWY" tunes. But at 150+ HP that is just as much as H&S was getting with their hot "race" tune.
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Gale Banks 151+hp on 6.7 and thoughts on Rolling coal with an interesting article - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Here is a thread I started on this forum, as you can see some folks are not Banks fans. But to each his own I guess.

Gale Banks with an interesting article

What I like about the reply quoted above is no increase in regens.
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I would like to see the dyno #'s on Banks 150hp claim.
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I would like to see the dyno #'s on Banks 150hp claim.
I asked about the dyno charts myself. The rep stated that the charts will come out in an info package when they finish with the inter-cooler testing too.

I wonder of there has been any independent tests on this?

I want to know for sure if it's RWHP or FWHP.
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Re: Banks Automind Tuner?

Personally I've had extremely good results with banks products on my previous trucks. Do they make the most HP? No not most of the time but did I every end up stranded on the side of the road from something blowing apart under the hood? Nope! If your making a drag truck pulling truck or anything else that requires pushing your motor to the limits go somewhere else. If you want your truck to run reliably each and every day with some added HP might be worth considering. My next truck will be a 13 or 14 6.7 and if deleting isn't an option I'll definitely look into banks products. Don't get me wrong I love my mini maxx and hats off to H&S for doing great work. But again never once had a problem with either of my 6 gun tuners. And as far as price goes the tuners aren't that far apart. Other parts are rather spender yes I agree

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