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Old 11-22-2007, 10:21 PM
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Banks Billet TQ?

So, Ive been tossing around the idea of a upgraded TQ and valve body...

I found some Banks Billet Torque Converter's (PART NUMBER 72520 4 STUD) for cheap as hell.

Are they any good? I know there are probably better ones out there but I'm not too crazy with the mods. Just intake, exhaust, wicked wheel, and either DP-Tuner, or Wildman tunes... whenever I decide which tuner to go with. Let me know what you think.

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Old 11-23-2007, 05:10 AM
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what is cheap to you?? most performance T/C run around a grand to 1300. Banks is usually overpriced.
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Old 11-23-2007, 05:37 AM
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I don't care for anything Banks. You usually pay more for the name than for what you are buying. Plus there is usually something better out there much cheaper, but Hey, you'll get the cool Banks sticker to put on the back window. lol!!
If my TC was to start slipping I would install one from a 6.0 or a 6.4, these are excellent TC's and there is no way you can beat them for the price, around $400. JW puts one in all his rebuilds, one of the ways he does a great rebuild for $2800 vs BTS over $4k, Brian uses a very expensive TC, both agree it's not a great idea to put one of these performance TC's , like the PI units, into a stock trans. Call John Woods he is very friendly and will probably sell you the 6.0 converter as well as the know how to make it work on your truck cheaper than you can buy it from Ford. Just my .02 which is exactly what it's worth.

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Old 11-23-2007, 05:39 AM
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Here is a price quote I got from the banks rep on here. For this kind of money there are A LOT better TQ's on the market.

OK I'm back. The converter itself, with your powerstroke.org discount, is $1139 (this includes the core charge) the transcommand is $256, figure shipping around $50 or so as I don't know your zip code. When you return your core I'll be refunding $250 back to your credit card. so total:

$1139
$256
$50
Total:$1445
-core: $1195.
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:07 AM
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Isn't the TC on your truck 6 bolt? I know mine is. Just worth asking your contact for these "cheap" converters.

Again I will second anything said about John Wood. I was at his shop three days ago and he had a pile of billet converters awaiting install.
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early 99 is right we have a 6 stud, a 4 stud unit ain't going to work!!! JW is using the new 6.4 convertors which are 8 stud, he has to drill a couple holes to make it work but it is a excellent converter. As I said if mine goes, either TC or trans itself, it will be JW that I call.
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Pardon my lack of knowledge but Does John have a website or a distributor site?
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just wanted to add that last time i talked to banks (earlier in the year) their TC were only a single disk
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Pardon my lack of knowledge but Does John have a website or a distributor site?
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:22 PM
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Thank you Raul for the link. John is a very busy guy. So if you leave a message then at least give him 24hours before you say anything about not answering his calls. Three days ago he had two customers in the shop when I got there and he had two trans to build plus tweak mine. That man is just swamped.
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