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post #1 of 7 Old 06-01-2009, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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This A Good Buy?

Does anyone have and run this?
What are your thoughts on this, is it worth the money, is it a good upgrade?
Will it work with stock turbo?
Upgraded 38R turbo?
Is the wastegate on a 38R the same size as this?
Is upgrading to this wastegate giving you the same output as taking the vacuum assist off the stock wastegate adding 5 or so more pounds of boost?

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This is only my opinion, but from experience, Ive found that Banks is really only excellent at advertising. There are other, better options for the same price or cheaper. The Turbo Master wastegate controller comes to mind. the BBH is not worth the price you pay, IMHO.

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I have the banks big head. it does increase the boost but only by a few pounds. u can prolly get the same gain by unhooking the line.

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Take a look at the turbomaster wastegate controler... Very nice set up and well worth the money spent...

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Take a look at the turbomaster wastegate controler... Very nice set up and well worth the money spent...
Amen, braddah.

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I think I'll look into the turbogate wastegate and save some money. Thanks for the info everyone.

8" Lift
38" Toyo MT's
DIY Traction Bars
Zoodad-AIH Delete-Foil Delete
Adjust. Wastegate
ISSIPRO Performax Gauges
4" TB Magnaflow Exhaust w/ 5" tip
AFE stage 2 PG 7 W/Pre-Filter
Superchips Prgmr 150HP/225TQ
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Smoked Lights w/LEDs & HIDs
DIY 3 stage Water/Meth
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i had a banks on my 99, compared to my 02 that i just unplugged its about the same. i wouldnt waste ur money if were you.

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