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Old 06-01-2009, 06:57 AM
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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?

Banks Big Head Wastegate Ford Powerstroke 1999 7.3L:eBay Motors (item 260414271876 end time Jun-19-09 14:29:54 PDT)

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Old 06-01-2009, 09:52 AM
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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.
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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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