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Question Can I trust a 6.0 with Banks parts on it?

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I'm not yet sure which, but I'm getting 6.0 CCSB in the Amarillo, HD, or KR package next week. One of the Amarillo's I looked at had a bunch of bolt-on Banks items under the hood. The dealer couldn't tell me if it had any programer on it, but I was thinking I would stay away from that truck because there's a chance it could have had a Banks tuner. Would that really be such a bad thing or is that all in my head?

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No worries with the banks bolt ons. Thats quality stuff. As far as the tuner. If the truck runs right now. And no signs of puking go for it

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Actually, the truck wouldn't start the night I went to check it out. It cranked for about 3-4 seconds then started clicking. I wasn't too concerned about that as the truck had been sitting on the lot since summer time and it was only about 20 degrees. side note: this is not the time of year to be out car shopping in the northeast!

I was more concerned that if they had a Banks tuner on it, do I have to worry about tranny issues in the near future?
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Wouldn't worry about not starting, that's weak batteries. It's an extra couple of hundred bucks to replace them.

The thing that would make me nervous is - you buy someone else's tuning job, you're betting a lot of money that they did it right. Pretty easy to screw up a 6.0 if you just bolt on a few parts, plug in a tuner, and nail it. If you don't know the previous owner, and they didn't know the do's and don'ts of adding power to a 6.0, it could get expensive.

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I wonder if its the same amarillo I was looking at a long while back. It was at the same dealership I bought mine at but I think they sold it at an auction. Where are you from and is it lifted with dual shocks up front? The one im thinking of was full of banks under the hood.

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I wonder if its the same amarillo I was looking at a long while back. It was at the same dealership I bought mine at but I think they sold it at an auction. Where are you from and is it lifted with dual shocks up front? The one im thinking of was full of banks under the hood.
Nope, not lifted. All stock until you open the hood...
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Wouldn't worry about not starting, that's weak batteries. It's an extra couple of hundred bucks to replace them.

The thing that would make me nervous is - you buy someone else's tuning job, you're betting a lot of money that they did it right. Pretty easy to screw up a 6.0 if you just bolt on a few parts, plug in a tuner, and nail it. If you don't know the previous owner, and they didn't know the do's and don'ts of adding power to a 6.0, it could get expensive.
That's what I was thinking. I'm looking at 2 Amarillo's and this one has the sunroof. The other Amarillo is the only truck I'm considering that doesn't have the sunroof.

Besides all the Banks stuff, the dumbasses at the dealer ArmorAll'd the leather seats! Can you imagine?

I may just go with the one King Ranch but damn I like that black interior, and there isn't much out there more "in your face" than that giant *** yellow Amarillo.
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Have the dealer pull an OASIS report on the trucks you are looking at. Post them here

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I don't know... If the Amarillo is tugging at your heart, I would have them replace the batteries and then go for a long drive. Check for what the others have mentioned: puking, smoking, tranny shifting funny, etc. If it runs great, there are no obvious issues with Oasis or Carfax, then I would do it. Then I would get it flashed back to stock, then retuned with an SCT...

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