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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Covina, Ca.
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Mileage will be better then stock, I get 13-14 driving in So. Calif. City/Hwy use. I avg around 18-19 if it's just Hwy station to station and 10-11 when it's just City driving.
Power is definitely noticeable, not as high as the DPF off tunes but that's not the market that Banks was going after.
The Banks unit plugs in AFTER the PCM so nothing is actually written or flashed to it. It intercepts the commands from the PCM and sends new commands to the drivetrain. It maintains all of Fords safety precautions and will turn itself off if it detects an abnormality somewhere. The unit is completely plug and play and can be transferred to another truck without any problems if you wish to sell it. Plus the iQ display is big and easy to use no matter what speed and the Speed Brake makes downhill trips with a 12K plus load very easy to manage.
Lastly, no tuner is completely undetectable, a tech doesn't have to rely on just the PCM to see if a vehicle has been tuned.
If your worried about emissions or are just looking for a bit more power and mileage then I would go with the Banks. If emissions aren't a problem and you want maximum power, then look at the H&S or Spartan tuners.
'08 F250 6.4L Lariat 4x4 CC/SRW fully loaded, special ordered
6" Fabtech 2.25 dual shock lift w/18" AR wheels, 35" Toyo AT's
Avic-Z2 Nav/Stereo w/iPod, Bluetooth, XM NavTraffic
(2) Rear headrest mnt DVD entertainment systems
Banks CAI, Dual Exhaust, Six-Gun, Speed Brake & iQ (test vehicle)
Bushwacker Fender Flares
Ravelco Anti Theft Device
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