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Banks T.O.P. comes with an integrated resonator, which eliminates the screechy turbo noise that affects ’03 Power Strokes.
OK, my dad ordered me Banks Monster Exhaust for a birthday present. I tried to get him to buy me the MBRP, but he's a Banks guy. Not complaining though, saved me the bill, thanks Dad. Here is my question though: Does anyone else run this exhaust on their truck, and is there a way to not put on this resonator. If not, does anyone know if this resonator takes away the turbo whistle, or if you can still hear it. I have to have that beautiful whistle!! Thanks in advance.
 

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Eliminate the muffler and put a piece of straight pipe and your truck will whistle:thumb:
 

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Your dad needs to join any diesel forum and he'll be in for a rude awakening! I wouldn't put anything banks on my truck if I got it for free.:rofl:

You can probably find a section of pipe to replace the resonator, check with a local trucking shop.
 

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Your dad needs to join any diesel forum and he'll be in for a rude awakening! I wouldn't put anything banks on my truck if I got it for free.:rofl:

I know, himand grandpa have had diesel trucks for years and love Banks. He just traded in his 99 Dodge for an 08 Chevy Duramax last night and is already talking about ruining it with Bank stuff. Maybe I'll sell the Banks exhaust and order the MBRP. HA HA HA
 

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The banks exhaust and mbrp is going to be about the same. All the exhuasts are pretty much the same. Some just fit better. Keep the exhuast and measure the muffler. If its 30 inches long buy a mbrp muffler delete pipe or like Adam said go to a local trucking shop and see if they can hook you up.
 

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Just get a section of 4" Flex Pipe or you can order a Muffler Delete Pipe from one of our sponsors. I recently had a Banks Monster Exhaust. and it is very quiet in cab with both but you can really hear the straight pipe and the turbo whistle when you get on it, Unlike the banks. And banks doesn't lose very much turbo whistle. i could still hear it alot. I think that resonator was a bunch of crap. BTW the Banks monster exhaust is a straight pipe inner core but with holes inside of it(resonator i think).

Overall i think the Straight pipe sounds alot better than the monster.
 

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Exactly how loud is the strait pipe? I am sure it is probably illegal, which doesn't matter much to me. The only problem I see is that I am in the Army, and drive on base daily, and the civilian gate guard guys have nothing better to do than mess with us.
 

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Your dad needs to join any diesel forum and he'll be in for a rude awakening! I wouldn't put anything banks on my truck if I got it for free.:rofl:

I know, himand grandpa have had diesel trucks for years and love Banks. He just traded in his 99 Dodge for an 08 Chevy Duramax last night and is already talking about ruining it with Bank stuff. Maybe I'll sell the Banks exhaust and order the MBRP. HA HA HA
Well tell him to put the stickers on the side, they're so cute. Just an invitation for another truck with 1/3 the money to come along and put a significant spanking on him.:rofl:

BTW, hypertech makes a programmer that got a 13.6 on a cc/sb 08 duramax with all the emissions equipment still in place. Let us know how many 14.5's he runs with his 3k banks stuff.:rofl:

Anyway 6.0's are way loud when you're gettin all over it, but even straight piped ones don't seem too bad if you keep it down. The turbo whistle will probably make all the guards think you stole a fighter and are cruising around the street in it.
 

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BTW, hypertech makes a programmer that got a 13.6 on a cc/sb 08 duramax with all the emissions equipment still in place. Let us know how many 14.5's he runs with his 3k banks stuff.:rofl:

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Do you know which tuner that is so I can send him the likk an order info. Maybe I can talk him into that. That chip sounds nasty.
 

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I don't have a link, but there was an article about it in diesel power magazine, at least I think it was DP. Probably could look at hypertech.com, if that's their website or do a google search.
 

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Exactly how loud is the strait pipe? I am sure it is probably illegal, which doesn't matter much to me. The only problem I see is that I am in the Army, and drive on base daily, and the civilian gate guard guys have nothing better to do than mess with us.
Well i dont hear it at all unless at WOT or 60+ mph. If and when you get you banks when you take off the old muffler and drive around a bit i dont think it will be loud at all.
 

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Me and my brother both have the banks exhaust and the turbo whistles super loud.. its not loud unless you are WOT.
 

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Banks makes very quality stuff as well as MBRP, you can run the MBRP down pipe if your really want and get the cat delete pipe as well.

i think the 08 d-max that ran a 13.6 was on drag slicks. still impressive, but you'll never be able to ditch the DPF w/ that programmer.
 

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For those that don't want to ditch the DPF, I think they wouldn't care.
 
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