Transmission or Injectors
Ive noticed that there are a few people that are not real big fans of products from Banks. Is it just because it is expensive, or because it is junk?
X2 what he said.The biggest reason is that when guys dyno their trucks with all Banks stuff, they get really ticked of the lack of performance they actually had, for the ton of money they've spent. You can get a lot more power for a lot less money.
Having said that, I have the Banks intercooler pipe kit (not installed yet) and I think it's super high quality stuff.:thumb:
ill have to agreei think that you have to dig and really be into diesel tuning to know whos the best for each brand . When you walk into your local superstore performance store you see bullydog and edge and you see banks so they ask the guy at the counter whats the best ( and they lie) even in the mags you dont see a big SCT push or dp or TWM or EFI live for the duramax guys or the smarty for the dodge dudes really you have to do some real searching on the net to hear about this stuff or go to a real diesel performance shop to hear about it.
very well said.I used to manage a shop that was a big seller of Banks Product and quality wise its pretty good stuff. However alot of it is not targeted at customers who have an in depth knowledge of Diesel performance and powertrain dynamics. IMO and what I saw selling it was most people who bought did not know much about how a diesel engine or gas for that matter Makes power and how you should set up the fuel system to be most efficient. Most people I saw that bought it and were happy and enthralled with the seat of the pants feeling and not the dyno numbers and did not really care about dyno numbers. We sold tons of Six gun tuners for all makes of the big three. Case in point i sold the whole powerpack to guy with LLY duramax that pulled 4 horse living quaters trailer. He was upset becasue the truck would derate after spell of pulling his trailer on the 5th or 6th setting:doh:. However when I would set the six gun on 3 it would pull that trailer loaded no problem with lots of power. This guy though he did not even want me to explain why it was derating the output and did not care that EGt's were too high and tranny temp was too high on those settings to pull a heavy load. That is an example of many cases I saw with ford dodges and chevy's most were pretty ignorant what you would consider real diesel performance and did not care to learn other wise.