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Old 12-21-2005, 02:05 PM   #1
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Well I ordered the PowerPack for my W22 today, it is kit 49502 without the ram air. Including delivery to MI I'm going to pay under $1150. I could'nt find anyone else close to that price, Banks wanted $1800 plus for the same kit. Waiting for about three months to get a chance to install it and post the results, going to Florida in the spring. If anyone is interested in one of these kits pm me, I understand there are three more!
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Old 12-21-2005, 02:05 PM   #2
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Well I ordered the PowerPack for my W22 today, it is kit 49502 without the ram air. Including delivery to MI I'm going to pay under $1150. I could'nt find anyone else close to that price, Banks wanted $1800 plus for the same kit. Waiting for about three months to get a chance to install it and post the results, going to Florida in the spring. If anyone is interested in one of these kits pm me, I understand there are three more!
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Old 12-22-2005, 06:10 AM   #3
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I gather you found a discounted source for the W22 Banks kit? $1150 vs $1800 is quite a bargain. Wonder if it "fell off the back of a truck"?
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Old 12-22-2005, 07:17 PM   #4
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I guess that is a bargain price. I am having the whole kid installed in a few weeks at the Banks factory in Azuza - total is about $2800 including headers, ram air, etc.
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:48 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">jdingwall </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I'm interested in your results, post them after the installation. Hope that you will be happy, I was considering the ultrapower but, when I found this system at a discount I though I would start with Banks.
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Old 12-23-2005, 06:10 AM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cheesemanmax:
I'm interested in your results, post them after the installation. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey cheesemanmax, I've had the full Banks system (headers, exhaust, ram air, etc.)on my '05, W22 for about 6 months now. The performance improvements are not as dramatic as they are for the Ford V10, but they are noticeable. My fuel economy improved by about Ĺ mile per gallon over the same route, pulling the same toad (Jeep Liberty). Power improvements are significant, but generally at the higher rpm's, making a BIG difference when pulling a 4000lb toad over Wolf Creek Pass. One thing I noticed immediately; the engine seems to breathe easier, with quicker throttle response. As a testimony to the improvements WH has included some of these modifications on their SSC model.

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Old 12-25-2005, 09:47 AM   #7
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I'm getting the ultra power and will be picking up my RV on Tuesday. From what I have read I should see some real improvement. I'll let you furrow slates this week my results. I cant wait!
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Old 12-25-2005, 09:52 AM   #8
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I'm sorry, the last sentence above should read:I'll let you know my results later this week. (my tablet pc sometimes does its own thing).
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Old 12-25-2005, 11:26 AM   #9
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Hi Dennis;

Can I ask you why you didn't get your '05 38R on a W24 chassis??

The W24 option was $4530 MSRP. At 73% of MSRP it would have been $3300.

The W24 is standard on the 38R in '06.
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Old 12-25-2005, 04:03 PM   #10
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Hi Tom,
I purchased my RV off the lot from Sky River RV in Paso Robles CA. I was attending an Airstream Rally with our 00 Landyacht. My wife fell in love with the floorplan and we sure made a lot of enemies by leaving the Airstream club. The unit was built in August of 04 so I don't think we had a W24 option. Make sense? I really am pleased with it and feel really lucky I don't have a lot of problems. (Just one sticky leveler at this point).
I'm going to GNR in July so maybe I'll fall in love with a W25.5 or pusher then? I hope you had a great Christmas.
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Old 12-30-2005, 08:43 PM   #11
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Okay you all asked me to let you know my results. Mike Bronzini from Brazel's RV Performance (http://www.brazelsrv.com) told me I would be extremely happy if I got the Ultrapower Performance Package for my 05 Itasca 38R. I went for the (almost) full package and obtained the following items:

∑ Two Free Flowing Mufflers
∑ Re-gapped Sparkplugs
∑ High Performance Ignition Wires
∑ Re-programmed Electronic Control Module (ECM)

I did NOT get a new air filter as it is still a prototype for my RV until January 06. Mike tossed-in the ECM programming in exchange for sharing my results.

Here are my results:

Horse Engine Miles
Power Torque Per
@wheels @wheels Gallon

BEFORE 275 390 7.6

AFTER 330 460 9.0

Increase 55 HP 70 ET 1.4 MPG

% 20.0% 17.9% 18.4%

I was really just hoping to increase my mileage to "sort of" justify the expense but I am amazed at the results. I traveled from Centralia, Washington to Chico, California and just "flew" over the hills. I used to hate the climbs as I would pump along at 35 mph but with the Ultrapower Performance I looked forward to the next mountain. I took great pleasure in passing all those rigs at 50 mph all the way to the peak. What a blast and what a rush. All of this and with an almost 20% increase in miles per gallon. Best investment I ever made!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> The unit was built in August of 04 so I don't think we had a W24 option. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The W24 was an available option through out the complete 2005 model year run in the 38R.
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Old 12-31-2005, 09:23 AM   #13
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I opened my Bank Powerpac today, well it looks like a heavy duty system. I see why it has an unlimited mileage lifetime guarantee. After my wife simmers over the $s, I will have to go with the ultrapower ECM programming. Then I should be able to get the front wheels off the ground
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Old 12-31-2005, 11:59 AM   #14
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Can't wait to have Brazels take care of mine at Quartzsite rally! Sounds awesome !
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