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Old 08-12-2017, 03:29 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried these headers on the V-10?

If you have do you think they offer a significant increase in torque or power?

I notice they offer the cold air intake and the tuning package also.
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Lot of money for a small gain.
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Typically, RV motors don't rev high enough to benefit from headers.
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Typically, RV motors don't rev high enough to benefit from headers.
Headers can be "tuned" to provide maximum power at what ever RPM range you want. You may not like the results outside of that range.

I would not touch them unless they were stainless steel !
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Headers can be "tuned" to provide maximum power at what ever RPM range you want. You may not like the results outside of that range.

I would not touch them unless they were stainless steel !
Believe what you will. Doesn't make it true. Interesting that Banks web page for those headers makes no performance claim other than "maximum torque"(kind of humorous as all engines produce maximum torque which is a point on a chart) and there are no dyno charts.

BTW, they are stainless steel and, IMHO a waste of money...
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Typically, RV motors don't rev high enough to benefit from headers.


While I don't have any personal experience with the V10, I can tell you that both the 454 & the 460 in my current motorhome benefited greatly with headers .
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Had the Banks system installed on our 2000 coach with the v10 back in 2005 and experienced a slight improvement in power but no improvement in fuel mileage.

Didn't pay the original price but got a set installed for $1,795.00

However, later had the 5-star tune installed resulting in a moderate plus improvement in power. From what I understand the 5-star works best with an upgraded exhaust system.

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years ago, we had a 28 ft Born Free on a Ford E450 with V10 and 5 speed. Couldn't use the cruise control on anything other than flat land because of the 'screaming downshifts'' I purchased the whole Banks upgrade including headers and installed them myself. It was a long job but the results were amazing. Smoother shifts, no more screaming downshifts and and honest 2 MPG increase. It that time, it was over 2 grand but worth every penny (To me at least)
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Typically, RV motors don't rev high enough to benefit from headers.


If you're talking about a DP you're probably right, if you're talking about a V-10 with a 5 speed behind it, that's a whole other story!
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They will make an increase in power on the V10. Long tubes like that are tuned for low RPM , so most of the power gain will be around 2000 RPM. They will make more of a difference with other modifications like a cold air intake or 5 star tune. Got them on my 454 with a free flowing 4" exhaust .
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The 5-Star tuner runs about $450. I hear a lot of good talk about improved transmission shifting strategy that can benefit the 5 and 6 speed trannys, plus some improvement in hp and torque.

Me Personally; I normally don't budget money for aftermarket performance improvement accessories. I find it hard to justify the expensive upgrades to achieve small gains for the 10k miles a year I may drive the MH.

However, If I owned a newer F53 with the 5 or 6 speed tranny, I might consider the 5-start just for the improved shifting.
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