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Old 04-11-2015, 08:37 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried this on a class A. I looked at the stock system on my 03 f53 Winnebago and it looks like an after thought. I heard they had an issue with water getting into the intake but it looks like it is not getting hardly any cool air at all and less flow. I just ordered the kit from Summit racing and will be here this Tuesday. Just wondering if I did the right thing.




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I ordered this system for my 1999 in 2007 as soon as I signed the papers to purchase the Pace Arrow. The water intake repair that Ford designed,stopped water from getting into the air intake but it also almost stopped the air flow. The Banks also adds some horsepower to the engine.
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I have no clue how ford came up with that intake design. Can you feel any difference in the throttle.


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I have owned to gassers and used them for fulltiming. The 460 Ford and the 8.1 Chevy (current rig) both had the full Banks system. The big cubic inch gas engines breathe easier, both in and out, with the Banks equipment. You should experience more torque for sure. It gets rid of those problematic exhaust manifolds. More economy depends on which campfire you are sitting around chatting about it. I'll bet you will be pleased with your decision.
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I have owned to gassers and used them for fulltiming. The 460 Ford and the 8.1 Chevy (current rig) both had the full Banks system. The big cubic inch gas engines breathe easier, both in and out, with the Banks equipment. You should experience more torque for sure. It gets rid of those problematic exhaust manifolds. More economy depends on which campfire you are sitting around chatting about it. I'll bet you will be pleased with your decision.

Thanks for your reply. I don't think my DW will let me get the headers yet. 😓I haven't sprung it on her I bought the intake yet. 😁


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Thanks for your reply. I don't think my DW will let me get the headers yet. 😓I haven't sprung it on her I bought the intake yet. 😁


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The headers really make a big difference. They correct the Ford engineers better idea of having the exhaust make a U turn just ahead of the catalytic converter. Talk about restriction. Take a look at your exhaust to see what I'm talking about.
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Johndale....The air intake system should clean up some of the shortcomings of the OEM intake system. Every little bit helps. If you want the headers, do what I do. I complain about the old headers, but say new ones are just too expensive. Complain on the next trip that it's running a little warm and could certainly use more power. Talk about how effective the new headers would be, than lower your head and say it's hard to spend that money. Do this for a few weeks. They eventually see your pain, appreciate you're wanting to save money, but ultimately want to make you happy. When she says.....go ahead and get them....tell her you'll do some more research first.


Now.....don't screw up all your work by running to your computer and hitting the "Order" button a on a webpage you have saved. Do it slowly. After installation, rave about what a good decision it was. This will be credit toward your next big purchase.
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Johndale....The air intake system should clean up some of the shortcomings of the OEM intake system. Every little bit helps. If you want the headers, do what I do. I complain about the old headers, but say new ones are just too expensive. Complain on the next trip that it's running a little warm and could certainly use more power. Talk about how effective the new headers would be, than lower your head and say it's hard to spend that money. Do this for a few weeks. They eventually see your pain, appreciate you're wanting to save money, but ultimately want to make you happy. When she says.....go ahead and get them....tell her you'll do some more research first.


Now.....don't screw up all your work by running to your computer and hitting the "Order" button a on a webpage you have saved. Do it slowly. After installation, rave about what a good decision it was. This will be credit toward your next big purchase.
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Well told my DW about the cold air and got away with that one.I showed her how the one is on the RV and being A old aircraft mechanic it worked. Now just give it a little time before the next item.
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Don, I thought I was a master of this marital maintenance stuff but you are truly a wizard.


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Has anyone tried this on a class A. I looked at the stock system on my 03 f53 Winnebago and it looks like an after thought. I heard they had an issue with water getting into the intake but it looks like it is not getting hardly any cool air at all and less flow. I just ordered the kit from Summit racing and will be here this Tuesday. Just wondering if I did the right thing.




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I'm a banks believer , yep, drank the Kool-Aid

but I would not waist my money on the intake.. the noise is horrible..

the gain is zero without a dyno..

I'd go 5 star..,if I wasn't going the full kit... infact . I was gonna go 5 star after I put the full banks..
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I have installed the 5 Star Tune already and love it. This is my 45 year with my DW and she can see through me sometimes but pretends she has no clue. But if it works in my favor I will take it
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I ave the full Banks kit on my Pace Arrow's 460. Noticeable difference in torque and power. The headers are much better than Ford's originals. I get better gas mileage. It helped in the hills and mountains. I'd do it again.
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