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Old 10-09-2011, 07:29 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Old Dude 66 View Post
Smitty, thanks for the input! I reckon I will delay spending money on it until I learn more. The five speed tranny does great and the power is more than sufficient on hills that I have encountered so far (Interstate 30 to Little Rock and around in Texas). I supposed it will be best to wait until after I make a trip to Colorado.

We were RVing with a 2010 Dodge Cummins 2500 pulling a 32 foot fifth wheel and there were times in Colorado that I couldn't go over 40 mph with the pedal on the floor when climbing. I don't mind some slower but will hate it if I have to drop below 30 mph and run higher 4000 rpms. I simply don't like the noise the V10 makes when it goes any higher.
I have a 96 Ford 460 with Banks. I live in Co and it takes the Eisenhower tunnel @ 11,000 ft. @ 40 mph turning 4000 rpm. Yes its noisy and screaming for about 20 min. My coach (Damon) came with the banks so I dont know how it performed without it but the engine runs super and powerful but forget about mileage improvement. There is no improvement. I mean none.So dont buy if you got better mileage on your mind.
Just my 2 cents.
Happy Motoring

Don and Maxine McQueen
1996 Damon Intruder
F53 Chassis 33 ft
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