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Old 02-26-2015, 03:53 AM   #1
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I just bought an older model Ford F250 so we could tow a small RV-trailer, for weekend get away, the big 40 footer is to much for just one or two nights, let alone park in a driveway.
Any way I need to know what purpose the Banks Kit is for.
I was told the truck was modified for towing, and they had installed a Banks to assist. (Assist what?) all I can see is the darned truck is a gas hog.
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A banks kit is generally to increase performance and Horse Power. Yes it will be a gas hog.
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All Gas engine equipped trucks will be a gas hog when towing. That's why you buy a diesel engine pick-up truck for towing.

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There are several Banks performance products, which provide different amounts of performance improvement and once in awhile even a small boost in fuel economy, Most of the Banks add-ons improve the engine exhaust system to let the engine get rid of its waste gases more efficiently, but they also have gadgets to help air intake and electronically tune how the engine delivers it power via the transmission (called Otto Mind). Your truck might have some or all of those add-ons.
Basically the objective of the various Banks pieces is to increase horsepower and torque at certain RPM ranges, mostly those that get used when the engine is operating under heavy loads (towing, hill climbing, rapid acceleration).
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I suggest you go onto BanksPower.com and click on products. Sign in for your specific year and model of truck.

Then you can see what items are available for your truck.

Gale Banks has a full line of performance add on's. The most effective items improve the intake system, exhaust system and a tuner that adds horsepower to your engine.

Banks' products are of high quality, however they're very, very expensive. There are other brands that do the same for less money. Count yourself lucky if you have many of his products.
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