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Old 05-08-2007, 12:31 PM   #15
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Old 05-24-2007, 03:22 AM   #16
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Put the exhust system on my '97 Ford 460 about 5 years ago and I'm very happy with the extra power. The only issue I have is the howl until I hit 60mph. Think it cost about $2300 back then, had to pay a little extra for the length of my rig, 36'. Guess it's more expensive now. Haven't really noticed that much in mpg.

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Is it me or do the results seem to indicate that the fords with 460's and the older P-30 chassis seem to benefit the most from the Banks systems, But the V-10 and newer workhorse seem to work better with the Ultra- Power Upgrade. Is that your assessment as well?
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:35 PM   #18
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Anybody put either the Banks or the Ultra Power on the Chevy 8L gas engine yet? If so, what did you see?
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:07 PM   #19
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My observations are that the Banks kit helped the Ford much more than the Chevy. This was from the information that Banks, themselves published, three or so years ago.

There are several areas to consider: intake, engine tuning, headers, muffler, and pipes.

The Banks solution changes everything but the engine tuning (actually they do include a programmer now). The UltraPower touches the intake, engine tuning, and mufflers (no headers, or pipes).

Now my impression was developed several years ago and the numbers on the current Banks web pages look different. Banks claims 53 hp for the Ford and 70 hp for the Chevy. They claim 69 lb-ft torque for the Ford and 92 lb-ft for the Chevy. This is a flip-flop from earlier, where the Ford had a better gain. The HP curves are shown on the Test Results links of the above two links.

The other problem was that the gains with the Banks system was at 4000 rpm or higher. I don't want to go there and the UltraPower gave more help on the lower end. See the chart of my improvements.

At the time UltraPower seemed a better solution for the Chevy engine than the Banks solution.
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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 SteveR:
Anybody put either the Banks or the Ultra Power on the Chevy 8L gas engine yet? If so, what did you see? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>They have actually done both! Man does that puppy make some kind of exhaust note !
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Added the Banks Power Pack exhaust and Trans Command last year on my 460 F53 to replace warped/cracked manifolds at 35K. Now it tows my boat just fine,alot cheaper then new MH.

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