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Old 05-20-2013, 06:40 PM   #1
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Banks System

Does anybody installe a Banks system on a 2012 FORD class A
and is it Worth it
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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Haven't done it on that model, but did have it on an older Ford chassis coach.

The answer depends on your expectations. It's not going to improve fuel economy, and if you have a light foot, i.e. don't try to accelerate quickly or make good speed up hills, you probably won't notice much performance improvement either. But if you are one of those who is aggravated by wimpy performance in a vehicle, any improvement is probably "worth it" to you.

Unlike a dozen or so years ago, today's gas chassis coaches are reasonable well optimized for general motorhome driving conditions, so you just don't get a lot of oomph from a maximum performance upgrade like the Bank's system.

Don't get me wrong - the Banks system does produce the extra horsepower it claims. I just don't think it has enough practical benefit to justify the hefty price tag.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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Our MH has the Banks system air induction and exhaust installed, but I cant give you any report on before vs after performance, because it was already installed on it when we bought it.

I will say that you can hear the intake whine, sucking in cold air on moderate acceleration. When using the cruise control, it will hold 60-65mph on climbing the hills in and around the Ohio River Valley with relative ease. Your 0-60 time in a MH shouldn't be as high a priority as in your passenger car....

This is the first class A, I have owned but, not the first big engined V8 hauler. I like the Banks system on ours, but if it didnt have it on it, I probably wouldn't be in a big hurry to install it, mainly because of the initial investment of $$.

My recommendation is to postpone the Banks installation and see if you really need it. Id say if you were at maximum capacity and towing, then it might be worth the investment.

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