banks 6 gun

Banks is famous for having many call-signs for their products such as Sidewinder, Big Hoss, Six-Gun and so on. But the system that I want to tell you about is the Six-Gun products from Banks. The Six-Gun products are designed for people that want to get the most power gains and best performance out of their diesel vehicles while still having them remain street legal. You are able to buy many of the Six-Gun products separately, but what I recommend is going for one of the Six-Gun performance bundles, they come chock full of goodies that are going to make a “beast” out of your diesel.

An example of one of these bundles is the Banks Power Single Exhaust Six-Gun Bundle for a 2008-2010 6.4L Ford Powerstroke Diesel Truck, All Cab and Bed Configurations. This bundle comes with some neat-o stuff like the Banks Ram-Air Intake, Single Monster Exhaust with Monster High Flow Muffler, Six-Gun diesel tuner with the Banks iQ dashboard PC, and most importantly all of the necessary hardware needed for an easy installation. Now what I personally like best about this bundle is the Ram-Air intake system, why you ask, well I’ll tell you why! It’s because Banks’ intake systems are the best around, very few others can even compare. One of the reasons it outperforms competitors, is due to the unique enclosed housing design that helps keep hot, underpowered air out and allows for better flow of more cold, dense air that will give your vehicle more power and lower operating temperatures, which will increase the longevity of your vehicle.

Another favorite of mine that is provided in this bundle is the Single Monster Exhaust System. I really enjoy this product, not just because it looks awesome but of how awesome it enhances the performance of your vehicle. The pipes of this exhaust system have been Mandrel-Bent, this means that a steel rod was inserted into the pipe while it was being bent, this gives the pipes more strength, allows them to flow better, and eliminates the “kinks” brought on by the normal bending processes. Not to mention with the polished straight through muffler that helps lower Exhaust Gas Temperatures (EGT’s), and best of all it gets rid of that annoying droning noise that your stock exhaust produces and replaces it with a more pleasant yet still authoritative tone.

Now don’t think I forgot to mention the power gains that you will receive. With all of these components combined your truck will be getting gains of up to 95 horsepower and 180 lbs of torque! Just the power gains alone should be enough to get you to buy this bundle. Along with the power gains your overall vehicles lifespan and fuel economy will be greatly increased.

So with all this knowledge it should be a no brainer that you should go with the Banks Power Six-Gun Bundle when looking for aftermarket systems to put onto your diesel truck. If you have any questions on this product or any of the other great products that Banks can offer, then drop us a line at 714-848-2170. You can also check out Banks Power Products online, just as a tip, you should use the search function located at the top left of the page for as more refined search.

 

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sport exhaust

Have you been looking around for a great new exhaust system for your diesel truck, let’s say from Banks, because they make some of the best aftermarket products out there. But your probably discouraged because you think Banks’ products are too expensive, well the old saying “you get what you pay for” is very true with Banks, but you didn’t know about the Banks Power Sport Exhaust System did you, the best part about it is that it is much more affordable than others and provides you with the performance that you’re looking for.

For example the Banks Power Sport Monster Exhaust System for a 2006-2007 6.6L GM Duramax LLY, LBZ Diesel Truck, Crew Cab with Short Bed. It is made of 100% heavy-duty stainless steel constant-diameter piping, and the pipes have also been Mandrel-Bent, this means that a steel rod was inserted into the pipe while it was being bent, this allows for better airflow, gives the pipes more strength, and eliminates the “kinks” brought on by the normal bending processes. Speaking of better airflow, when this system was tested it flowed up to three times more than any stock exhaust, and with the better flow-through the Exhaust Gas Temperatures (EGT’s) have been reduced greatly. The decrease in the EGT’s allows for cooler operating temperatures, which will help prevent any component damage which will ultimately extend the longevity of your diesel vehicle. One of the coolest features in my opinion is the polished straight-through muffler, because not only does it look cool but it also has better flow-through. Oh and did I mention it gets rid of that loud, annoying droning noise produced from your stock exhaust and replaces it with a more pleasant yet still authoritative tone.

Like all of Banks’ products the Banks Power Sport Monster Exhaust System has been put through extensive amounts of testing to make sure it will perform as intended. The product started out as a CAD software prototype where it was tested digitally, after passing a physical prototype was made and flow tested on the flow bench. When passing the flow bench it is sent to be tested on the dyno for any last-minute fine tuning and adjustments, then it is time for its last and most important test, field testing. They field test their products to make sure that it won’t only outperform in the shop but in real world applications, as well as ensuring that their product will be durable and reliable.

If you have any questions on the Banks Power Sport Monster Exhaust System or any of the other great products that Banks can offer you, then give us a call at 714-848-2170. You can also check out Banks Power Products online, and just as a tip when using the website, you should use the search function located in the top left corner of the screen for easier navigation.

big hoss module

The Big Hoss Module that Banks offers for 1994-2003 Ford Diesel Powerstrokes is really only recommended to purchase as an add-on for the Banks Big Hoss Bundle. This is not saying that you can’t buy the module if you don’t have the Big Hoss bundle, but your vehicle won’t be properly tuned without the other components and this can decrease the longevity of the engine over time.

An example of one of the Banks Power Big Hoss Modules is one for a 1994-2003 7.3L Ford Powerstroke Diesel Truck. This module comes with 5  power levels that you can choose from, levels 1-4 will meet emissions standards and will remain street legal, but the 5th power level is strictly for racing applications only. The level of horsepower and torque gains vary from each power level, level 1 will give you up to 45 hp and 79 lbs of torque, level 2 gives you up to 60 hp and 111 lbs of torque, level 3 will give you up to 85 hp and 151 lbs of torque, level 4 will give you up to 100 hp and 215 lbs of torque (Levels 1-4 are still within the legal emissions range). And power level 5 will give you the most power gains, up to 120 hp and 233 lbs of torque ( this power level is strictly for racing, off-roading applications).

Who would have thought that such a small component could give you such big gains in the way of performance. But again this module is really only recommended if the Banks Big Hoss bundle has been purchased and installed, this is so you want compromise your vehicles longevity and being able to get the most amount of power out of the module as well.

If you have any questions about the Banks Big Hoss Module or any of the other products that Banks can offer you give us a call at 714-848-2170. You can also check out Banks Power Products online, and just as a tip when using the website, you should use the search function located in the top left corner of the screen for easier navigation. Now what are you waiting for go and get yourself this module and improve your vehicle’s performance.

gitkit

Now Banks has a knack for giving catchy names to their product bundles, from sidewinder, Big Hoss, GitKit and so on. What I really want to tell you about is the Git-Kit, the GitKit’s are available for diesel Dodge Cummins from years 1994-2002, and diesel Ford Powerstrokes from years 1994-2003. The GitKit’s are contain the basic aftermarket components to give your diesel that extra “kick” of power that it needs at an affordable costs. For example the Banks Power Git-Kit for a 1994-1998 5.9L Dodge Cummins Diesel Truck, comes with a Banks Power BigHead Wastegate Actuator, and Fuel Timing Adjustment Plate. This may not seem like much but with all of these components you can get gains of 39 horsepower and gains of 69 lbs of torque. This is just the perfect amount of power that you need to “beef” up your trucks power, not to mention that you just can’t beat the affordable price.

Another great example is the Banks Power Git-Kit for a 2001-2003 7.3L Ford Diesel Powerstroke F-250, F-350 With Catalytic Converter. This system comes with a Banks Single Monster exhaust and Ottomind tuner, again this may not sound like much but just these two components combined you will get gains of up to 50 horsepower and gains of 88 lbs of torque, and once again the price is something you truly can’t beat. Another cool thing about this exhaust is that not only will it make your truck look pretty, but it helps lower the Exhaust Gas Temperatures (EGT’s) this will allow for cooler operating temperatures which will improve the overall life and efficiency of your vehicle. Also due to the straight through muffler that annoying droning noise that your stock exhaust produces is replaced with a more pleasant yet still authoritative tone.

And since these products are from Banks, you know that you’ll never have to worry about these parts ever breaking down on you. This is due to the extensive amount of testing that Banks puts into all of their products. They all start out as CAD software prototypes where they are tested digitally, after passing a physical prototype is made and sent to the Flow Bench to be flow tested. After the flow testing it is sent on down to be dyno tested for any last-minute fine tuning and adjustments before it is time for its last and most important test, field testing. They field test their products to show that the product will not only outperform in the shop but in real world applications as well, also to show that their product will be reliable and durable.

if you have any questions about the Banks Power Git-Kits or any of the other products that Banks can offer you, then just give us a call at 714-848-2170. You can also check out Banks Power Products online, just as a tip though, when looking the website, you should use the search function located at the top left of the screen for easier navigation. Now what are you waiting for, go and get your diesel a Git-Kit and improve your performance.
 

banks super scoop

The Banks Super Scoop is a great add-on for your Banks Ram-Air Intake System, and it is compatible with most Chevy/GM, and Dodge diesel trucks made after 2003. Now granted that Banks makes one of the best air intake systems on the market already, and very few can even compare but it is still drawing air from inside the engine bay and we all know that air from outside the engine bay is much cooler and dense. Well that’s why Banks found a way to improve their intake system with the Super Scoop.

An example of the Banks Power Super Scoop is one for a 2007.5-2010 GMC Duramax LMM Diesel Truck. The Super Scoop is mounted underneath the passenger side bumper and the outlet is attached to the base of the air intake housing. This placement is great because cold outside air is being “rammed” through the intake system to give your vehicle more power and allows for cooler operating temperatures. Now your probably asking yourself “what about if it’s raining or if I’m driving in dirty weather, won’t that get into the intake system”? Well gladly I can say no that will not happen because the geniuses at Banks thought of this (that is why Banks is the best) by creating a funnel like design that funnels it out the bottom so it keeps all of that nasty gunk out, and nothing but clean, crisp, cold air is being sent into the intake system. So if you’re looking for a way to improve your already great Banks air intake system, then the Super Scoop is the product for you, and since this will help your vehicle not to run so hot, it will preserve the life and overall efficiency of your vehicle.

You can be sure to that this product meets up to Banks standard of quality. This is due to the extensive amount of testing they put into all of their products. All products start out as CAD software prototypes where they get tested digitally, then a physical prototype is made and is sent to the Flow Bench to be flow tested. After passing flow testing to is sent to be dyno testing for last-minute fine tuning and adjusting before it is sent to its last and most important test, field testing. They field test the product to make sure that the product not only outperforms in the shop but in real world applications as well, also to ensure that the product will be durable and reliable.

If you want to learn more about the Banks Super Scoop or any of the other products that Banks can offer you, then give us a call at 714-848-2170, or you can also check out Banks Power Products online.

 

banks turbo

I’d like to dedicate this to anyone who owns a Ford diesel truck. Being a Ford owner you know of all the problems that occur with the Powerstrokes turbo, not to say that Fords aren’t reliable, I’m a Ford man myself but the issue with the turbo can be quite annoying not to mention very costly. This is mainly due to Ford trying to save money with their cost-efficient design. The flywheel tends to “float”, which doesn’t sound all that bad but when at constant spool-up speed, the flywheel can knock into the turbine housing causing some nasty damage that might have you having to replace everything (good thing for warranties). But if you don’t want to deal with these problems any more, Banks has the solution! You can purchase a new Turbo Housing and Flywheel Kit from Banks to counteract these problems.

You may be asking ” why not just get a whole new turbo, like a Garrett Turbo”. Well nothing is saying you can’t do that, granted Garrett makes the turbo on the market right now but the thing is that they are extremely difficult to find. By chance that you do find a shop that you can order one from, your most likely looking to be waiting for it on back-order, and does you know good. Not to mention it’s going to be a few hundred dollars more than if you were to rebuild your stock turbo with a Banks turbo kit.

So the smart thing that you should do is just modify and improve your existing stock turbo with a new Banks turbo housing and flywheel kit. It will be more cost-effective and most of all more convenient for you, because all you need to do is find a diesel shop that does turbo rebuilds, over-all you’re looking to be spending almost a $1,000. Another addition you can do is purchase a Banks Bighead Wastegate, this is more recommended if your going to be adding any aftermarket products that are going to be adding more power to your diesel. And in the way of performance Banks’ turbo kit only performs just below a Garrett but still pretty darn close. One of the Banks turbo kits that they offer are ones for a 1999.5-2003 7.3L Ford Powerstroke Diesel Truck.

If you have any questions about what you can do to improve your turbo or even just about the products that Banks can offer you then give us a call at 714-848-2170. You can also check out Banks Power Products online.

 

banks ottomind

Like all of Banks’ programmers, they work with strictly with their tuners and systems to bring you the best performance out that system. The Banks Power Ottomind Programmer is no exception, it comes with two programming setting, vehicles that have the Stinger kit, and vehicles that have the Power Pack Kit. The Banks Power Ottomind Programmer can be seen as more of  a fuel:air recalibration tool due to the programming that it offers. 

This programmer may not seem like fun because it’s not meant for change on the fly programming but more for specific systems, but it will bring you the best possible power out of that system. You can also purchase the Ottomind separately or what I recommend if you haven’t purchased a Stinger or Power Pack kit, then you can purchase a kit that comes with the Ottomind. For example the Banks Power Ottomind Programmer for a  2001-2008 8.1L GM Workhorse Gas Motorhome that has been upgraded with a Stinger or Power Pack kit will “beef” up the power to bring you peak performance. The Ottomind is the only programmer that will do that without causing wear and tear like other programmers, because it has been calibrated to work with those systems.

So again if your someone who wants to change your power levels “on the fly” then the Ottomind is not for you. But if you want a programmer that is going to permanently improve your power and overall reliability and durability then this is the programmer for you. If you have any questions on the Banks Power Ottomind Programmer or any of the other great products that Banks can offer you, you can give us a call at 714-848-2170, or you can also check out Banks Power Products online. Just a tip, when using the website take advantage of the search function located in the top left corner of the screen for easier navigation.