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jurzbill

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Posted: 03/25/12 05:40am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been considering having banks system installed on my cummins 330 Kountry Star DP. Just wondering if it is really worth it and how much better has the HP and torque improved. Any feedback appreciaded.


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There are other options that are less expensive and provide a safe power increase without increasing EGT. Take a look at the TS Performance MP-8. There are thousands of them on heavy duty truck engines going down the road every day as well as thousands more on large agricultural tractors. The installation takes about 10 minutes.

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The only way to tell if a given product makes a differance, is to have a base dyno reading,then install the kit and have another dyno pull,as for hp and tourque you loose approx. 20% through the drive train.


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I have the Banks system on my ISC 350 and do notice a difference. Came with the coach from prior owner so can't speak to the cost/benefit. Will say that one time the electronic 'smarts' for the system died (replaced) and while it was not working I noticed a significant loss of power from what I was used to with the system working properly.

Can't speak for competing products, just will say I'm very happy to have it.


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jurzbill wrote:

I have been considering having banks system installed on my cummins 330 Kountry Star DP. Just wondering if it is really worth it and how much better has the HP and torque improved. Any feedback appreciaded.


I installed the Banks 120HP increase kit on a 2002 ISC350 and the difference was unbeleivable

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We have the Banks Stinger on our 1993 Foretravel U225. It was also on the coach when we bought it so I can't give you a before/after idea but the 5.9 Cummins is only 230hp stock and with the Banks we can usually get to 50mph by the end of the on-ramp to the local freeway which seems to me to be pretty good.

The EGT and the boost pressure gauges are pretty handy things to have, too.

I am definitely glad we have the Stinger package.

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I also have the Banks Stinger on my 1994 8.3 and love it!!! befor it didnt like going up state road 40 now I pass all the trucks. I dont even feel it slow down! All I see is the boost gauges go up!!! that with car in tow!!


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So seat of the pants methods won't determine anything? A dyno is the "only" way to determine if an increase has been made???

If you enter the freeway at a particular speed prior to the upgrade and now enter the freeway at a higher speed, while driving the exact same way....wouldn't this show as an improvement?

If you got 7.5mpg prior and 8.0mpg after...wouldn't this show as an improvement?

While you can get the "warn fuzzy" feeling seeing before and after specs printed on a piece of paper...that paper is not real world....driving the vehicle is real world.


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st687 wrote:

The only way to tell if a given product makes a differance, is to have a base dyno reading,then install the kit and have another dyno pull,as for hp and tourque you loose approx. 20% through the drive train.

you are guessing.I have actually used the product
EGT never goes over 1250 and the boost goes from 29-30 to 36-38
It makes a huge difference
One problem I see is it wont fit a 2004

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