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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-12-2010, 06:53 AM Thread Starter
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Questions about Banks Mods

I just bought a 2005 F250 and it has just about all the Banks mods Full Exhaust, Turbo Plumbing, Intake, intercooler and 6 gun tuner.

The motor feels very solid but the tune seems a little off. The turbo has tons of lag but produces good not great power starting at about 2500 RPM. I am getting about 16MPG City and about 18HWY.

All the upgrades make sense with increasing engine efficiency and boosting power but I believe the six gun programmer is not functioning correctly and I'm missing a bunch of potential HP.

Taking into consideration all the current upgrades what would you recommend doing to boost power? Should I remove the Banks programmer and move to a different programmer? I want the most power that I can get and remain reliability.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-12-2010, 06:55 AM
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Re: Questions about Banks Mods

Launch the six gun and get an SCT. Problem solved.

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Re: Questions about Banks Mods

SCT with custom tunes will blow that banks tuner out of the water.
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I wonder if anyone has tunes for the sct that will work with my configuration? I live in Memphis, TN I wonder if there's anyone around here that does dyno tuning using the sct.

Any Ideas on this?
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I wonder if anyone has tunes for the sct that will work with my configuration? I live in Memphis, TN I wonder if there's anyone around here that does dyno tuning using the sct.

Any Ideas on this?


Your configuration? The tuners that use an sct programmer can tune for anything.

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Re: Questions about Banks Mods

Sell the six gun and buy a custom tuned SCT. Do a search for tuners and go with the one you feel most comfortable with. Alot of opinions on tuners you'll learn. I went with Innovative. Your other mods are nothing out of the ordinary.

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I just bought a 2005 F250 and it has just about all the Banks mods Full Exhaust, Turbo Plumbing, Intake, intercooler and 6 gun tuner.

The motor feels very solid but the tune seems a little off. The turbo has tons of lag but produces good not great power starting at about 2500 RPM. I am getting about 16MPG City and about 18HWY.

All the upgrades make sense with increasing engine efficiency and boosting power but I believe the six gun programmer is not functioning correctly and I'm missing a bunch of potential HP.

Taking into consideration all the current upgrades what would you recommend doing to boost power? Should I remove the Banks programmer and move to a different programmer? I want the most power that I can get and remain reliability.
Easiest fix, SCT tuner for your 05. Gobs of useable power and with some of the banks parts already in place, you'll be able to utilize even more tuning.
Just make sure you stud the truck, if reliability is your main game. Also- get the EGR cooler out of there.
You're off to a good start though!


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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-12-2010, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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I really appreciate everyones input on this. I'm sold. It looks like everyone prefers the SCT tuner and I just found that I actually know a friend that works at DynoSpeed Performance in Memphis and they're the local SCT Tuners.

I'll see if I can get numbers on the before and after moving from the six gun to SCT and post it here.

I am also now looking into ARP head studs and EGR Delete. Is there anything else you guys may recommend to help with reliability on the 05?
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Re: Questions about Banks Mods

I haven't heard of DynoSpeed Performance. Do they do much diesel work or have experience tuning them? If they don't I would recommend usning a reputable tuner for your custom tunes on your SCT. Most of the Vendors on this site can provide you with excellent tunes. I use Innocative Diesel for mine.

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Re: Questions about Banks Mods

I currently have my Six Gun listed on Ebay so I can add a few bucks and get a SCT thru Innovate. My Six Gun felt like it was not working since I removed the dash panel for some stereo work. Found out I just forgot to plug the selector switch back in after I removed the entire tuner and wiring.
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