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Banks "Big Hoss Module" Question

I'm ebaying some of the Banks junk that was on my '03 when I bought it.

One of the things it had was a Banks "Big Hoss Module" chip. I guess this chip came in one of five levels depending on what you asked for. There's a serial number and a code printed on it.

Does anyone know if any of these numbers tell you what level this chip has been programmed at? Also, were these things PCM code specific?

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PS - I tried calling Banks today to get this information. They refused to help me since I had not purchased the chip directly from them. And they wonder why I don't like them.

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what all are you ebaying?

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I think the banks chips go from a year range not pcm specific. Call them back like you want to order one and trick them out of the info.
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PS - I tried calling Banks today to get this information. They refused to help me since I had not purchased the chip directly from them. And they wonder why I don't like them.
Arent you local to them? Go down there and beat on Gale's door.





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I saw the thread title and thought I was gonna have to roll over there and slap you in the back of the head, lol.

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Does anyone know if any of these numbers tell you what level this chip has been programmed at? Also, were these things PCM code specific?
I don't know about the Big Hoss chips but the Ottomind chips have a part number and a serial number on the decal on the front of the chip. You can tell the power level by the part number. They are also PCM code specific.

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My Big Hoss chip had no identification as to which power level it was, and could be and was reburned numerous times to different power levels without any identification changes to the chip itself.

Bare in mind that 4 wheel parts used to, if they don't still, burn those chips. Maybe they have a program verification portion of their burner software that can simply tell you which level it is, and for which Cache code.

Also, FWIW, the banks programming was spot-on dialed in and made more power on my truck than the TS programs at the time.

So bash all you want. They make good sh*t.

If they offered a group of programs for single shot injectors most of you would be getting your asses handed to you by their tuning. Anyone arguing with their tuning done on the dyno with sensors on everything imaginable by guys with CS, ME and EE degrees is a fool.

They don't offer products in the range of power most of us are in. But I have no doubt that if they did, they would be more refined than what most of us are running.

If the bulk of the money was in this segment of the market they would offer it. But being that power outputs beyond what they offer immediately get into the region of broken trannies, fuel systems, injectors, turbochargers so on and so forth, the market for this shrinks DRAMATICALLY compared to the intake, exhaust and chip market. So you won't likely ever see them putting their time into it.
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Also, FWIW, the banks programming was spot-on dialed in and made more power than the TS programs at the time.
So bash all you want. They make good sh*t.
With no smoke! hmmmm maybe ole Gale was on to something early in the game!

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PS - I tried calling Banks today to get this information. They refused to help me since I had not purchased the chip directly from them. And they wonder why I don't like them.
Don't feel special, I called them wanting to buy something and they wouldn't talk to me either.

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