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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-16-2007, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Banks Six-Gun Diesel Tuner ??

I just bought a Dodge 2006 4X4 quad cab with the cummins and want to get a programmer, wanted to get some opinions on who is using what, and if anybody has had any luck with the banks six gun.
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I guess it depends on what kind of luck you are talking about. There are way better products out there for you. The cummins guys will be along shortly to point you in the right direction. Have you done any mods yet? What do you use the truck for? Or what would you like to acccomplish?
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I guess it depends on what kind of luck you are talking about. There are way better products out there for you. The cummins guys will be along shortly to point you in the right direction. Have you done any mods yet? What do you use the truck for? Or what would you like to acccomplish?
Mainly looking for good fuel mileage, but have a 5th wheel which weighs 11,000lbs give or take, also my equipment trailer which is 12,000gvw haulin my tractor and some implements.
No mods yet just got the truck thought I would try dodge since I had to many problems with my fords 6.0 turbo diesel. Lets hope the truck does well.
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Banks is frigin junk
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I don't know know what the beef with Banks is with some on this site, but I've had nothing but positive things happen to me with the six-pack. I thought it was easy to install, for a guy with some mechanical skill. BUT, you have to install the thermocouple or the computer won't do a thing. Good idea to install it anyway as the turbo starts taking a crap after 1350*. Went with the monster exhaust and wastegate for the turbo. Getting the PDA next. Cheaper than a set of gauges.

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just go with the SMARTY and a set of guages
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just go with the SMARTY and a set of guages
Who sells the smarty?
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yeh i would personally run from the Banks system. 2 of my friends have installed and resold them within a week of getting them. You could go with the Edge/Attitude setup that has the guages for you, but there are many options out there. You may want to think upgrading the transmission IMO.

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Go with the SMARTY, it is undetectable by the dealer!! Excellent product. You can view details at madselectronics.com, PM me or BOB WAGNER for price.
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yeah from what I have read on here banks isn't close to good. He is a master of advertising and that is why he sells. Smarty's are really good because they can't be detected by the dealer if you need warranty work, and can make mad power once you load up a good tune. Gauges will absolutley be needed, as will a trans. shortly, if you plan on running higher hp settings more frequently.

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