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Old 04-21-2016, 02:46 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Well wouldn't you know it. Now that I have decided to install a Banks Power System on my 1985 325 MH 454 engine Banks has ceased production. I spoke with their customer service yesterday and they say I am basically out of luck. Does anyone know where there might be one hiding?

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Old 05-20-2016, 01:41 PM   #2
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Keep an eye out on CL, thats where i found one coming off a camper being scrapped
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Old 05-20-2016, 04:29 PM   #3
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Old 05-20-2016, 06:16 PM   #4
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Do you mean a Banks Turbo? I had one of those on a 1985 dodge diesel and loved it. Sold it to a friend who still uses it, albeit off road.
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Old 05-20-2016, 06:24 PM   #5
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Cl = Craigslist. The main component of a Banks system for a gas engine is the headers. There are still other companies making headers that will work.
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:41 AM   #6
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I just bought a 1992 300LE that has the Banks System. Did they tell you why they stopped production? I'm very surprised to hear this.
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:51 AM   #7
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Production has stopped only for the 1980's GMC gas vintage. 90's still available
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Old 05-25-2016, 02:07 PM   #8
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Does the Banks setup make much more engine noise?
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I haven't noticed. The doghouse seems to seal very well, and it has tons of insulation underneath it, so that probably helps with deadening the noise.
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The 2005 I bought has a Banks system: the PO drove it down to Banks for the install. I don't know what the OEM sound was like but this is mellow and not too loud, even when I need full throttle.
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