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Acrown01

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Just bought a 2007 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 36D gas with Ford V10. Noticed it struggles climbing hills. Lots of down shifting and engine running between 4000-5000 rpm. Friend suggested looking into a Banks system to increase performance. Wandering what experience others have had with either Banks or other performance enhancement products. Thanks

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Just got the torque tube installed, can't really say if more power yet but did notice a small improvement in mpg. In my case I had them installed to replaced my cracked headers.

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Acrown01 wrote:

Just bought a 2007 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 36D gas with Ford V10. Noticed it struggles climbing hills. Lots of down shifting and engine running between 4000-5000 rpm. Friend suggested looking into a Banks system to increase performance. Wandering what experience others have had with either Banks or other performance enhancement products. Thanks


What indicates a lack of performance in your MH? If that V10 can make 5000 RPM then you can be sure it is not struggling. [emoticon]

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Ebay has a Superchips Ford Turbo Diesel & Gas V10 Module. Try it 1st. These chips can turn up the horsepower of your engine without hurting it. Banks turbos make a lot of noise IMHO and don't do much. There are better aftermarket products out there.

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Installed the Banks transcommander shortly after purchasing our V10 MH and have been more than pleased over the last few years. We also put in the air cleaner system and that eliminated the fan kicking in all the time. Gas mileage didn't really change, but performance did. Good luck.

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Installed a Banks on a 2002 Workhorse MH and it would chirp the tires in three gears..
OK, so I stretch the truth a bit. But:
It did make a noticeable difference in its power on hills. Didn't do squat for fuel mileage but I was after more power so I wasn't disappointed.


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hershey wrote:

Installed a Banks on a 2002 Workhorse MH and it would chirp the tires in three gears...
I really can chirp the tires in 3 gears, but I'm running Thorley's [emoticon]

Seriously tho, probably safe to assume you have the first GEN V10, which means helping it breath will make a huge difference in power. That engine is known to not flow air very well, and has significant potential for increased performance by improving air flow. Personally, I prefer Thorley Tri-Y, for the broader power curve than a single tube header. You also need to make sure you have straight through mufflers, as baffled mufflers do not flow as well, and can often be just as noisy or even more noisy. It will also be worth while to deal with the intake at the same time. You can piece together something from K&N, or buy a kit from Banks. But either way, the first GEN V10 has a lot of potential for improvement by improving flow. They second GEN does not have anywhere near as much potential.


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Banks seems to thing their power pack system offers more for the second generation (2006 and newer) engine than the first generation (2005 and older) engine.

2 valve V10
Gains Up To:+53 hp/+69 lb-ft

3 valve engine
Gains Up To:+56 hp/+70 lb-ft

The Tr-Y ver. long tube torque issue for MH engines has not been proven either way. Banks does offer chassis dyno results while Thorley and Gibson elect not to.

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Hmm, that did not used to be the case, which was also consistent with owner reports on RVnet. Wonder if they are including chipping the engine now.

BTW: IF you choose to, you can search for dyno tests of Tri-Y VS long tube. There are a few completely independent tests out there.

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Put full Banks on my former 01, 2 valve V-10. Minor improvement in shift patterns and no increase in overall performance or MPG. I did not feel it was even close to worth the $$$$$. Now have an 06, 3 valve, and will not consider Banks for this rig.

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