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Who's running the Banks Turbo for the 4.0?

I'm contemplating a power upgrade to the Rubi. I've seen some good stuff here on superchargers but have not seen anything on the Banks turbo. From what I've read (Banks propaganda) it is designed to minimize delay and provide significant performance improvements at the lower end. Is anybody out there running one and, if so, what do you think?

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I'm contemplating a power upgrade to the Rubi. I've seen some good stuff here on superchargers but have not seen anything on the Banks turbo. From what I've read (Banks propaganda) it is designed to minimize delay and provide significant performance improvements at the lower end. Is anybody out there running one and, if so, what do you think?
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Makes me wonder is a new turbine is in the works?
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There is a sizable thread about it over on JF, seems like it should be a good alternative to the supercharging, if they'd ever mass release it. The general consensus is that they're fighting some tuning bugs and want it to be perfect when it comes out.
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^^What he said. According to the JF thread, their test rigs were running great and they installed it on some beta testers and they noticed some problems, so they are on hold until they figure out the tuning.

I know there are a lot of people waiting for the release. I have a friend that is one and I'm looking forward to him buying it, so I can help with the install and experience the improvement. Living/driving at 4500-9000k in elevation really exposes the lack of power.

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I was looking at it to until you through that 3,000 RPM figure out. Way to high for what I want it for, guess I'll keep my eye on that Stroker then.

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Its been for sale since it appeared a couple f months ago in JP maybe 4WD&SU

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It was right next to the RIPP Super charger for 6k. They turo was ony3k. I am opting for the V8. Putting that stuff on the 4.0 is (like my mama used to say) is like stuffing a diamond in a goats ---

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It was right next to the RIPP Super charger for 6k. They turo was ony3k. I am opting for the V8. Putting that stuff on the 4.0 is (like my mama used to say) is like stuffing a diamond in a goats ass!
I don't know about that, it definitely has it's applications: Highway, Sand Dunes, Mud Bogging all where you'll get those RPMs up. I know I wouldn't mind it on some of those passes going down Highway 6 past East Carbon but for traditional rock crawling...not much good when it's extremely rare to exceed 2,000 rpms. Back up pick a different line, let another pound out of your tires whatever

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Just pointing out the known problems of the 05-06 4.0s OPDAs, cams, lifters, rear main seals, etc. Since Gypsy is running an 06 well just saying

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