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Old 01-03-2013, 11:01 PM
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Vehicle: 2012 dodge ram 2500
Trim Level: big horn
Color: black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
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to explain the banks thing better cause im sure some are wondering. My old 05 had the banks six gun tuner and i was pulling a skidloader on back with it on setting 2 and i noticed my egts were skyrocketing so i put it to level 1 and got the truck to the side of the road and she started banging hard. I got my other truck loaded her up and brought her back to my dealership. first we thought i lost an injector and turned out they were fine but what had happened is since banks raises the rail pressure it ended up washing out my #5 piston and melted it completely down. Ended up costing me $12,000 for a new engine and after more research i figured out that was the main reason for the engine damage. And we have dynoed trucks with banks on em and then thrown a smarty jr at it and the jr made better numbers and a jr is $350 compared to banks $700 i believe . I ended up giving my banks away and then the guy that bought it ended up throwing it away as well. So thats the reason i say no to banks and if ya look on alot of the diesel forumns noone really runs banks anymore because of the cost and the weak numbers they put up. just my .02 and experience so hope it helps. Also our other trucks 04.5, 05, and 06 all have 175,000+ with programmers on em since at least 90,000 and problem free except for the on with the edge cts on it so we switched it to a smarty as well. But if you go with a smarty makes sure you get gauges. EGT,trans temp,boost at a minimun.
2012 RAM 2500 HEMI AFE CAI flowmaster dual exhaust,airlift 5000 bags w/onboard compressor,shaved tailgate,2.5" lift/level tuftruck front springs,bushwacker pocket flares,gear alloy wheels, goodyear duratracs 315/70/17,bd gt hemiplus tuner much more coming
04.5,2006 5.9l cummins
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