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Old 07-19-2011, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Banks power fuel plate and waste gate

Hi need some help. I did do the afc mods myself but a mechanic said I should go with the banks fuel plate and a new wg and I will notice alot more power. Mechanic said he will pull out the pump and adjust everything to the new plate and put on the wg for $1100. The parts alone cost $550. Is it worth the money?
Secondly he said I should also install the twin ram intake manifold because the egr valve is very restrictive. I also need to relocate the fuel filter. Parts alone cost $950. Is that worth the money?
Any suggestions will be helpful.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't ever go back to that mechanic... Read the beginners thread before doing anything and you'll save a lot of money and get the same results.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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for god's sake no! i bought that exact banks bs. dont get me wrong, it did what it said but its not a big boost in power. i pulled the fuel plate out since then and ground my stocker. still have the waste gate actuator which works great but a $35 boost elbow will do the same thing. the twin ram intake MIGHT do a little but not anywhere close to it. hang around the site here for awhile and learn. please dont waste your money on that banks bs. either that or you can give me a percentage of what you would have spent on that banks product for savin you the money lol.
grind your plate or pull it completely and get the boost elbow
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i'm sorry but...........




P.S. fuel plates are for sissies!!
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Thanks guys. I did read the beginners thread and I did tuned the afc but I didn't do the boost elbow. I did notice some power but still want more but first I'm gonna do the boost elbow and take out the fuel plate and will see how I like that.
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do that and you will have enough to kill your clutch lol trust me i know
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Read on doing all mods yourself.

The stock plate can be removed or ground down= free

No need for wg get a boost elbow =$15.

All can be done in about an hour your first time
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or you can just disconnect the waste gate if it's not the style where it runs to the afc... there are two ways cummins did this, either it went from the compressor outlet strait to the wastegate, or it did a t off deal and sent some line to the afc as well. (this is how mine was)

if you get a bit longer silicone intercooler tubing, you can run a common rail intake horn
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or you can just disconnect the waste gate if it's not the style where it runs to the afc... there are two ways cummins did this, either it went from the compressor outlet strait to the wastegate, or it did a t off deal and sent some line to the afc as well. (this is how mine was)

if you get a bit longer silicone intercooler tubing, you can run a common rail intake horn
common rail intake horns aren't exactly the most free flowing... lol they're pretty restrictive actually.

and like everyone else said, drop that "mechanic" immediately.
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4k gsks, for added power...
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What intake yall reconmmend?
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