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post #13 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 01:26 PM
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No, you have to install the candles yourself.
With the limited amount of oxygen available within the housing, the candles usually last until spring.
All that smoke cant be good for operation.

I think Ill wait for the battery upgrade option.


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At that price one can install a diff pump and radiator cooler, more effective.

Gale does not know how to market his stuff to this crowd. Gotta advertise made from billet, billet what, doesn't matter, just list billet. gotta have nudie girls Lazer cut or cast into it. Lots of blingy chrome or polished aluminum.

Now the off roaders want 'em at any price so the girls can see their shiny butts. Don't need 'em on the rocks, never tow and never get over 5 mph.
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Thats pretty ugly on the table, can't imagine it would look any better mounted up. I'd go with Mag-Hytec if I was going to change mine.
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All that smoke cant be good for operation.

I think Ill wait for the battery upgrade option.
There's often ash in oil, didn't you know that?!?

But you're right, a rechargeable version would be better. Especially for those who insist on never removing the cover, using the drain plug instead.

Maybe if we start telling people that the brain is an app, they will start using it?

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post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-25-2019, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Here is all his testing data....

https://www.bankspower.com/i-2893-di...%7Cyear%3D2018

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I haven't replaced my current bling-bling diff cover in almost a year now, so count me in.

And "only" four hundred bucks?

Put me on the pre-order list. . .

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I haven't replaced my current bling-bling diff cover in almost a year now, so count me in.

And "only" four hundred bucks?

Put me on the pre-order list. . .

Dont forget - it will pay for itself at that price in a really short period of time - now carefully follow this quote -

"At $3.50 per gallon of diesel, Banks owners will save $251 in fuel for every 100,000 miles driven as compared to stock. Flatback owners will spend approximately $447 in lost fuel economy over stock, enough money to buy another diff cover. Those upgrading from a flat-back design to a Banks cover can will see a $697 savings in fuel economy over their next 100,000 miles."

Oh I'd say he's got just the right kind of marketing people on staff....
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I like the Spacer kit offered but as far as the differential cover I will stay with my $150 AAM finned cover!!!

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Im looking for one with a built in heater along with the transmission pan
That along with the optional automatic drain and refill.

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Agreed, the covers look nice. I'll just double my money, fold it in half and put it in my pocket. I'm thinking that $697.00 savings in 100,000 miles is a mighty slow return.

Per Google: According to United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, Americans now drive an average of 13,476 miles per year. That's the most in history. Do the math and the average American drives well over 1,000 miles a month. Nov 1, 2018

There are those who have well over that kind of mileage on their trucks, but how many trade long before that?

I did a little math, well my calculator did. $697.00 divided by 100,000 miles comes out to $0.00697 cents per mile, using the above figures. If I figured right. Then add on the price of the cover. Then that's providing what the seller is claiming is accurate. Like I said, I'll double my money, fold it in half and pocket it.
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$697.00 divided by 100,000 miles comes out to $0.00697 cents per mile
Hey, that amount is nothing to sneeze at. It's probably about what many unprepared hot shots earn per mile.
If they even make any money at all.
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I think ol' Gale is full of crap... He a great talker and his marketing team is brilliant, but that doesnt change the fact that with all his YouTube video's about his new differential cover he never provided or proved any of theories he was holding other diff cover companies accountable for. I actually thought what he was saying could be considered as slander. Maybe those companies know that people who worship Banks will blindly accept everything he says no matter if he can prove it or not.
And now that Banks diff cover finally makes production they miraculously reveal all this "data" they claim was part of their testing. Whatever...

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