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Discussion in 'General RVing' started by powerinfo, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. powerinfo

    powerinfo New Member

    If any of the nice people here need or have any question's regarding performance power upgrades for Trucks or RV's, please don't hesitate to email me. I can provide you the information on how to obtain this information and what is available for your vehicle.

    Best regards,

    Power Kid :)
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Power Kid, if you are not selling this info why not just share it all on the forum. :) If selling, why not be a sponser for RVUSA :approve:
     
  3. powerinfo

    powerinfo New Member

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    Not selling it buddy. I simply said if anyone has a question, please ask.....its FREE! Always happy to share info. :laugh:
     
  4. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Nothing wrong with that powerinfo so I will be the first to ask. Are there any secrets for the 2002 v10 ford? Really ok with the performance so far but have not hooked the toad behind yet. :)
     
  5. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

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    Second in line, any help for the 2001 Chevy 6.0L?
     
  6. powerinfo

    powerinfo New Member

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    Is the V10 Motorhome or Truck?

    As far as the 6.0L, there are a few companies that make chips for them like Hypertech. From my reasearch, they are not worth the money because of the power gains are so little (small bang for the buck).

    I can also tell you, Banks makes an exhaust for it, the Horse Power and Torque gains are about 25HP and 25LBs rear wheel torque. Is that a substantial gain for $1500.00? You decide?... ;)
     
  7. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    2002 V10 Motorhome and I agree the chips are not worth the bucks and never could figure out how the banks system which is even bigger bucks would pay for itself other than better performance if that is what you need. Personally I don't mind slowing down and enjoying the sights but, being retired am in no hurry. Might change my mind when I hook the toad behind and need more power. Leave the performance to the race car.
     
  8. TEAMNIX

    TEAMNIX New Member

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    In response to the 2001 6.0L, some people have had good luck installing superchargers specifically made for this engine. Go to pickuptrucks.com and do a search for superchargers. The results are pretty incredible and I hear that GM is coming out with a SC pickup in the future (450 hp).
     
  9. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

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    TEAMNIX, I went to the site, but search did not find anything for 'superchargers'. Variations (supercharger, super chargers) did not appear to find anything for the Chevy 6.0L gas engine (mostly it found Fords and diesels).

    Sure a super charger would provide more power, but would it be in a range usable for towing? What would it do to gas mileage?
     
  10. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    John, might be cheaper to just put in a 8.1 :)
     
  11. TEAMNIX

    TEAMNIX New Member

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    Hertig -
    Search for "superchargers" in pickup.com in GM trucks. Make sure to change the search range for the last 6 months(or you may not find anything). Look for the title "anybody have a twin screw?". Someone (I think it was Mrgoodwrench) installed a supercharger and pulls a heavy 5th wheel. Cost of the unit was about $2500 - $3000.
     
  12. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

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    PowerInfo is just a little off on his assesment of the Banks system. In a review published in Motorhome Magazine, the ran the same set of tests on a 99 Pacearrow befor and after installation of the Banks exhaust and intake system. They reported an increase of 47 hp. and I think that it was 43# of torque. Just a shade more than our expert.
     
  13. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

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    ok, found it, thanks. That post sounded great, but some other posts claimed that the Powerdyne is better at the high end than in the middle range good for towing. Still, there does seem to be superchargers which can do the job for towing, and without major impact to gas mileage, which is a pleasant surprize. It does, not surprizingly, seem to require premium gas. So this does seem to be practical (comes in kit form), with a cost between 2500 and 5000.

    Chelse (or anyone), so is it practical, and how much would it cost, to change to an 8.1 engine?
     
  14. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Don't think it would be pratical John :( . Probably just as cheap to trade. I would go with a good set of headers and look into the chip route but most of the h/performance parts are for higher rpm and not towing. Some cams are made for torque in the mid rpm range. Bigger Cu. inche engines are hard to beat for towing.
     
  15. ed jones

    ed jones New Member

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    i have a 1995 bounder 35U, ford 460 gas on the f53 chassis. i have owned the coach for 2yrs. it has 56,000 miles. in general i am very pleased with the coach but like most, when towing etc. i would like to have a little more pulling power. i am not ready yet to spend the cash for a banks system. what are my options to increase hp/performance to get the most bang for the buck short of installing the banks system?
     
  16. ed jones

    ed jones New Member

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    i have a 1995 bounder 35U, ford 460 gas on the f53 chassis. i have owned the coach for 2yrs. it has 56,000 miles. in general i am very pleased with the coach but like most, when towing etc. i would like to have a little more pulling power. i am not ready yet to spend the cash for a banks system. what are my options to increase hp/performance to get the most bang for the buck short of installing the banks system?
     
  17. Butch

    Butch New Member

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    If it were my 460, I would go with the Thorley or Gibson headers installation. Most likely close to half of what a Bank$ system would cost still in the box. Short of that, a cat-back system with something like Flowmaster mufflers help out. Stick the left over cash in your pocket... :)
     
  18. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    Stickman,

    I think that I would not start with a 'chip'. Chips almost always increase an engine's requirement for octane. Any improvement in performance will be offset with a daily increase in operating expense becuase you will be forced to use a higher grade fuel.

    I agree with Butch. Banks makes a quality product but they charge at leat twice what it is worth. I'm an engineer and I'm somewhat anal about proving that things work. I have a 454 Chevy powered motorhome. I measured it terminal speed going up a hill near my home. I then had a set of THORLEYS. I repeated the test. I gain 1 gear and 10 MPH up the hill. I am convinced that this is the same as Banks claims. The total cost for my system was <$900. Banks installed would have been at least $2500. I took the extra money and installed a Gear Vendors gear splitter. I think it is better than the exhaust system. :laugh:

    Larry
     
  19. 8.1

    8.1 New Member

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    I have a 2003 3/4 ton with a 8.1, and I'm looking for a good supercharger. Is whipple the best or does anyone have some better suggestions. I want the system to look more like stock and not alot of garbage attached. Also what is the difference between intercooled and non-intercooled? This truck is used for towing and for in town hot dogging. Thanks
     
  20. TEAMNIX

    TEAMNIX New Member

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    A intercooler is a unit similar to a radiator that removes heat from the air that has been compressed by the supercharger (compressing air will heat it up). By cooling the air, it becomes denser and can create more power (similar to going from high altitude to a lower altitude).
     

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