2005 Ford F250 Super Duty - Power In Your Palm

Banks' Six-Gun With PDA Ramps Up A 6.0L Powerstroke

Harley Camilleri
Dec 1, 2007
Photographers: Harley Camilleri
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Banks is no stranger to the diesel power realm, and at this point, it is basically a household name. We have done a few installation articles with the company's products and have received great power numbers. One of the pieces to the puzzle we have never looked into is the Banks Six-Gun Advanced Tuner with PowerPDA. This system incorporates the proven Banks Six-Gun Tuner but adds the ease and connective ability of a Palm Tungsten E2. The Palm acts as a fully useful PDA system as it was designed. When the Banks download is placed in the PDA, you have complete control over all the tuning options of the Six-Gun Tuner with added dimensions, such as gauges, power-on-the-fly adjustment, data logging, scan and clear codes, the intense Speed-Loader power level, on-screen alerts, and easy tuner updates as new software is released. Under the ever-watchful eye of our camera, Orange County Diesel placed all of the necessary components of the Banks kit into an '05 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a 6.0L diesel under the hood. Follow along as O.C. Diesel technician, Reuben, shows us the ease of the parts installation.
From The Driver SeatPower with the Banks Six-Gun Advanced Tuner really hits hard. There is no way you will be able to live without it once you have it. Some discretion has to be exercised, though, as the Six-Gun with the Speed Loader option will torture the factory transmission into submission if pushed hard enough. Settings 1-3 are fine for daily driving and towing chores, with 4-6 reserved for more modifications and more power. The Speed Loader option is basically a seventh setting, and of course it has the most power. Banks recommends an intake and exhaust with its Six-Gun Tuners, and although its not shown in the story, the truck was already equipped with a Banks stainless system. After further conversation with Noe, the owner of O.C. Diesel, he told us that many people are afflicted with the disease, known as a shortage of horsepower. To get yourself a shot of just what the doctor ordered, contact either Banks or O.C. Diesel today.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
Time Spent Working: Approximately 3 hours
Degree of Difficulty: Beginner
(The most difficult part was drilling and tapping the driver-side exhaust manifold.)
PARTS USED:
Banks 42145 Ram-Air Intake MSRP $443.33
Banks 61056 Six-Gun Tuner with Docking Kit MSRP $958.98
Banks 61004 Palm Tungsten E2 PDA MSRP $249.00
Total:   $1,651.31

Sources

Orange County Diesel
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
888-623-4373
www.orangecountydiesel.com
Banks Performance
www.bankspower.com

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