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Old 08-06-2004, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Banks VS MBRP Exhaust...Which is Better?

I am looking for feedback from experience here...not opinions and bashing. Which system installs easiest? Is one made better than the other? I already know the Banks is more money, but is there any situation that it is worth the extra $$$? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]

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Re: Banks VS MBRP Exhaust...Which is Better?

What year truck do you have?

Are you looking for Turbo Back or Cat Back?

What are your priorities for the exhaust change (EGT Reduction, Quiet, Loud, Shiny Tip, etc.)?

"BEST" is relative to what you want/need. With some more details about your truck, what you do with it, what your priorities are, etc...we can answer that question much better. Without those details, ANY answer is simply a biased opinion.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me, I would be glad to discuss your needs and recommend a system for you.
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Mine! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img]

Easy install, very high quality, perfect fit, outrageous sound, turns heads. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img]

Wife rolls her eyes when I get under to polish it though. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]


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Re: Banks VS MBRP Exhaust...Which is Better?

We feel the Banks systems fit the best and therefore are the easiest to install. Also Banks new muffler has an expansion area just after the inlet to the muffler which helps to avoid drone and the Banks system is a little quieter than others as well. If you truck is a 2003 model the Banks down pipe comes with a resonator to keep the turbo noise under control. Banks is a little more money, but well worth for the extra benefits and excellent fit. If you want to contact us I will be happy to quote you a Banks, Silverline or aluminized steel system and discuss the pluses and minus of each.
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OK, but how many MBRP systems have you dealt with? I am looking for comparisons between the 2. If you haven't installed MBRP systems lately, that's not a very fair comparison.
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What year truck do you have?

Are you looking for Turbo Back or Cat Back?

What are your priorities for the exhaust change (EGT Reduction, Quiet, Loud, Shiny Tip, etc.)?

"BEST" is relative to what you want/need. With some more details about your truck, what you do with it, what your priorities are, etc...we can answer that question much better. Without those details, ANY answer is simply a biased opinion.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me, I would be glad to discuss your needs and recommend a system for you.

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I don't have a truck right now, I am not sure what I will be getting next, had a Stroker &amp; a Cummins, haven't decided what is coming next. I am planning my wallet's demise right now, that's all. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img]
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Re: Banks VS MBRP Exhaust...Which is Better?

I'd love to tell you that MBRP is the "Best" system out there (it's what I've run in my last 2 personal trucks)...but that would simply be my opinion. I think that they offer the best array of options:
<ul type="square">[*]Aluminized, T-409 or T-304 S.S.[*]Single or Dual Tailpipe[*]No tip(s) or any number of different tip styles[*]Cat Back or Turbo Back (6.0L)[*]Retain the factory cat or remove it (6.0L)[/list]With all of these options, the MBRP systems can be purchased to fit ALMOST ANY want/need. IMHO...MBRP systems are the best systems on the market.

Still, it is possible that you/your truck would be better off with a MagnaFlow or Banks exhaust...depending on what you are after. Ultimately, "best" will be up to you and your wants/needs.

Look us up when you are ready to make that decision and we'll be glad to help you find the system that fits what you are after. We are Dealers for MBRP and MagnaFlow on a regular basis, and Banks when requested (I don't stock it because it so expensive).
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Sounds good, Thanks for the info.
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outrageous sound, turns heads. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img]



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I'll agree, I saw architectandbuilder's truck earlier this week. The sound is amazing, its like an F-16 combined with a monster truck [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif[/img]. And the dual tips are breath taking. I can't wait to get mine. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img]
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B14BOYSdotCOM,

Dennis pretty much covered all the things you should look at in your decision, I just wanted to let you know that on all the MBRP stainless systems the hangers that are welded to the pipes are made out of T-304 stainless, on both the 409 and the 304 systems, we never want to hear from you because of a warranty failure so the best material are used where the potential for corrosion is the highest. Just another PLUS for the MBRP products etc.

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B14BOYSdotCOM,

Dennis pretty much covered all the things you should look at in your decision, I just wanted to let you know that on all the MBRP stainless systems the hangers that are welded to the pipes are made out of T-304 stainless, on both the 409 and the 304 systems, we never want to hear from you because of a warranty failure so the best material are used where the potential for corrosion is the highest. Just another PLUS for the MBRP products etc.

Mark @ DPPI

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Welding 304 to 409? You know what I'm thinking!
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roofeditor,

Yep I do, but it works great when welded with stainless wire and the correct gasses. For a building structural type weld of course that would be a problem though.

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OK, but how many MBRP systems have you dealt with? I am looking for comparisons between the 2. If you haven't installed MBRP systems lately, that's not a very fair comparison.

[/ QUOTE ]We have not installed any MBRP, however we have installed plenty of the Silverline systems which are very similar to the MBRP. The Banks systems just seem to go in easier, fit better and are quieter than the other systems we have installed. Also for the guys with a 2003, Banks has the resonator in the down pipe which keeps the turbo sound under control.
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I have installed two MBRP exhaust kits on two different 6 liter trucks. The exhaust is high quality. It was simple to install and if I had to guess how long with two people you should be able to install the new exhaust after the old one is removed in 40 minutes or so (if that). It took roughly 3-4 hours (never done a 6 liter before) as most of the time was spent wrestling with the pesky downpipe and pulling the old exhaust from the old hanger supports. I found it much easier the second time around to just take a cutting torch and cut the hangers from the old exhaust pipe as you can easily wiggle them out of the rubber hangers without the pipe attached. If you are planning on tackling this job yourself I would suggest finding a friend with a plasma cutter or making friends with someone who has a plasma cutter for the downpipe. You will need at least one person to help you position the pipe as well around the rear axle housing, shock, and spare tire. If I have any complaints it would be that the exhaust is a tight fit around the spare and the rear shock. I guess that is what happens when you shoehorn a 4" pipe where the old exhaust was... Other than that I haven't installed a banks nor have I looked at one, but maybe that will help you decide based on what others have said on banks in this thread. The sound is great coming from the MBRP as I put the cat delete and muffler delete on it to see what it would sound like compared to the one that had only a cat delete. The muffler delete is a lot louder, but that high whistle is just too cool so I am going to hold onto the muffler and see if I get pulled over if not then it stays just as it is. Under hard throttle the truck sounds more like a 7.3. With the muffler on it sounds more like a gas burner. Hope this helps.
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