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Old 07-11-2004, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MBRP or Banks??

I am interested in buying a turbo back exhaust system and have narrowed my selection down to the MBRP Pro-Series(T-304) or the Banks Monster Exhaust. The only concern I have is the 2 piece downpipe on the MBRP system. Money and installation are not my concern. Fit, finish and exhaust sound are. Any help would be appreciated [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Re: MBRP or Banks??

I have the DPPI(MBRP with a collar)and love it. WHy would a 2 piece downpipe concern you?
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Re: MBRP or Banks??

I also have the MBRP exhaust and absolutely love it. Have not heard or seen the Banks but i cannot imagine it sounding any better than the MBRP.
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Re: MBRP or Banks??

Have nothing against Banks, and have not personally heard one either, but;

I also have the DPPI Dual. I love it. In the last week I had one Dodge Driver that was borrowing a Dunk Tank from my brother tell me "That is impressive, what in the h#!! have you done to that truck". And another couple chase me down in a new Cummins and ask me why my truck sounds like it does. It is a personal preference. Some think it is annoying (sp). Everyone I know personally here love it, especially my wife, kids, mother, father, brother (who has a Cummins and is annoyed at the fact he exhausted his and you still cannot hear the turbo). JMO. I wish I had done it sooner.

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Re: MBRP or Banks??

I looked at a lot of them. Went with DPPI the better MBRP as they build them to DPPI specifications. Do a search under my name for details.

I had a banks system before on my 95 and the DPPI is made much better, but that was a long time ago.
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Re: MBRP or Banks??

since youve got a 2003 truck, youve got the turbo thats gonna sound like a jet, literally, when you add exhaust. to 99% of the people around here, the whistle is music to their ears, however some prefer it quiet. banks offers a downpipe with a built in resonator to quiet the whistle down a bit. only if you dont want a lot of whistle, id say go with banks. if not, throw on the dppi and be amazed. personally i like the magnaflow, but i saw that it wasnt on your list...
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Re: MBRP or Banks??

I just recieved my banks down pipe and I'm having h@!! trying to get that one piece down pipe on my 2004 6.0 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]. Because of the length there is not enough room to get the pipe in without removeing the transmission from the motor [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]. I've bought banks but i'm going to return it. Whats the web site for that MBRP down pipe. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
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I put my DPPI duals on about 2 weeks ago, and they are awesome. I ordered the 5 inch double wall angle cut tips, which are mirror polished. Everybody takes a look as they walk past them. Everytime I start it, it draws a smile from people. It is the best sounding exhaust I have ever heard on the 6.0.
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Re: MBRP or Banks??

mikeym,

Can't prove it at this time, but the resonater isn't changing the sound much if at all. The difference in systems is based on if the customer keeps the cat in place or removes it. If you add our MBRP system and keep the factory cat in the system the sound is ever so smooth, you only really hear the system when you have it floored etc. If you remove the cat you will get a lot of turbo whistle and some more big block growl when you floor it. That's one of the big advantages with the MBRP system you can have the whistle or not depending on your desires etc. The others either don't have ANY cat provision, or you get it with the cat installed only, we give you a choice! Not to mention the resonator is actually a small restriction as it disrupts smooth flow, and even Ford stopped using it in late 2003 as it wasn't doing much of anything.

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JeffEzack,

The two piece down pipe is built to make installation easy, check with Cattleman on this thread, he's not real happy about the one piece pipe. If you use a one piece you will be required to support the tranny and remove the crossmember to get the original one out and the new one in. Our down pipe has a slip joint about 2/3rds of the way down and all you do is slip it together as you connect to the cat and clamp it in place, it's easy you won't have any problems.

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i went with the dppi. i don't know how banks is, but mark is about as good as your gonna get in the business world.
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I have my cat in and the truck still sounds like a jet. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img] I can't imagine how loud the turbo would be if I took the cat out. Maybe as loud as a BIGGER, LOUDER jet! The exhaust note, however, is barely louder than stock until you get on it. I love this system.
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OK MArk, this is what we need. Since I like to keep my cat in place to stifle alot of the whistle while travelling down the road, yet would like to open it up in parking lots etc., we need a cat bypass pipe on an electrical connection where we could run it through the cat or bypass it at the touch of a switch inside the cab. Think you can whip that up for us? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Was this a trick question? Everyone on here will basically have a biased answer...... DPPI and that is what I will agree with also! A friend of mine has a half truck----Cab and utlity bed, He had four inch exhaust( do not know which brand) but it exits riht past the passenger door, it sound like a circular saw riping through a sheet of plywood. I was on a skid loader and could still hear this thing coming down the road!
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Re: MBRP or Banks??

Jeff, for what its worth I have both. I bought my Banks Monster exhaust (cat back) back when it was the only item Banks made for the 6.0. I recently added a down pipe and went with DPP from Mark Craig. The fit, finish, quality is second to none. I wont tell you which cat back to get but I dont see how I would have gotten that one piece pipe in. Beside it was about a hundred bucks more for the Banks DP alone. What I will say is this. The Banks system is T-409. If I were doing it all over I would get T-304 without question. So what I,m saying is... Buy a DPP turbo back and then buy a TAG I with the money you save. My .02.
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