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Old 08-08-2019, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Banks Econominder tuner- How's it work?

Alright, the title may sound a bit corny, but it's really the best way to phrase what I need to know. I already talked with Banks, but wasn't really satisfied with the explanation and wasn't sure I understood it much better after the conversation.

So what I need is somebody who feels they have a handle on this particular tuner to explain how to best utilize it. I tow a fifth wheel that pushing the tow capacity of my truck and thus the reason for adding the tuner and an exhaust brake. I also added the 4" exhaust, air intake, and the Bighead wastegate.

I have talked with the boys over at Merchant Auto, which is just miles from where I live and they recommended that I not run the tuner over level 4 as the Allison 1000 might start dropping into limp mode if power increases were too radical. That coincides with a highlighted note in the Banks manual that recommends not running the system over level 4 with automatic transmissions. The guy at Merchant actually suggested that if I was climbing long steep grades to run in stock mode which confuses me. I thought that you would want to be running in a higher tuner mode to increase torque, etc. in mountains.

Anyone care to wade in one this? Thx.

2002 SILVERADO 3500 Duramax CC DRW 4X4
Banks 4" Monster exhaust, Economind tuner, Bighead waste gate, exhaust brake

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Old 11-07-2019, 12:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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