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Flowmaster vs. BanksPower

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by klebmorris, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. klebmorris

    klebmorris Registered Member

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    I've been reading a lot of the posts about getting more power out of a 6.2L. Since I don't have the money to invest in a turbo nor do I really feel that it is necessary, I was wondering which of the following options might be better. Should I purchase Banks' Stinger exhaust system complete with the following at http://bankspower.com/System.cfm?appid=AC02&sysid=SC03 or should I go with a Flowmaster 70 series dual setup with a cold air intake modification as discussed in previous posts. I am willing to spend the necessary amount for either modification. Thank you for your help.
    Caleb

    Proud owner of a 84 cucv 4" superlift, 33" BFG A/T
     
  2. AzzKicker

    AzzKicker 1/2 ton status

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    you mean like this /forums/images/icons/smile.gif :
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    I just need a good exhaust setup now.
     
  3. FastFob

    FastFob Registered Member

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    Thats a good question, Cause I'd rather
    Have a custom 4' exhaust made and make a custom intake.
    But the question remains. "Is bigger better?"
    /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    I'm not sure which is better for your desired setup or overall performance but i installed 2.5" 40series flowmasters on my 6.2 with the stock 2.25" dual pipes. They did free up the exhaust a good bit and made the truck alot louder. I believe the flowmasters get carbon deposits stuck in the chambers b/c my exhaust has quieted down and seems slightly restricted but still WAY better than what was on there before. BTW my motor is completely stock with 280k on it.
     
  5. klebmorris

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    Yeah, I guess it would look something like that. Do you have any numbers about the power gains you received?
     
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    How would I go about getting numbers etc. I'd probably have to take it to a race place right. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif


    really the only thing I notice is better pickup on higher speeds. Like if I'm going 50, I can accelerate a lot faster at that speed and above. Another noticable difference is the THROATY sound. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif sounds like a suped up VETTE /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     

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