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Installed Banks Ram Air and Magnaflow catback

Installed a Banks Ramair kit and Magnaflow catback system a few days ago. Seems to excelerate better and dont have to stay in the pedal as much at hwy speeds. I'm sceptic of the horsepower gain claims but can definately tell a difference. The Banks kit fits very well and keeps a factory appearance. Went with a small, polished exaust tip with an angle on it for clearance. You can't see the Magnaflow muffler from behind the JK. It's tucked up high and out of the way. Real pleased with both.

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Pics of the exhaust? The banks kit looks nice....better than the Volant kit that I have.

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Pics of the exhaust? The banks kit looks nice....better than the Volant kit that I have.
X2...also better than the airraid that i have
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[QUOTE=Topkicker;320997]Installed a Banks Ramair kit and Magnaflow catback system a few days ago. Seems to excelerate better and dont have to stay in the pedal as much at hwy speeds. I'm sceptic of the horsepower gain claims but can definately tell a difference. The Banks kit fits very well and keeps a factory appearance. Went with a small, polished exaust tip with an angle on it for clearance. You can't see the Magnaflow muffler from behind the JK. It's tucked up high and out of the way. Real pleased with both.

I put the same setup on mine. The added HP is probably there, but it doesn't come in until you are higher in the RPM range. WE NEED LOW END TORQUE! Come on diesel!
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How does it sound?
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The filter seems to be somewhat protected from the elements. What are your thoughts? Is there enough in front of the opening to keep water out?

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The filter seems to be somewhat protected from the elements. What are your thoughts? Is there enough in front of the opening to keep water out?

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So far so good, but deep water would definitely be an issue.
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How does it sound?
The muffler sounds great. (Low mellow tone). The intake is loud as hell.
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Why does Banks refer to it as "RAM-AIR"?

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I can't get a good pic from under the Jeep. I'll drive it to my buddy's house this weekend and put it on a lift. I chose the banks due to the finish and more protected filter. Still looks like hydrolock could happen in some deep water. +2 on the sound. The Banks has a "turbo" like sound in the upper rpm range. The exhaust is nice and quiet at hwy speeds. Has a well tuned exhaust sound for a v6. I'm not a big fan of clamped exhaust so I had it welded. We played with the fit and got the muffler a little higher up and out of the way and shortened the tip for better clearance on departure angles. It looks great. Will have some good pics soon. Here's a pic of the shortened tip.

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Quote:Why does Banks refer to it as "RAM-AIR"?

I think it's because it sounds macho and that makes it marketable to all us gearheads. LOL.
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