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Banks Ram-Air Intake Part #42185 Customer Reviews
25 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by clarence c (Mount Holly, NC) — Mar 28, 2015 1:31 PM
Booklet for install was very good. The only problem was installing 3 feet of filter housing in OEM grommets. Total instal time was about an hour start to finish.
Reviewed by Duane M (NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV) Reviewed for a 2008 Ford F-350 — Nov 22, 2012 11:01 AM
I read thru the instructions and was able to install this unit in about 30 minutes. The box is a great fit, just the bolts for lid had trouble lining up. All the units for my truck seem to run in the same $$$ range as the Banks...seems like lot of dough for formed plastic and $30 worth of paper air filter. We now average 11.5 mpg from 10.7 mpg.
Reviewed by Randy B (SELLERSBURG, IN) Reviewed for a 2008 Ford F-250 — Jul 24, 2012 5:02 AM
The intake was easy to install and it's obvious that the product was designed for this specific application (F250 TD) and was not some generic kit. Very clean look once installed. I run an Edge Evolution on my truck and monitor my intake air temp and I saw about a 10 degree difference with the Banks over my stock intake. The truck does feel like it breaths easier and the throttle response is better. I've not yet been able to determine if I'm getting any better MPG if so it's slight. I did not notice any real difference in how the truck sounds. Overall it was an easy upgrade but I'm not sure if it was worth the cost.
Reviewed by Clifford D (Standish, MI) Reviewed for a 2008 Ford F-350 — Jun 13, 2012 5:34 PM
A quality product thats well built and the installation with Banks instructions only took 30 minutes to install the Ram-Air Intake on my 2008 F-350. Thanks Banks for a great addition to my truck perforamance!
Reviewed by Robert B (Quakertown, PA) Reviewed for a 2008 Ford F-250 — May 29, 2012 4:26 PM
The Banks cold air intake quality is very good and installation was fairly easy. But I didn't really notice much gain in horsepower or mpg's. Given the price it cost I probably wouldn't buy it again.
Reviewed by Froilan S G (Hanalei, HI) Reviewed for a 2008 Ford F-250 — Dec 06, 2011 2:24 AM
Don't know for sure how many mpg's I save but I do notice a bump in power and gas milage. I'm glad of the purchase. Living in Hawaii every bit counts. Aloha.
Reviewed by Jon R. T (De Kalb, TX) — Jul 11, 2011 5:09 PM
Just follow the instructions for removal of the old air intake and the installation of the Ram-Air and you will be on your way in an hour. Improved throttle response and MPG of .5 local driving so far. Hopefully get a little more MPG on road trips.
Reviewed by Jeff G (Blaine, MN) Reviewed for a 2008 Ford F-250 — Jul 06, 2011 9:46 AM
After years of gas powered trucks, I finally went to diesel in 2008 and am glad I did. My only gripe with diesels is the turbo-lag, which is both annoying and nerve-racking when pulling out into traffic. After reading past reviews from people saying the Banks reduced/eliminated turbo-lag, I decided to install one. After 3 months of driving, the turbo lag still seems the same as before. Fuel mileage may be improved, but since I did not buy the Banks for that reason, my evaluation is that while it's a well-built product, I would not buy it again if I had a "do-over".
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