Stinger® System

Banks' stainless-steel Stinger energizes performance and adds substantial power gains at a modest cost. Stinger-enhanced efficiency prolongs engine life and delivers another +32 hp and +42 lb-ft torque to the rear-wheels, plus 5% more MPG.

Important: Some vehicle configurations require an extension kit for proper fit.


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Motorhome Power

Gasoline: Ford 6.8L (V-10), '97-02

Test vehicle: 1999 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Vision

Description: 35-foot with tag axle

Engine: 6.8L Triton V-10, rated at 275 hp

Transmission: 4R100

Rear axle ratio: 4.10

Horsepower and torque measured at rear wheels.

Stinger System with AutoMindStockBanksImprovementResults
Horsepower, best gain 176.0 hp (4000 rpm) 208.0 hp (4000 rpm) +32.0 horsepower 18.2% more (4000 rpm)
Horsepower, peak-to-peak 181.1 hp (3600 rpm) 208.4 hp (3800 rpm) +27.3 horsepower 15.1% more, peak-to-peak
Horsepower, upshift point 161.2 hp (4800 rpm) 176.0 hp (4800 rpm) +14.8 horsepower 9.2% more (4800 rpm)
Torque, best gain 231.1 lb-ft (4000 rpm) 273.1 lb-ft (4000 rpm) +42.0 lb-ft torque 18.2% more (4000 rpm)
Torque, peak-to-peak 298.7 lb-ft (2000 rpm) 320.4 hp (2600 rpm) +21.7 lb-ft torque 7.3% more, peak-to-peak
Torque, downshift point 292.9 lb-ft (2800 rpm) 319.8 lb-ft (2800 rpm) +26.9 lb-ft torque 9.2% more (2800 rpm)
Acceleration, 0-60 mph time 32.5 sec 29.1 sec -3.40 sec 10.5% quicker
Acceleration, 0-60 mph distance 1874 ft 1671 ft -203 ft 10.8% less distance
Acceleration, 40-60 mph time 17.5 sec 15.4 sec -2.10 sec 11.9% quicker
Acceleration, 40-60 mph distance 1304 ft 1151 ft -153 ft 11.7% less distance
Maximum speed, hill-climb 49 mph (2nd gear) 53 mph (3rd gear) +4 mph 8.2% faster (+1 gear)
Fuel economy (max. speed, 6% grade) 7.20 mpg 7.57 mpg +0.37 mpg 5.1% better fuel economy
Stinger SystemStockBanksImprovementResults
Horsepower, best gain 176.0 hp (4000 rpm) 202.5 hp (4000 rpm) +26.5 horsepower 15.1% more (4000 rpm)
Horsepower, peak-to-peak 181.1 hp (3600 rpm) 202.7 hp (3800 rpm) +21.6 horsepower 11.9% more, peak-to-peak
Horsepower, upshift point 161.2 hp (4800 rpm) 170.4 hp (4800 rpm) +9.2 horsepower 5.7% more (4800 rpm)
Torque, best gain 231.1 lb-ft (4000 rpm) 265.9 lb-ft (4000 rpm) +34.8 lb-ft torque 15.1% more (4000 rpm)
Torque, peak-to-peak 298.7 lb-ft (2000 rpm) 311.5 hp (2200 rpm) +12.8 lb-ft torque 4.3% more, peak-to-peak
Torque, downshift point 292.9 lb-ft (2800 rpm) 307.5 lb-ft (2800 rpm) +14.5 lb-ft torque 5.0% more (2800 rpm)
Acceleration, 0-60 mph time 32.5 sec 30.0 sec -2.50 sec 7.7% quicker
Acceleration, 0-60 mph distance 1874 ft 1724 ft -150 ft 8.0% less distance
Acceleration, 40-60 mph time 17.5 sec 15.9 sec -1.60 sec 9.1% quicker
Acceleration, 40-60 mph distance 1304 ft 1190 ft -114 ft 8.7% less distance
Maximum speed, hill-climb 49 mph (2nd gear) 52 mph (3rd gear) +3 mph 6.1% faster (+1 gear)
Fuel economy (max. speed, 6% grade) 7.20 mpg 7.47 mpg +0.27 mpg 3.8% better fuel economy
Git-KitStockBanksImprovementResults
Horsepower, best gain 176.0 hp (4000 rpm) 194.3 hp (4000 rpm) +19.6 horsepower 11.2% more (4000 rpm)
Horsepower, peak-to-peak 181.1 hp (3600 rpm) 194.5 hp (3800 rpm) +13.4 horsepower 7.4% more, peak-to-peak
Horsepower, upshift point 161.2 hp (4800 rpm) 165.4 hp (4800 rpm) +4.2 horsepower 2.6% more (4800 rpm)
Torque, best gain 231.1 lb-ft (4000 rpm) 255.1 lb-ft (4000 rpm) +25.7 lb-ft torque 11.2% more (4000 rpm)
Torque, peak-to-peak 298.7 lb-ft (2000 rpm) 305.6 hp (2200 rpm) +6.9 lb-ft torque 2.3% more, peak-to-peak
Torque, downshift point 292.9 lb-ft (2800 rpm) 300.1 lb-ft (2800 rpm) +7.2 lb-ft torque 2.4% more (2800 rpm)
Acceleration, 0-60 mph time 32.5 sec 31.1 sec -1.40 sec 4.3% quicker
Acceleration, 0-60 mph distance 1874 ft 1791 ft -83 ft 4.4% less distance
Acceleration, 40-60 mph time 17.5 sec 16.6 sec -0.90 sec 5.1% quicker
Acceleration, 40-60 mph distance 1304 ft 1243 ft -61 ft 4.7% less distance
Maximum speed, hill-climb 49 mph (2nd gear) 51 mph (3rd gear) +2 mph 4.1% faster (+1 gear)
Fuel economy (max. speed, 6% grade) 7.20 mpg 7.46 mpg +0.26 mpg 3.6% better fuel economy
ApplicationYear RangePart #
Chrome tailpipe heat shield kit, 3" tailpipe (24"L)
Use With 3" Tail Pipes
26105
Extension kit w/heatshielding (209-228" wheelbase)
Ford Mh A
1997-06 49097
Extension kit w/heatshielding (229-248" wheelbase)
Ford Mh A
1997-06 49100
Stinger system
Class-A motorhome | Driver-side tailpipe exit
Emissions compliant: CARB E.O. D-161-80
1997-05 49146
Stinger system
Class-A motorhome | Passenger-side tailpipe exit
Emissions compliant: CARB E.O. D-161-80
1997-05 49147
Stinger system w/AutoMind
Class-A | Driver-side tailpipe exit
Emissions compliant: CARB E.O. D-161-77 (OM), D-161-80 (RA)
1997-05 49460
Stinger system w/AutoMind
Class-A | Passenger-side tailpipe exit
Emissions compliant: CARB E.O. D-161-77 (OM), D-161-80 (RA)
1997-05 49461

Owners Manual(s)

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