PowerPack® System

'99-04 6.8L SUPER-DUTY PICKUP: Banks has the formula for building V-10 muscle: the stainless-steel PowerPack adds best gains of +56 hp, +67 lb-ft torque, and 7% more miles to the tank-full. A pair of bulletproof TorqueTube manifolds uncorks major torque for big hauling and climbing jobs. Banks optional electronic AutoMind engine-calibration module maximizes power while keeping a stern check on the air-to-fuel ratio, for safe exhaust temperatures and engine longevity.

A look at the stock Y-pipe clearly shows the Banks advantage:

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Vehicle is EGR-equipped ('99 models only) if there is a large hex fitting connecting steel tube to exhaust manifold on driver's side.

To identify type of catalytic converter, locate flange between Y-pipe and cat converter:

Early style cat converter--flange behind transmission cross-member
Late style cat converter--flange in front of transmission cross-member

Systems do not fit 2005 (3-valve) vehicles--designated by a "V" in the 8th position of the VIN number.


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Banks invented a ballistic flow device to overcome the problem that occurs where tubes join within a single collector; a "dead zone" that kills exhaust-gas velocity. The patented PowerPickle fills that void and utilizes the rotational firing order to maximize exhaust extraction. This detail-exclusive to Banks-captures exhaust-gas action and turns it into massive torque.


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Gasoline: 6.8L (V-10), '99-05

Test vehicle: 1999 Ford F-350 crew cab dually • 6.8L Triton V-10 • 4R100 4-speed automatic • 4.10 rear axle ratio • 7500 lbs solo weight • 20,000 lbs combined towing weight.

Horsepower and torque measured at rear wheels.

PowerPack® System with AutoMind Stock Banks Improvement Results
Horsepower, best gain 192.7 hp (4400 rpm) 248.6 hp (4400 rpm) +55.9 horsepower 29% more (4400 rpm)
Horsepower, peak-to-peak 197.0 hp (4200 rpm) 248.6 hp (4400 rpm) +51.6 horsepower 26.2% more, peak-to-peak
Torque, best gain 230.0 hp (4400 rpm) 296.7 hp (4400 rpm) +66.7 lb-ft. torque 29% more (4400 rpm)
Torque, peak to peak 270.7 lb-ft (2600 rpm) 323.2 lb-ft (2600 rpm) +52.5 lb-ft torque 19.4% more (2600 rpm)
Horsepower, upshift point 180.0 hp (4800 rpm) 233.0 hp (4800 rpm) +53.0 horsepower 29.4% more (4800 rpm)
Torque, downshift point 269.5 lb-ft (2800 rpm) 322.2 lb-ft (2800 rpm) +52.7 lb-ft torque 19.6% more (2800 rpm)
Solo acceleration, 0-60 mph time 10.38 sec 8.50 sec -1.88 sec 18.1% quicker
Solo acceleration, 40-60 mph time 5.60 sec 4.45 sec -1.15 sec 20.5% quicker
Towing acceleration, 0-60 mph time 26.74 sec 21.47 sec -5.27 sec 19.7% quicker
Towing acceleration, 40-60 mph time 15.14 sec 11.76 sec -3.38 sec 22.3% quicker
Fuel economy, towing 7.20 mpg 7.73 mpg +0.53 mpg 7.4% better fuel economy
Hill-climb maximum speed, (towing) 49 mph (2nd gear) 56 mph (3rd gear) +7 mph 14.3% faster (+1 gear)
PowerPack System Stock Banks Improvement Results
Horsepower, best gain 192.7 hp (4400 rpm) 241.9 hp (4400 rpm) +49.2 horsepower 25.5% more (4400 rpm)
Horsepower, peak-to-peak 197.0 hp (4200 rpm) 241.9 hp (4400 rpm) +44.9 horsepower 22.8% more, peak-to-peak
Torque, best gain 230.0 hp (4400 rpm) 288.7 hp (4400 rpm) +58.7 lb-ft torque 25.5% more (4400 rpm)
Torque, peak to peak 270.7 lb-ft (2600 rpm) 310.7 lb-ft (2600 rpm) +40.0 lb-ft torque 14.8% more (2600 rpm)
Horsepower, upshift point 180.0 hp (4800 rpm) 223.0 hp (4800 rpm) +43.0 horsepower 23.9% more (4800 rpm)
Torque, downshift point 269.5 lb-ft (2800 rpm) 309.9 lb-ft (2800 rpm) +40.3 lb-ft torque 15% more (2800 rpm)
Solo acceleration, 0-60 mph time 10.38 sec 8.79 sec -1.59 sec 15.3% quicker
Solo acceleration, 40-60 mph time 5.60 sec 4.63 sec -0.97 sec 17.3% quicker
Towing acceleration, 0-60 mph time 26.74 sec 22.28 sec -4.46 sec 16.7% quicker
Towing acceleration, 40-60 mph distance 15.14 ft 12.28 ft -2.86 ft 18.9% less distance
Fuel economy, towing 7.20 mpg 7.65 mpg +0.45 mpg 6.3% better fuel economy
Hill-climb maximum speed, (towing) 49 mph (2nd gear) 55 mph (3rd gear) +6 mph 12.2% faster (+1 gear)
ApplicationYear RangePart #
PowerPack System
Pickup, super-duty | EGR-equipped | Early-style cat converter
Emissions compliant: CARB E.O. D-161-76
1999-04 49130
PowerPack System
Pickup, super-duty | No EGR | Late-style cat converter
Emissions compliant: CARB E.O. D-161-76
1999-04 49131
PowerPack System
Pickup, super-duty | EGR-equipped | Late-style cat converter
Emissions compliant: CARB E.O. D-161-76
1999-04 49132
PowerPack System
Excursion | No EGR
Emissions compliant: CARB E.O. D-161-76
2000-04 49134
PowerPack system w/AutoMind
Pickup, super-duty | EGR-equipped | Early-style cat converter
Emissions compliant: CARB E.O. D-161-76 (TT), D-161-77 (OM), D-161-80 (RA)
1999-04 49440
PowerPack system w/AutoMind
Pickup, super-duty | No EGR | Late-style cat converter
Emissions compliant: CARB E.O. D-161-76 (TT), D-161-77 (OM), D-161-80 (RA)
1999-04 49441
PowerPack system w/AutoMind
Pickup, super-duty | EGR-equipped | Late-style cat converter
Emissions compliant: CARB E.O. D-161-76 (TT), D-161-77 (OM), D-161-80 (RA)
1999-04 49442
PowerPack system w/AutoMind
Excursion | No EGR
Emissions compliant: CARB E.O. D-161-76 (TT), D-161-77 (OM), D-161-80 (RA)
2000-04 49445

Owners Manual(s)

Power Systems- PowerPack & Stinger '99-04
F250/F350 6.8L V10 (Pickups & Excursions)
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