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Steve Loves Jeeps 07-21-2011 08:37 PM

Review of my Banks Monster
 
My old muffler got taken out by a rock during one of my recent off roading adventures. I saw Banks was having a big 4th of July sale, so I decided to spoil my Jeep with a new muffler. I order the Stinger system, which was basically a catback. I got it for 20% off, plus free shipping (saved me a good $120). I finally got to installing it last week, due to working full time. It took me and my uncle just about an hour plus (way under the estimated time) to get the skids dropped, cut out the tail pipe and get that stubborn, rusted, hole-ridden stock muffler off. I fell in love with the sound of the Monster as soon as I turned the Jeep on. I drive 25 minutes to work everyday on a highway, going about 65 the whole way. There is no annoying drone when driving at a constant speed. But when you lay the pedal down, it has a nice roar to it. Even with the top down and doors off, it still doesn't overpower the radio or talking to the person next to you. So if you are looking for a muffler that will give you a nice sound, but won't drive you crazy on long rides, go with the Banks Monster :)

Rogerg 07-21-2011 08:45 PM

My experience with mufflers is they tend to get louder as they get a few weeks old.At least with the Flowmaster i have on the Jeep and Yukon...but i love it!!!

Standard 07-21-2011 09:56 PM

^^x2^^
Love mine!

oIIIIIIo 07-27-2011 03:30 AM

x2, I love mine also...

2003x 07-27-2011 01:37 PM

I have a 2 chamber flowmaster with a hi flow cat. Its pretty loud, to the point where now I am getting somewhat tired of it. Alot of drone around 2,200K. The jeep is my DD. Any chance you could upload the video of the banks muffler?

Square_Eyes 07-27-2011 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2003x
I have a 2 chamber flowmaster with a hi flow cat. Its pretty loud, to the point where now I am getting somewhat tired of it. Alot of drone around 2,200K. The jeep is my DD. Any chance you could upload the video of the banks muffler?

2,200K?! I didn't know the 4.0 could rev that high :wavey:

Ive been looking for reviews on different exhausts/mufflers and I'll be checking out the banks when the time comes, keep us updated on the sounds and things as you break it in :smiley:

Steve Loves Jeeps 07-28-2011 09:46 AM

I will try to get a video up as soon as possible for ya guys.

Cons_Table 07-28-2011 09:52 AM

I also have the banks system. Its a great set up and couldnt be more pleased with the sound. Like you said no drone, but deep and loud when you get your foot in it. :thumb:

redredjeep 07-28-2011 12:14 PM

:thumb:I've got Banks system (torque tube hedder,cat back Monster muffler all the way to the rear chrome turn down tip) on my 97 TJ and I love the sound & quality of this product.

gpzjack 07-28-2011 08:37 PM

ive got the banks cat back. I actually think something is wrong with it. Mine is pretty loud and drones really bad around 40mph.

Steve Loves Jeeps 08-02-2011 02:30 PM

Hey guys, those who asked for videos I got 2 for ya!

1st one is the start up. Pretty basic, just to hear how it sounds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkMTa37NVDs

2nd one is one I took during a short drive. My battery died in the middle of it so it has to do for now. It was taken with just a bikini top on the Jeep. The camera was just above the radio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcNmV_vK9EE

Enjoy :)

2003x 08-02-2011 04:32 PM

Awesome vids, thank you. How much is just the muffler?

Steve Loves Jeeps 08-02-2011 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2003x (Post 1432207)
Awesome vids, thank you. How much is just the muffler?

I bought the stinger system, which will run you $236 plus shipping.
Mine was during a sale so shipping was free along witha discount

Steve Loves Jeeps 08-06-2011 11:18 AM

Banks is having another sale today. If anyone is interested, check it out.

unslow 08-06-2011 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve Loves Jeeps
Banks is having another sale today. If anyone is interested, check it out.

Thanks. Where did you find it on sale? I didn't see anything on their website (I may have missed it) and qtec and 4wp show their normal prices.

And thanks for the vids too. Those convinced me that this is what I am looking for.

Steve Loves Jeeps 08-06-2011 11:58 AM

Just call them up
866 738 5912

wirejock 08-06-2011 04:04 PM

Love mine too. Sounds mean!

NikeSwimming 08-23-2012 08:00 PM

Sorry for bringing back an old thread! But I was wondering.. When installing, did you guys weld it on or use the clamps it came with? Which is better? I know welding would be best but will the clamps hold up to off roading and being a DD?

jrussblues 08-23-2012 10:24 PM

I used the included clamps. They have held up nicely. I ditched the exhaust tip though.

NikeSwimming 08-24-2012 12:56 AM

Okay great, thanks!!

Gunner 08-24-2012 04:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2003x (Post 1413930)
I have a 2 chamber flowmaster with a hi flow cat. Its pretty loud, to the point where now I am getting somewhat tired of it. Alot of drone around 2,200K. The jeep is my DD. Any chance you could upload the video of the banks muffler?

You may have the Series 40 dual chamber. It is known for being loud and having interior drone. That is the one most places sell as they get deals on them.
Performance mufflers
Check out what you might have on here.


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