Introducing the Banks Bullet Tuner for EcoDiesel

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Want More Power From Your EcoDiesel?
Banks Power Has The Solution!

The Banks Bullet for the 2014-2015 Ram 1500 and 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers owners of EcoDiesel powered vehicles the ability to select from three power levels: Stock, Tow and Sport, plus it reads boost or injection percentage.  These power levels are adjustable on-the-fly. Dyno testing proves that the Banks Bullet can boost the power output of your EcoDiesel by 37 hp and 57 lb-ft of torque. Tested on the same truck and the same dyno, these numbers plus the $449 street price, blow away the competition, regardless of their advertising claims. More on That… later!

The EcoDiesel engine was introduced to the market in 2014, as an option in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500. This 3.0L V6 diesel engine is reliable, fuel efficient and offers reasonable power in stock trim. However there is room for improvement, and the Banks Bullet is the perfect answer to improving the power of your EcoDiesel.
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Banks 630T, our version of the VM diesel V6

Experience Counts

The primary goals when developing the Banks Bullet for the EcoDiesel was to increase power, improve drivability and to maintain engine dependability. This requires an understanding of the potential gains and limitations of the EcoDiesel engine. We’ve been working with the VM V6 diesel since 2012, and put our understanding and expertise regarding the platform to work and developed the Banks Bullet® inline tuner for EcoDiesel enthusiasts. No other aftermarket manufacturer has our expertise and experience with this engine.

More Than Just A Tuner

The Tow and Power modes of the Banks Bullet potentially improve the mileage of your EcoDiesel too. In addition, the Banks Bullet also functions as a digital boost gauge that can be set to trigger a visual alarm (a red LED). This function is adjustable in a range of 20-50 PSI, in 1 PSI increments. Also available is the ability to show engine fueling in percentages. Baseline, stock shows fuel at 100-percent, higher numbers indicate the additional fuel the Banks Bullet is providing the engine for increased power. For example, 120-percent indicates a fuel flow that is 20-percent over stock. The Banks Bullet for the EcoDiesel is capable of adding more fuel as needed, up to the plus 20-percent point.

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The following chart shows the increase in power using the Banks Bullet, compared to stock. You can see a notable increase in both horsepower and torque. These graphs show the results in Power Mode, over stock. Tow mode will result in a curve between the two lines seen here.

Dyno Chart
Seen here is a comparison between the stock power curves for rear wheel horsepower and torque, with and without the Banks Bullet Tuner active. The Red line shows the Bullet Tuner provides significant increase in power horsepower and torque. (Note: these figures are for the 2014/15 Ram 1500 equipped with the EcoDiesel. Similar gains can be expected when installation is performed on 2014/15 EcoDiesel powered Grand Cherokee.)

Look for more on the Banks Bullet and Power Pack systems for the EcoDiesel on our Insider News, soon.

Coming Next issue:
How the Banks Bullet outperforms the competition.

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