Banks TorqueTube is a streamlined exhaust manifold designed to optimize exhaust flow and engine efficiency. Because the stock manifold's flange does not align squarely with the ports, flow is restricted. TorqueTube corrects the problem with a half-inch flange that is machined dead flat, and precisely fitted to the port pattern. You can hear the difference in the plusher, healthier exhaust note. Unlike the stock, failure-prone exhaust manifold, Banks TorqueTube is built of heavy, 409 stainless steel to weather a lifetime of heat, stress and abuse. The flange, welded to the tube assembly on both sides, will never crack or separate. The gasket is made of SMI 900, a material that stands up to super-hot temperatures. Bolts right on!
Installed the Banks Cold Air Intake about 4 months ago. I saw a slight improvement in MPG but needed to improve throttle response, so this week I installed the Banks Torque Tubes and Banks Monster exhaust. Installation time was roughly 4 hours with a bit of knuckle busting, about what I expected. The exhaust note is noticeably deeper and sounds good going up through the RPM's. Using my "seat of the pants" Dyno testing, the HP and torque are noticeably better especially on acceleration and I'm downshifting less often on hills. Next I intend to get the Autominder Programmer to be able to adjust the performance for off-road or highway requirements
This solves a problem I had and adds a little pop. Price wise it was about the same as another exhaust manifold.
Does this product sit flush on the engine or do I have to resurface it? Do all holes align with the engine's holes? Will it work with stock exhaust or do I have to upgrade my exhaust as well (eventually I will upgrade)?
Asked by Manny from Chula Vista, CA on
Hello Manny, The Banks Power Torque Tube Exhaust Header will bolt in place of your factory manifold. Everything will line right up and it will use your factory head pipe. You factory exhaust will work fine as well. Thanks for the inquiry.
Answered by Adam from Chula Vista, CA on
will the "stock" oxygen sensor fit in this header, I have a 98 tj
Asked by tiny from nj on
Tiny, the Banks Power Torque Tube Exhaust Header will fit just fine! I hope this helps!
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from nj on
Is this exhaust header part #gbe51316 legal in California and does it come with a CARB number?
Asked by Ubbo from Tracy, Calif on
Hello Ubbo, the Banks Power Torque Tube Exhaust Header is legal for use in California. The CARB number is #D-161-78. Please let us know if you have any other questions, thanks.
Answered by Jamey P. from Tracy, Calif on
Headquartered in Azusa, California, Banks Power was a byproduct of Banks Engineering, established over 50 years ago. Its decorated history of breakthrough innovations in gas and diesel engine advancements includes drivetrain and turbocharging and high performance products for gas and diesel systems. Among its Jeep products are sidewinder turbos, exhaust manifolds, tuners and programmers and cold air intakes. Whether you're turbocharging, trying to boost exhaust flow and reduce backpressure or optimizing engine efficiency, Banks Power's impressive lineup of parts and accessories are durable enough to weather the stress and perform under extreme duress. Shop Banks Power Now