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Banks Monster Exhaust

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Product Information

MSRP: $800.00
Average Price: $287.95
Manufacturer: Banks
Yes: 109 / No: 4

1991-05 4.0L and 2000-02 2.5L WRANGLER: Constructed entirely of heavy-gauge stainless steel, Banks Monster features a supersized, 2.5-inch tailpipe with a stainless tailpipe tip polished to a mirror finish. Banks Monster muffler, its straight-through performance muffler, is the industry's least restrictive. In comparison tests, Banks muffler flowed 498.2 cfm at 1 psi—a 139% improvement over the stock exhaust's 208.6 cfm, and about 44% better than the nearest competitor.
Monster virtually eliminates backpressure from the catalytic converter back, for more power and efficiency—and an authoritative, yet civil, exhaust note. For maximum results, combine with Banks TorqueTube system.


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fiskus211's Reviews

03-03-2012, 09:30 AM
Price: $270.00
Pros: Lines up Perfect I got the POWER and SOUND I wanted.
Cons: Exhaust tip that points down to make it quiet. DON'T BUY EXHAUST AND COMPLAIN IT'S TOO LOUD NOONE CARES SO SHUT UP
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I already had the AEM B.F. Cold air intake that comes with the TBS as soon as I put it on and took that spin around the block BIG TIME DIFFERANCE! I'm was so happy with it Lined up perfectly. I ordered the Pacesetter TFX or whatever it's call it was junk and didn't line up right and it looked real cheap so I sent it back and got this BAS @$$ Exhaust The only thing I had to do was go to PEP BOYS and get a 4" tip It sounds so much more bad @$$ and it seemed like it had more power once I took off the Downword tip I HATE PPL WHO BUY EXHAUSTS AND COMPLAIN TO LOUD WWAAHH WWHHAAHH SHUT UP!!!!! FOLKS REMEMMBER IT'S NOT THE NAME ON THE PRODUCT IT'S THE MATERIAL IT'S MADE FROM SO DON'T WAIST YOUR MONEY ON BORLA CAUSE THE TAIL PIPE IS 1.3/4 " BANKS IS 2.5" tHE QUIETER THE EXHAUST THE LESS POWER. I ALSO STARTED TO USE 91 OCT. IDLES BETTER AND THROTTLE IS MORE TOUCHY FEELY. CLEAN YOUR THROTTLE BODY ONCE IN A WHILE MAKES A BIG DIFFERANCE Someone posted it sounds like a rice rocket uumm no it doesn't at all my buddy has a civic with an exhaust I don't think you know what your talking about it wouldn't surprise me if you don't even have this exhaust because it's such a low tone Rice Rocket is high pitched sound cause the muffler is at the end of the vehicle not in the middle like a jeep Sounds more like a Bad @$$ truck

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jonestj's Reviews
02-19-2012, 01:25 PM
Price: $270.00
Pros: ease of installation, sound, power
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This product is well worth the money. This was an easy modification and works well with the Banks Cold Air Intake kit.


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Steel4Pens's Reviews
02-13-2012, 10:27 PM
Price: $275.00
Pros: Sound Quality Ease of installation
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I love having this exhaust system. My Jeep sounds nice with it installed. I also have the headers and intake system from Banks. It was very easy to install. The quality is nice, T409 SS will not fail. Life long investment.

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dustinGERSTEL's Reviews
01-04-2012, 01:47 PM
Price: $299.99
Pros: Greatest tone on the market! Easy installation
Cons: N/A
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This exhaust sounds BEAUTIFUL, the warranty backing this product is also the best versus mbrp and gibson. The welding quality on the muffler is almost flawless. Not the biggest fan of the tip that comes with the exhaust it tarnishes to an awkward gold color.

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shoopie's Reviews
11-13-2011, 04:53 PM
Price: $260.00
Pros: easy install, great sound, good price
Cons: tail pipe needed to be indented where it touches the right rear shock because i have a 4" lift, chrome tip discolored very fast and now it is a brown/gold color.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: if you have a lift this does not fit very well, the tail pipe contacts the shock body and needed to be indented so it wouldnt rub. other than that it is easy to install and sounds good. great price too.

TurdyFive's Reviews
07-01-2011, 11:00 PM
Price: $280.00
Pros: Sounds great.
Cons: Turn down exhaust tip easy to damage
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The muffler sounded great. Nice deep rumble. The only issue I had with the whole unit was the exhaust tip. It got smashed on a rock my first trip out with it and I had to pry it off on the trail. It stuck out and down too far. It looked nice but I wouldn't install the tip if offroading. I had to remove the whole catback after I installed a new performance catalytic converter. The Banks muffler would no longer fit. Too bad. I really liked it.

Registered User
06-23-2011, 08:24 PM
Price: $419.00
Pros: Excellent sound
Cons: Exhaust tip hangs low
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Constructed entirely of heavy-gauge stainless steel, Banks Monster features a supersized, 2.5-inch tailpipe with a stainless tailpipe tip polished to a mirror finish. Monster Muffler, Banks’ straight-through performance muffler, is the industry's least restrictive, more than doubling the stock flow.
Monster virtually eliminates backpressure from the catalytic converter back, for more power and efficiency—and an authoritative, yet civil, exhaust note.

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2Point5's Reviews
04-02-2011, 11:02 PM
Price: $400.00
Pros: Sounds good and can kinda feel some more power
Cons: not what i would have expected for the money
Recommended? Yes


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HawksJeep46's Reviews

03-27-2011, 06:08 PM
Price: $699.00
Pros: Sounds great!!
Cons: ???
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I was looking for an exhaust with a nice sound and less restrictive airflow. I found it!! It makes the 4.0 sound real nice!! Has a nice throaty rumble to it, that is not overly loud.

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CK3's Reviews

03-20-2011, 10:55 AM
Price: $280.00
Pros: Looks great, very well made, easy install. I recommend it for the 4.0L.
Cons: My '00 TJ (2.5L) now sounds like a rice rocket.Not happy with the sound at all.
Recommended? No

Comments: Looks great, very well made, easy install. I recommend it for the 4.0L. My '00 TJ (2.5L) now sounds like a rice rocket. Not happy with the sound at all.

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kenrod02's Reviews
03-16-2011, 03:26 AM
Price: $250.00
Pros: Great Sound, lighter than factory system.
Cons: Install requires dropping the belly pan/tranny mount. Need to finesse the connection after the muffler. Stainless tip discolors quickly.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I like the sound so for me its cool but some find it loud. I installed the power pack in two parts, intake and cat back first header later. So i felt like i had a little more power, maybe it sounded like it had more power.

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Slick101's Reviews

03-14-2011, 09:40 PM
Price: $340.00
Pros: the sound is real smooth
Cons: bad design, but is not leaking for a year now
Recommended? Yes

Comments: the tail pipe slide's into the muffler rather than over it and thats where i have an exaust leek i'm sure i can play around with it more and fix it but what what were they thinking it should have been the other way around have the slits on the tail pipe and slide it over the muffler. it sounds like a infinity on start up

MaverickTJ's Reviews
02-08-2011, 12:06 AM
Price: $290.00
Pros: Nice low rumble... Classic.
Cons: None.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Easy install... Great tone. Louder than stock, but not too much. Hardly hear fourth or fifth gear while on highway. Nice tone at lower RPM's.


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cjlinn's Reviews
01-22-2011, 09:05 AM
Price: $283.99
Pros: Less airflow restriction has improved power Resonation out of the tailpipe is sexy
Cons: didn't quite match up perfectly at first on install, took some work. Price
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Overall, very impressed. In tandem with the intake this is one hell of a package. Banks has the market cornered. I have used them in Dodge diesels. A definate seat of the pants differnce is noticed as claimed and I would truly claim at least a 1mpg gain.

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TheSlowDown's Reviews
01-08-2011, 01:03 AM
Price: $1,100.00
Pros: Very nice tone - not a drone - not really there at idle - only when you step on the gas. Helps horsepower a bit, helps throttle response a bit, would help fuel economy if I didn't step on the gas so much. :)
Cons: Too expensive for what you get. Really have to install the whole banks airflow "system" to get any real gains.
Recommended? No

Comments: Tough one - yes there is a difference in throttle response, in horsepower, in fuel economy, BUT ONLY AFTER YOU INSTALL ALL RELATED COMPONENTS. I bought the Banks "power pack" which includes the header, the intake, and the exhaust.

I put the intake on 1st for a couple of months. All I noticed was a huge sucking sounds when I stepped on the gas - nothing else.

Then I installed the exhaust. It made a bit of a difference now as the sucking sound from the intake was reduced and throttle was more responsive and the "butt dyno" was awakened from the typical Jeep slumber.

Then a few months later I installed the header. My holey cow, what a difference. Sucking sound from intake: GONE. increased power, increased throttle response, increase MPH, increased guttural exhaust note = ALL THERE.

Still, was it worth $1100 total? NO.... but... now with *hopefully* the supercharger coming in it the airflow can be used up to it's potential.

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Fero's Reviews
01-04-2011, 09:35 PM
Price: $500.00
Pros: Sounds great, good fit, no rattle
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Part of a package of upgrades where performance improved, even with alot of extra weight, not sure of individual performance contribution. Sound is solid but not overwhelming. Hard to miss though.


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thirdeye's Reviews
01-04-2011, 12:11 PM
Price: $50.00
Pros: Deep smooth sound.
Cons: None!
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Banks exhaust sounds great. Completes the sound of the jeep.


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engine351's Reviews
12-05-2010, 11:24 PM
Price: $250.00
Pros: easily installed, small power gain
Cons: not a big sound improvement
Recommended? Yes

Comments: The product didn't really improve the sound of the Jeep. Although, replacing the headers is probably required to provide any real change. I did notice a small power gain. The engine is definitely breathing better.

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Mud Machine's Reviews

10-21-2010, 04:46 PM
Price: $255.00
Pros: Easy to install, high quality, nice sound, more power, tucks nicely under the Jeep.
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I put this on my 2005 LJ and am very impressed. It has a nice deep sound that is not too loud and is not too quiet. No drone is present at any RPM's. The system was easy to install and lined up with all hangers etc. Power increase at higher RPM's is noticeable for sure. Keep in mind this is not a V8 so the power increase and sound will not match that of a V8. That being said it sounds really nice (not ricey at all) and offers some power increase as well. I'm not sure about any increases in gas mileage as I have not been able to keep my foot off the skinny petal since I put it on. I also trimmed my tailpipe by several inches (back to the rear hanger leaving just enough to install the turn down) to reduce the possibility of trail damage.

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Rodney121's Reviews
08-23-2010, 02:25 AM
Price: $919.00
Pros: AWESOME Sound (not to loud but a great rumble)
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: AWESOME Sound (not to loud but a great rumble)

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