Banks Insider News


Customer Q&A #5 (with Peter Treydte, Banks’ Director of Technical Communications) QUESTION #5: You didn’t directly answer some of my questions, but if I read between the lines, it would appear that there would be no benefit to me to add your upgraded intercooler, (I bought the Six-Gun etc. to tow 15,500 lbs) because the transmission and drivetrain may not take the power of a level 4 ... Read more about this post

Smile, You’re on Candid Camera or You Tubed Some of you nice folks have been asking me “why the heck haven’t you written anything lately?”. The answer: aside from the massive amount of things I have to do on a daily basis… I’ve had writer’s block. I mean I have plenty of ideas for cleaver, witty and informative blogs, but getting the time ... Read more about this post

Customer Q&A #4 (with Peter Treydte, Banks’ Director of Technical Communications) QUESTION #4: I recently had Camping World install a Banks Six-Gun, Speed-Loader with EGT and boost gauges in my 06 Ford F-350 CC SB 6.0L Super Duty P/U. I previously installed the Banks Exhaust system myself. My question relates to the Banks Speed-Loader owners manual. On Page 4, Paragraph 1, 2 and 3. There appears to ... Read more about this post

Customer Q&A #3 (with Peter Treydte, Banks’ Director of Technical Communications) QUESTION #3: Your information has been most helpful. A couple of more questions. 1. How does Ford treat the “Six-Gun and Speed-Loader” re warranty issues? 2. Are any of the 6 settings optimized for Towing and or Economy? If not, which one’s would be best for those applications? 3. Since I think you are getting more power by increasing ... Read more about this post

Boomerang Effect or Strange Bedfellows I may have mentioned this in an earlier blog, and then again maybe I didn’t. Things have been pretty wild for me at GBE lately and I’ve had to increase my doses of Ginkgo Biloba. Ok… here it is: folks, we are finally getting back into the engine business. Back in the past we were ... Read more about this post

Customer Q&A #2 (with Peter Treydte, Banks’ Director of Technical Communication) QUESTION #2: My situation is that I don’t have a problem with my power output once the engine downshifts and the RPM’s go up, but I want more power low down (1750 RPM) so that the engine does not have to down shift as often (and use more fuel). (One thing that I have noticed is ... Read more about this post

So did they win? or When we last left our heroes… It’s been a while (again), but here’s my latest entry. I’ve got about four more in the can, only it’s just that they’re only half done each. Since the last time I wrote I’ve been to pulled over, went to visit a guy we’re selling engines to, went on vacation, went to Indy for the ... Read more about this post

Customer Q&A (with Peter Treydte, Banks’ Director of Technical Communication) QUESTION #1: I have installed a Banks Monster Exhaust and am considering a “Six-Gun and Speed-Loader.” My primary application is towing a 15,000 lb. trailer (GCWR 23,000) with an ’06 F-350 SRW 6.0L Auto 3.73 CC SB 4X4. I tow at 60 to 65 mph (3.73/18 in tires) which translates to 1700 and 1750 rpm. All ... Read more about this post

Sidewinder Type-R: Ready to Race! or Ready to Race? Some of you might know (and most of you didn’t have a clue) that we actually went out and put some miles on our little red pick-up a couple of weeks ago. “What, you went out and raced without telling me?” you say. Well, the answer is “yes”, I guess. We didn’t really want to ... Read more about this post

Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing! Good golly Miss Molly! I realized that I’ve been lax on getting my Blog entries in as of late, but I honestly didn’t think I was that over due! Sorry guys and gals (Umm… and Gale especially!). I looked at the site the other morning and saw the date of my last Blog. Shameful… just ... Read more about this post