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ROQ Crusher Los Angeles, California, “The City of Angels”, is a place where millions of people come to turn their dreams into reality. If you can imagine it, it can happen in LA. Known to fans as “Lightning,” Jay Tilles no stranger to those dreams turned realities. As a longtime resident of Southern California and a radio ... Read more about this post

Huffin & Puffin Banks Power’s Bolt on TJ Turbo We are such big fans of turbochargers that you might be tired of hearing us talk about them. The fact is that a turbo can be a great way to build more power, and the inline Jeep engines are so overbuilt they can handle boost with no problems. Many people ... Read more about this post

GALE BANKS: THE TITAN OF TURBOS Growing up in SoCal during the post-WWII era was akin to living in a petri dish of hot rod innovation. Dotted across the L.A. metroplex was a cast of pioneers building a performance industry that continues to this day. Alex Xydias SoCal Speed Shop, Ed Iskenderian’s camshafts, Paul Shieffer’s clutches, Dean Moon’s equipment, George Barris’ ... Read more about this post

Project Super Duty Part one: Improving the 6.4L Power Stroke for superb usability It’s hard to believe, but the 6.4L Power Stroke is coming up on ten years since it was first released mid-2007. The fully emission-equipped engine was the first to be offered by Ford with the full EGR, DPF, and catalytic converter systems bolted on, and it ... Read more about this post

2008 Chevy 3500HD Dualie KROQ Crusher Here in Southern California there is a little radio station called KROQ that had extremely humble beginnings in the late ’70s in not much more than a converted basement. Over the years and through the various phases of new wave, Brit pop, grunge, and just about anything else that you could file under modern rock ... Read more about this post

Banks Power for Diesel Pushers Many lower-and midpriced diesel motorhomes have just enough power to get where you’re going, but hitch up a trailer or dinghy or head for the mountains, and you’ll be wishing for more zip. A bit of extra fuel economy wouldn’t hurt, either! With this in mind, we recently tried out a PowerPack designed for 2003-09 Cummins ... Read more about this post

Heavy Duty, High Performance   Over the years, Rudolf Diesels creation has taken a back seat in the world of race engines to traditional spark ignition motors. Consigned in the main to heavy load-lugging and industrial applications, it 151 past 30 years that the racing world has begun to wv the true potential of compression ignition for competition use, the ... Read more about this post

Slow Your Roll Installing the SpeedBrake on a Duramax (With Gale Banks!) Just a few short years ago, the thought of 600 hp and 1000 lb-ft. of torque in a daily driven street diesel was unimaginable. But thanks to the marvels of technology, not only is this kind of Insane power possible, It only takes a handful of mods ... Read more about this post

2014-2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Power and MPG Upgrades How to Add 37 hp, 46 lb-ft of Torque, and 2.66 mpg With the Stinger System by Banks Power How to Add 37 hp, 46 lb-ft of Torque, and 2.66 mpg With the Stinger System by Banks Power Recently, the team at Banks Power purchased a ’15 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Laramie Limited (the last version of this ... Read more about this post

2016 Nissan Titan XD Diesel – Built for SEMA SEMA Members Unite to Dress Nissan’s Diesel Pickup in All-New Aftermarket Gear What you see here is the world’s first fully customized ’16 Nissan Titan XD. Members of the Specialty Equipment Market Association built it after they were given special early access to the diesel-powered truck. By attending a members-only measuring session at the SEMA Garage, ... Read more about this post