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Feed The Beast Does driving up even the mildest inclines make your truck work overtime? Do you avoid steep trails for fear of not making it up all the way? Do even subcompacts pass you by on the road with impunity? Don’t you wish your truck had more power? Well, look no further, there’s a fix for that. ... 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

Jeep Sidewinder Turbo- Don’t swap that 4.0L. Turbocharge it Too many 4.0L Wrangler owners have a Fifth gear (or overdrive gear) that is collecting dust, not having been used since the Jeep had stock tires. Adding bigger tires, axles, and body armor can all weigh your rig down. It sucks to be stuck with lackluster power after you’ve spent thousands of dollars on everything ... Read more about this post

Basic Air and Tuning Upgrades via Banks Power This month, we dive into the buildup of yet another Ford 6.0L Power Stroke to help show that even though they may be known for their problems, they can be great workhorses with low initial investments and the right aftermarket products.­­ Case in point, this 2005 XL regular cab long bed: it was purchased by a ... Read more about this post

Project Speed Bump It’s no secret that the highly popular ’67-’72 shortbed Chevy C10s are drying up, getting both more expensive and harder to find in good shape. The longbeds of the era are also becoming pretty pricey, even in marginal condition. So what’s the next big thing in classic trucks? If recent industry trends are an indication, ... Read more about this post

Ford 7.3L Resurrection Part 2- From Short Block To Road Ready After getting the remanufactured 7.3L short-block and heads back from L&R Automotive, John Ferguson and his team at Domestic Diesel in Chino, California, began reassembling the engine and getting the project shop truck up and running. The prospect of a shop truck with some reliability and performance was intriguing. ... Read more about this post