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Inside Banks Engineering A behind-the-scenes look at Banks Engineering The World’s Fastest Pickup Truck runs 222 mph! Guess what … its a street legal diesel! Banks features two in-house engine dynos for research and development. Gale Banks Engineering is the premier manufacturer of aftermarket gas and diesel performance products for pickups, sport utilities and motorhomes. When you hear the name Gale Banks, ... Read more about this post

Banking on Horsepower Power Products for the Duramax Diesel that Work It’s rare to find a collection of bolt-on parts that actually work in harmony and build additional horsepower and torque from an engine, let alone find them all under one manufacturer’s banner. Over the years, OFF-ROAD magazine has tested all manner of parts combinations, each one taking a ... Read more about this post

Oil Burner Upgrade The Banks Sidewinder Turbo for Early GM Diesels The Banks Sidewinder turbo system for early GM 6.2 Diesel comes with everything you see here. All you need to add is your diesel truck and either a qualified shop, or about three days in your driveway with a full toolbox. We recently got an old Army truck off ... Read more about this post

Banks Power for Jeeps Jeep TJ Wrangler Gale Banks Engineering “Stinger” Cat-Back System Kit comes with everything needed to help your Jeep breath easier! Notice the large 2.5″ diameter stainless steel tail pipe! Leave it to Banks to include something that stout in a Jeep kit. Over the past few years Banks has earned a reputation in the truck world for ... Read more about this post

Breathin’ Easy Banks TorqueTube and Stinger Exhaust Systems for Jeeps The Banks Stinger and TorqueTube exhaust systems we had installed on our project TJ included: the stainless Dynaflow muffler; stainless 2-1/2-inch tailpipe; chrome turndown tailpipe tip; stainless-steel exhaust header with 1/2-inch flange; high-temperature gasket; and installation hardware. Squeezing more performance out of your Wrangler’s 4.0L I-6 engine is ... Read more about this post

V-10 Power! Maximize Ford’s Triton V-10 Output with Banks’ PowerPack System This shot of Gale Banks’ PowerPack® kit shows the non-electronic components included in the system. The torque Tube exhaust manifolds (tubular headers) flow through a special Y-connector, which flows through a 3.5-inch exhaust pipe and on through Banks’ DynaFlow muffler. Also included is a high-flow K&N FilterCharger ... Read more about this post

Up the Power Ante on the Triton V-10 Banks Engineering Comes to the Rescue with Banks PowerPack for Ford’s Triton V-10 engine… Ford’s Triton V-10 engine is a real powerhouse for gas engine truck owners. Although not quite as torquey as a diesel, this gas V-10 engine does make some pretty impressive numbers. The horsepower is 310 at 4,250 rpm, and the torque checks ... Read more about this post

Sideways Into the Record Book Banks sets new world speed record with the Sidewinder diesel pickup… “I’ll kick your ass on straight diesel” 217.314 Miles Per Hour Quick Specs: Engine type: 5.9-liter 1-6 Turbo boost: 48 psi Max output: 735 horsepower Max torque: 1300 lb-ft Think you have a fast pickup truck? Are you convinced the big brute in your garage is at the top of the food ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks Engineering Winning Systems for Trucks, SUVs & Motor Homes Gale Banks, founder of Gale Banks Engineering, explains his philosophy of the systems approach to performance. In the background is a photo of the third-generation Firebird that set a land-speed record of 289 mph. Gale Banks Engineering likes to get attention for its products by proving a point. The ... Read more about this post

Flat Out on the Salt Inside Gale Banks’ 200-MPH Dakota Land-Speed Record Holder Gale Banks wants to change your mind about diesel engines-and he’s going about it in a pretty spectacular way. The Dakota pickup you see here was clocked in excess of 222 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats. In doing so it set international speed records for production-based pickup trucks. ... Read more about this post