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Engineering: Banks Runs for the Records Project Sidewinder’s goal is to break the Land Speed Record for any pickup, any class, gas or diesel… En_gi_neer_ing \ “en-je-‘nir-ing\ n: the practical use of science in industry, building and manufacturing. Driving out and onto the Bonneville Salt Flats one imagines suddenly being placed on a polar ice cap. The landscape is white like frozen snow, ... Read more about this post

Tow Truck Toys Duramax Upgrades for Power and Braking  The Banks Stinger Kit improves engine breathing with a complete 4-inch mandrel-bent stainless steel exhaust, a free-flowing drop=in air filter, and a replacement waste-gate actuator that permits the turbocharger to build more boost. Additional fuel is then added with Banks’ OttoMind inline computer that alters the data flowing in and ... Read more about this post

Will Dr. Diesel’s turn ever come? Other than big-rig drivers, Americans haven’t worked up much affection for the engine that Rudolf Diesel invented in 1897. Read on to see why that’s going to change. Other than big-rig drivers, Americans haven’t worked up much affection for the engines without spark plugs that Rudolf Diesel invented in 1897. Except for a brief burst of ... Read more about this post

Banks At Bonneville The dramatic story behind the creation of the Banks Sidewinder and its record-shattering run at Bonneville Hey, you out there in Illinois, South Carolina or (heaven forbid) Texas; have you ever dreamed of going to the Bonneville Salt Flats — going really fast and setting a record? This is a good, clean, honest car guy’s dream. ... Read more about this post

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 install should take a home mechanic about three or four days, and the shop mechanic about two. Since our landlady frowns upon our tearing a truck apart in the driveway, we decided that going to the pros at All Time Gas & Diesel in Glendora, California would ... 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

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

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