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Water-Meth Magic 2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD Gale Banks Engineering Water-Methanol Injection System – Tech and How-to It’s no secret; our late-model clean diesel trucks are quite the performers. They have become painfully easy to make a ton of tire-twisting power. From the factory, they are producing even larger horsepower and torque numbers albeit with a supplement of highly ... Read more about this post

52 hp From a Turbo-The Ultimate 6.0L Power Stroke Upgrade 2007 Ford F-250 6.0L Power Stroke Garrett PowerMax By Banks Power Diesel engines love air. It’s almost like they can’t get enough of it. Chances are pretty good that if your truck is still sporting the stock turbo, it’s probably not making as much power as possible. In the June 2014 issue of Diesel Power (“6.0L ... Read more about this post

3.0L Diesel Engine Option For Your Diesel Engine Conversion There is no good 2.5 to 4 liter diesel engine option out that has can provide decent torque, is quiet, small and relatively light weight. Well, that is until now! When it comes to building something, there are a few major components that really change the characteristic of the vehicle. Generally, opting for 2-wheel or 4-wheel ... Read more about this post

2013 Ford F-150 FX2 EcoBoost – Project GT-150 Wrap-up Bringing Ford Performance Full Circle … with the Banks Ram-Air Intake System. As we built this beauty over the course of a year, several companies actually used our EcoBoost-powered F-150 to prototype and build parts off of. That list of components is extensive, so we’ll quit with the banter and get right to the goods. Banks ... Read more about this post

2007 Ford F-250 6.0L Power Stroke – Weekend Warrior Adding 171 hp & 366 lb-ft in just two days If you can live without driving your truck for a couple of days, the folks at Banks Power can help you achieve some impressive gains in horsepower and torque. By using water- methanol in conjunction with more conventional upgrades, they were able to coax an extra ... Read more about this post

Take Five With Gale Banks Gale gets asked all sorts of questions, including what was the first car he hot rodded, what meeting Mickey Thompson was like, what he wants his legacy to be … As a 72-year-old hot rodder who grew up in Los Angeles during the adolescence of our industry, one might expect Gale Banks to be a man ... Read more about this post

Dupe – Combo Plate- Banks’ New Cummins 12-Valve Power Package No surprise, then. that Gale Banks of Banks Power wanted to add more 12-valve options to the company’s extensive line of diesel power adders. “We had planned to do that for some time, but didn’t have access to an engine,” he admitted. After locating a semi-stock ’96 Dodge with the 12-valve, the Banks procedure was ... Read more about this post

Combo Plate Banks’ New Cummins 12-Valve Power Package When the subject of the 12-valve Cummins comes up, words like “bulletproof,” “simple” and “reliable” are often used in the same sentence. The fact that the 12-valve has such good bones explains why it’s a favorite of tuners, racers and engine swappers alike. Why? It’s a simple design that can ... Read more about this post

Power from Water The Science Behind Banks Power’s New Water-Methanol System Water injection has been around almost as long as the internal combustion engine. It was first used to improve power, allow higher compression and save fuel on fighter planes during WWII. Both the Allies and Axis air forces used water injection in some applications. After the war, mechanics ... Read more about this post

120HP Shot Adding power with water-methanol injection. It may seem too good to be true, but injecting a mix of water and methanol into a diesel engine can increase horsepower and torque, improve fuel economy, and lower exhaust gas temperature (EGT) and NOx emissions. The “magic” happens when the additives super-cool the intake charge so the fuel can ... Read more about this post