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Liquid Power Gaining horsepower and peace of mind with Banks Power water-meth injection. There are a wide variety of products that can help make horsepower and torque; it all comes down to the same principles of more air, more fuel and more spark. Of that combination, introducing more air into the combustion chamber can be the most difficult ... Read more about this post

Huffin and Puffin Testing Banks Power’s brand new bolt-on TJ turbo. We had high expectations for this kit kit and we weren’t disappointed. 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 ... Read more about this post

Automotive aftermarket legend Gale Banks revs up Army’s Humvee Banks is using his expertise in making fast cars and trucks even faster to improve the underpowered Humvee’s performance. For more than 50 years, Gale Banks has tweaked fast cars and trucks to make them even faster. Banks has become a legend among the aftermarket speed crowd, having set land-speed records and built what was once the ... Read more about this post

Intercoolers 17th Century Tech for 21st Century Diesel Power Back in the 1660s, chemist and physicist Robert Boyle discovered the connection between pressure (p), volume (V), and energy (K). He based his theories, which became known as Boyle’s Law, on his own tests and the findings of his contemporary. These involved everything from experiments using 16-horse-power (literally!) ... Read more about this post

ICON’s one-of-a-kind Cummins A ’65 Dodge is transformed into a modern masterpiece. Back in 1965, few folks probably thought of a Dodge D200 crew cab as a potential collector’s item. Four-door versions of the pickup were mainly sold to the government or businesses for use as a work truck, which could hold six employees. This was long before the ... Read more about this post

Emissions compliance at the San Mateo Truck Fest Experts from Gale Banks Engineering will reflash Six-Gun tuners and advise on diesel emissions compliance February 23-24, 2013. When it comes to emissions, it has been said that as California goes, so goes the nation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets national vehicle pollution standards. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) predates the federal Clean Air ... Read more about this post

More Air One of the easiest and most rewarding modifications you can do to your Jeep is installing a cold-air intake in place of the factory air filter box and inlet tubing. One of the easiest and most rewarding modifications you can do to your Jeep is installing a cold-air intake in place of the factory air filter ... Read more about this post

Diesel Swaps The Banks Rat Rod gets a Duramax, the Sidewinder Dakota gets a Cummins, and a who-knows-what gets an 866T. In a special edition of Diesel Power magazine called “Diesel Swaps,” the writers and photographers covered “25 trucks, cars, and hot rods made better with diesel!” ON THE COVER: We visited Gale Banks Engineering in Azusa, California, and ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks Comes Clean part 2 Gale’s thoughts on black smoke, DPF delete kits, and more. BACK IN THE LATE ’70s, PONTIAC ASKED me to do a turbo package for its Sunbird. That car had a four-cylinder, transverse-mounted engine in it. It was kind of an econo car. Click to read more Read more about this post

Gale Banks Comes Clean part 1 Spending a day with the iconic diesel legend reveals interesting thoughts on a variety of subjects. What’s going on with Banks and the military? Not a new question; we’ve been dealing with the military since 1976. They were looking at engines for their boats. Click to read more Read more about this post