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Inside The Gale Banks 630T V6 Diesel Engine Diesel Power magazine gets inside the first potential 1/2 ton diesel engine. In 2013, the diesels are coming! Our industry is poised to see more diesel-powered vehicles for sale in the United States than we’ve had since 1985. Of the dozen new diesels we expect to be able to purchase, the one powerplant we’re most excited ... Read more about this post

Slow the Load Adding Load Control With a Banks SpeedBrake (on a ‘07.5 GMC Sierra 2500 HD). Using a diesel truck as a tow rig is one of the reasons you bought it in the first place. Those towing duties include work and play. A case in point is Jereme Miltier, at RPM Offroad, in Bristol, Tennessee. He frequently uses ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks brings new diesels to military expo Banks brought two turbocharged diesel engines to the IDGA expo and one kit designed to make military-grade Humvees safer and more livable. When most of us think of Gale Banks, we think of diesel engines, big honkin’ trucks and tuning boxes that make pickups perform like slingshot dragsters. What you might not know is that Banks ... Read more about this post

Heavy Breathing Bolt-On Power Upgrades for the Chevy/GMC Duramax LB7 Most of us know that internal combustion engines are fancy air pumps and that the trick to getting more power from them is to get more air in and out of them. Just as with old-school hotrodders, installing a free-flow exhaust system and intake will go a long ... Read more about this post

Save Fuel, Add Power, Break Nothing With Banks iQ More Power and Better Economy For Our 2007 5.9L Cummins If you’re reading this, you probably have the same habit we do of checking every truck you see to make sure it’s a diesel. A truck’s fender area is like a soldier’s chest-having a diesel engine badge is like having a uniform full of medals. If ... Read more about this post

Banks Powered 1955 Ford Thunderbird Takes Ridler Award The most prestigious prize in the auto show world is the Ridler Award, and a car with a Banks twin-turbo engine just won it. Dwayne Peace, his family and his 1955 Ford Thunderbird took hot-rodding’s top prize at the Detroit Autorama on Sunday: the 49th Don Ridler Memorial Award. Peace, accompanied by his two sons who helped ... Read more about this post

Banks PowerPack Diesel Tuner Test Shorter distances getting up to speed, higher hill-climb speeds—and a significant fuel economy improvement—were all made possible by installation a Banks PowerPack to a 2003 Fleetwood Expedition Class A pusher motorhome. Many people buy motorhomes and then after driving them for a while, decide they’d like more power for accelerating onto highways, passing and climbing long ... Read more about this post

Ford F-150 2WD Project Banks PowerPack on an Ford F-150. “The idea is to build a performance truck that can be used as a daily driver and as a weekend camping/exploring/desert running truck.” We decided the vehicle of choice would be a Ford F-150. So, much like what a lot of our readers might own and be in a position ... Read more about this post

Banks Sidewinder Dragster Gets More Power GM Duramax 6.6L LML engine gets SUPERCHARGED at Gale Banks Engineering Gale Banks has always been known as a hot rodder, drag racer and automotive engineer. Over the past 45 years, he has created some unique and fast cars, trucks and dragsters that have set numerous drag racing and land speed records. Gale was an early diesel ... Read more about this post

Diesel Power – The Safe And Clean Way With Banks Power Looking around the diesel market, one can easily find plenty of power-adders that pump black soot from an open 5-inch sewer pipe. With a set of beefy tires up in smoke, the scene certainly lends itself to some manly entertainment. That much available power usually causes an assortment of problems, from overfueling the engine and ... Read more about this post