Banks Power for Diesel Pushers Many lower-and midpriced diesel motorhomes have just enough power to get where you’re going, but hitch up a trailer or dinghy or head for the mountains, and you’ll be wishing for more zip. A bit of extra fuel economy wouldn’t hurt, either! With this in mind, we recently tried out a PowerPack designed for 2003-09 Cummins ... Read more about this post

2014-2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Power and MPG Upgrades How to Add 37 hp, 46 lb-ft of Torque, and 2.66 mpg With the Stinger System by Banks Power How to Add 37 hp, 46 lb-ft of Torque, and 2.66 mpg With the Stinger System by Banks Power Recently, the team at Banks Power purchased a ’15 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Laramie Limited (the last version of this ... Read more about this post

2016 Nissan Titan XD Diesel – Built for SEMA SEMA Members Unite to Dress Nissan’s Diesel Pickup in All-New Aftermarket Gear What you see here is the world’s first fully customized ’16 Nissan Titan XD. Members of the Specialty Equipment Market Association built it after they were given special early access to the diesel-powered truck. By attending a members-only measuring session at the SEMA Garage, ... Read more about this post

DIESEL JEEP – An All-New CJ8 Scrambler The custom Jeep features a whole lot of awesomeness—including a Banks 630T engine. The Jeep CJ8 or Scrambler hasn’t been made since 1986, but now thanks to Winslow Bent and his team at Legacy Scrambler Conversion, this classic Jeep is now available as a virtually new, trail-ready rig. Yep, we said all new. This isn’t a ... Read more about this post

Re-Power Any Rig with a Diesel Banks Power’s 630T and 866T Crate Engines Diesels are progressing more and more into the mainstream, and Banks Power is one of the companies leading the charge. In the past, if you wanted to transplant a diesel engine into a car, boat or off-road vehicle, you had to find a donor vehicle, do miles of wiring, ... Read more about this post

2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD Gale Banks Big Hoss Bundle Package Install Big Hoss Handled It! Gale Banks Engineering Gives the Kitchen-Sink Treatment to our Duramax Last month we left you with our amped-up 2009 GMC LMM Duramax; proudly huffing on a blend of water-methanol thanks to the Gale Banks Engineering Double-Shot Injection system. On the rollers, our LMM Duramax picked up 100 hp and 121 lb-ft to ... Read more about this post

Add 134 hp and 358 lb-ft to your 7.3L Power Stroke How much does it cost to build up an older Super Duty to perform like a modern truck? Not as much as you think. Instead of spending $60,000 on a brand-new truck, you can invest a fraction of that amount in your old workhorse and have a vehicle that can keep up with any modern diesel. ... Read more about this post

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

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

Banks Power Water-Methanol Injection System Install Banks Power Ramps Up The Tuning Possibilities. Injecting water and/or methanol into a diesel engine (gas, too) has been around for more than 75 years, but it didn’t really have a good, practical application until WWII, when supercharged and turbocharged airplanes used the mix to boost horsepower by at least 50 percent. Sometimes called “chemical intercooler”, the ... Read more about this post

2007 BMW 335i Dyno Test Banks water-methanol injection and Cobb tuning Accessport tested on a BMW 335i. California is known for its sunny beaches, Hollywood lifestyle and terrible gas, especially in the winter when the percentage of ethanol increases. So when Sig Jamison, the owner of this ’07 BMW 335i, was preparing to ship his car from the East Coast, he ... Read more about this post

Birth of a Super-Turbo Diesel racing on a gigantic scale: Gale Banks and Mike Ryan team up to tackle Pikes Peak in a Freightliner semitruck. Gale Banks gets excited when he talks about the Super-Turbo Detroit Diesel engine setup he designed alongside his engineers for use in Mike Ryan’s Freightliner Pikes Peak race truck. Banks didn’t worry about taking on ... Read more about this post

Jeep Wrangler Banks Power Sidewinder Turbo System Install Go Toad: Adding Some Much Needed Power to the Jeep Wrangler with a Banks Sidewinder Turbo System. It’s unknown (to us at least) how many of us RVers tow a Jeep behind our motorhomes, but we’re sure it’s just got to be the majority. Seems just about every rig we see on the road that’s flat ... Read more about this post