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So did they win? or When we last left our heroes… It’s been a while (again), but here’s my latest entry. I’ve got about four more in the can, only it’s just that they’re only half done each. Since the last time I wrote I’ve been to pulled over, went to visit a guy we’re selling engines to, went on vacation, went to Indy for the ... Read more about this post

Customer Q&A (with Peter Treydte, Banks’ Director of Technical Communication) QUESTION #1: I have installed a Banks Monster Exhaust and am considering a “Six-Gun and Speed-Loader.” My primary application is towing a 15,000 lb. trailer (GCWR 23,000) with an ’06 F-350 SRW 6.0L Auto 3.73 CC SB 4X4. I tow at 60 to 65 mph (3.73/18 in tires) which translates to 1700 and 1750 rpm. All ... Read more about this post

Sidewinder Type-R: Ready to Race! or Ready to Race? Some of you might know (and most of you didn’t have a clue) that we actually went out and put some miles on our little red pick-up a couple of weeks ago. “What, you went out and raced without telling me?” you say. Well, the answer is “yes”, I guess. We didn’t really want to ... Read more about this post

Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing! Good golly Miss Molly! I realized that I’ve been lax on getting my Blog entries in as of late, but I honestly didn’t think I was that over due! Sorry guys and gals (Umm… and Gale especially!). I looked at the site the other morning and saw the date of my last Blog. Shameful… just ... Read more about this post

Suburban Gorilla One of the most popular project vehicles from Xtreme 4×4 is the “Suburban Gorilla,” which features a Banks Twin-Turbo Duramax diesel powerplant derived from our Sidewinder GMC endurance roadracing truck. On Spike TV’s Xtreme 4×4, Jessi and Ian completed the Twin-Turbo Duramax diesel engine for the Suburban Gorilla project. Follow along as the Gale Banks Engineering’s ... Read more about this post

Stoddard Valley Cleanup I myself was amazed at the turnout and at the amount of fun that I had. Gale Banks Engineering supported the event by sending out a support trailer, a vehicle to participate in the cleanup, and just for fun we had the Banks Power #36 Trophy Truck on hand for some testing for the upcoming ... Read more about this post

Banks Power and KORE Banks Power and Kroeker Off-Road Engineering team up to conquer the Baja 1000. David Downs Goliath at Baja By Tim Gavern A virtually stock 2003 Cummins diesel-powered Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 Pickup truck takes 3rd Place in the “Stock Full” class at 2004 Baja 1000. The truck is equipped with Banks’ Six-Gun Bundle. Professional racing has gotten so expensive ... Read more about this post

More SEMA wrap-up Well, being that I worked the booth most of the time I didn’t get to wander around like I had wanted to. I did meet some great folks who had great questions about our products… and even their own vehicles. One guy came to me a little frustrated and confused saying that the guys in ... Read more about this post

The notes from SEMA: Day 1 or Crazy Town Guess what I’m doing? Gambling? Nope. Checking out the wom… um… sights? Nah! You got it: sitting in my hotel room on a Halloween night in Vegas watching the cinematic great “Catwoman”. Man… isn’t life great? How on Earth did I miss this gem? Read more about this post

Wild Kingdom or Fuzzy Memories: Take 1 Ok… let me start off by saying that one of the things I wanted to do when we first started out with this “blog” thing was to kinda open the vault into the company and the cool stuff we’re doing and planning. A novel idea in theory, but when you do actually do that you ... Read more about this post