Technical Articles

We have put toghter these Technical Articles in order to help you understand what your vehicle needs to perform. From the air entering your intake to the exhaust exiting the tips, we explain the benefits of improving your vehicles performance. Take a look at the various technical articles and take in the knowledge that our engineers have shared.

Understanding Stall Speed What exactly is stall speed, and how does it affect your vehicle? With the introduction of the Banks Billet Torque Converter, you’ll hear a lot of talk about stall speed. What exactly is stall speed, and how does it affect your vehicle? This article assumes you have a basic knowledge of how torque converters work. If you’d ... Read more about this post

Understanding Today’s Diesel An in-depth look at how the modern diesel compares to gasoline engines. Banks Project Sidewinder If you think diesel engines are noisy, smoky, slow and sluggish, then you probably think television sets have small oval screens, black-and-white pictures, and one tinny little speaker. Don’t despair. ... Read more about this post

Understanding Torque Converters The torque converter is one of the most misunderstood – or, perhaps, non-understood – parts of the powertrain. The torque converter is one of the most misunderstood – or, perhaps, non-understood – parts of the powertrain. Torque converters are sealed units; their innards rarely see the light of day, and when they do, they’re still pretty ... Read more about this post

White Paper – Cummins Common Rail ISB Six-Gun Diesel Tuner Gale Banks Engineering Cummins Common Rail Product Evaluation There is no doubt that Cummins has established itself as the benchmark of durability in the diesel pickup truck marketplace. Since 1989, the 5.9L power plant, commonly referred to as the “B” engine, has been the workhorse that Dodge has used to establish a foothold among diesel ... Read more about this post

White Paper – Duramax Six-Gun Diesel Tuner Gale Banks Engineering Duramax Product Evaluation Diesel technology in American Iron pickup trucks has been fully committed to electronic fuel management. Although this presents some hurdles for those who like to tune for performance, the basics of fuel management remain the same. More power is the result of more fuel energy delivered during the power stroke. ... Read more about this post

Why Add a TransCommand? Firmer shifts and reduced slippage can greatly extend the life of a Ford E40D or 4R100 automatic transmission. The TransCommand transmission control module is compact and easy to install. It can be added to any vehicle using the Ford E4OD or 4R100 automatic transmission even if no other Banks power system components are used, thereby prolonging ... Read more about this post

Why Add an Exhaust Brake to your Duramax? Why Add an Exhaust Brake to your Duramax?(and what makes a good exhaust brake?) As the owner of a diesel engine-powered pickup, such as ... Read more about this post

Why Add An Exhaust Brake? (and what makes a good exhaust brake?) If you drive a diesel engine-powered pickup, SUV, or motorhome, you already know that there is precious little braking effect when you back off the throttle pedal. Few things can be more terrifying to someone driving a heavily loaded motorhome or a pickup pulling a trailer than a long ... Read more about this post

Why Big Density Makes a Big Difference Why Big Density Makes a Big Difference Banks Techni-Cooler™ system removes restrictions, reduces pressure drop from the boosted air, and significantly cools the air for greater density, oxygen content and power. The Techni-Cooler creates cooler, denser air, and Banks’ High-Ram intake, with its larger size and less restrictive shape, does a far better job than the ... Read more about this post

Why Diesels Make So Much Torque For those used to gasoline engine torque numbers, diesel torque verges on the unbelievable. Most competitors at Bonneville aren’t street legal, and most arrive on a trailer. Project Sidewinder drove in pulling a trailer! The Banks Project Sidewinder, a Dodge Dakota pickup fitted with a modified Cummins 5.9L (359-cubic-inch) in-line six-cylinder ... Read more about this post