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Azusa Firm Turns It Up A Notch “I’m a futurist. It’s always about what’s next. We tend to engineer the automotive future.” – Gale Banks AZUSA – In the world of business, some entrepreneurs are forever mired in the here and now. In an effort to keep their companies afloat, their time is totally consumed by budgets, deadlines, customers expectations and the drive to ... Read more about this post

Forcing The Issue Power Guru Gale Banks explains why superchargers are more prevalent than turbos among Mustang enthusiasts running a force induction system. Ever wonder why superchargers are much more prominent in Mustangs than turbochargers and that somehow you might have missed the boat on a key market niche? Both types of forced induction kits provide significant power increases, ... Read more about this post

Two Timing With Turbos Can Your Chevy Small-Block Make Over 1000 HP? It Can. Here’s How. When people achieve power, they often want more. For extreme examples, think of history’s many tyrants. For less extreme examples, think about hot rodders. Click to read more Read more about this post

More Power To You Banks power systems provide RVers with power for the road Does your RV or tow vehicle have enough power to accelerate onto an interstate filled with fast-moving vehicles? Can you smoothly climb a steep incline or steady upgrade over a mountain? The folks at California’s legendary Banks Power have been addressing questions like those for almost 50 ... Read more about this post

Drivelines Chatter: Gale Banks, Gale Banks Engineering Gale Banks knows how to make power, whether he’s land-speed racing or improving the performance of an anemic motorhome. (Editor’s note: Gale Banks knows how to make power, whether he’s land-speed racing or improving the performance of an anemic motorhome. Light-duty diesel truck engines are a big part of Banks’ business, so we asked him about ... Read more about this post

Engine Builder Does It Diesel Could performance cars like Corvettes and Mustangs and others be powered by diesel engines in the future? They not only could be, but they would be if Gale Banks had his way. The Banks Engineering aftermarket products are clean, socially conscious,’ owner says in 49th year. Could performance cars like Corvettes and Mustangs and others be powered ... Read more about this post

BREATHIN’ EASY: Banks TorqueTube and Stinger Exhaust Systems for Jeeps Squeezing more performance out of your Wrangler’s 4.0L I6 engine is easier than you think, and a good place to start is with your vehicle’s exhaust system. Squeezing more performance out of your Wrangler’s 4.0L I6 engine is easier than you think, and a good place to start is with your vehicle’s exhaust system. For some ... Read more about this post

Uncork Your Jeep Cold air intake and high-flow exhaust systems are quick avenues to boosting your Jeep’s horsepower and torque output Cold air intake and high-flow exhaust systems are quick avenues to boosting your Jeep’s horsepower and torque output Believe it or not, the internal combustion engine has changed little in the 100-something years it’s been in existence. Oh, there ... Read more about this post

Speed Demon Speed Demon Puts Pedal to Metal on Alternative Fuel Gale Banks always had the need for speed. Whether hurtling 200 mph across the Bonneville Salt Flats in a test car or starting for Team Donahue 2005 in the Baja 1000, improving engine performance is always high on the agenda of the president and fonder of Gale Banks ... Read more about this post

Power Guru 50 Years of Fast Times and Weird Science with Gale Banks SoCal is a Petri dish for breeding subcultures, and in central L.A. County you’ll find holy ground for two of them. The flats surrounding Azusa were the original Mecca of drag racing, containing the legendary strips of Irwindale, San Gabriel and Pomona. Most are gone ... Read more about this post