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Banks Goes Camping Camping World is a nationwide certified dealer and installer of Banks Power Systems. Camping World is a nationwide certified dealer and installer of Banks Power Systems. Camping World technicians have been trained and certified through an extensive Banks educational program for high-quality standards and to bring the RV experience to a whole new level. In addition ... Read more about this post

Riding the Big Hoss How Banks Gets More Horses from a Ford F-250 Power Stroke Think of your diesel truck as a sleeping giant. It’s amazing how docile it may seem. But poke it with a stick, and you’ll really rile that truck into action. That’s been the approach of Gale Banks, who’s pulled more power out of diesel engines ... Read more about this post

Dynamometers: Fact or Fantasy How to get factual horsepower and torque numbers using dynamometers—and why inertia dynos are dyno jokes! Engine Dyno Cell: An ’06 General Motors LLY V-8 turbodiesel undergoing testing at Banks. Gearhead vehicle discussions often go something like this: “How fast?” “What’s the e.t.?” “How much boost?” “What’s the horsepower and torque?” Whether bragging or fact, the ... Read more about this post

Turbodiesel Tow Rigs To Go No wonder diesel light truck sales have nearly tripled in only 10 years! CHANGES UNDER THE HOOD: More racers are opting for diesel trucks because they’re more fuel efficient and recently have become far more quiet. We all know the scenario. You’re on the way home from the races. It’s 2:40 a.m. as you tow through your ... Read more about this post

Banks’ Duramax BIG HOSS INSTALL Instant Muscle-Truck In A Box The latest generation of General Motors Duramax turbodiesels, designated LLY, are taking the truck world by storm. Even in stock form, they do everything right: They’re quiet and powerful, they have plenty of torque, and they’re fast. The LLY Duramax diesel is so hot dealers can’t keep them in stock. This ... Read more about this post

Mastering Teamwork at the Baja 1000 Banks Power teams up with Kent Kroeker and his KORE racing Dodge Ram. It was 2 a.m. and we were closing fast on the remote village of El Arco, still over 100 miles from our second pit. We’d been strapped in our seats for over 13 hours. The dust plume from the buggy in front of ... Read more about this post

Turnkey Power In Your Mailbox Guide to Crate Engines & Blocks What it is: Next-Generation Complete Twin-Turbo 366ci small-block engines Some details: They have CNC-machined aluminum front assemblies and low-profile aluminum air plenums with Banks’ exclusive shuttle valve technology. Oh, and…: As delivered, the engines are capable of 1,100 hp. What it’ll cost you: Retail price is $37,995. Also: They are fully assembled, balanced, and ... Read more about this post

Banks’ Intercooler For Third Generation Trucks When Banks Engineering came out with an intercooler for the Third Generation trucks my first thought was, “Why?” Stock – left; Banks – right The Banks Endurance Diesel Truck. When Banks Engineering came out with an intercooler for the Third Generation trucks my first thought was, “Why?” I called Banks and arranged for an interview with Peter ... Read more about this post

Truck & SUV Super Tuners Performance. It’s Not Just for Cars. There are millions of truck and sport-utility-vehicle owners out there unwilling to sacrifice performance in the name of versatility. Thanks to the wonderful world of the aftermarket, they don’t have to accept what the manufacturer has to offer. There is a veritable smorgasbord of super tuners ready to help owners ... Read more about this post

The Engine of the Future: Here Now It’s an exciting time to be involved in high performance diesel. It’s an exciting time to be involved in high-performance diesel. For the past few decades, I was virtually alone in my quest to build high-performance diesels. Now that turbodiesel-powered trucks are selling like hotcakes, the market is flooded with companies selling diesel performance products. I ... Read more about this post