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Jeep Sidewinder Turbo- Don’t swap that 4.0L. Turbocharge it Too many 4.0L Wrangler owners have a Fifth gear (or overdrive gear) that is collecting dust, not having been used since the Jeep had stock tires. Adding bigger tires, axles, and body armor can all weigh your rig down. It sucks to be stuck with lackluster power after you’ve spent thousands of dollars on everything ... Read more about this post

Project Speed Bump It’s no secret that the highly popular ’67-’72 shortbed Chevy C10s are drying up, getting both more expensive and harder to find in good shape. The longbeds of the era are also becoming pretty pricey, even in marginal condition. So what’s the next big thing in classic trucks? If recent industry trends are an indication, ... Read more about this post

BANKS STINGER SYSTEM REVIEW Terrible aerodynamics, a high center of gravity, and more weight in aftermarket accessories than a four-door Civic could safely transport. If that sounds like an accurate description of your Jeep, don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve been working on our ’04 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for a few months now, and the modifications are starting to ... Read more about this post

Diesel Jeep Diesel Jeep 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 worn-out old barn find that’s been repaired and upgraded. It’s the ... Read more about this post

Pour me a DOUBLE SHOT Banks Power’s water-methanol injection systems deliver 5-20 percent more bolt-on horsepower No matter what kind of high-performance vehicle you drive. sooner or later you’re probably going to want more power. And that immediately begs the question, how to get It? Naturally you can change cars, or rebuild or even swap engines, but there are easier ways ... 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

2009 GMC Sierra 2500HD Gale Banks Big Hoss Bundle Package Install 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 the rear tires over stock. To say we were impressed with the performance ... 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