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Banks Sidewinder Rattles Bonneville Project Sidewinder’s goal is to break the Land Speed Record for any pickup, any class, gas or diesel… Banks Sidewinder: The Inside Scoop The Anatomy of the Sidewinder Gale Banks is known for producing performance power systems for both gas and diesel engines. Banks engineering’s reliable performance products are tested and proven at the Bonneville Salt Flats, where ... Read more about this post

PowerPack Comprehensive Banks system adds power and performance to the 8.3-liter Cummins ISC… Banks PowerPack® TLC can boost power in the Cummins ISC from 350 to 431 hp measured at the flywheel. The stock turbine housing was replaced with Banks Quick-Turbo turbine housing and BigHead wastegate actuator (shown above with the original compressor housing). The ISC baseline engine performance ... Read more about this post

Holy Smokeless! Dakota sets a world land speed record without gasoline. Here’s one for the run-whatcha-brung record books. And we do mean record books. Last October 17, with the Bonneville Nationals World Finals already well underway at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, the crew from Gale Banks Engineering pulled in after driving all night from their headquarters in ... Read more about this post

Banks Sidewinder: The World’s Fastest Pickup! Gale Banks Engineering’s Project Sidewinder is the fastest pickup truck on the planet. And it’s a diesel! Don’t tread on this snake. Gale Banks Engineering’s Project Sidewinder is the fastest pickup truck on the planet. And it’s a diesel! Sidewinders are well known for their unique form of locomotion. These venomous predators travel quickly and efficiently over ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks Engineering’s Banks Brake and Transmission SmartLock Gale Banks Engineering’s Banks Brake and Transmission SmartLock The reasons to add some additional braking power to your Power Stroke have been well documented in past issues of the PSR Magazine. With no throttle-valve restriction in the intake system as on a gasoline-powered truck, a Diesel engine is a free-flowing (air) pump that lets air out ... Read more about this post

Banking on Power of Diesel Gale Banks’ goal is to push his diesel-powered Dodge Dakota to speeds up to 210 mph at the World Finals at Bonneville Flats in October. AZUSA — Gale Banks hopes that in five weeks, he’ll be driving the fastest sport pick-up truck in the world to work daily. Banks is president of Banks Engineering, an after-market ... Read more about this post

Banks Exhaust Brake Bringing Your Diesel-Powered Hauler Down to a Manageable Speed with the Help of Banks Engineering We’ve all seen those runaway truck ramps that the department of transportation has installed near the bottoms of some of the steeper grades that are part of America’s complex highway system. These ramps are built of soft gravel and as ... Read more about this post

Diesel Land Speed Record — Goal of Project Sidewinder 210+ mph in Dodge Dakota … illustrating diesel as a performance engine … 600 hp out of 5.9L With an eye on a new diesel land speed record, Gale Banks Engineering has developed the Cummins-powered project Sidewinder Dodge Dakota. The attempt at the record will be during Bonneville Speed Week this August, as well as the ... Read more about this post

Truckin’ & Trailerin’ Test of Banks Brake & Banks SmartLock trans brake for Ford Power Stroke turbo-diesel trucks. Reader and horseman Hal Denton of Sonora, Calif., tested the Banks Brake and SmartLock (left) systems. Read on for his results. The benefits of exhaust braking, an update on our long-term road-test, and the scoop on a hot new product One of the ... Read more about this post

Airflow Horsepower Review of Banks PowerPack system for GM’s 454-cid Vortec trucks. A typical Banks Engineering PowerPack® for gasoline-burning engines, such as GM’s 454-cid model, consists of a low-restrictive Dynaflow muffler, a pair of stainless-steel TorqueTubes, Ram-Air air cleaner, and other related components. The TorqueTubes not only boast an extra-thick 5/8-inch flange that prevents warping and eliminates the need ... Read more about this post