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’94-97 PowerStroke Product Review: Gale Banks Engineering’s PowerPack System For The ’94-’97 Ford 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel. Recently I had the rare privilege of meeting a man that can only be defined as a true “Rocket Scientist.” Not one of those Coke bottle bottom be-spectacled types that lurks in the basements at NASA or Area 51, and builds ... Read more about this post

Kickin’ Gas! Evaluation of OttoMind TLC features in Banks Power systems for Cummins 24-valve trucks Banks Engineering takes a systematic approach to power enhancement. Rather than buy a little of this from one supplier, and a little of that from another, and hoping the products will work together, Banks offers a proven combination. The advantage is obvious. You ... Read more about this post

V-10 PowerPack Road-test and dyno evaluation of Banks PowerPack for Ford 6.8L V-10 Class-A motorhomes Note: This article represents information on the ’97-05 V-10 Power Pack. Please contact a Banks Power Consultant for information specific to other years/configurations. V-10 Power Pack® Gale Banks’ performance enhancements give Ford’s big Triton engine room to breathe When you own a Class A motorhome, ... Read more about this post

Hair Dryer Horsepower Feature on Banks PowerPack and Stinger-Plus systems for new generation Ford Power Strokes The Banks PowerPack® System consists of the following components: • Techni-Cooler intercooler: Provides maximum boost air density, while reducing boost pressure loss to a minimum. It also provides improved airflow to the engine by 18 percent and improves density recovery by as much as ... Read more about this post

Hair Dryer Horsepower Feature on Banks PowerPack and Stinger-Plus systems for new generation Ford Power Strokes The Banks PowerPack® System consists of the following components: • Techni-Cooler intercooler: Provides maximum boost air density, while reducing boost pressure loss to a minimum. It also provides improved airflow to the engine by 18 percent and improves density recovery by as much as ... Read more about this post

Truck Stop Banks PowerPack for Cummins 24-valve diesel trucks. Testing was conducted on a Mustang chassis dynamometer at Gale Banks Engineering.   Here’s the difference between the stock intake and the Banks High Ram tube on the PowerPack® system. Note the larger tube and less restrictive air path.   The intake tube shown on this engine is a prototype unit. The new ... Read more about this post

Caressing the Cummins 24-Valve Test and install of Banks PowerPack for Dodge/Cummins 24-valve turbo-diesel trucks If a Lot Is Good, Even More Must Be Better—Torque, That Is Dodge pickups with the 1998 and up 24-valve Cummins engine run strong right off the dealer’s lot, but for many that’s not a good enough reason to settle for the factory performance. Besides, as ... Read more about this post

Project Blazer Installation and test of Banks Sidewinder turbo for Chevy/GM 6.2L diesel trucks It’s been said that there’s no good excuse for a naturally aspirated diesel in a light truck. While you can get away with it at sea level, the difference in power between a turbo and nonturbo diesel is like the difference between a V-6 ... Read more about this post

Salt Shaker Gale Banks Engineering’s 1988 Pontiac Trans Am is the World’s Fastest Street Machine By John Baechtel On a station somewhere near the three-mile marker you see it long before you hear it. Racing across the pure white horizon, a small red dot speeds crazily toward you, pursued by a pearlescent plume of salt spray. Then, like distant ... Read more about this post

Super Trans Am The world’s fastest street car? At nearly 300 feet per second, the world looks as if it’s being shot at you from a cannon. Looking far into the distance doesn’t help much: objects barely in sight one instant are behind you the next. The scenery blurs as it approaches the car, miraculously spreading and flowing around ... Read more about this post