Technical Articles

Truth in Testing

Dynamometers and flowbenches are great diagnostic and testing tools. In essence, they are scales for measuring performance. Just be sure there’s not a thumb on the scale. The term “dyno tested” is used a lot these days, and most people

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Turbo-Diesel Fact & Fiction

Exposing some of the misconceptions and outright lies about today’s diesel engines. MYTH #4 Diesel are slow and sluggish. The Banks Project Sidewinder ran 222.139 MPH powered by a modified 2003 Cummins diesel engine, and it did it without leaving

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Twin-Turbo V8 Facts of Life

Few People Have Ever Experienced Really High Horsepower. Have you ever ridden in a vehicle powered by a properly engineered twin-turbo V8? No, a single-turbo V8, or heaven forbid, a single-turbo four cylinder is not the same thing, not even

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Understanding Stall Speed

What exactly is stall speed, and how does it affect your vehicle? With the introduction of the Banks Billet Torque Converter, you’ll hear a lot of talk about stall speed. What exactly is stall speed, and how does it affect

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Understanding Today’s Diesel

An in-depth look at how the modern diesel compares to gasoline engines. Banks Project Sidewinder If you think diesel engines are noisy, smoky, slow and sluggish, then you probably think television sets have small oval screens, black-and-white pictures, and one

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Understanding Torque Converters

The torque converter is one of the most misunderstood – or, perhaps, non-understood – parts of the powertrain. The torque converter is one of the most misunderstood – or, perhaps, non-understood – parts of the powertrain. Torque converters are sealed

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