Technical Articles

White Paper – Duramax Six-Gun Diesel Tuner

Gale Banks Engineering Duramax Product Evaluation Diesel technology in American Iron pickup trucks has been fully committed to electronic fuel management. Although this presents some hurdles for those who like to tune for performance, the basics of fuel management remain

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Why Add a TransCommand?

Firmer shifts and reduced slippage can greatly extend the life of a Ford E40D or 4R100 automatic transmission. The TransCommand transmission control module is compact and easy to install. It can be added to any vehicle using the Ford E4OD

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Why Add An Exhaust Brake?

(and what makes a good exhaust brake?) If you drive a diesel engine-powered pickup, SUV, or motorhome, you already know that there is precious little braking effect when you back off the throttle pedal. Few things can be more terrifying

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Why Big Density Makes a Big Difference

Why Big Density Makes a Big Difference Banks Techni-Cooler™ system removes restrictions, reduces pressure drop from the boosted air, and significantly cools the air for greater density, oxygen content and power.   The Techni-Cooler creates cooler, denser air, and Banks’

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Why Diesels Make So Much Torque

For those used to gasoline engine torque numbers, diesel torque verges on the unbelievable. Most competitors at Bonneville aren’t street legal, and most arrive on a trailer. Project Sidewinder drove in pulling a trailer! The Banks Project Sidewinder, a Dodge

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Why EGT is Important

Keeping an eye on exhaust gas temperature can save big money The exhaust gas temperature (EGT) pyrometer can be one of the most important gauges on a turbo-diesel-powered vehicle. It can warn the driver of situations that are potentially damaging

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