Technical Articles

We have put toghter these Technical Articles in order to help you understand what your vehicle needs to perform. From the air entering your intake to the exhaust exiting the tips, we explain the benefits of improving your vehicles performance. Take a look at the various technical articles and take in the knowledge that our engineers have shared.

Understanding Stall SpeedUnderstanding 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 your vehicle? This article assumes you have a basic knowledge of how torque converters work. If you’d ...
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Understanding Today’s DieselUnderstanding 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 tinny little speaker. Don’t despair. Many people have this perception of diesel engines, but friend, diesels have ...
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Understanding Torque ConvertersUnderstanding 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 units; their innards rarely see the light of day, and when they do, they’re still pretty ...
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What is an inline tuner?What is an inline tuner?

Learn what makes a good and bad inline tuner.
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What’s going on in my engine, and how do I know?What's going on in my engine, and how do I know?

What you need is the ability to measure every possible aspect of your engine’s performance to find where it’s weak points are. This is where the Banks iDash DataMonster® and the Banks suite of sensors come into play. With our full suite of measuring tools, you can measure your engine’s performance at the level of ...
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White Paper – Cummins Common Rail ISB Six-Gun Diesel TunerWhite Paper - Cummins Common Rail ISB Six-Gun Diesel Tuner

Gale Banks Engineering Cummins Common Rail Product Evaluation There is no doubt that Cummins has established itself as the benchmark of durability in the diesel pickup truck marketplace. Since 1989, the 5.9L power plant, commonly referred to as the “B” engine, has been the workhorse that Dodge has used to establish a foothold among diesel enthusiasts. ...
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White Paper – Duramax Six-Gun Diesel TunerWhite 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 the same. More power is the result of more fuel energy delivered during the power stroke. ...
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Why Add a TransCommand?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 or 4R100 automatic transmission even if no other Banks power system components are used, thereby prolonging ...
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Why Add an Exhaust Brake to your Duramax?Why Add an Exhaust Brake to your Duramax?

Why Add an Exhaust Brake to your Duramax? (and what makes a good exhaust brake?) As the owner of a diesel engine-powered pickup, such as the Duramax, you already know that there is precious little braking effect when you back off the throttle. Even driving in Tow/Haul mode on automatic transmission-equipped vehicles does not significantly increase engine ...
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Why Add An Exhaust Brake?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 to someone driving a heavily loaded motorhome or a pickup pulling a trailer than a long ...
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