Technical Articles

Air Density Testing

Why it’s good to be dense: Banks Ram-Air® Intake takes on stock and the competitors. Check for Availability Trucks Chevy/GMC — Diesel or Gas Dodge — Diesel Ford — Diesel or Gas Lincoln — Gas Jeep — Gas Nissan —

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Airflow – The Secret To Making Power

The basics of making power are simple. It begins with airflow, but it doesn’t end there. Suppose you have a 300-cubic-inch gasoline four-cycle engine. Most of you know how an engine works, but as a simple review, a four-cycle engine

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Airflow Restrictions

Airflow Equals Fuel Economy

The same techniques that Banks uses to make power also improve fuel economy when you don’t have your foot in it. A number of the articles presented here in “Banks Talks Tech” deal with the reasons why improving airflow through

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Banks Value

The value of any product can be determined by comparing the benefits to the price. PowerPack® system Not only are all the components in Banks systems engineered to work together, everything needed to make the installation is included, along with

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Big Rig Logic

Nobody searches for power, economy, and durability like the big rig trucking industry. They’re in it for the long haul. Sometimes we overlook the most obvious things. A good example of this is the on-going search for improvements in fuel

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Cool Air Equals Power

Cool air is good for making power, but could hot air be even better? The Banks Super Scoop, as shown on this Ford V-10 gasoline engine, provides both cool air and a mild ram-air affect. The Super Scoop also incorporates

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Diesel – The Performance Choice

Some old ideas about performance are slow to die. The very idea that diesel engines could replace exotic gasoline engines as the top performing powerplants in cars, light trucks, and SUVs seems ludicrous to many automotive enthusiasts. How could a

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Diesel Evolution

What is a “modern” diesel, and is it really that much different? There’s a lot of talk these days about “modern” diesels, and how today’s diesels have changed. The modern diesel is described as powerful, clean, quiet, responsive, economical, and

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Diesel Fuel

A few things to know about diesel fuel and how if differs from gasoline. Ask people what they know about gasoline and most folks will tell you they know the current price and that the local station sells three grades.

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