What’s more exciting than a visit from the ROQ Crusher? When you have a truck this powerful you take it to a regular shop for work, right? NO! Fresh with new graphics the World Famous KROQ’s Lightning brought the truck by for some more lovin’ from Banks Power. Our skilled Techs are working on it right now. And as you can see, it barely fits on our motorhome racks, that’s how big this truck is and we love it! When we are done with it, the SPG (Smiles Per Gallon) gauge is going to break. To be honest, we’d be tempted to take it for a joy ride right now.
Back in October of 2014 Jay “Lightning” Tilles of KROQ fame brought us a bone-stock 2006 Duramax Dually which we transformed into the fire-breathin’ behemoth you see here. Here’s a pictorial progression of the drivetrain metamorphosis:
We just installed our new 5″ exhaust onto the KROQ project truck for SEMA (proudly displayed here by KROQ’s Lightning). This one was powder coated gun metal grey for the show, but if there is enough interest for them we can make it an option.
Dyno testing the KROQ truck. We test for baseline numbers when we start on the project, and then again after installation of Banks Power products to prove the results. To keep the rear wheels from slipping, Banks Power loaded 2,000 pounds of sand into the bed to hold down the back wheels.
Will it fit? It’s a tight squeeze getting Banks’ new Garrett turbocharger installed.
Thanks to its enclosed cold-air housing, huge inlet, giant dome-shaped lifetime filter and streamlined design, Banks Ram-Air Intake maximizes the flow of cool, dense air to the engine for greater power and fuel economy. It flows 47% better than stock. And delivers greater air density to the turbo’s inlet than the stock system and every competitor.
Here you can see the Banks Straight-Shot® water-methanol controller next to the Banks iQ vehicle monitor. Right now we are testing everything and once we are done, these will be mounted into a permanent home.
Comparison: Stock (left) vs. Banks Techni-Cooler® (right). You can see that Banks Techni-Cooler is streamlined and larger offering not only better flow, but increased density which means more power!
Here’s the list of Banks Power Products on this awesome truck:
Banks Big Hoss® Injectors
Banks / PowerMax® Stage 2 Turbo System
Banks Monster® CNC Port-Matched Cast Exhaust Manifolds
Banks Monster® Up-Pipes
Banks Monster® Down-Pipes