R&D Update: 2020 Duramax L5P Derringer

Banks is in constant contact with its Test Pilots which means tuning changes for the 2020 Duramax L5P Derringer are being made daily. Thanks to this frequent interaction, the Engineering Team can reproduce and fingerprint conditions reported by Test Pilots while making changes to the way the Derringer interacts with the new GM/Allison 10-speed transmission.

Data logs from various road and driving conditions submitted by Test Pilots include casual city driving, towing heavy loads, and spirited performance and highway runs. These logs are evaluated for shift patterns so that engineers can properly create an intelligent calibration for the shift points and torque converter lockup, keeping the transmission from harm while increasing horsepower.

Calibration updates derived from Test Pilot data are then sent back to the testers who then update the Derringer’s files easily through their iDash DataMonster’s microSD card.

This connection with real people helps Banks produce, usable power that you can depend on.