Top 5 Videos of 2022

As 2022 wraps up, we take a look back at our top 5 videos of 2022. Not only did we rack up millions of views this year, but we fooled thousands with our infamous Gale Banks for President ad. Although the top five videos and podcasts were determined largely by popularity, we tossed in a few honorable mentions. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss a moment in 2023! 

Video #1: Supercharged Duramax First Start!

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Over a year in the making, LokJaw finally roars to life in this episode of Banks Built. “I’ve never had an engine that responds like this,” exclaims Gale Banks with a smile from ear to ear. “High-compression big block Chevy with a blower.” Turn your headphones down for this one! 

Video #2: Solving a big RAM 6.7L problem

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Over time, a bolt in the 2007-current stock RAM 6.7L Cummins grid heater deteriorates and falls into the intake runner, and makes its way into cylinder #6. With the help of Protech in Kamloops, British Columbia, Gale Banks shows the problem close-up and reveals a cost-effective solution.

Video #3: This is a brutal motor oil test

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How do you know if motor oil is doing its job? You pour it into an engine and subject it to a brutal 50-hour test. Watch as Gale goes inside an oil evaluation facility to learn just how rigorous the tests are. 

Video #4: Gale Banks Reacts to Dyno Session

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An aftermarket air filter company recently posted a video about their new RAM 1500 TRX intake system. In the video, the dyno operator compares the stock intake with the new aftermarket unit using a typical chassis dynamometer. The problem is that there are major flaws in how the tests were performed. Gale explains.

Video #5: Gale Banks for President

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Racking up 75,000 views and more than 500 comments, this April Fool’s joke not only took Banks fans by surprise, automotive journalists called requesting interviews with the candidate only to have their hearts broken. “I have never been so disappointed in my life. I can’t imagine how Americans must feel that this isn’t happening,” said Australian viewer Christian Kirkenes.