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Interested in what is going on here at Banks Power? Well, you have come to the right place! Below is a list of the latest information into what is going on here at Banks. Read our latest Insider News, watch a video, or take a look at our Project Vehicles. Find what interests you and have fun.

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2005 Gale Drives the Baja 1000

2005 Gale Drives the Baja 1000
Gale Banks, who has competed in many forms of racing, never did so in the Baja 1000. That all changed in 2005 when he started the first leg of that race. The Baja-prepped Ford 6.0 liter Power Stroke diesel was fitted with some extra punch from Banks by way of a Banks Big Hoss Bundle for ...
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Vision Diesel Performance, Aurora, Oregon

Vision Diesel Performance, Aurora, Oregon
Derek Hamill opened Vision Diesel Performance in 2011 with his friend and co-owner Curtis Ellyes after working on vehicles on the side in their spare time. Derek had been going to school and Curtis was working construction when they decided it was time to open up shop. “We started on personal property as a super-small gig,” ...
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Dave Welch’s 2017 GMC Denali

Dave Welch's 2017 GMC Denali
Dave Welch first experienced Banks products after an unfortunate mishap with his then stock 2017 GMC Denali 3500 with the Duramax. “My completely stock exhaust melted the fiberglass front corner of my trailer on its maiden voyage! I bought the truck in late-May,” Dave recalls, “hitched up my trailer and drove straight to Lone Pine ...
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Press Releases

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New L5P Tuner: Banks Derringer® for 2020 6.6L Duramax

New L5P Tuner: Banks Derringer® for 2020 6.6L Duramax
Safest inline tuner available adds 81 hp and 144 lb-ft to Duramax L5P Azusa, CA, February 20, 2020 – Banks Power, the exclusive worldwide distributor of the GM Duramax engine, introduces the newest member in its Derringer family of performance inline tuners. The Derringer is designed to give the 2020 L5P owner exceptional power, reliability, and safety ...
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Hot Rod Magazine, OCT 2018: Air-Density Sensor

Hot Rod Magazine, OCT 2018: Air-Density Sensor
Parts & Stuff Knowing what kind of air is entering your engine is valuable information that the AirMouse from Banks will allow you to monitor. This grille or intake-mounted, Gortex vent measures air pressure, humidity, and temperature and sends that information to the Banks iDash 1.8 over the Banks Bus Network. Adding this type of information ...
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Banks 4” Monster Exhaust with CoolCuff for 2017+ Duramax L5P Drops Dangerous Temps During Regen

Banks 4” Monster Exhaust with CoolCuff for 2017+ Duramax L5P Drops Dangerous Temps During Regen
Banks Monster Exhaust with exclusive CoolCuff reduces exhaust gas temps while cutting power-robbing backpressure. The system provides safety and performance unmatched by any other aftermarket system.
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Magazine Articles

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Banks Ford F-150 EcoBoost Intake/Exhaust/Programmer Upgrade

Banks Ford F-150 EcoBoost Intake/Exhaust/Programmer Upgrade
Ford turned the pickup world on its side when it first installed the 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 in the ’11 F-150. While it wasn’t particularly odd to find a V-6 in a ½-ton truck, having one as the premium engine was an entirely new concept. At launch, the 3.5L EcoBoost churned out 365 hp and 420 ...
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Ford Model T Modified Returns to El Mirage Dry Lake in Tribute to Speed Pioneer Karl Orr

Ford Model T Modified Returns to El Mirage Dry Lake in Tribute to Speed Pioneer Karl Orr
If you are familiar with Bonneville racing, you likely know the name Bob Kehoe. In the late 1960s he teamed with Bruce Geisler to build a ’53 Studebaker coupe known as the Hanky Panky Special. Over the years the car set a number of records and got both Bob and Bruce into the 200 MPH ...
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ROQ Crusher

ROQ Crusher
Los Angeles, California, “The City of Angels”, is a place where millions of people come to turn their dreams into reality. If you can imagine it, it can happen in LA. Known to fans as “Lightning,” Jay Tilles no stranger to those dreams turned realities. As a longtime resident of Southern California and a radio ...
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Project Vehicles

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Dragster Cooling System

Dragster Cooling System
A small horizontal radiator topped by a shrouded electric cooling fan is used on the Banks Sidewinder Top Dragster.  A very quiet, but very powerful, Stewart electric pump moves the coolant though the Sidewinder’s system.  Hardly “exotic,” good old distilled water (from the local supermarket) with a bottle of Redline “Water Wetter” mixed in (just ...
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Banks Powered OshKosh JLTV

Banks Powered OshKosh JLTV
The Humvee replacement is here, and it’s bad ass! This vehicle is the result of a years long design and test competition involving the biggest names in the defense and diesel engine industry. The Oshkosh JLTV has destroyed the competition. The staff at Banks Power, the exclusive engine supplier, has been deeply involved in the creation ...
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Project Speed Bump

Project Speed Bump
Retro-Future Banks Diesel Powered Ford F-100. The Truck Trend Network, Sean Holman, Gale Banks and a host of aftermarket companies are building, ‘Project Speed Bump‘ a wicked Banks Powered ’67 F-100. The goal is 600 hp, on the street! Hey, Sean Holman and all you guys at the Truck Trend Network, I’m having my way with your truck! Your ...
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Videos

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Jay Leno’s Garage

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Car guy Heaven…That’s where I am!

Car guy Heaven...That's where I am!
Once a year at Art Center College of Design In Pasadena California they do something so special that even my pal Jay Leno becomes a spectator! It’s called, Car Classic and I’m a guest of another pal, Syd Mead, who’s future vision caught the attention of the general public world wide with Blade Runner and continues ...
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Episode #8: Turbocharging Jay Leno’s Tank Car

Episode #8: Turbocharging Jay Leno's Tank Car
Episode #8: Completion and testing Jay Leno’s Tank Car is just one of several high profile development programs ongoing in the Banks Advanced Prototype Engineering labs.
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Episode #7: Turbocharging Jay Leno’s Tank Car

Episode #7: Turbocharging Jay Leno's Tank Car
Episode #7: Wastegates and exhaust Jay Leno’s Tank Car is just one of several high profile development programs ongoing in the Banks Advanced Prototype Engineering labs.
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