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1978 Banks Sweeps New Zealand Marathon1978 Banks Sweeps New Zealand Marathon

Gale Banks turbocharged engines completely dominated the 1978 edition of the New Zealand Citizen Jet Boat Marathon by powering boats that finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th. Grabbing the win was Reg Benton of New Zealand making this the second consecutive marathon win for him in as many months. His margin of victory in the ...
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Brad Sanky – 2005 DuramaxBrad Sanky - 2005 Duramax

Photos provided courtesy of Diesel Power Magazine and used with permission. To say that Brad Sanky’s 2005 Duramax is modified… well that’d be an understatement. Aside from a bevy of upgrades that he was running in the 2019 Diesel Power Challenge held in Colorado he had a big single performance turbo, a Borg Warner S480 80mm ...
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Diesel Pros, Belgrade, MontanaDiesel Pros, Belgrade, Montana

Gary Fields started his career as a heavy duty mechanic in the marine core from ’99 to ’03 during a tour in Iraq. Upon leaving the core he went to Montana with the intent of setting down some roots and going to college for a planned career in law enforcement. Gary worked through college as ...
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Anthony Ralston’s C6 CorvetteAnthony Ralston's C6 Corvette

Anthony Ralston has a sweet C6 Corvette. But he’s not just any Corvette owner. He knows what’s going on under the hood. Anthony likes to keep an eye on his intake air temperature, especially since the elevated air temperature from his Magnuson TVS 2300 supercharger can spike on hot days forcing the ECM to pull ...
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2016 Camaro 2.0L Ecotec2016 Camaro 2.0L Ecotec

Banks doesn’t do it often, but when Gale’s longtime friend asked him to find some extra ponies for his 2016 Camaro 4-cylinder Ecotec, the turbo guru was eager to assist and to see what this little engine could do. The Banks team started with a custom exhaust incorporating Banks’ own Monster mufflers for minimal backpressure. The ...
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Road and Track share Gale’s VideoRoad and Track share Gale’s Video

This week saw Gale’s latest video entry in his Killing a Duramax series (number 12, btw)  being shared and commented on by none other than Road and Track. In the article they make a point to reiterate what Gale is teaching in the video: streamlining piping in an engine build can free up stifled horsepower.  The ...
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Midwest Truck ProductsMidwest Truck Products

Wayne Zimmerman grew up around mechanics, his dad and brothers owned shops. Always having a wrench in his hand he naturally showed a passion for cars, but back then there wasn’t much in the way of diesel performance to get excited about. That lasted until he got his hands on a 12-valve Cummins, and everything ...
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2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel 3.0 liter2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel 3.0 liter

Banks engineers just got their hands on the new 2020 Jeep EcoDiesel Wrangler and even before the driver was able to exit the vehicle, they had the hood open scanning the engine compartment and reading sensors.  While the vehicle is here at Banks, the mission is to see how the ECU communicates, “sniff’ out what’s ...
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NEW Patented RAM-AIR DIFF COVERS now available in BLACK OPS limited-edition colorNEW Patented RAM-AIR DIFF COVERS now available in BLACK OPS limited-edition color

https://youtu.be/69LM7fp_NXY Order yours now! The patented Ram-Air Diff Cover fits GM 14-bolt American Axle rear ends with 11.5 and 11.8’ gears. How it’s different than other covers and why do you need it? The patented ram-air scoops and the incredible amount of surface area help it cool 5X better than Mag-Hytec and other flatback covers. Plus, its ...
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Clint Cannon: Owner, ATS DieselClint Cannon: Owner, ATS Diesel

Clint Cannon was first introduced to the Banks iDash DataMonster and 4-channel sensor modules at last year’s Diesel Power Challenge. Every vehicle taking part in the event was equipped with Banks instrumentation to read and record who had the most density in their intake manifolds. To say that Clint was really Impressed with the iDash ...
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