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Gale reacts to Hoonigan videoGale reacts to Hoonigan video

The news of the week wasn’t something that happened internally here at Banks, but it did affect the diesel community inadvertently. Hoonigan posted the latest episode of their Knuckle Busters Project Cars series in which they’re preparing a Gen V Camaro to run a standing mile at 200 MPH. The twist is that the car ...
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Engine Builder Magazine talks Super-TurboEngine Builder Magazine talks Super-Turbo

https://youtu.be/UVxPBW8PQGE In the latest episode of Engine Builder Magazine’s Diesel of the Week series they review the progress and build of the Banks Supercharged Twin-Turbo 427 cid 7.1L Duramax diesel engine that is being tested and tuned for the Diesel Brother’s BroDozer Monster Jam monster truck. It’s a great synopsis and jumping on point for the ...
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2006 Banks + Ecotec = Atom2006 Banks + Ecotec = Atom

As Banks’ negotiations for the distribution of the Duramax engine progressed, General Motors had the idea to see how Banks would be able to take care of special vehicle builders, providing a parts package and support for their needs. A rather interesting proposition that turned into the distribution of the gasoline-powered Ecotec engines and other ...
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Erekk Pena — Duramax Ram-Air in a gasser?Erekk Pena — Duramax Ram-Air in a gasser?

For as long as Banks Power has been around, Banks products have been used in a variety of applications that they weren’t necessarily intended for. Whether it be diesel turbos used to boost up an Acura for instance (from a couple of weeks ago), people have always found different ways of adapting a Banks product ...
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MB Auto and Truck, Indianapolis, INMB Auto and Truck, Indianapolis, IN

Mike Beer has had to travel quite the path to get to where he is now. He worked 13 years for an exhaust manufacturer, constantly traveling to represent his company at trade shows. On one of particular trip to Indiana, he met his wife and decided that it was time to settle down, effectively quitting ...
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Banks PedalMonster: Updated circuit boards ready for duty!Banks PedalMonster: Updated circuit boards ready for duty!

The latest pre-production Banks PedalMonster boards are in and are being readied for further testing. The PedalMonster is an excellent example of the relentless pursuit of product perfection here at Banks. Essentially done and ready for consumer use months ago, Banks instead decided to expand the “Test Pilot” program by getting the product in as ...
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Killing a Duramax: pt 12 – Unclog the clog!Killing a Duramax: pt 12 - Unclog the clog!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8sm0c_kSh8 Sometimes you hit a design wall, and no matter what tricks you try, no matter what tuning tricks you do, you’ve either met or exceeded the design limitations of a part. Not a single component of the mighty Duramax L5P in the Banks video series “Killing a Duramax” has yet to succumb to the riggers of ...
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Competitive Testing: 2020 Duramax Tuner (Stealth)Competitive Testing: 2020 Duramax Tuner (Stealth)

Why did we test the Stealth box and not others? Other than the Banks Derringer, it’s the only other tuner available for the 2020 Duramax. So, what horsepower addition does Stealth claim? Going to the product page may leave you scratching your head. It’s not until you follow the links to their frequently asked question ...
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2010 – Duramax Day at the NHRA Museum2010 - Duramax Day at the NHRA Museum

Gale Banks Engineering, in connection with GM Powertrain, hosted a group of media members, educators, technicians, lead users and aftermarket Duramax specialists for a deep dive into the Duramax engine’s history and the then current technology. This “Duramax Day” was conceived as a way to bring together suppliers, manufacturers and integrators together with the media ...
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Joseph Khan – 2016 RAM Mega Cab 4×4Joseph Khan - 2016 RAM Mega Cab 4x4

It’s nut season, pistachios to be exact, and Joseph Khan is working hauling 50 to 60K lbs. of fertilizer chemicals himself. He doesn’t mind working, even though he owns the company. “You have to remember what you came from,” says Joseph, “I’ve seen too many people who own businesses set themselves above their employees, and ...
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