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R&D Update: Thermocouples and Sensors R&D Update:  Thermocouples and Sensors Here at Banks you can never have too much instrumentation, because having the data for product development is king. After carefully looking over the installed sensors it was decided to fully instrument every part of the cooling system, intake, manifolding and other components so that once completed the data-gathering system will give Banks critical information. ... Read more about this post

Dealer Spotlight: The Diesel Shop Dealer Spotlight: The Diesel Shop Enrique Gonzalez opened up The Diesel Shop in 2011 after building race cars and performance trucks for other people for nearly a decade. “Actually… I’ve been doing this sort of thing since I was 14, working on race cars,” he clarified. “I focused mostly on rotary engines back then.” These days he focuses exclusively on ... Read more about this post

Time Machine: First Banks Marine Twin Turbo Engine Time Machine: First Banks Marine Twin Turbo Engine After more than a decade of building performance supercharged engines, Gale switched to turbocharging in 1970 for the first “Gale Banks” branded turbocharged marine engine. The change came about when testing revealed that turbocharging provided a more usable range and was superior in making more power with better fuel efficiency by using wasted exhaust gas ... Read more about this post

Killing a Duramax Part 6 Killing a Duramax Part 6 Gale Banks fired up the new Precision turbo this week and compared it to stock. This larger, more efficient turbo will have no problem pushing the Duramax way past 600 hp. Watch part 6 in the ongoing series. And, yes, Gale actually intends to blow up the engine, but not until he’s milked it for every ounce ... Read more about this post

Fan Focus: Garrett Love Fan Focus: Garrett Love Garrett Love was a tried and true Cummins fan for 14 years, but when he wanted to trade in his 2012 with 156,000 miles Ram dealers didn’t want to work a deal. Feeling like he’d been excommunicated from the brand, he ended up at a local Chevy dealer who was more than happy to make ... Read more about this post

Dealer Spotlight: T&A Performance Dealer Spotlight: T&A Performance Good repair shops can be a scarce commodity, but Tim Anderson’s T&A Performance aims to be a bright light in a vast sea of despair. “It’s very unfortunate about what’s out there in our industry”, comments Tim, “we get a lot of folks that have been had by other shops.” Tim prides himself for actually ... Read more about this post

Dealer Spotlight: Dirty Diesels Dealer Spotlight: Dirty Diesels Josh Collester first started Dirty Diesels in 2011 as a social media page with a diesel-related blog selling diesel parts, stickers and apparel. In 2016, he and his business partner Aaron Robertson opened the physical location in Reading, Pennsylvania. “We do everything from simple maintenance like oil changes, custom wheels and suspension, to performance and ... Read more about this post

Fan Focus: Hay, Denali Fan Focus: Hay, Denali Josh Tillery’s 2018 GMC Duramax L5P Denali 4×4 dually is a genuine workhorse, pulling more than 35,000 lbs on a daily basis. Whether it’s the 44’ trailer hauling a load of baled hay or both of his 4×4 cab tractors loaders with cutters, the Denali gets a chance to frequently flex its muscles. The silver ... Read more about this post

Time Machine Time Machine 955 hp Woods-Banks IMSA MonzaThe 1978 Woods-Banks Dekon Monza featured the first Banks automotive twin-turbocharged system. The Monza’s engine was based on one of the first five General Motors High Performance 302 cubic inch small-blocks, an engine block designed specifically for NASCAR. Through the radical Banks twin-turbocharged system, air-to-water intercooler design, and a unique draw-though ... Read more about this post

No air density, no horsepower. No air density, no horsepower. Chris Nelson loves a challenge. The owner of Energetic Motorsports and former head of R&D at ATS Diesel Performance owns various trucks but the one he seems to enjoy the most is the one with the least horsepower. But this feeble powerplant isn’t being raced on the mean streets of Denver. No, he’s doing his best to ... Read more about this post