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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 ... Read more about this post

2010 – Duramax Day at the NHRA Museum 2010 - 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 ... Read more about this post

Joseph Khan – 2016 RAM Mega Cab 4×4 Joseph 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 ... Read more about this post

Standard Diesel Standard Diesel Dan Young started Standard Diesel in the late 90’s when the business where he worked was sold to a new owner. The new owner didn’t particularly care for Dan and let him go soon afterward. Dan decided at that point that he needed to open up a place of his own… just a few doors ... Read more about this post

Gabe Mendoza – 2020 Hyundai Veloster N Performance Package Gabe Mendoza - 2020 Hyundai Veloster N Performance Package Ask Gabe Mendoza what kind of vehicle he likes and the answer will always be the same: something small, turbo or supercharged, gets good mileage and is nimble as all out. His latest car, a 2020 Veloster N dressed in the color Racing Red, is pretty much the embodiment of all of that criteria. Gabe puts ... Read more about this post

How to extend the life of your engine oil How to extend the life of your engine oil https://youtu.be/f4_AN-1rWQQ Gale Banks explains how adding a high-quality bypass filter system to your diesel pickup can greatly extend the life of the oil and protect the engine. Read more about this post

1967 Banks Opens Shop In San Gabriel 1967 Banks Opens Shop In San Gabriel Gale went from doing business out of his parent’s garage as a teenager to creating C.P.’s Auto and Marine in a little garage in an alley in Lynnwood, California in 1960. Seeing his business grow as demand for his stoutly built performance engines gained more and more traction meant it was time to move, and in ... Read more about this post

Unstoppable DMAX Plant Builds 374 Engines for Banks Unstoppable DMAX Plant Builds 374 Engines for Banks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCZedsdI7GU It’s not news to anyone that the COVID-19 virus has ravaged the country, caused businesses and virtually our entire economy to shutter to a halt, and has changed the way we all live our lives. The automotive industry is not immune, and as such plants across the United States have stopped making the needed components ... Read more about this post

Dominic Maguire – 2003 Sidewinder Turbocharged Acura RSX Dominic Maguire - 2003 Sidewinder Turbocharged Acura RSX This week’s Fan Focus is an unusual one. Dominic Maguire has had his 2003 Acura RSX for about 5 years now and ran into a fellow who told him that he could turbo the car for virtually nothing if he would supply the parts. Interested in this, Dominic started searching for the various components on his ... Read more about this post

Rudy’s Diesel Performance Rudy’s Diesel Performance Rudy’s Diesel Performance has grown quite a bit from its humble beginnings, and that is a complete understatement. RDP started doing business in 2008 as a one-man business with just Aaron Rudolf, owner, selling parts online sales out of his basement. From there the business began to build steam and progressed with him opening and ... Read more about this post