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Kyle McWeeny – 2020 Duramax Kyle McWeeny - 2020 Duramax For Kyle McWeeny adding the iDash and the Derringer wasn’t a move to make his 2020 GMC Duramax powered truck into a hot rod, but to give it the extra pep to tow a 5th wheel and take his family cross country. “It’s a great way to travel with the family and keep them all ... Read more about this post

3.0 liter Duramax Derringer Development 3.0 liter Duramax Derringer Development Testing and tuning has begun on the Banks Derringer for GM’s new 3.0 liter Duramax turbo diesel. Just introduced in the 2020 model year for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, this new offering is attracting customers who have wanted the power and torque of a diesel but don’t necessarily have the need for the ... Read more about this post

How turbo insulation works How turbo insulation works https://youtu.be/21RxZpdaLyQ Gale Banks explains why insulating a turbo and exhaust systems can be very important to both the performance and safety of the surrounding equipment. We reached out to Heatshield Products to help with both our Duramax L5P in the Killing A Duramax series and the supercharged twin-turbo Duramax monster truck engine. The 35-year old family-owned ... Read more about this post

Dan Benetez – Supercharged 6.8 liter V10 Excursion Dan Benetez - Supercharged 6.8 liter V10 Excursion Time for this week’s fan focus! Dan Benetez had an opportunity to blindly bid on a very interesting item: a vehicle sitting under a cover that had been in storage for over 14 years in a warehouse. It had been tied up over some litigation. So this thing… sat untouched and under a cover, a ... Read more about this post

Twin Diesel Performance Twin Diesel Performance Brian Goodwald may have opened up the business with his twin-brother David, but he got into the game about a year and a half earlier than him working as a teen at a small independent shop doing tire and oil changes. After some time he left the shop to work side-by-side with his brother working ... Read more about this post

Dustin Brannen – 2007 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Dustin Brannen - 2007 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Dustin Brannen is a Banks Testpilot for the upcoming PedalMonster, and his Chrysler 300 SRT8 is a testbed for this upcoming product. He had been running a flash-performance tune on his car, and was able to test the car with and without the tune to see how the PedalMonster worked with it. “We absolutely love ... Read more about this post

Dyno Cell Fuel Flow Meter Assembly Dyno Cell Fuel Flow Meter Assembly The construction of the fuel flow meter assembly is complete and is currently being installed in dyno cell 2 where the precision instruments will gather important data. The information gathered from it will be crucial in the development of the supercharged twin-turbo diesel Monster Truck engine. With its two fuel flow meters (one measures the ... Read more about this post

High Performance Academy High Performance Academy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YLGn5ycoAM Taped at last year’s SEMA Show, High Performance Academy’s host Andre Simon talks to Banks Power engineer Chris about the differences between flash programming and in-line tuners. In this YouTube video Andre and Chris chat in depth about the Derringer, how it works it’s magic and what the gains are. They also touch on the ... Read more about this post

1973 thru 1975 Interest in Diesel Begins 1973 thru 1975 Interest in Diesel Begins In 1973 Banks was hired to serve as consultant and vendor to JPL/Cal Tech for a Future Engine Study that was funded by a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation (Ford Motor Company). The concept of the study was first expressed by Lee Iacocca, then President of Ford, in a testimony before the Senate Air ... Read more about this post

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 ... Read more about this post