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Not Your Average YouTube ReviewNot Your Average YouTube Review

Greg Alberalla has been wrenching for years. The certified mechanic recently quit his day job running a performance parts retailer and began his new career as a content creator (YouTuber). What makes Greg different than other mechanic-based YouTubers is his choice of vehicles. While others who wrench on camera are into imports or supercars, the Kentucky-based ...
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1989 Banks DynaFact On-board Dynamometer1989 Banks DynaFact On-board Dynamometer

Let’s jump back to 1986 to see a 1932 Deuce. Mike Maris’ award-winning 1932 Ford Coupe was a street rodder’s dream with every nut and bolt polished to perfection. In 1986 both Hot Rod Magazine and Street Rodder thought it was so well crafted that they each gave it full coverage.  The unique thing that set ...
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Bob Elliot, Ford F-250 Power Stroke 6.0LBob Elliot, Ford F-250 Power Stroke 6.0L

Bob Elliot’s 2006 Ford 6.0 liter Power Stroke is something special. Not only is it a rare special edition truck with only 73,000 miles, but aside from the Banks Big Hoss performance package, he’s never experienced the problems that plagued thousands of 6.0L engines. Bob’s daily driven diesel has “child-like” miles on it because it ...
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Dirty Diesel Customs, West Kelowna, CanadaDirty Diesel Customs, West Kelowna, Canada

Jordan Powell, Owner The snow has melted in West Kelowna, Canada, and people have been anxious to get their trucks up and running and back on the road. Jordan Powell of Dirty Diesel Customs is happy to help these anxious owners fulfill their pent up truck dreams. Jordan bought Dirty Diesel Customs from his friend in 2011. ...
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Jimmy Charon’s ’89 Cummins-Powered BlazerJimmy Charon's '89 Cummins-Powered Blazer

In our iDash on the Road, we check in with Jimmy Charon and his engine swap project. You know engine swaps are as hot as ever, and for Jimmy, his Frankenstein Monster definitely looks like a fun project. His 1989 Chevy Blazer is now Cummins-powered. Out went the Blazer’s 350 small-block and in went a ...
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Dana 80 Ram-Air Diff CoverDana 80 Ram-Air Diff Cover

When Banks introduced its answer to flat-back differential covers with a product that was not only well thought out, but actually reduces oil temps thanks to its Ram-Air scoops and reduces viscous horsepower loss thanks to its perfect fluid dynamics… Well, the requests have been pouring in for more fitments. “Hey, when are you going ...
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Deleted L5P vs Derringer L5PDeleted L5P vs Derringer L5P

Sometimes people need to experience something for themselves before becoming a believer. You can back up your claims with facts and figures, but still, some people won’t budge. Yet when you become converts… hallelujah! Such is the satisfying feeling that comes from this week’s vlog entry from TXStreetSociety where they put the Banks Derringer in-line ...
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Geoffrey AlexanderGeoffrey Alexander

Geoffrey Alexander, a self-proclaimed number junky, simply cannot get enough data. To him, the iDash DataMonster fills the need for gathering intel on what people normally don’t get to see through their standard dash gauges. “I originally bought myself the iDash DataMonster as a Christmas gift to be used in my 2014 F-150 EcoBoost truck,” ...
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G&J DieselG&J Diesel

Jay Sandvig: Outside Sales Jay Sandvig of G&J Diesel gave himself the title of “Diesel Pharmacist,” but his official title is Outside Sales. In the three years that he’s worked there, he’s seen a lot of growth. The company originally started in the mid-’80s by then partners Gary and Jon (hence the G&J). Brad Makinen, a ...
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1989 Banks Introduces DynaFact Onboard Dynamometer1989 Banks Introduces DynaFact Onboard Dynamometer

Gale Banks introduced the world’s only onboard dynamometer – the Banks Dynafact. This remarkable system measured engine horsepower and other valuable dynamic facts while the vehicle was driven. The patented electronics showed the real-time horsepower produced in both digital and analog forms and was able to record peak values to measure improvements made through tuning ...
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