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The Engine of the Future: Here Now The Engine of the Future: Here NowIt’s an exciting time to be involved in high performance diesel. It’s an exciting time to be involved in high-performance diesel. For the past few decades, I was virtually alone in my quest to build high-performance diesels. Now that turbodiesel-powered trucks are selling like hotcakes, the market is flooded with companies selling diesel performance products. I ... Read more about this post

Boost in a Crate… It’s a V8 Boost in a Crate... It's a V8Gale Banks Engineering’s Twin-Turbo Small-Block Chevrolet V8: 1,115 HP @ 100 OCTANE/815 HP @ 91 OCTANE Some say American Iron has its place…in the gun sights of an import. We’ve talked about displacement and how turbocharging can make a small engine “bigger.” Bigger is bigger so when a large-displacement engine like a V8 or V10 get ... Read more about this post

Deep Breath Deep BreathTruckin’ follows the step-by-step installation of a Banks Stinger system on an ’03 Chevrolet 6.6L Duramax When looking for increased power, look no further than Gale Banks Engineering, one of the industry’s leaders and innovators. Banks opened his shop in 1958, specializing in race engines, and then in 1960, he expanded into the marine performance world. ... Read more about this post

Banks’ Twin-Turbo Sport Truck: It’s Alive! Banks' Twin-Turbo  Sport Truck: It's Alive!Sport Truck’s Joe Pettitt takes some adrenaline-pumping 0-60 blasts in Banks Twin-Turbo test truck The reasoning for bringing the beast to life is to promote what Gale Banks Engineering is calling its “Back to the Future” Twin-Turbo systems. In short, the company has had these kits available before, but not with the advanced level of today’s ... Read more about this post

Guys Talking Cars Guys Talking CarsJay Leno talks about the Banks Gearhead Bash I love Gale Banks semiannual picnic, better known as the Gearhead Bash. I always tell my wife it’s the social event of the internal combustion season. In Hollywood, there might be bigger events, like the Emmys or the Oscars, but there are none as fun as this-especially for ... Read more about this post

’99-04 V-10 Super Duty Power Upgrade: More Power, Better Mileage '99-04 V-10 Super Duty Power Upgrade: More Power, Better MileageInstalling And Testing Gale Banks Engineering’s PowerPack System. Ford’s 6.8L gasoline-fueled V-10 Triton is a torquey over-square engine that comes in most F-250 Super Duty pickups as well as several popular motorhome chassis. It’s a tough 415ci engine that, in stock trim, puts 310 hp and 425 lb-ft to the flywheel, and it loves to tow ... Read more about this post

Talking Turbos Talking TurbosBanks Returns to the Streets with a new Twin Turbo Kit The turbocharger has long been recognized as the most efficient form of supercharging. Without need for a belt or any other parasitic element to rob precious power, the exhaust-driven turbo is capable of providing boost for a minimal power price. The downside of running a ... Read more about this post

Turbo Terrors Turbo TerrorsYou can huff and puff and blow the competition away! The search for improved automobile engine power has been going on as long as enthusiasts have been tinkering with cars. There are a number of ways to increase an engine’s power output, but regardless of the method used, the end result must always be the same ... Read more about this post

Racing Into the Future Racing Into the FutureGale Banks Builds a Road-Racing Diesel Pickup Gale Banks is determined to prove that diesel engines are the most viable powerplant for the future of transportation. With more than 25 years of experience building the largest manufacturing company of performance products for diesel-powered vehicles in the world, Banks knows diesels. To further prove his point, Banks has ... Read more about this post

Twin-Turbo Revival: Part 2 Twin-Turbo Revival: Part 2Back to the Future: Fast-Forward Firebird Now for the kicker. Gale Banks recently pulled one of his original twin-turbo Firebirds out of mothballs, and it’s about to receive a Banks Revival twin-turbo small-block Chevrolet engine, and all the modern goodies to go along with it. Now, this isn’t just any ol’ ’84 Firebird—this one shows 15,000 ... Read more about this post