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Banks Sidewinder All-Terrain trucks

The World’s First Diesel Tuner Trucks Banks Sidewinder All-Terrain packages debuted on Hot Rod Magazine’s Power Tour 2005, and Banks’ Power Stroke 6.0L, Duramax and Cummins Sidewinder

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A Kick In The Gas

Improving your old 460 Ford’s torque and power with a Gale Banks PowerPack system Shown is our test vehicle–a 1996 Ford F-350 dually powered by a 460-cubic-inch

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Torque Tough

Banks’ billet torque converter takes on big diesel power The Banks Billet Torque Converter is designed to withstand the stresses of high-torque diesel engines. A detailed eight-page

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23.6 MPG from a Truck that Runs 222 MPH!

Want More Power AND Better Gas Mileage? It’s Possible!

Banks Power’s Sidewinder Dakota, the world’s fastest pickup truck at 222 mph, achieved an impressive 23.6 mpg during the grueling Hot Rod Power Tour. This powerhouse proves you can upgrade your vehicle for increased performance without sacrificing fuel economy. The secret lies in optimized airflow, a key principle behind Banks’ products that deliver both power gains and efficiency improvements of 10-20% for many customers.

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High School Biodiesel Brain Power

There are lots of articles being written about “home-brewed” biodiesel today but I’ve felt that most of these backyard projects getting ink are the automotive equivalent of brewing moonshine. I say this, because while the end result is probably combustible in a diesel engine, the biodiesel fuel produced is not refined and finished to any known standard.

Here’s a project worth mentioning for a variety of reasons. Technology Teacher, Michael Winters, at San Gabriel, California’s Gabrielino High School’s Tongva Technology Center began an Eco-Fuel Research Project five years ago to educate his students on the benefits of alternative fuels.

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The World’s First Road Racing Pickup Truck

How many of you know that Banks’ Race Shop is building a roadracing truck? Did you know that the truck is going to be diesel powered? That’s right! A diesel powered roadracing truck! And it will be twin-turbocharged!

What’s the big deal you say? Well, diesels have several advantages over gasoline. First is mileage. Diesels generally achieve 20-40% higher mileage than gasoline-powered equivalents. Improving mileage means less fuel stops in an endurance race. This is a huge advantage and one that can shave critical minutes off of a team’s total time.

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