Banks Sidewinder All-Terrain, industry’s first diesel-tuner truck packages
Banks Sidewinder All-Terrain packages debuted on Hot Rod Magazine’s Power Tour 2005, and Banks’ Power Stroke 6.0L, Duramax and Cummins Sidewinder All-Terrains handled the 1,700-mile “Long Haul” with ease.
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It’s difficult to comprehend how a diesel could ever be sold naturally aspirated (turbo-less), because the words “Turbo” and “Diesel” flow together. Sure enough though, the 80’s diesel offerings were abominations or the road making for a definitely dark time in the diesel consumer history. There were actually over 70 different cars and trucks available ... Read more
Over the years, Rudolf Diesels creation has taken a back seat in the world of race engines to traditional spark ignition motors. Consigned in the main to heavy load-lugging and industrial applications, it 151 past 30 years that the racing world has begun to wv the true potential of compression ignition for competition use, the ... Read more
Going quicker and faster than any other diesel-powered vehicle on the dragstrip is the obvious incentive for building the Sidewinder dragster. But Gale Banks, founder of Banks Engineering, has an ulterior motive: for the project to help protect the country. The Sidewinder is the next testbed for the company to develop aftermarket products for the ... Read more
Okay, the trip stared off badly when the shuttle van that was supposed to pick me up at 4:00 a.m. hadn’t arrived by 4:30. When I called, they told me, “oh, our driver just now told us he was experiencing vehicle trouble…” Great. What about my ride to the airport?
The shuttle company called a ... Read more
This new turbo-charged kit offers sizzling power and improved fuel economy for diesel-powered trucks.
For trailerists, the double-edged sword of power vs. fuel economy is ever-present; producing more power usually takes more fuel. However, turbochargers can change the rules, especially for diesels. After 34 years in the engine-performance business and 24 years producing turbocharger kits for ... Read more