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Talking Dynos With Gale Banks And Banks Power

Recently Steven Olsewski, editor of Diesel Army, a Power AutoMedia publication, visited us for a day of Dyno runs.   At Banks Power, we test and measure anything we do to the engine, and we also test and measure anything we might add to or put into the engine, for example, a lubrication package – does it… Read more »

Marine Corps Could Boost its Banks Powered JLTV Purchase by Thousands

Reprinted from National Defense Industrial Association 5/17/2017 By Yasmin Tadjdeh RESTON, Va. — The Marine Corps is considering purchasing thousands of more joint light tactical vehicles than originally planned, a service official said May 17. The service has committed to an acquisition objective of 5,500 platforms, but could boost that to more than 9,000 if… Read more »

EcoDiesel Derringer – Hidden Power

Derringers are sought out for their small size that is easily concealed, yet deliver a powerful double punch. Today we installed a Banks Power Derringer in this 2016 Ram 3.0 EcoDiesel. Can you find it?   Not only is it hard to visually see, it leaves no footprint, meaning it leaves no trace, take it… Read more »

Gale Banks explains why Turbos are the best power adder

Gale sat down with /Drive to discuss turbos and why they are the best option for adding power. From commercial use, Racing, all the way to Military. If you’re thinking about working with Turbos to increase your power potential, then you need to watch this video and I’ll tell you why! For more info, read the… Read more »

Banks Duramax Top Diesel Dragster… This Sidewinder Is Gonna Bite!

It is always nice to receive an e-mail in the morning show that someone just published an article about us. This time it was Street Muscle Magazine who published an article about our Dragster. They run a section on their site titled “What are you working on?” which features projects in process. This week, the editor… Read more »

Electric power… what? Banks is making it better!

Update: This was an April Fools Prank! No electric vehicles were improved in the making of this story. We all know that electric vehicles are growing in popularity. Being that Banks Power is known for Gas & Diesel performance, they dismissed electric vehicles for a very long time. But about a year ago, Gale Banks had an epiphany… Read more »

Just Another Dyno Day

Banks Engineering has four dynos and we will soon have five. On any given day, at least two are in use. So, you would think that making a dyno run would become blasé. But you would be wrong. Every time we run an engine on the Dyno we learn something and that is never boring…. Read more »

Ok 6.7 Cummins fans, time to get it on!

Ever since we did our Banks Twin Ram for the old 12 Valve Dodge Cummins 5.9, Gale has had this thing about getting air into a Cummins cylinder head. Recently he’s been busy on our newest military diesel V8, but now it’s back to the racing equipment business big time! And we can’t wait. After… Read more »

Great things come in small packages

I get excited about every new Banks Power product, but I think we’ve outdone ourselves with our latest digital gauge. We call it the MMI 1.8 iDash (MMI = Man Machine Interface). The team and I have been calling it the “super gauge” because really, that’s what it is. This gauge, and “gauge” is really… Read more »

Did I mention that the Banks 866T Diesel Engine powers every Oshkosh JLTV?

The JLTV program is providing our military with the world’s most capable light tactical vehicle. But what is the JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle) and why is it so important? Oshkosh, the manufacturers of the JLTV, put it this way: “The JLTV program remains a top priority for the Department of Defense, filling a critical… Read more »

  • One Camaro to Go

    At least one magazine calls them Pro Tourers: a new kind of hot rod with big wheels, very low-profile tires, big brakes, super-tuned chassis, a 5 or 6 speed manual trans, and plenty of horsepower. In other words, a hot rod that drives in something other than a straight line and for distances longer than a quarter mile—much longer.

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    Posted on November 22, 2002 by
  • Banks Power for Workhorse

    At close to 500 cubic inches, the GM 8.1L Vortec in the Workhorse chassis is already the most powerful gasoline motorhome going. So how did the Banks engineers figure out how to get 22% more power out of it? That’s 66 more horsepower and 77 more lb.-ft. of torque. They did it the way we always do—by building prototypes and testing them exhaustively to see what really works best in the real world.

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    Posted on November 15, 2002 by
  • See Sidewinder Run

    Seems like hardly a week goes by that we don’t have something new to tell you about Project Sidewinder. This one will be short.

    The news is that we had a video crew at Bonneville to capture all the action and sounds surrounding our record attempts, and you can now sample it on our Sidewinder web site.

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    Posted on November 15, 2002 by
  • Bob Robe

    Bob Robe is a glutton for punishment. He’s worked at Gale Banks Engineering longer than any other current employee—this January will mark 25 years.

    Seriously, Bob just told me that he couldn’t envision working anywhere else that would afford him the wide range of jobs that he enjoys here. To say that Bob is multitalented is a serious understatement.

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    Posted on November 8, 2002 by