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    “ Day 5 of Ultimate Adventure”
    October 14, 2014

    Day five, and we woke up feeling more chipper than in some time. Even though we’d only been on the trip for a workweek, we (like everyone else) were working day and night for many days prior to the trip; trying to get our vehicle ready, and trying to make up for the absence from home and work for the next week (plus however long it takes to get back home).

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    “ Day 4 of Ultimate Adventure”
    September 30, 2014

    A signature Pewe driver’s meeting spoke of a “short” road day that would take us across Iowa and towards Illinois. Of course, our short road turned out to be a cool 277 miles long—a good drive in any vehicle, but in a group of more than 20 beaten-on 4x4s…it was a long day of driving.

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    “ Day 3 of Ultimate Adventure”
    September 24, 2014

    We woke up the morning of Day 3 in a grass field owned by a past attendee of the Ultimate Adventure. After our first night of camping, most of the group was more relaxed, rested after a horrendous drive the prior day, and ready for a great day of wheeling near Waterloo, Iowa.

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    “ Day 2 of Ultimate Adventure”
    September 19, 2014

    Rick had mentioned it the first day, but we thought he might be joking. He wasn’t really going to try to push the group of more than 20 vehicles nearly 700 miles in a single day, was he? Yep.

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    “ Day 1 of Ultimate Adventure”
    September 12, 2014

    To prepare for any type of marathon, one of the first steps is to become capable of completing the journey.

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    “ Getting There is Half the Battle”
    September 05, 2014

    Our turbocharged Wrangler Rubicon was ready for the 2014 Ultimate Adventure that started in North Platte, Nebraska, after working day and night to get it finished.

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    “ Building the Banks Sidewinder Jeep for a 4x4 Marathon”
    August 29, 2014

    To make sure the rest of the Banks ’05 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited would hold up to the Petersen’s 4 Wheel Off-Road’s Ultimate Adventure, we had to get our turbocharged Jeep ready for a true off-road marathon.

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    “ Becoming the Official Turbocharger of Ultimate Adventure 2014”
    August 22, 2014

    With a Sidewinder Jeep turbo kit already finished & 50-state certified, Banks was looking for not only the ultimate torture test, but also a great way to show off-road enthusiasts how useful a turbocharger can be on a modified 4x4

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    “ Size Matters 2 Epic Debut”
    March 22, 2014

    Watch the official "Size Matters 2" video here!

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    “ Size Matters 2 Behind The Scenes”
    March 13, 2014

    Check out the behind the scenes footage of Mike Ryan's Banks Super-Turbo Freightliner during the filming of  "Size Matters 2."

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    “ Air-to-Water Intercooled Jeep Turbo”
    February 13, 2014

    Over the weekend, we had our first chance to test the intercooled Sidewinder Jeep Turbo. Even in prototype form and running 6.5 psi boost, the Air-to-Water intercooler setup demonstrated the ability to keep intake manifold air temperatures in check.

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    “ Humvee shootout on Motor Trend”
    October 09, 2013

    Motor Trend magazine took a stock Humvee and pitted it against a Banks-modified Humvee. Watch the video and see what a difference Banks makes!

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    “ Supercharging and Turbocharging”
    June 01, 2013

    Tech Talk #3: In this "Life After Wide Open Throttle" seminar Gale covers the ins and outs of forcing air into an engine.

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    “ ICON and Banks Power on Autoblog--part 2”
    October 31, 2012

    The ICON 4x4 pickup has made it to SEMA. Check out all the cool photos from the show...

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    “ ICON and Banks Power on Autoblog--part 1”
    October 04, 2012

    ICON vehicles are notorious for their attention to detail, performance, and exclusivity. So to power the '65 Dodge pickup they're building for SEMA, they teamed up with an engine builder that matched their high standard. You can guess who that was...

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