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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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    “ The Three Latest Diesel Engine Projects”
    September 14, 2012

    Get all the info on the Gale Banks 630T, the Gale Banks 866T, and the Banks 6.5L Special Ops package engines.

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    “ Autoblog features Dallenbach-Banks Pikes Peak team”
    June 21, 2012

    Autoblog, the world's number one ranked website in the automotive industry, posted a story on our 1400 horsepower mountain climber. Check out the video!

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    “ The Mighty Duramax”
    February 15, 2012

    When someone talks about powerful engines—ones that are built to take a beating and still last forever—they're no doubt talking about diesels. Read about the "Challenge Coin" too!

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    “ Pikes Peak-Latest Report”
    June 23, 2011

    The latest report from the mountains of Colorado. Read about the great day of practice runs and how we've stacked up against the competition thus far.

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    “ Pikes Peak-Turbos in the Clouds”
    June 22, 2011

    A report on the car's specs, the driver's history, and what's expected on the mountain.

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    “ Pikes Peak-Uphill Racer”
    June 22, 2011

    A report on the race, the racer, and the race car, including the stories "Two-Decade Evolution" and "Bringing The Record Back Home."

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