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Interested in what is going on here at Banks Power? Well, you have come to the right place! Below is a list of the latest information into what is going on here at Banks. Read our latest Insider News, watch a video, or take a look at our Project Vehicles. Find what interests you and have fun.

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Gale Speaks (at SEMA)

Gale Banks will be speaking at the SEMA Show Education Days, On Monday, October 30, 2017 at 2:30pm, Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N256 Already acknowledged as one of the “5 Must-Attend SEMA Show Education Sessions” Gale will present: “Building the Best Boosted Engines of Your Career”   Gale Banks, the “Godfather of Turbocharging,” will be teaching his new ...
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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 out and ...
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Banks Bullet for 3.0L EcoDiesels

Want More Power From Your EcoDiesel? Banks Power Has The Solution! The Banks Bullet for the 2014-2015 Ram 1500 and 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers owners of EcoDiesel powered vehicles the ability to select from three power levels: Stock, Tow and Sport, plus it reads boost or injection percentage. These power levels are adjustable on-the-fly. Dyno ...
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Magazine Articles

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ROQ Crusher

Los Angeles, California, “The City of Angels”, is a place where millions of people come to turn their dreams into reality. If you can imagine it, it can happen in LA. Known to fans as “Lightning,” Jay Tilles no stranger to those dreams turned realities. As a longtime resident of Southern California and a radio ...
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Huffin & Puffin

Banks Power’s Bolt on TJ Turbo We are such big fans of turbochargers that you might be tired of hearing us talk about them. The fact is that a turbo can be a great way to build more power, and the inline Jeep engines are so overbuilt they can handle boost with no problems. Many people ...
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GALE BANKS: THE TITAN OF TURBOS

Growing up in SoCal during the post-WWII era was akin to living in a petri dish of hot rod innovation. Dotted across the L.A. metroplex was a cast of pioneers building a performance industry that continues to this day. Alex Xydias SoCal Speed Shop, Ed Iskenderian’s camshafts, Paul Shieffer’s clutches, Dean Moon’s equipment, George Barris’ ...
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Project Vehicles

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Dragster Cooling System

A small horizontal radiator topped by a shrouded electric cooling fan is used on the Banks Sidewinder Top Dragster.  A very quiet, but very powerful, Stewart electric pump moves the coolant though the Sidewinder’s system.  Hardly “exotic,” good old distilled water (from the local supermarket) with a bottle of Redline “Water Wetter” mixed in (just ...
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Banks Powered OshKosh JLTV

The Humvee replacement is here, and it’s bad ass! This vehicle is the result of a years long design and test competition involving the biggest names in the defense and diesel engine industry. The Oshkosh JLTV has destroyed the competition. The staff at Banks Power, the exclusive engine supplier, has been deeply involved in the creation ...
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ROQ Crusher

Jay “Lightning” Tilles of KROQ fame brought us a bone-stock 2006 Duramax Dually which we transformed into the fire-breathin’ behemoth. When Jay Tilles (AKA Lightning from a local radio station called KROQ) called and asked if we could help him with his SEMA show truck, he was only expecting a few of our standard Power Products. Little did ...
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Videos

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Check out our videos. Here are a few of our latest videos, to see all of them visit our Banks Power video page


Photos

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Ain’t they purdy...
Looks like Gale Banks just bought himself a new toy: 2018 #Silverado Z71 with a #Duramax #L5P, Midnight Edition. Time to install a Derringer and turn up the power! 😈
Project Speedbump: Wiring up the  ECU. #Ford EcoBoost 3.5L with Raptor Turbos, Banks Ram Air and all the goodies. 😈 #SEMA
Why go to the races when the racers come to you? While in town for the Long Beach Grand Prix, Al Unser Jr. stopped by to schedule the installation of a Derringer L5P tuner and iDash 1.8 in his 2017 Silverado High Country Edition. 🏁 #bankspower #lbgp #l5p #duramax
Thoughts on the 2020 Silverado front end?
L5P Duramax junkies... Here’s your fix.

The Great Derringer Shoot Out of 2018 is done and the information is up.

Spoiler alert; Banks Power has re-rated the L5P to 505 hp and 1001 lb-ft at the flywheel! And, we are all alone.

It might shock you that some advertised power claims are total BS, but once again we’ve proven that BS is alive and well in the performance aftermarket.

The two ‘fuel only’ boxes are at the bottom of the heap as expected. Our numbers on those boxes are very similar to what the guys at Hardway Performance posted on Facebook recently. So there is that.

I know you’ll all have questions and they will be answered in a video that will be up next week, feel free to list your questions below.

Enjoy the weekend!
Gale Banks

Here’s the link to all the information. http://www.bankspower.com/news_release/derringer-l5p-tuner-for-the-2017-duramax-real-power-is-here/

Jay Leno’s Garage

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Car guy Heaven…That’s where I am!

Once a year at Art Center College of Design In Pasadena California they do something so special that even my pal Jay Leno becomes a spectator! It’s called, Car Classic and I’m a guest of another pal, Syd Mead, who’s future vision caught the attention of the general public world wide with Blade Runner and continues ...
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Turbocharging Jay Leno’s Tank Car, Episode #8

Episode #8: Completion and testing Jay Leno’s Tank Car is just one of several high profile development programs ongoing in the Banks Advanced Prototype Engineering labs. Part Eight in a Series: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 Only a few little things remain to be completed before we ...
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Turbocharging Jay Leno’s Tank Car, Episode #6

Three pumps, no waiting! On the wet side of the EFI system, Bosch provided us with their 200 liter-per-hour, 5-bar (72 psig) electric fuel pumps. With each pump putting out just under one gallon per minute, it’ll take three of them in parallel to feed this monster. Part Six in a Series: 1 | 2 | ...
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