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    Propane & the Diesel

    Another way to make power, but is it practical?

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    Racing the Diesel

    Speed Costs Money. How Fast Do You Want to Go?

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    Synthetic Diesel Fuel

    We can’t make gold from straw, but thanks to the Fischer-Tropsch process, we can make diesel fuel from natural gas, and that may be even better!

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    The Banks Billet Torque Converter is Diesel Tough

    Stock torque converters are marginal and can fail prematurely when used with heavy loads. Here's one that's diesel tough.

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    The Banks SmartLock

    To get maximum performance from a Banks Brake on a ’94-03 Ford 7.3L Power Stroke turbo-diesel or a ’92-03 Dodge/Cummins 5.9L turbo-diesel with an automatic transmission, the SmartLock is a must.

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    The Biodiesel Alternative

    An alternative to petroleum-based diesel fuel that can be made from renewable resources.

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    The Truck Stops Here!

    Banks Power’s latest direct-mount exhaust brake, for ’04.5-07 Dodge Cummins 5.9L diesel trucks, performs better than the competition in terms of brake function, flow, reaction time and braking horsepower. This product of legendary Banks qua

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    Truth in Testing

    Dynamometers and flowbenches are great diagnostic and testing tools. In essence, they are scales for measuring performance. Just be sure there’s not a thumb on the scale.

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    Turbo-Diesel Fact & Fiction

    Exposing some of the misconceptions and outright lies about today’s diesel engines.

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    Twin-Turbo V8 Facts of Life

    Few People Have Ever Experienced Really High Horsepower.

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