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The ultimate upgrade for classic diesels and Jeeps. Adds astonishing performance — up to +102 hp/+143 lb-ft — plus significantly greater fuel economy & durability.

NEW for 1999.5-2006 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L

Breathe new life into your Jeep with the all-new Banks Sidewinder Jeep Turbo System. This complete bolt-on system is engineered for ultimate performance and rock crushing capability. The Banks Sidewinder Turbo System transforms your 1999.5 through 2006 Jeep Wrangler into a pavement eating, rock crushing, trail running monster. Get more info or ask us a question about the turbo »

PLEASE NOTE: The Banks Jeep Turbo kit is designed and tested only for use on a stock Jeep Wranglers with minimal engine modifications. This kit will not work on Jeeps with "Stroker" or other heavily modified engines and/or engine components.

Banks Sidewinder Turbo System

Power Gains - Banks Sidewinder Turbo System for Jeep» Horsepower Best Gain:    
   +66.1 HP @ 4400 RPM (48.8%)

» Torque Best Gain:    
   +83.7 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM (50.5%)

» Horsepower Peak-to-peak:    
   Stock = 138.6 HP
   Banks = 201.4 HP
   Improvement = +62.8 HP (45.3%)

» Torque Peak-to-peak: 
   Stock = 176.0 lb-ft, 
   Banks = 249.4 lb-ft
   Improvement = +73.4 lb-ft (41.7%)
» 0-60 MPH Acceleration: 
   Stock = 12.51 sec
   Banks = 9.62 sec
   Improvement = 2.89 sec (23.1%)

Turbochargers and Intercoolers: A match made in 4x4 heaven 
At Banks we have long known the best way to maximize power is by feeding your engine cool, dense, oxygen rich air. Now we have brought that "density" focus to our already potent Sidewinder Turbo for Jeeps. Designed to increase the responsiveness of the Banks Sidewinder Turbo System for 4.0L Jeeps, the intercooler kit provides smooth drivability and linear throttle response both on- and off-road.

The intercooler allows for steady power output even under extreme ambient temperatures. Cooler charge air temperatures allow for more efficient spark timing whether you’re cruising, crawling, or running full-throttle. For more details on intercooling, read below, or hit up Gale on Twitter @BanksPower with the hashtag #whyintercooling.

Banks Jeep turbo with intercooler power gains
Jeep Wrangler 4.0L - Sidewinder Turbocharger System - TR 1068: Corrected RWTQ - 15 second Dyno sweep test. Stock baseline vs. Turbocharger only (with Super-Scoop) vs. Banks Turbo w/intercooler EQUIPPED (NO S/S). Tested on 2006 Wrangler Unlimited w/stock wheel, tire, gears and auto trans

Horsepower Best Gain+101.7 HP @ 4400 RPM (75.1%)

Torque Best Gain+121.4 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM (75.1%)

Horsepower Peak-to-peak
Stock = 138.6 HP
Turbo = 201.6 HP
Intercooler = 238.1 HP
Improvement = +99.5 HP (71.8%)

Torque Peak-to-peak
Stock = 176.0 lb-ft 
Banks = 249.4 lb-ft
Intercooler = 285.7 lb-ft
Improvement = +109.7 lb-ft (62.3%)

0-60 MPH Acceleration
Stock = 12.51 sec
Banks = 9.62 sec
Intercooler = 8.03 sec
Improvement = 4.48 sec (35.8%)

» Torque output with the turbo at 1600 RPM is greater than the peak torque in stock condition. This aggressive torque profile is ideal for rock crawling and trail running scenarios.

» The standard system produces 6 PSI boost. If you’re looking for even more power, add the optional intercooler and water-methanol injection system.

» The Ram-Air intake is located at the same height as stock. Also included is an optional through the hood Super Scoop. This allows the system to pull in cooler denser outside air, resulting in increased performance and system response. While we highly recommend the installation of the Super-Scoop, it is not required. The Super Scoop is modeled after the international version of the Jeep J8.

Double-slip joint for fitment to your existing exhaust tube. Ensures a better, more reliable hold when you need it.» The turbo system is compatible with both the Banks TorqueTube header and Monster Exhaust.

» Double-slip joint for fitment to your existing exhaust tube. Ensures a better, more reliable hold when you need it.
Heart-Pounding Power, Rock-Crushing Torque, Ridiculous Acceleration

Banks Sidewinder Jeep Turbo System includes:

» Turbocharger with integrated Wastegate/blowoff valve
» Cast-iron Turbo mount with Alternator Relocation
» Bosch 35 lb/hr Fuel Injectors
» Stainless-Steel Turbine Inlet and Outlet Pipes
» Boost Tube with provisions for Water-Methanol Injection nozzles
» 2-bar MAP sensor with Billet Throttle Body Spacer Mount
» Flash Hand-Held Programmer
» Turbo-specific Ram-Air Cold Air Intake with through hood SuperScoop cold air inlet
» Boost Gauge
» All necessary hoses, fittings and hardware

Everything you need for a complete install!

Sidewinder Turbo System versus Stroker swap» The Banks Sidewinder Turbo, with its nearly 50% increase in Horsepower and Torque, dwarfs the 12-25% increase produced by Jeep Stroker kits.

» At high altitude, the Banks Sidewinder Turbo System’s boosted air allows the engine to maintain power even in diminished ambient conditions.

» Installing the Banks Sidewinder Turbo System is much easier than installing a Stroker kit which involves complete removal of the engine.

» The system comes with detailed instructions as well as all the necessary parts to complete the installation.

» Runs on 91 octane or higher

Jeep Ultimate Adventure
Banks Power is proud to be the Official Turbocharger sponsor of the 2014 Ultimate Adventure. The Jeep has been running and working great on some of the toughest trails in the country. The turbo system hasn’t missed a beat. Read more about it here »


What does JP magazine think of the Banks turbo? Click and see »
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Banks Jeep Turbo in 4WheelDrive magazine

4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility magazine did a pretty darn thorough install article on the system. Did they think it was worth it? Find out »

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Truck Trend 
magazine not only installed the Banks turbo system but also the Banks water-methanol kit. And the results? Read on »

F-250, F-350 & F-450 PICKUP

Banks Sidewinder turbo engineThe ultimate upgrade for classic diesels is a Sidewinder turbocharging system. Banks wastegated Sidewinder turbo unleashes gains in horsepower and torque. You’ll hardly recognize Ol’ Betsy; With Banks’ turbocharging technology onboard, she’ll tow up the grade quicker, and provide phenomenal fuel economy improvement at that. No smoke!

click for article"The difference in performance created by the new Banks system was like night and day. Acceleration without the trailer went from leisurely to quick. Turbo lag was barely noticeable; when the driver stabbed the throttle, the engine dug in immediately. No longer did we live in fear of uphill freeway onramps, since the truck could quickly merge with traffic. The improvement in trailer towing was also dramatic…"

-Trailer Life magazine « read the article »


In 1989, GM selected Banks as the 6.2L factory-turbo option, and remained so until GM released their own 6.5L turbo-diesel. To this day, Banks Sidewinder out-performs GM’s 6.5L factory-turbo or any other turbo. Banks’ ultimate upgrade for 6.2L workhorses provides best gains of +60 hp and +115 lb-ft torque, plus 19% better fuel economy. That’s no smoke!

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: It seems the Diesel World website 
is down so click here for a PDF of the article »

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Solid credibility
Four Wheeler magazine did a story 
on how you could get a Banks turbo straight from a GM dealer »

*Contents, features & performance results vary by application. Most products are CARB E.O. certified or in processs. Power measured at the rear-wheels, airflow improvements recommended.