News & Media

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.

Banks Insider News

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iDash 1.8 Super Gauge now controls Banks Six-Guns, EconoMind and SpeedBrake

Several years ago, Gale and the Banks engineering team wondered what the future of engine monitoring would look like in 2020. After more than a decade of seeing devices on the market with large rectangular screens using up valuable windshield space with unnecessary graphics, Gale called a timeout (imagine him mimicking a referee, holding his ...
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Banks L5P Derringer is flying off the shelf

When we released our Derringer tuner for the 2017-18 L5P Duramax we knew we had a great product on our hands, but what we didn’t know was how far we hit it out of the park in terms of its success. Customer demand for this Derringer absolutely blew away our expectation and our inventory! We ...
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60 Years and going strong!

60th Anniversary - Banks Power - Original shop
August 16, 2018, marks the 60th anniversary of Banks Power. In 1958, Gale Banks opened C.P. Auto & Marine in Lynwood, CA to pay for his college tuition at Cal Poly Pomona (“C.P.”). Little did he know that with his vision and drive to win, he would pioneer turbocharging and revolutionize the gas and diesel ...
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Press Releases

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Hot Rod Magazine, OCT 2018: Air-Density Sensor

Parts & Stuff Knowing what kind of air is entering your engine is valuable information that the AirMouse from Banks will allow you to monitor. This grille or intake-mounted, Gortex vent measures air pressure, humidity, and temperature and sends that information to the Banks iDash 1.8 over the Banks Bus Network. Adding this type of information ...
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Banks 4” Monster Exhaust with CoolCuff for 2017+ Duramax L5P Drops Dangerous Temps During Regen

Banks Monster Exhaust with exclusive CoolCuff reduces exhaust gas temps while cutting power-robbing backpressure. The system provides safety and performance unmatched by any other aftermarket system.
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Derringer L5P Tuner for the 2017-2018 Duramax: Real Power is here!

The Banks Derringer L5P tuner is the only option you should be plugging into your truck.
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Magazine Articles

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Banks Ford F-150 EcoBoost Intake/Exhaust/Programmer Upgrade

Ford turned the pickup world on its side when it first installed the 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 in the ’11 F-150. While it wasn’t particularly odd to find a V-6 in a ½-ton truck, having one as the premium engine was an entirely new concept. At launch, the 3.5L EcoBoost churned out 365 hp and 420 ...
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Ford Model T Modified Returns to El Mirage Dry Lake in Tribute to Speed Pioneer Karl Orr

If you are familiar with Bonneville racing, you likely know the name Bob Kehoe. In the late 1960s he teamed with Bruce Geisler to build a ’53 Studebaker coupe known as the Hanky Panky Special. Over the years the car set a number of records and got both Bob and Bruce into the 200 MPH ...
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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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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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Project Speed Bump

Retro-Future Banks Diesel Powered Ford F-100. The Truck Trend Network, Sean Holman, Gale Banks and a host of aftermarket companies are building, ‘Project Speed Bump‘ a wicked Banks Powered ’67 F-100. The goal is 600 hp, on the street! Hey, Sean Holman and all you guys at the Truck Trend Network, I’m having my way with your truck! Your ...
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CARB E.O. stickers are now available for 2017+ Duramax Derringer and Ram-Air intake owners. Email with your year, make, model and part number and we'll drop a sticker in the mail! Note: the following states have adopted CARB's standards: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and District of Columbia.
The Banks Ram-Air for the 2017+ Duramax L5P is now CARB compliant. S&B is not. AFE is not. Just sayin'. CARB E.O. D-161-118. 📷 Clay Busby

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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Episode #8: Turbocharging Jay Leno’s Tank Car

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.
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Episode #7: Turbocharging Jay Leno’s Tank Car

Episode #7: Wastegates and exhaust Jay Leno’s Tank Car is just one of several high profile development programs ongoing in the Banks Advanced Prototype Engineering labs.
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