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Banks 866T for JLTV Program Ships Out The first post-contract, Banks 866T Turbo Diesel Engine, for the new Oshkosh-built JLTV has shipped out. The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is the replacement for the venerable Humvee (HMMWV). Oshkosh uses the tag line, “Oshkosh is JLTV. Anything else is something less.” Well, we’re proud to be part of the team for the JLTV, and ... Read more about this post

EPA Out of Bounds — Race Cars and Trucks Now Illegal? The Banks GMC Sierra diesel road race truck started life as a street truck. If EPA gets their way, Motorsports as we know it could be coming to an end.   Our Founding Fathers used the term “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” in the constitution as examples of “unalienable rights.” Yep your happiness is a right, ... Read more about this post

Banks Wins Massive Engine Contract The best engineering team in the racing and performance aftermarket, has won the biggest military engine contract…in the last 30 years! This is a fact, for the last 58 years, when we race we win! The Banks JLTV military engine development project was treated with the same intensity and excellence we apply to everything we race ... Read more about this post

The ROQ Crusher is thirsty We like to do things BIG around here. So when the time came to test fit a new set of Monster® Up-Pipes (that’s a story for another time), we called Lightning from KROQ to bring in the ROQ Crusher.  While we were looking over the truck, we noticed a few improvements had been made since ... Read more about this post

More Power For Your EcoDiesel In our first update on the Banks Bullet Tuner for the 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel engine, we took a look at the torque and horsepower improvements possible for your rig from this unique tuner. Well, we wanted to share some insider facts with you. The truth is, the factory and aftermarket don’t typically test the same ... Read more about this post

Introducing the Banks Bullet Tuner for EcoDiesel “…we are very familiar with this V6 diesel engine, and just how to tune it” Read more about this post

Banks Powered KROQ Truck Comes Back for a Visit “…it barely fits on our motorhome racks, that’s how big this truck is and we love it!” Read more about this post

Buick Turbo #1 “They had landed the Indy pace car program for 1976 and when they took their V6 powered car to the speedway” Read more about this post

Twin Turbo Christmas! “Hot Rod was here on the 23rd for our second photo session then we take it to the high-speed dyno cell!” Read more about this post

Gale Talks EcoDiesel “We had first fire in our engine test cells and our first impression was about the sound…this thing is sweet!” Read more about this post