Banks Insider News

Customer Q&A #3 (with Peter Treydte, Banks’ Director of Technical Communications) QUESTION #3: Your information has been most helpful. A couple of more questions. 1. How does Ford treat the “Six-Gun and Speed-Loader” re warranty issues? 2. Are any of the 6 settings optimized for Towing and or Economy? If not, which one’s would be best for those applications? 3. Since I think you are getting more power by increasing ... Read more about this post

Boomerang Effect or Strange Bedfellows I may have mentioned this in an earlier blog, and then again maybe I didn’t. Things have been pretty wild for me at GBE lately and I’ve had to increase my doses of Ginkgo Biloba. Ok… here it is: folks, we are finally getting back into the engine business. Back in the past we were ... Read more about this post

Customer Q&A #2 (with Peter Treydte, Banks’ Director of Technical Communication) QUESTION #2: My situation is that I don’t have a problem with my power output once the engine downshifts and the RPM’s go up, but I want more power low down (1750 RPM) so that the engine does not have to down shift as often (and use more fuel). (One thing that I have noticed is ... Read more about this post

So did they win? or When we last left our heroes… It’s been a while (again), but here’s my latest entry. I’ve got about four more in the can, only it’s just that they’re only half done each. Since the last time I wrote I’ve been to pulled over, went to visit a guy we’re selling engines to, went on vacation, went to Indy for the ... Read more about this post

Customer Q&A (with Peter Treydte, Banks’ Director of Technical Communication) QUESTION #1: I have installed a Banks Monster Exhaust and am considering a “Six-Gun and Speed-Loader.” My primary application is towing a 15,000 lb. trailer (GCWR 23,000) with an ’06 F-350 SRW 6.0L Auto 3.73 CC SB 4X4. I tow at 60 to 65 mph (3.73/18 in tires) which translates to 1700 and 1750 rpm. All ... Read more about this post

Sidewinder Type-R: Ready to Race! or Ready to Race? Some of you might know (and most of you didn’t have a clue) that we actually went out and put some miles on our little red pick-up a couple of weeks ago. “What, you went out and raced without telling me?” you say. Well, the answer is “yes”, I guess. We didn’t really want to ... Read more about this post

Jane, Stop This Crazy Thing! Good golly Miss Molly! I realized that I’ve been lax on getting my Blog entries in as of late, but I honestly didn’t think I was that over due! Sorry guys and gals (Umm… and Gale especially!). I looked at the site the other morning and saw the date of my last Blog. Shameful… just ... Read more about this post

Suburban Gorilla One of the most popular project vehicles from Xtreme 4×4 is the “Suburban Gorilla,” which features a Banks Twin-Turbo Duramax diesel powerplant derived from our Sidewinder GMC endurance roadracing truck. On Spike TV’s Xtreme 4×4, Jessi and Ian completed the Twin-Turbo Duramax diesel engine for the Suburban Gorilla project. Follow along as the Gale Banks Engineering’s ... Read more about this post

Stoddard Valley Cleanup I myself was amazed at the turnout and at the amount of fun that I had. Gale Banks Engineering supported the event by sending out a support trailer, a vehicle to participate in the cleanup, and just for fun we had the Banks Power #36 Trophy Truck on hand for some testing for the upcoming ... Read more about this post

Banks Power and KORE Banks Power and Kroeker Off-Road Engineering team up to conquer the Baja 1000. David Downs Goliath at Baja By Tim Gavern A virtually stock 2003 Cummins diesel-powered Dodge Ram 2500 4X4 Pickup truck takes 3rd Place in the “Stock Full” class at 2004 Baja 1000. The truck is equipped with Banks’ Six-Gun Bundle. Professional racing has gotten so expensive ... Read more about this post