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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 ... Read more about this post

April Fools – Automotive legend Gale Banks in hot water with NASA! Gale in court under false allegations for April FoolsU.S. Homeland Security descended on Azusa, California Friday to detain an automotive legend for questioning. Read more about this post

Boost Elbow Brilliance: Banks Monster Ram 6.7 Cummins Intake Install Banks Monster-Ram for the 2007-17 Ram 6.7L CumminsFactory intake elbows are restrictive and bottleneck the airflow to your engine. To prolong the life of your engine and maximize its performance, the aftermarket air intake is a great and cost-effective upgrade over stock. Enter the Banks Power Monster Ram intake elbow. What a percentage of truck enthusiasts don’t realize is, with only a few choice modifications, ... Read more about this post

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 ... Read more about this post

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 ... Read more about this post

Changing Times: GM’s Push To Make L5P Duramax Un-Crackable If there’s one thing that can be said about humanity, it’s that we crave the feeling of control. Owning a thing and being responsible for its fate can make us feel important and fulfilled. But in the case of automobiles, things are taking a turn, and GM is leading the way, at least here in ... Read more about this post

Huffin & Puffin Banks Power’s Bolt on TJ Turbo We are such big fans of turbochargers that you might be tired of hearing us talk about them. The fact is that a turbo can be a great way to build more power, and the inline Jeep engines are so overbuilt they can handle boost with no problems. Many people ... Read more about this post

GALE BANKS COMPARES THE L5P TO THE LML What exactly makes GM’s new L5P motor tick? How improved is it over the previous model, the LML? We can’t think of a better person to get into the details than Gail Banks from, you guessed it, Banks Power. He recently stopped by the Diesel Performance Podcast and talked with hosts Nick Priegnitz and Paul ... Read more about this post

Quick Hit: Banks Power Developing Derringer Tuner For Duramax L5P Derringer shown with the iDash 1.8 Super GaugeThe diesel experts at Banks Power are working hard to get ready for SEMA, and they’re bringing quite a few surprises. We recently caught wind of these surprises from Banks’ Facebook page, where a recent post mentioned developments on the L5P Duramax, along with pictures. We reached out to Gale Banks for comment. “On the L5P, we’re working on a Derringer tuner,” ... Read more about this post

GALE BANKS: THE TITAN OF TURBOS Growing up in SoCal during the post-WWII era was akin to living in a petri dish of hot rod innovation. Dotted across the L.A. metroplex was a cast of pioneers building a performance industry that continues to this day. Alex Xydias SoCal Speed Shop, Ed Iskenderian’s camshafts, Paul Shieffer’s clutches, Dean Moon’s equipment, George Barris’ ... Read more about this post