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UNPARALLELED POWER When engines are so strong they can even make a HMMWV move quickly, you know Gale Banks is behind them. HE’S AN ENGINE MASTERMIND. Gale Banks knows how to give any engine more power. Which probably explains why the military called on him when it decided to upgrade its HMMWVs to make them safer, more powerful and ... Read more about this post

Automotive legend has changed the face of the industry Gale Banks makes front page news, talking about racing, the military, and what it took to get where he is. Gale Banks knows a thing or two about power. And to say he’s had a profound effect on the U.S. auto industry would be an understatement. His Azusa-based company, Gale Banks Engineering, is known for designing and selling ... Read more about this post

Banks 4.0L Sidewinder Turbo system The goal of the Banks Power 4.0L Sidewinder Turbo system was to improve low- and mid-range torque for increased power on the trail and improved drivability on the pavement. Did they get it right? We’ve spent countless hours driving 4.0L-equipped Jeeps, chiefly in Wrangler TJs, Cherokee XJs, and a Grand Cherokee WJ. They’ve all been great ... Read more about this post

Semi Truck: Banks Freightliner Super Turbo Pikes Peak Truck Supercharger + Turbo = Pikes Peak record? What is a Super-Turbo? It’s an engine with both a supercharger and a turbocharger attached, according to Gale Banks of Banks Racing. What is a Super-Turbo? It’s an engine with both a supercharger and a turbocharger attached, according to Gale Banks of Banks Racing. His team of aftermarket experts has ... Read more about this post

Huffin & Puffin’ 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 feel that a turbo automatically ... Read more about this post

Huffin and Puffin Testing Banks Power’s brand new bolt-on TJ turbo. We had high expectations for this kit kit and we weren’t disappointed. 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 ... Read more about this post

Liquid Power Gaining horsepower and peace of mind with Banks Power water-meth injection. There are a wide variety of products that can help make horsepower and torque; it all comes down to the same principles of more air, more fuel and more spark. Of that combination, introducing more air into the combustion chamber can be the most difficult ... Read more about this post

Automotive aftermarket legend Gale Banks revs up Army’s Humvee Banks is using his expertise in making fast cars and trucks even faster to improve the underpowered Humvee’s performance. For more than 50 years, Gale Banks has tweaked fast cars and trucks to make them even faster. Banks has become a legend among the aftermarket speed crowd, having set land-speed records and built what was once the ... Read more about this post

Intercoolers 17th Century Tech for 21st Century Diesel Power Back in the 1660s, chemist and physicist Robert Boyle discovered the connection between pressure (p), volume (V), and energy (K). He based his theories, which became known as Boyle’s Law, on his own tests and the findings of his contemporary. These involved everything from experiments using 16-horse-power (literally!) ... Read more about this post

ICON’s one-of-a-kind Cummins A ’65 Dodge is transformed into a modern masterpiece. Back in 1965, few folks probably thought of a Dodge D200 crew cab as a potential collector’s item. Four-door versions of the pickup were mainly sold to the government or businesses for use as a work truck, which could hold six employees. This was long before the ... Read more about this post