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Emissions compliance at the San Mateo Truck Fest Experts from Gale Banks Engineering will reflash Six-Gun tuners and advise on diesel emissions compliance February 23-24, 2013. When it comes to emissions, it has been said that as California goes, so goes the nation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets national vehicle pollution standards. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) predates the federal Clean Air ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks Comes Clean part 2 Gale’s thoughts on black smoke, DPF delete kits, and more. BACK IN THE LATE ’70s, PONTIAC ASKED me to do a turbo package for its Sunbird. That car had a four-cylinder, transverse-mounted engine in it. It was kind of an econo car. Click to read more Read more about this post

Diesel Swaps The Banks Rat Rod gets a Duramax, the Sidewinder Dakota gets a Cummins, and a who-knows-what gets an 866T. In a special edition of Diesel Power magazine called “Diesel Swaps,” the writers and photographers covered “25 trucks, cars, and hot rods made better with diesel!” ON THE COVER: We visited Gale Banks Engineering in Azusa, California, and ... Read more about this post

More Air One of the easiest and most rewarding modifications you can do to your Jeep is installing a cold-air intake in place of the factory air filter box and inlet tubing. One of the easiest and most rewarding modifications you can do to your Jeep is installing a cold-air intake in place of the factory air filter ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks Comes Clean part 1 Spending a day with the iconic diesel legend reveals interesting thoughts on a variety of subjects. What’s going on with Banks and the military? Not a new question; we’ve been dealing with the military since 1976. They were looking at engines for their boats. Click to read more Read more about this post

Banks Diesel V6 Good Things Come in Small Packages. Banks Powertrain is bringing a V6 diesel engine to market sometime in 2013. Read on to see why that’s a good thing… Banks Powertrain, a division of Banks Engineering, is bringing a V6 diesel engine to market sometime in 2013. This new-to-the-U.S. Motor is a version of the VM Motori ... Read more about this post

Dwayne Peace’s Ridler-winning ’55 Thunderbird A Banks 1150 HP Twin-Turbo system was selected to grace the underhood of Dwayne Peace’s award winning 1955 Ford Thunderbird. You normally don’t want to mess with something after it achieves icon status because, in most people’s eyes, it has already attained perfection. Put a better smile on the Mona Lisa? Nah. Change the original formula ... Read more about this post

Instant Gauges and More Installing the New Banks iQ Flash in Project TDI As diesel enthusiasts. we all want as much information as we can get on the performance of our vehicles so we know when we are getting close to the danger zones, in terms of EGTs and trans temps. To that end, several domestic truck makers have started ... Read more about this post

Banks iQ Flash Programmer Banks iQ Flash Programmer—It’s More Than Just a Performance Tuner A few months back Team RV Magazine was invited to spend a day at Gale Banks Engineering in Azusa, California. It’s an industry-leading facility that honestly made us feel more like we were getting a behind-the-scenes tour of a NASA facility. One of the coolest and ... Read more about this post

6.6L Crate Engine For this first time in the history of diesel performance, you can now buy a 100-percent, brand new diesel crate engine. 575 HP, turnkey, and there’s not a used part in it. Till now, if you wanted a Duramax V-8 in anything other than the fullsize GM truck it came in—your best option was to buy ... Read more about this post