Thursday, February 2, 2012

Banks Duramax

If you're looking for Banks Power Products for your GM Duramax, you're already on the right track. But honestly, searching for their products with just the keywords "Banks Duramax" isn't going to cut it. There are waaay to many Duramaxes that Banks has done work on, from small bundles for street drivers to complete make-overs for land speed breakers. In fact, they've completed work on so many Duramaxes, just about the only way you're going to figure out what they can do for your pick-up is by first figuring out how you want it to perform.

So what do you want to do to your Duramax? And what applications will you be using your truck for? For all diesel model/years from 1982 until now, Banks offers a complete, street-legal modification kit. Depending upon how much money you're willing to spend and how much extra power you're wanting from your pick-up, Banks may offer more than one kit for your specific model Duramax.

Just to give you an idea, Banks' most popular products are their complete component bundles with tuner included. The components included in these kits are not only designed to work well on their own, they're also designed to work even better with one another. Banks has already dyno-tuned their components to your specific model diesel. So, with their tuner included, your Banks kit will be dialed-in so well that you won't be able to get much better performance by installing similar components at a dyno shop.

If money is an issue, Banks can help you find the right components for your pick-up to meet your regular needs. For example, a Banks Monster Exhaust will give you substantial power gains, and further incorporating an intake system and tuner will bump your power gains into the triple digits. Their Monster Exhausts also increase fuel economy (respectively) and they actually retain the reliability of your vehicle (within reason). If your kit is missing any critical elements, Banks will give you the heads up that you'll need certain other components, and they'll let you know when you're going to need them. If you're getting any significant power gains, the Banks Billet Torque Converter, for example, is a key component for translating your power gains to the road without damaging your transmission. While many of your stock components restrict your vehicle's performance and simply need to be replaced with less restrictive components, certain other stock components can only perform within the factory specs. If you're pushing even just +100hp through your vehicle, you're going to need to make sure your engine is getting proper airflow to avoid overheating, and you're going to need to make sure your drivetrain components can withstand the extra force being put through it.

But then again, maybe you have lots of money, and maybe you want to turn your Duramax into a pavement-ripping beast. For such cases, Banks can help. They can set you up with an off-road/racing vehicle that will leave you smiling, or they can set you up with something that will leave your competition in your dust. Banks specializes in fine-tuning diesels for power, which means they're always advocates of clean-burning diesel. If you just want a off-road warrior that will last as long as the stock counterpart, Banks already has the right design and the right components for you. On the same note, if you want a diesel that smokes everybody without leaving them in your smoke, Banks has already broken several landspeed records over the past decade with Duramaxes. With enough time and money, they can turn your diesel into a clean-burning +220mph bullet.

Keep in mind that for your application, Banks may or may not be able to provide you with a qualified technician within your local area. A street-legal Banks kit is easier to install than further modifications, and can be handled by a less skilled technician. But if you're trying to turn your diesel into a behemoth, you may need to do some looking around, or maybe you just might need to ask Banks to do the install themselves (yes, they do accommodate their customers when necessary).

Banks Power Products - Just like Gale Banks himself, they set the industry standard for quality performance.

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