Take a look back to 1986: Working with Pontiac, Banks Twin-turbo Trans Am sets new World's Fastest Passenger Car mark (268 mph). Raises mark to 283 mph in 1987 -- record stands for more than a decade. (visit bankspower.com for more info)
Watch this video for answers to all your questions (songs, car mods,
setups, etc..) along with bonus footage and updates.
This is a short documentary I made for a class. Using mostly my own found
footage, I give a commentary on "Sleepers" and my own personal experiences
This video was intended to tell a story and be mildly entertaining/funny.
No one in this film thinks they drive the fastest car on the planet. We are
all aware of our limitations.
Try to enjoy it :)
I'm getting messaged like crazy to reveal the mod lists for my cars. This
is a bit difficult to do for the Regal since it almost never had the same
setup on it for more than a few weeks! Anyway I'll try my best!
Z34 - Intake and chip. Stock at the time of the Iroc-Z race.
SHO - SHO SHOp catless Ypipe (That's it!!!) (Stock during most of the Races
in this Video)
vs tuned turbo Cobalt at the Track.
Regal: Headers, mild cam, pulley, tune and intake
Vs stock G8. Regal: same mods as above
11.9 @ 112 in the 1/4 on slicks with some c16 race gas mixed in, m90 blower
Vs full bolt on, gears, tuned 2011 Mustang v6. Regal: TVS swap with
stock TVS pulley. 7psi of Boost.
vs full bolt on, 3.55 gears, tuned 1998 Cobra. Regal: same setup as vs the
Vs 330whp low 12 second Vortech supercharged 2002 Mustang GT. Regal: TVS swap + 2.8''
pulley (14psi) and ethanol.
374whp with same mods as vs the blown GT
As always the Regal had stock heads and never had an Intercooler!
Thanks for all the comments!
First two songs:
"Wake of the Martyrs"
By Secession Studios
Europe's fastest car: 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am
This highly modified 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am has done a 407,134 km/h
(253 mph) top speed run in Germany, officialy making it the fastest street
legal car in Europe. Soon, it will come to the USA to beat the world record
of 256 mph set by the SSC Ultimate Aero!
Visit http://www.carmeleon.be for more
1200hp Turbo T/A vs ALL
Flash's 1200hp 94mm turbo WS6 Trans Am
laid the smack down at the 2013 Spring Texas Invitational, this car is
pretty crazy to watch go down the track, it almost looks like it's going to
pull the wheels off the ground the whole way!
Tech Talk 3: Superchargers and Turbochargers
It's "Life After Wide Open Throttle" in this third episode from the
Twilight Tech Talk series at the NHRA Museum in Pomona, CA. Watch and learn
about "density machines" and how power output is determined.
Gale talks about the different types of forced induction and the pros and
cons of each, plus he sheds light on the concept of "intake air density"
and how knowing what it is it is more important than knowing what your Boost is. Find out answers to questions
like, what is the fuel requirement at a 12/1 air fuel ratio? And if you
double your Boost pressure do you
double the intake density? Should you go roots or screw? And just what is
the worst Supercharger ever made? Watch
and find out.
This episode is for old school hot rodders, young tuners, and pretty much
anyone who isn't satisfied with stock power levels.
For more information on the seminars and on the Twilight Cruise Night car
shows, visit http://tinyurl.com/galetalks
FASTEST STREET CAR IN THE WORLD! Larry Larson runs 6.95 @ 209 on Drag Week!!!
http://www.1320video.com/store/dvd/ Larry Larson proves his car once again
to be the fastest street car in the world by completing Hot Rod Magazin'es
Drag Week 2010 AND making the first 6 second pass in Drag Week history! Not
only did he make a 6 second pass, but he made that pass after driving 1200
miles on country roads, rain, and he did it 20 minutes after a 7.005 pass,
hot lapping the car!
2 turbos 1 mountain: part 2
This video features voice-over commentary from driver Paul Dallenbach and
turbo guru Gale Banks. Also shown are
the results of the most resent upgrades done to Leonard Arnold's Pikes Peak
racer by none other than Gale himself and ace engineer/engine calibrator
Matt Trainham. With Paul putting the engine's newly twin turbocharged might to the test the car now has the
accelerate quicker and to go much faster than ever before. Although Paul's
been driving this car for years now, the newly added power has made this
familiar old horse into a stampeding beast. It's a new ball game as he
learns what the car can do all over again.
Banks Power has made adjustments to its twin turbo system and equipped the car with an altitude
compensation system that its military division (Banks Defense) has been
working on for armored vehicle use, infinitely varying the Boost pressure to match both demand and the
rapidly changing environment on the hill. Matched with the engines ECU it
created a complete engine management system that is ahead of the pack,
giving the driver all the firepower he needs in any situation at a moment's
Even with the driver putting the power down conservatively during this
practice run the car rocketed through the upper portion of the course at
4.56 (a record we're told for that section).
The car is rather unique in the "Unlimited" category as it's a pure
American hot rod powered by a twin turbo
Chevy engine and being rear-wheel drive. It's more like an angry Indy car
than the small displacement all-wheel drive rally-like racers in the field.
Keep your seatbelts buckled... there's more to come with further engine and
chassis tuning from crew chief Kevin Kidwell and team continuing during
practice June 21st to the 24th, with race day being on the 26th!
Watch PART ONE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0FvH20hJJM
Check http://www.bankspower.com/pikespeak for constantly updated info
including event coverage.
Big Hoss Duramax
An '05 Duramax gets the Sidewinder All-Terrain treatment, featuring a Big
Hoss Bundle. This originally aired in February 2005, so some products shown
may be old—for example the PowerPDA has now been upgraded to the Banks
Regarding Gale's statement at 1:29, let us just say this to those who were
offended: We're sorry you were offended. For the record, nobody was saying
that everyone in the Middle East hates America and wants to kill us. But
just like in our country where you have mostly good Americans with a few
bad ones mixed in, in the Middle East you have mostly good people with a
few bad ones mixed in. And those few bad ones just happened to kill a lot
of us back in 2001. So while Gale's statement might not have been
politically correct, all he was doing was acknowledging a fact (there are
people who want to kill us) and that he preferred to spend money with his
Banks Sidewinder Jeep Turbo
We have officially started shipping our Banks Sidewinder Jeep turbo systems, so here's a little video showing it
in action along with a testimonial from a guy with first-hand experience
with the system.
Tons of people having been anxiously waiting for this system for a while
now—and we're sorry for the wait—but we didn't want to release anything
that wasn't perfect. And now it is. The turbo system promises rock-crushing torque,
ridiculous acceleration, and heart-pounding power. It offers gains up to
+66hp and +84lb-ft for 2005-06 Wrangler 4.0L.
Do you think you know your off-roading areas? Pay special attention to the
maps at the end and see if you can identify all eight notable locations.
Call and ask us about it, and see what else we have for your vehicle too.
(800) 398-2590 or for more information, visit