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Old 11-11-2006, 02:19 PM
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This is Banks' ( upcoming Duramax powered 1/4-mile truck. The data card shown above outlines the important features.

The Banks press release says: "Prepped to be the quickest diesel pickup truck in the world, the Banks Sidewinder D-Max Type-D will be unveiled Tuesday, October 31st at the Nitrous Express Booth (#23067) during the SEMA show in Las Vegas. A full-tube-chassis drag race pickup truck, the Sidewinder D-Max Type-D is fitted with a Banks diesel racing engine. The powerplant is a Duramax 6.6L LBZ V-8 with a Twin-Turbo arrangement and a highly modified Bosch common-rail fuel injection system. Horsepower yields are 1000+, with quarter-mile times expected in the 7-seconds range."

Ford began a pre-launch program a couple of years ago where they gave a new vehicle to a number of top builders around the country - to produce a custom vehicle capable of drawing both the public's and media's attention.

This truck, customized by Fabtech, is one of those vehicles. A lift, aftermarket wheels/tires, custom accessories and wicked paint made this truck a huge standout. The paint fascinated everyone who saw it, as shown by the admirers at the rear of the truck in the above photo. The darker paint is actually a translucent blue candy, with many hours of hand grinding produced in the steel body panels showing through. The large silver colored side panels were left natural steel colored, but also received the swirls via hand grinding. Then the whole truck was clear-coated to provide the shine.

Ford hopes the brand new twin-turbo 6.4L PowerStroke Diesel (sorta shown above) will correct the problems experienced by the outgoing 6.0L. More power (350 hp), more torque (650 lb-ft), lower emissions and improved drivability should encourage loyal Ford devotees, though gone are the days of opening the hood to impress your buddies. Any serious engine work is rumored to require removing the cab.

Ford's interior has always ranked well in creature comfort, usability and overall design.

Bully Dog's SEMA booth made room for a new Dodge 6.7L Cummins equipped truck. Other than some unidentified plumbing snaking around the engine bay, it appears very similar to the outgoing 5.9L Cummins. Dodge now has the "biggest" diesel engine (both in displacement and weight). The new Dodge truck appeared to be more or less unchanged from the current 2006 Dodge 2500.

This is Toyota's new full-size Tundra, which might show up in a year or two with a diesel engine to compete in the HD diesel pickup truck market. Do you like the look?

Stand by, we'll have another article online soon that shows/discusses the coolest products we saw during our time spent at SEMA 2006. TDP

Let us know what you think!

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