Banks Power Unveils L5P Derringer Performance Tuner

April 2018 Products, News Trevor Mason

Banks Power has introduced the newest product in its Derringer family of performance inline tuners, this time for the Duramax L5P engine. The Derringer is designed to give L5P owners exceptional power, reliability, and safety at a competitive price.

The Derringer adds a tested best-in-class horsepower gain of 61hp and best torque gain of 112 lb/ft. Inspired by the “hide-out gun” of the same name, the Derringer is an easily-concealed plug-and-play microcomputer control module, designed for quick installation and is waterproof for convenient under-hood mounting.

The exclusive features include Banks AutoRate, which intelligently provides optimum power by reading the vehicle’s RPM, speed, gear, exhaust gas temperature, coolant temp and more off of the OBD-II diagnostics port. This data is utilized to provide both maximum performance as well as increased safety and reliability. With Banks TransCommand, the Derringer protects the transmission with intelligent power delivery for slippage prevention and smooth shifting. Banks ActiveSafety adds a layer of protection with its self-monitoring hardware and software that provides an automatic bypass should the unit lose power or a sensor malfunction. This ensures power is always available, avoiding dangerous limp-home conditions that other tuners can create. In addition to reading over a dozen points of OBD-II data, the Derringer calculates Banks exclusive parameters adding even more refinement to its combined power and safety. Maximum safe power for the L5P powertrain is all automatic with a Derringer; simply select the power level and enjoy performance that you can really feel and trust.

Combining the Derringer with the Banks iDash 1.8 Super Gauge adds functionality to the system allowing you to select from a total of six power levels through the gauge and monitor up to 300 critical engine and tuner parameters such as boost, exhaust gas temperature, and percent power added. The ultra-compact intelligent monitor can mount in an A-pillar, on the windshield, or in any 2-1/16-inch standard gauge hole and displays up to 5 parameters on its 1.8-inch color LCD. When you order the iDash 1.8 with data logging capabilities, it can simultaneously record up to 100 different parameters of your choosing on the included microSD card. (800-601-8072 // www.bankspower.com)

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