This article originally featured in the May 2022 issue.
All exhaust systems are not created equal. Banks 5-inch Monster-Exhaust systems for GM, RAM, and Ford liberate horsepower. By minimizing backpressure, the system reduces work required on the exhaust stroke. The less work on the exhaust stroke, the more power that gets to the crankshaft and ultimately the rear wheels. This is accomplished with more than just larger tubing. Using expansion nozzle technology, both the mandrel-bent tubing and ob-round SideKick tip decrease the air velocity and recover pressure, maximizing flow rate. A close inspection of the Banks pipe and tip reveals subtle but profound differences from any other system.