Boost the performance of your GM LS-Series engine by learning about supercharger and turbocharger systems, how to select the right parts, installation, tuning, and much more.
This revised edition of How to Supercharge & Turbocharge GM LS-Series Engines is the only book on the market dedicated specifically to forced induction for LS-Series engines, and it will help you gain a solid understanding of how supercharger and turbocharger systems work so you can select the best system for your budget, engine, and application.
This book takes a comprehensive look at supercharger and turbocharger design and operation as applied to the LS engine. It points out the performance differences, installation challenges, and cost implications between supercharging and turbocharging. There are also great tips for building an engine to support higher-boost combinations. Whether you're looking for a simple bolt-on blower kit on an otherwise stock Camaro, or a custom-fabricated twin-turbo system for a Corvette Z06, you'll find plenty of ideas in this book. And you'll see everything from a $46,000 turbo-kit installation to a homemade turbo system built with cast-off and salvage yard parts.
The attributes of Roots-type and centrifugal-type superchargers as well as turbochargers are extensively discussed to establish a solid base of knowledge. You will find the benefits and drawbacks of each system, the impact that each has on the vehicle, installation challenges, necessary tools, tuning, maintenance, and how to avoid detonation so the engine stays healthy. Cathedral, square, and D-shaped port design heads are covered in terms of performance. Information on the strength and reliability of the rotating assembly, block, and instructions on how to adjust the electronic management systems to accommodate a supercharger or turbocharger. This book includes 413 color photos. Buy now to own this exceptional guide for supercharging and turbocharging your LS-Series engine.