The GM LS-Series V-8s are easily the most popular engines in the aftermarket right now. They have proven to be full of power potential and are readily available in either new or used condition in a wide range of displacements. Choosing the best-possible cylinder head to match the rest of the package is key to making any LS-based project engine perform to its highest potential.
This book reviews every readily available factory and aftermarket cylinder head designed for GM LS-Series engines, and delivers the facts about each in an easily comparable format. It includes the basic dimensions of each head, along with their claimed airflow rates. Also included is information on interchangeability, combustion chamber sizes, compression ratios, applications, performance characteristics, helpful tips, and even a chapter on intakes.
Whether you're a budget enthusiast looking for the best-possible factory head to top your specific combination, an engine swapper looking to modernize your vintage muscle car, or a racer looking for the best-flowing head out there, High-Performance GM LS- Series Cylinder Head Guide is essential for accomplishing your goals.
"For those who want to get the next level of performance out of their vehicle, you need to optimize every part of it. High Performance GM LS-Series Cylinder Head Guide is a guide to maximizing this aspect of the performance of their vehicle, as David Grasso gives a comprehensive overview of the many auto parts, evaluating their performance with easy to follow graphs and charts. For anyone who wants to get the most out of their vehicle, High Performance GM LS-Series Cylinder Head Guide is an excellent reference to consider when approaching the advanced stage of their plans, recommended." -The Midwest Book Review, October 2012
David Grasso is a freelance writer, photographer, and avid racer who currently owns three LS-powered late-model cars for drag racing, road racing, and autocross. David has spent the past 8 years entrenched in the LS scene covering various builds, dyno testing, track testing, new products, and events. He first fell in love with the LS engine with the release of the C5 Corvette while studying journalism at Rutgers University. Most of his free time is spent at the track, in the garage, or with his family in south Florida.