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How to Supercharge & Turbocharge GM LS-Series Engines - Revised Edition

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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.

The attributes of Roots-type and centrifugal-type superchargers as well as turbochargers are extensively discussed to establish a solid base of knowledge. Benefits and drawbacks of each system are explained as well as the impact of systems on the vehicle.

Also covered in detail are the installation challenges, necessary tools, and the time required to do the job. Once the system has been installed, the book covers tuning, maintenance, and how to avoid detonation so the engine stays healthy. Cathedral, square, and D-shaped port design heads are explained in terms of performance, as well as strength and reliability of the rotating assembly, block, and other components.

Finally, author Barry Kluczyk explains how to adjust the electronic management system to accommodate a supercharger or turbocharger. This book provides exceptional guidance on the wide range of systems and kits available for arguably the most popular modern V-8 on the market today.

If you want to dramatically increase the power of your GM LS-Series engine using forced induction, look no further than the pages of this detailed volume.

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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.

The attributes of Roots-type and centrifugal-type superchargers as well as turbochargers are extensively discussed to establish a solid base of knowledge. Benefits and drawbacks of each system are explained as well as the impact of systems on the vehicle.

Also covered in detail are the installation challenges, necessary tools, and the time required to do the job. Once the system has been installed, the book covers tuning, maintenance, and how to avoid detonation so the engine stays healthy. Cathedral, square, and D-shaped port design heads are explained in terms of performance, as well as strength and reliability of the rotating assembly, block, and other components.

Finally, author Barry Kluczyk explains how to adjust the electronic management system to accommodate a supercharger or turbocharger. This book provides exceptional guidance on the wide range of systems and kits available for arguably the most popular modern V-8 on the market today.

If you want to dramatically increase the power of your GM LS-Series engine using forced induction, look no further than the pages of this detailed volume.

Pages : 144
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 413 Color Photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613254905
Product Code : SA180

Dedication

Acknowledgments 

Introduction 

 

Chapter 1: LS Engines and Forced Induction

LS Family Tree 

Gen III Versus Gen IV 

Supercharging Versus Turbocharging

Understanding Boost (Including PSI Versus Bar) 

Drag Racing 

LS Performance Potential 

Cast Rotating Parts: Pushing the Factory Parts’ Envelope

Compression Ratio and Recommended Boost Limits 

Crankcase Ventilation 

Importance of Tuning and Avoiding Detonation 

Charge Cooling/Intercooling 

Auxiliary Instruments 

Forced-Induction Terms 

Real-World Project: Larry Dye’s 1,300-hp Gen V Camaro SS 

 

Chapter 2: Supercharger Types and Selection 

Positive-Displacement Superchargers 

Centrifugal Superchargers 

Kit and Cost Considerations 

Positive-Displacement Versus Centrifugal Blowers 

How Much “Blower” Do You Need? 

Positive-Displacement Blowers: Calculating Boost and Increased Boost with a Pulley Change 

Centrifugal Superchargers: Calculating Maximum Boost 

Music to the Ears? 

The Importance of a Charge Cooler 

Surge Protection 

Pulley Size and Performance 

Belt Wrap and Belt Size 

GM Factory-Supercharged LS9 and LSA Engines 

 

Chapter 3: Turbocharger Types and Selection 

LS-Powered Production Vehicles 

Turbocharger Component Terms 36 Operation Basics 

Understanding Turbocharger Sizes 

Selecting the Right-Size Turbocharger 

Turbocharger Aspect Ratio 

Pitfalls of Mixing Turbines and Compressors 

Elements of a Turbo System 

Boost Controller and Turbo Timer 

Single- Versus Twin-Turbo Systems 

Bolt-On Turbo Kits and Tuner Systems 

 

Chapter 4: Kit Preinstallation 

Body and Chassis Component Removal 

Engine Preparation 

Fuel-Pressure Relief 

Oil Pan/Oil System Modifications 

“Pinning” the Crankshaft 

Fuel Pump 

Fuel Injectors 

Spark Plugs 

Real-World Project: Camshaft and Valve Springs Swap 

 

Chapter 5: Supercharger Installation Projects 

Project 1: Roots/Screw-Type Supercharger Kit 

Project 2: Centrifugal Supercharger Kit 

 

Chapter 6: Turbocharger Installation Projects 

Real-World Project: Lingenfelter System 

Custom Turbo System Fabrication 

The STS Option 

Building a Race Car around a Turbo System 

 

Chapter 7: Tuning for Supercharged and Turbocharged Engines 

Air + Fuel = Horsepower 

Mass Airflow Versus Speed Density 

Map Sensors 

GM Controllers 

Prepackaged Programming 

Aftermarket Flash Software 

Livernois Motorsports’ X-Treme Cal Tuning System 

Stand-Alone Control Systems 

Chassis Dyno Tuning 

Wideband Tuning 

Throttle Body Considerations 

Electronic Throttle Concerns 

Methanol Injection

E85 Conversion Basics 

 

Chapter 8: Building an LS Engine for Boost: Cylinder Block and Rotating Assembly

Cylinder Block 

Resleeving the Factory Aluminum Block 

Installing Piston Oil Squirters 

Rotating Assembly 

 

Chapter 9: Building an LS Engine: Heads, Cam, and Induction

Cylinder Heads 

Valves

Valvetrain Components

Cylinder Head Gaskets

Camshaft

Turbocharger Camshaft 

Ignition and the Crank Trigger Conversion 

Intake Manifold 

Throttle Body 

Fuel Injectors 

 

Chapter 10: Engine Build Projects

Supercharged Engine Build

Turbocharged Engine Build 

 

Source Guide 

How to Supercharge & Turbocharge GM LS-Series Engines - Revised Edition

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