The GM LS engine has redefined small-block V-8 performance. It’s the
standard powerplant in many GM cars and trucks and it has been installed
in a variety of muscle cars, hot rods, and specialty cars to become the
undisputed sales leader of crate engines. The aftermarket has fully
embraced the GM Gen IV LS engine platform offering a massive range of
heads, intakes, pistons, rods, crankshafts, exhaust, and other parts.
Seasoned journalist and respected author Richard Holdener reveals
effective, popular, and powerful equipment packages for the Gen IV LS
engine. With this information, you can select the parts to build a
powerful and reliable engine by removing the research time and guesswork
to buy a performance package of your own. In this book, performance
packages for high-performance street, drag race, and other applications
are covered. And then the assembled engine packages are dyno tested to
verify that the parts produce the desired and targeted performance
increases. This comprehensive build-up guide covers intakes, throttle
bodies, manifolds, heads and camshafts, headers and exhaust, engine
controls, superchargers and turbochargers, and nitrous oxide.
With so many parts available from a myriad of aftermarket companies,
it’s easy to become confused by the choices. This book shows you a solid
selection process for assembling a powerful engine package, shows
popular packages, and then demonstrates the dyno results of these
packages. As such, this is an indispensible resource for anyone building
GM LS Gen IV engine.
About the Author
Richard Holdener’s first automotive experience came at a young age with
his father at a car show. He’s been hooked on horsepower ever since,
owning a variety of performance cars and motorcycles. Richard has
authored more than six different dyno testing books for CarTech, and he
has also written numerous articles for Hot Rod, Car Craft, Super Chevy,
Power & Performance, GM High Tech, and many other magazines.