How To Supercharge & Turbocharge GM Ls-Series Engines
Revised GM LS-series engines are some of the most powerful, versatile,
and popular V-8 engines ever produced. They deliver exceptional torque
and abundant horsepower, are in ample supply, and have a massive range
of aftermarket parts available. One of the most common ways to produce
more horsepower is through forced air induction- -supercharging or
turbocharging. Right-sized superchargers and turbochargers and
relatively easy tuning have grown to make supercharging or turbocharging
an LS-powered vehicle a comparatively simple yet highly effective method
of generating a dramatic increase in power.
In the revised edition of How to Supercharge & Turbocharge GM LS-Series
Engines, supercharger and turbocharger design and operation are covered
in detail, so the reader has a solid understanding of each system and
can select the best system for his or her budget, engine, and
application. The attributes of Roots-type and centrifugaltype
superchargers as well as turbochargers are extensively discussed to
establish a solid base of knowledge. Benefits and drawbacks of each
system as well as the impact of systems on the vehicle are explained.
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.
Gm Ls-Series Engines
Variants of GM's groundbreaking family of LSX engines are installed in
everything from its most mundane panel vans to its earth-shaking
Corvette ZR1. First seeing the light of day in the 1997 Corvette, the
LS1 and its successors have proven powerful, reliable, and amazingly
fuel-efficient. Performance enthusiasts have embraced this remarkable
V-8, and it has quickly become a favorite subject for engine swaps. Why?
Because the versatile engine offers fantastic power, a compact design,
and is light weight. Even better, it responds very well to modification.
It is everything the high-performance enthusiast could want.
Publisher: Midlife Classic Cars