How To Supercharge & Turbochargegm 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.
LS Swaps How to Swap GM LS Engines into Almost Anything
Introduced in 1997, the GM LS engine has become the dominant V-8 engine
in GM vehicles and a top-selling high-performance crate engine. GM has
released a wide range of Gen III and IV LS engines that deliver
spectacular efficiency and performance. These compact, lightweight,
cutting-edge pushrod V-8 engines have become affordable and readily
obtainable from a variety of sources. In the process, the LS engine has
become the most popular V-8 engine to swap into many American and
foreign muscle cars, sports cars, trucks, and passenger cars.
To select the best engine for an LS engine swap, you need to carefully
consider the application. Veteran author and LS engine swap master
Jefferson Bryant reveals all the criteria to consider when choosing an
LS engine for a swap project. You are guided through selecting or
fabricating motor mounts for the project. Positioning the LS engine in
the engine compartment and packaging its equipment is a crucial part of
the swap process, which is comprehensively covered. As part of the
installation, you need to choose a transmission crossmember that fits
the engine and vehicle as well as selecting an oil pan that has the
correct profile for the crossmember with adequate ground clearance.
Often the brake booster, steering shaft, accessory pulleys, and the
exhaust system present clearance challenges, so this book offers you the
best options and solutions. In addition, adapting the computer-control
system to the wiring harness and vehicle is a crucial aspect for
completing the installation, which is thoroughly detailed.