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How To Supercharge and Turbocharge GM LS-Series Engines: Pistons, Cranks, Rods, Heads, etc.

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How to Supercharge and Turbocharge GM LS-Series Engines covers both systems in complete detail, including your budget for the project, the engine and intended application.

Each system has its benefits as well as drawbacks, and they must be taken into account before installation, just like the challenges you will face when installing either system, which tools will be needed and how long the job will take.

In addition to selection and installation, the book covers tuning and system maintenance, which will insure a healthy engine.

How to Supercharge and Turbocharge GM LS-Series Engines is the only book on the subject, and required reading for the proper installation of one of these systems.


Book Excerpt: How To Supercharge and Turbocharge GM LS-Series Engines

SUPERCHARGER TYPES AND SELECTION

Superchargers come in many different shapes and sizes, but they are related by a common attribute: They generate boost pressure via an engine-driven mechanism. Typically, superchargers are driven by a belt connected to the crankshaft.

When it comes to the commercially available superchargers for LS engines, there are two basic types: positive displacement and centrifugal.


POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT SUPERCHARGERS

Positive-displacement superchargers are those that spin a pair of multilobe rotors that mesh tightly to squeeze air through an outlet under high pressure.

The displacement is derived from the amount of air delivered with each revolution of the supercharger. Typically, the larger the rotors, the more air the supercharger displaces.

Within the spectrum of positive-displacement superchargers are Roots types and Lysholm types. Following are design details and operational differences of the various supercharger types.


ROOTS TYPE

The Roots-type supercharger is an engine-driven air pump that contains a pair of long rotors that are twisted somewhat like pretzel sticks.

As they spin around each other, incoming air is squeezed between the rotors and pushed under pressure into the engine - forcing more air into the engine than it could draw under "natural" aspiration.

The rotors are driven by a pulley and belt that are connected to the engine's accessory drive system.


TABLE of CONTENTS:

Dedication | Acknowledgments | Introduction

CHAPTER 1: LS ENGINES and FORCED INDUCTION
LS Family Tree | Gen III Automotive Engines | Gen IV Automotive Engines | Gen III/IV Vortec Truck Engines | Supercharging vs. Turbocharging | Understanding Boost — Including PSI vs. Bar | Drag Racing | LS Performance Potential | Cast Rotating Parts: Pushing the Factory Parts' Envelope | Compression Ratio and Recommended Boost Limits | Importance of Tuning and Avoiding Detonation | Charge Cooling/Intercooling | Forced-Induction Terms | Real-World Project: Steve Gilliland's 1,000-hp Twin-Turbo Z06

CHAPTER 2: SUPERCHARGER TYPES and SELECTION
Positive-Displacement Superchargers | Centrifugal Superchargers | Kit and Cost Considerations | Positive-Displacement vs. Centrifugal Blowers | How Much "Blower" Do You Need? | 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 | Real-World Project: Pratt & Miller's LS9.RS — The Ultimate Supercharged LS Street Engine

CHAPTER 3: TURBOCHARGER TYPES and SELECTION
LS-Powered Production Vehicles | Turbocharger Component Terms | Operation Basics | 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- vs. Twin-Turbo Systems | Bolt-On Turbo Kits and Tuner Systems

CHAPTER 4: KIT PRE-INSTALLATION
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 Valvesprings 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 Racing Car around a Turbo System

CHAPTER 7: TUNING for SUPERCHARGED and TURBOCHARGED ENGINES
Air + Fuel = Horsepower | Mass Airflow vs. Speed Density | Map Sensors | GM Controllers | Pre-Packaged Programming | Aftermarket Flash Software | Livernois Motorsports' X-Treme Cal Tuning System | Standalone Control Systems | Chassis Dyno Tuning | Wideband Tuning | Electronic Throttle | Methanol Injection | The Martin SS 427 Package

CHAPTER 8: BUILDING an LS ENGINE: CYLINDER BLOCK and ROTATING ASSEMBLY
Cylinder Block | 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 Ignition Controller | Intake Manifold | Throttle Body | Real-World Project: Building a 2,000-hp Twin-Turbo LS Engine

CHAPTER 10: FORCED-INDUCTION SUPPORT and AUXILIARY COMPONENTS
Headers and Exhaust System | Real-World Project: Installing a Cat-Back Exhaust System | Cooling System | Transmissions | Axle Upgrades | Real-World Project: F-Car Axle Swap

Auxiliary Instruments | Source Guide


Subject: Transportation: GM LS Engines: Engine Performance: How to install a supercharger or turbocharger. ISBN-10: 1934709123 | ISBN-13: 9781934709122 | CarTech SA180

  • Publisher: CarTech Books
  • Author: Barry Kluczyk
  • Pages: 144 - Over 350 color photos
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.25 x 10.75 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-934709-12-2