Sport Compact Turbos & Blowers

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CarTech Inc, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 128 pages
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Lightweight and high-revving, sport compacts are today's most popular cars. They have developed a cult following among today's youth and are fueling a multi-million dollar industry in modification parts and equipment. While most owners of sport compacts can afford the simple bolt-ons available, some owners want to take their modifications a step further. There is intense competition to be the fastest, and quite often the only way to win is to go to the next level - by installing a supercharger/blower or turbocharger on your engine. This book is an enthusiast's guide to understanding, installing, and using turbochargers and superchargers on sport compact cars. It covers the basics of each system and compares their pros and cons. Typical installations are covered and explained in detail, as is building and tuning smalldisplacement 4- and 6-cylinder engines to maximize performance and reliability with forced induction.

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Joe Pettitt is a freelance high-performance automotive journalist, photographer, and car-fi guy. He has written hundreds of articles for the performance press, including Hot Rod, Sport Compact Car, Drag Racer, Car Craft, Circle Track, and Motor Trend. His adventures as a high-performance journalist include piloting IROC cars around the famous ovals of Daytona and Talladega and strapping into the world's fastest open road race record holder vehicle as a journalist/passenger. As a car audio journalist he wrote for Autotronics magazine, where he indulged his passion for great cars and great music. Pettitt lives in southern California.

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