Turbo: Real World High-Performance Turbocharger Systems

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Turbochargers are incredibly appealing to performance enthusiasts because of their ability to add free horsepower - and lots of it - to almost any engine or vehicle. Today, it seems easier than ever for the average gearhead to harness the incredible power-building capability of turbochargers. Those who want to increase the performance of their existing turbo system, or those who want to add a turbo to an existing engine, have never had so many components, vendors, and ...

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Overview

Turbochargers are incredibly appealing to performance enthusiasts because of their ability to add free horsepower - and lots of it - to almost any engine or vehicle. Today, it seems easier than ever for the average gearhead to harness the incredible power-building capability of turbochargers. Those who want to increase the performance of their existing turbo system, or those who want to add a turbo to an existing engine, have never had so many components, vendors, and information resources to choose from.

Unfortunately, this wealth of options and opinions can be hard to understand and navigate. That's where Turbo: Real World High-Performance Turbocharger Systems comes in. This book is the most complete, detailed, up-to-date resource on anything and everything to do with turbochargers. Whether you're running gas or diesel, 4, 6, 8, or more cylinders, this book will teach you to design, test, install, and maintain your high-performance turbo system. You'll learn how turbochargers work, how to choose the right turbo or turbos for your engine by reading flow maps, and how to tune your engine to run perfectly with your turbo system.

Author Jay Miller uses more than 300 photos and the perfect blend of technical and common-sense information to help you build boost fast and make more horsepower and torque. He discusses the various components of a turbocharger and explains how to decode complicated turbocharger model numbers, compressor maps, and other specs. If you run into problems with your turbo system, there's also a detailed chapter on failure analysis to help you figure out what went wrong and how to fix it.

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Editorial Reviews

Mustang Enthusiast
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Diesel Progress
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Racecar Engineering
"Whilst by no means an in-depth study into the minutiae of turbocharger engineering, this book does provide a very useful reference for the DIY racer/engine builder looking to explore forced induction." -Racecar Engineering
Performance in Motion
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American Car World
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Car Craft
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Underhood Service
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Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
"This title is the perfect blend of technical and common sense information, and is an easy read thanks to author Jay K. Miller's use of more than 300 photos." Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, November 2008
Engine Professional
"You will really enjoy the finished product if you follow the rules in this book." -Engine Professional, reviewed by Mike Caruso, Oct-Dec. 2008
Danny Racecar Engineering (UK)
Yet another excellent title from Car Tech. . . The author Jay K. Miller has a long history of turbo engineering including time spent with Gale Banks engineering, so he knows his stuff. . . The title covers everything from basic turbo architecture to turbo failure analysis, with a very informative section covering performance diesel applications, an area increasingly in the motor sport spotlight. . . this book does provide a very useful reference for the DIY racer/engine builder looking to explore forced induction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932494297
  • Publisher: CarTech, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 245,893
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay K. Miller began his career in the turbocharger industry straight out of Indiana State University's Automotive Technology Department. He currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where he is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Diesel Injection Service Company, the largest turbocharger distributor in North America. He is also the former executive vice president and general manager of Gale Banks Engineering, one of the nation's top designers and retailers of aftermarket turbocharger systems.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2008

    This Book is a Keeper

    This is an amazing book written in an informative and entertaining manner. It has way more than what I was even hoping for. It goes inside the turbo and explains the actual turbo parts along with theory and history. I plan on doing my own project and needed help with several considerations. This book gave it to me. I also think it is very nice to have the section on failure analysis. This book has what the others don't have. I read most of the other books, but this one is my favorite. If you really want to get the straight talk on turbos, this is the book!

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  • Posted October 16, 2008

    Possibly the Best Book on Turbos Now Available

    I've not written a review before, but I have read the other books. I was told this book was good, and I can now say that for myself. Since it's new and in my opinion the best, I decided I would write a review. All of the other available turbo books have some good and some bad aspects, but this book is by far the best written and laid out. it has many aspects of turbos I didn't even realize were missing from the other books until I finished this one. It has opened my eyes as to just how much information there is on turbos. It contains the very best examples and explanations of turbo matching, it goes into greater depth of explanation of turbines, it actually gets into the inside of turbos and explains component design and nomenclature, and it even has what no other book has, a whole chapter on failure analysis. Beyond that there is way more. <BR/><BR/>This book is full of color photos and illustrations, but it spends very little space on fluff of cool looking turbo set-ups. The photos and illustrations all pertain to what is being written about where they truly aid in understanding the explanations meaning that even though there are a ton of photos, it's not just a picture book. it's the real deal.<BR/><BR/>No wonder Gale Banks himself put his name on it and wrote the foreword, this book is simply great! <BR/><BR/>I've seen others refer to prior books as the turbo "bible", well while that may have been true, this one is the "New Testament"! If you like turbos this book is a must own. I'm getting another one for my son!

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