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Detroit Speed's: How to Build a Pro Touring Car
Detroit Speed's: How to Build a Pro Touring Car

Detroit Speed's: How to Build a Pro Touring Car

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Detroit Speed's: How to Build a Pro Touring Car
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Detroit Speed is at the forefront of the Pro Touring movement. The company is in a unique position to design and manufacture parts; they also build cars and test the parts for their effectiveness on the street and track. Kyle and Stacy Tucker have used their considerable engineering skill and marketing savvy to create a unique company that leads the Pro Touring movement.

You will discover the history of Detroit Speed and how they design performance parts. Learn-to-install sections cover front subframe and rear suspension assemblies as well as upgrades to wheel tubs, brakes, fuel system, driveline, cooling system, and more; also included is an LS swap. The featured cars are customer builds as well as Detroit Speed test cars including a number of different Chevrolet products, a 1966 Mustang, and a 1969 Charger. Detroit Speed's How to Build a Pro Touring Car is an important edition to every performance enthusiast's library.



TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Foreword by Kyle Busch 
Introduction 
Chapter 1:
  • Pro Touring Explained 
  • Why Pro Touring? 
  • Choose Your Poison 
  • Who Is Detroit Speed? 
  • Chapter 2: Skills, Techniques and Tools 
  • Who Can Build a Pro Touring Car? 
  • Where Can a Pro Touring Car Be Built? 
  • What Tools Are Needed? 
Chapter 3:
  • Chassis 
  • Body-On-Frame 
  • Unibody 
  • Subframe Connectors 
  • Roll Cage 
  • Mini-Tubs 
  • Project: Deep Tubs Installation 
Chapter 4:
  • Front Suspension 
  • Geometry 101 
  • Ride Height 
  • Subframe and Front Suspension Assembly 
  • Control Arms 
  • Bushings and Ball Joints 
  • Spindles 
  • Springs and Shocks 
  • Anti-Roll Bar 
  • Steering 
  • Alignment 
  • Project: Subframe Assembly and Installation
Chapter 5:
  • Rear Suspension 
  • Leaf-Spring Suspension 
  • Multi-Link Suspension 
  • Rear-End Housing 
  • Ride Height 
  • Control Arms 
  • Springs 
  • Shocks 
  • Track Locator 
  • Anti-Roll Bar 
  • Project: QUADRALink Rear Suspension Installation 
Chapter 6:
  • Brakes 
  • Rotors 
  • Calipers 
  • Pads 
  • Master Cylinder 
  • Lines, Hoses and Fittings 
  • Proportioning Valve 
  • Fluid 
  • Project: Brake System Assembly 
  • Chapter 7: Tires and Wheels 
  • Tire Sizing and Ratings 
  • Wheel Sizing and Construction 
  • What Will Fit? 
Chapter 8:
  • Engine and Drivetrain 
  • GM LS-Series Engine 
  • Ford Modular Engine 
  • Modern Hemi Engine 
  • Crate Engines 
  • Engine Upgrades 
  • Making the Swap 
  • Transmission 
  • Project: Engine Installation 
Chapter 9:
  • Wiring and Plumbing 
  • Power Source 
  • Wiring Harness 
  • Plumbing 
  • Project: Wiring Harness Installation 
Chapter 10:
  • Pro Touring Cars 
  • 1969 Camaro: COPO Conversion 
  • 1966 Mustang: Fastback Flyer 
  • 1963 Chevy II: Size Matters 
  • 1965 Chevelle: Simplicity Wins 
  • The Camaros: Eternal Test Cars



Specifications
Publisher: CarTech, SA Design
Softcover: Approx. 144 pages
Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
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