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How to Build Max Performance LS Gen IV Engines: 2005 - Present
How to Build Max Performance LS Gen IV Engines: 2005 - Present

How to Build Max Performance LS Gen IV Engines: 2005 - Present

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How to Build Max Performance LS Gen IV Engines: 2005 - Present
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Unlock the performance potential of your LS Gen IV engine with the best products and modification procedures for a variety of applications from engine-building and LS expert Mike Mavrigian.

To make more horsepower, more air flow and fuel into the engine is needed; therefore, how to select the industry-leading aftermarket heads and port the stock heads for superior performance are comprehensively covered in LS Gen IV Engines 2005 - Present: How to Build Max Performance. The cam controls all major timing events in the engine, so determining the best cam for your engine package and performance goals is revealed. But these are just a few aspects of high-performance Gen IV engine building. Installing nitrous oxide or supercharger systems and bolting on cold-air intakes, aftermarket ignition controls, headers, and exhaust system parts are all covered in detail. The foundation of any engine build is the block, and crucial guidance for modifying stock blocks and aftermarket block upgrade advice is provided. Crankshafts, pistons and rods, valvetrain, oiling systems, intakes and fuel injection, and cooling systems are all covered so you can build a complete high-performance package.



TABLE OF CONTENTS: 

Acknowledgments 
Part 1: LS Gen IV 
Chapter 1: 
  • LS Gen IV Engine Overview 
  • LS2 Differences 
  • Performance Gains 
  • Retrofitting the LS
Chapter 2: 
  • Engine Blocks 
  • Stock Blocks 
  • Modifying the Stock Aluminum Block
  • Disabling Performance-Robbing Displacement on Demand 
  • Main Caps 
  • Aftermarket Blocks 
Chapter 3: 
  • Crankshafts and Connecting Rods 
  • Crankshaft Reluctor Wheel 
  • Crank Snout Length 
  • Connecting Rods 
  • Rod Bearings 
  • Crank Stroke and Rod Length 
  • Aftermarket Connecting Rods 
  • High-Performance Crankshafts 
Chapter 4: 
  • LS7, LS3, and LS9 Cylinder Heads 
  • LS7 
  • LS3 
  • L92 
  • LS9 
  • Cylinder Head Interchangeability 
  • Water Temp Holes 
  • Rocker Arm Pedestal Rails 
  • Aftermarket Performance Heads 
  • Selecting a Cylinder Head 
Chapter 5: 
  • Pistons 
  • Piston Compression Height 
  • Bore Size, Dome, and Compression Ratio
  • Skirt-to-Wall Clearance 
  • Piston and Rod Orientation 
  • Skirts and Major/Minor Thrust 
  • Offset Pin 
  • Piston Coatings 
Chapter 6: 
  • Camshafts and Lifters 
  • Camshaft Terminology 
  • Factory Camshafts 
  • Active Fuel Management (AFM) 
  • Intake and Exhaust Difference 
  • Camshaft Firing Order 
  • Hydraulic or Solid 
  • Cam Gears 
  • Lifters and Lifter Guides 
Chapter 7: 
  • Rocker Arms 
  • Stock LS Rocker Arm Trunnion Upgrades
  • Tool Note 
  • Aftermarket Rockers 
  • High-Performance Rocker Arms 
Chapter 8: 
  • Oiling Systems 
  • Rear Main Seal 
  • High-Pressure/Volume Upgrade 
  • Dry Sump 
  • Oil Pressure Sensor 
Chapter 9: 
  • EFI and Intake Manifolds 
  • Intake Manifolds 
  • Throttle Body Injection 
  • Fuel Injector Size 
  • Low Impedance versus High Impedance
Part II: Two High-Performance LS Builds 
Chapter 10: 
  • Dual-Carb LS 408 
  • Block 
  • Camshaft 
  • Crankshaft 
  • Connecting Rods 
  • Pistons 
  • Timing Set 
  • Oil Pump
  • Cylinder Heads 
  • Lifters 
  • Pushrods 
  • Water Pump 
  • Crank Damper 
  • Intake Manifold 
  • Carburetors 
  • Ignition 
  • Our Dyno Results 
Chapter 11: 
  • Dart LS Next Build 
  • The LS Next Block 
  • Machining the LS Next Block 
  • Crankshaft Balancing 
  • Pistons 
  • Connecting Rods 
  • Camshaft 
  • Timing Set 
  • Piston/Rod Assembly 
  • Oil Pump 
  • Oil Pan 
  • Lifters 
  • Crank Damper 
  • Cylinder Head Installation 
  • Rockers 
  • Pushrods 
  • Intake System 
  • Ignition Coils 
  • The LS Next Dyno Session 

Chapter 12: 
  • Assembly Procedures
  • Crankshaft Installation 
  • Cylinder Head Installation 
  • OEM Lifter Buckets 
  • Rear Oil Diverter 
  • Rear Main Seal Installation 
  • Front Cover 
  • Valley Plate 
  • Crank Damper/Pulley Installation 
  • Timing Chain Damper 
  • Connecting Rod Bolts 
  • Changing Camshafts 
  • Valve Cover Swap 
  • Carb Setup on LS 
  • Custom Cylinder Head Steam Plumbing
  • Hose Lengths 
Appendix 
Source Guide

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