High Performance Subaru Builders Guide
High Performance Subaru Builders Guide

High Performance Subaru Builders Guide

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High Performance Subaru Builders Guide
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Now more than ever, Subaru fanatics have a wealth of factory and aftermarket performance upgrades at their disposal. In High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide, author Jeff Zurschmeide explains in detail the similarities and differences between the Subaru models, and describes how to modify each for performance on the street and at the track. He uses over 300 black and white photos to show you how to modify your Impreza, Legacy, WRX, or STI for improved acceleration, handling, braking, and style.
The book provides detailed chapters explaining how to modify the intake, exhaust, turbocharger, and computer systems for more horsepower and torque--plus info on upgrading your drivetrain to handle all that power. If taking corners is your thing, you'll find chapters on the suspension, steering, chassis, brakes, and wheels and tires. A special chapter even shows you how to get started in your favorite type of racing, including examples of successful racers and their cars.


A Brief History of Subaru
Building Your Car Right
Chapter 1: Model/Buyer’s Guide
  • What is a VIN? 
  • Subaru VIN Code Reference
  • About The Engine Bay ID Plate
  • Example VIN Number Decoding
  • Choosing Your Subaru

Chapter 2: The Subaru Engine
  • The Subaru Boxer Engine 
  • Subaru Engine Types
Chapter 3: The Induction System
  • How the Engine Does itsWork
  • Getting Air Into Your Engine 
  • Getting Fuel into your Engine 
  • Controlling the Engine: ECU Upgrades
Chapter 4: Turbochargers and Related Components 
  • About Turbochargers
  • Some Example Turbochargers 
  • Intercoolers and Other
  • Turbo-Related Parts
  • Intake Manifolds 
Chapter 5: Exhaust Components 
  • Catalytic Converters 
  • Exhaust Headers 
  • Up and Down Pipes
  • Cat-Back Exhaust Systems
Chapter 6: Clutch, Transmission and Drivetrain 
  • Manual Transmissions
  • Automatic Transmissions 
  • Differentials 
  • Final Drive Gears
  • Front and Rear Axle Upgrades
Chapter 7: Suspension & Steering
  • Sway Bars
  • Strut Bars and Braces 
  • Bushings and Control Arms 
  • Steering Rack Upgrades
  • Shock Absorbers and Struts
  • Suspension Upgrades 
  • Alignment and CornerWeights
Chapter 8: Brakes 
  • Upgrading Your Brakes
  • Brake Hydraulics
  • Brake Pads 
  • Calipers 
  • Rotors
  • Big Brake Kits 
Chapter 9:Wheels and Tires 
  • The Physics OfWheels
  • SelectingWheels
  • Selecting Tires
Chapter 10: Body and Interior
  • Aerodynamic Devices 
  • Body Kit Basics
  • Chassis Stiffeners
  • Lights
  • Gauges and Indicators 
  • SteeringWheels & Shift Knobs 
  • Safety Equipment 
Chapter 11: Getting Exotic
  • JDM Parts 
  • Exotic Turbochargers
  • Intercooler Sprayers 
  • Water/Alcohol Injection
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Exotic Engine: H6 Turbo/6MT
  • Exotic Transmissions
  • The Bottom Line on Exotics
Chapter 12: Subarus in Competition 
  • Autocross
  • Track Day
  • Time Attack
  • Hill Climb
  • Drag Racing
  • Amateur/Club Racing
  • Pro Racing 
  • Drifting
  • Rallycross
  • Stage Rally 
  • TSD Rally
  • Car Show Competition 
Appendix A: Websites, Clubs, Books, Resources
Appendix B: Engine Tables

Publisher: Cartech Books / SA Design
Paperback: 144 Pages & 300 Illustrations
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.0 x 0.4 inches
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