High-Performance Subaru Builder's Guide

Author: Jeff Zurschmeide

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494510

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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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 color 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.

Subaru Impreza

Author: Graham Robson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845840429

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 124

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This book describes the birth, development, and rallying career of the turbocharged, four-wheel-drive Subaru Impreza in the 1990s and early 2000s. Forged in the fierce heat of WRC (World Rally Championship) competition and honed by years of continuous development, the Subaru Impreza is not only one of the greatest rally cars of all time, but has also become one of the most desirable high-performance road cars, too. This book provides a compact and authoritative history of where, when, and how it became so important to the sport.

Subaru Impreza WRX and WRX STI

The Complete Story

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 9781847974228

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Few cars in modern times have caused as much of a stir as the turbocharged Subaru Impreza. It came from nowhere at the start of the 1990s to claim three successive World Rally Championships for its makers in the middle of that decade, and went on to become an enthusiasts' car thanks to is affordability, high performance - and, of course, the glorious exhaust note of its unusual flat-four 'boxer' engine. This book examines the three generations of Subaru Impreza WRX and WRX STI from 1992 - 2012, including how the roadgoing cars were developed from the successful rally models, production history and specification details. Topics covered include: History of the Impreza, and early days in competition with the Leone and the Legacy models. Construction and derivatives of the distinctive flat-four engine. Innovations in the Impreza's four-wheel-drive system. Design and specifications for special editions. Includes material from Prodrive on their limited edition models. Examines both rally and roadgoing cars.

Honda/Acura Engine Performance

How to Modify D, B and H Series Honda/Acura Engines for Street and Drag Racing Performance

Author: Mike Kojima

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557883841

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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"Honda/Acura Engine Performance is a comprehensive guide to modifiying the D, B, and H series Honda and Acura engines."--Cover page 4.

Subaru Wrx and Forester Td04l 13t

Turbo Rebuild Guide and Shop Manual

Author: Brian Smothers,Phaedra Smothers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482653601

Category: Transportation

Page: 84

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What this book is: Step-by-step guide for the proper rebuild of the Subaru WRX/Forester's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries TD04L 13t turbocharger written by an industry professional. Contains teardown, inspection, and cleaning guides, machining specs, torque specs, and a re-assembly guide. Have you seen the turbo rebuild kits for sale online? Have you read some of the do-it-yourself turbo rebuild guides on the internet that tell you to take the turbo apart, replace some parts, and put the turbo back together? Are you wondering if you can rebuild a turbocharger yourself? Don't believe everything you read on the internet-turbocharger repair is a little more complicated than just taking things apart and putting them back together, but with the right guide, you can fix your turbocharger. From the only correct and complete series of turbo rebuild guide books, this step-by-step turbo rebuild guide book tells you how to take your turbocharger apart, how to inspect it, how to fix it, and how to put it back together the right way. Buy this guide before you buy any turbo rebuild kits, parts, or a new turbo-you may be able to save thousands of dollars Covers turbocharger with part numbers 49377-04100, 49377-04180, 49377-04190,49377-04200, 49377-04280, 49377-04290, 49377-04300, 49377-04300, 49377-04302, 49377-04363, 49377-04370, 49377-04372, 49377-04502, 14412AA360, 14412AA501, 14411AA562, 14412-AA360, 14412-AA501, 14411-AA562, 14411AA382, 14411AA383, 14412AA140, 14412AA231, 14411-AA382, 14411-AA383, 14412-AA140, 14412-AA231

High-Performance Dodge Neon Builder's Handbook

Author: Mike Ancas

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494022

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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High Performance Neon Builder's Handbook is your one-stop shop for all the information you need to get the maximum performance out of your Dodge Neon. This comprehensive book details everything including available Neon models, suspension and braking improvements, drivetrain modifications, and working on a budget. Engine modifications are extensively covered, including specific details about intake systems, exhaust systems, ignition and fuel systems, short-block modification, and thorough coverage on heads, cams, and valvetrain. A helpful chapter on how and where to go racing is also included, as well as a handy source guide. If you want to make your Neon the hottest sport compact on the street, this is the book for you.

How to Build a Successful Low-Cost Rally Car

Author: Philip Young

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845842081

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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Simple, cost-effective, basic and reliable tips to ensure any rally car stands a chance of reaching the finishing line. If you are planning a road-based rally, don't even think of leaving home before reading this book and implementing the tried and tested mods it describes so well.

Alfa Romeo DOHC Engine High-Performance Manual

Author: Jim Kartalamakis

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845845471

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Ten years have passed since the original edition of this book was published, but Alfa Romeo enthusiasts everywhere are more active today than ever in preserving, modifying and racing these excellent cars. Throughout this time, the author in true Alfista fashion, never stopped looking for and trying new techniques to increase the power, overall performance and reliability of Alfas and their engines. This book is the result of much research, and also first-hand experience gained through many Alfa rear wheel drive model projects, from the 105 series to the last of the 75 models. There is a lot of completely new information regarding TwinSpark Cylinder head mods, big-brake mods, LSD adjustment procedure, electrical system improvements, plus many flow-bench diagrams, dyno plots, and much more.

High-Performance Ford Focus Builder's Handbook

Author: Richard Holdener

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1884089895

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The sport compact performance market is hot and getting hotter - and while the Honda Civic and Acura Integra have long been the dominant players in the market, a newcomer is emerging as a popular car for performance modifications - The Ford Focus. Well-built, inexpensive, good looking, and easy to modify, the Focus is quickly catching the Hondas in terms of market popularity. This book shows Focus owners exactly what it takes to improve their car's performance, from simple modifications like installing a new air intake to radical mods like installing a turbocharger. The author also shows what those modifications can do, with before-and-after dyno tests for each modification. There's also extensive info on suspension and brake modifications for better handling and braking. It's a one-stop shop for those who want a sharper, faster Focus. Dimensions: 8-3/8 x 10-7/8 inches # of color photographs: None inside- color cover only # of black and white photographs: 300

High-Performance C5 Corvette Builder's Guide

Author: Walt Thurn

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1932494332

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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With almost 250,000 units sold, C5s are now becoming more affordable with the introduction of the C6. This is great news for enthusiasts who wish to build and modify them. High-Performance C5 Corvette Builder’s Guide shows you how to upgrade your Corvette’s engine, from basic bolt-ons to serious engine modifications. There are also chapters on tweaking your suspension, drivetrain, brakes, and wheels and tires. Also included are tables, charts, color pictures, and step-by-step build-ups and how-to sequences to explain how to correctly modify your C5 for drag racing, road racing, autocross, or simply to heads turn on cruise nights.

Subaru Impreza WRC Rally Car

Author: Andrew van de Burgt

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785211102

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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The Subaru Impreza first appeared on the World Rally scene in 1993, taking a hat-trick of World Rally Manfacturers' Championships, in 1995, 1996 and 1997. The drivers the likes of Marku Alen, Ari Vatanen, and Colin McRae have competed in the World Rally Championship in Imprezas and all went on to winning the World Rally Drivers' Championship in Imprezas. These cars continued to compete on the World Rally stage until the end of 2008, when the Subaru World Rally Team unfortunately withdrew from rallying. This brand new Haynes Manual covers one of the most iconic rally cars in recent years, and does so in perfect detail. People that love the Impreza, really love the Impreza, so get the full facts and specs now!

The New Mini Performance Handbook

Author: Jeffrey Zurschmeide

Publisher: S-A Design

ISBN: 9781934709146

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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Since its introduction to the U.S. market in 2002, the MINI Cooper and Cooper S have been among the hottest selling subcompact hatchbacks on the market. This book is designed to take the reader through the possibilities for performance upgrades, including step-by-step procedures for common upgrades including shocks and springs, brakes, clutch and flywheel, turbo replacement, supercharger pulley replacement, intake, exhaust, and even installing a limited slip differential.

High-Performance Mustang Builder's Guide 1994-2004

Author: Sean Hyland

Publisher: Cartech

ISBN: 9781613250532

Category: Transportation

Page: 132

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The photos in this edition are black and white. Before the introduction of the 05+ models, 1994-'04 Mustangs represented a high-water mark for late- model Mustang enthusiasts. From the '94-'95s with the 5.0L, through the '96-'04 models with the 2- and 4-valve 4.6Ls, to the Bullitt, Mach 1, and factory supercharged '03-'04 Cobras - never before has such a range of highly modifiable performance cars been available. These Mustangs were great performers straight from the factory, but they can be even better with the right combination of performance parts. Regardless of which '94-'04 Mustang you start with, the availability of high- performance parts is impressive. You can build your Mustang for drag racing, road racing, or improved street performance - and "High- Performance Mustang Builder's Guide 1994-2004" will show you how Author Sean Hyland uses over 300 photos to explain how to upgrade your Mustang's engine, suspension, chassis, transmission, rear end, brakes, and body. There's even a special chapter on getting active in various forms of organized racing.

Car Hacks and Mods For Dummies

Author: David Vespremi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111808540X

Category: Transportation

Page: 384

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So you want to turn your Yugo into a Viper? Sorry--you need a certified magician. But if you want to turn your sedate sedan into a mean machine or your used car lot deal into a powerful, purring set of wheels, you’ve come to the right place. Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies will get you turbo-charged up about modifying your car and guide you smoothly through: Choosing a car to mod Considering warranties, legal, and safety issues Hacking the ECU (Engine Control Unit) to adjust performance-enhancing factors like fuel injection, firing the spark plugs, controlling the cooling fan, and more Replacing your ECU with a plug and play system such as the APEXi Power FC or the AEM EMS system Putting on the brakes (the faster you go, the faster you’ll need to stop) Setting up your car for better handling and cornering Written by David Vespremi, automotive expert, frequent guest on national car-related TV shows, track driving instructor and self-proclaimed modder, Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies gets you into the ECU and under the hood and gives you the keys to: Choosing new wheels, including everything from the basics to dubs and spinners Putting your car on a diet, because lighter means faster Basic power bolt-ons and more expensive power adders Installing roll bars and cages to enhance safety Adding aero add-ons, including front “chin” spoilers, real spoilers, side skirts, and canards Detailing, down to the best cleaners and waxes and cleaning under the hood Using OBD (on-board diagnostics) for troubleshooting Getting advice from general Internet sites and specific message boards and forums for your car’s make or model, whether it’s a Chevy pick-up or an Alfa Romeo roadster Whether you want to compete at drag strips or on road courses or simply accelerate faster on an interstate ramp, if you want to improve your car’s performance, Car Hacks & Mods for Dummies is just the boost you need.

Ford Y-Block Engines: How to Rebuild & Modify

Author: Charles Morris

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613250614

Category: Transportation

Page: 136

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As Ford’s follow-up to the famous flathead, the Y-block was Ford’s first overhead-valve V-8 and it established an impressive high-performance legacy, winning many races in NASCAR and setting records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This venerable Ford engine, which powers classic Thunderbirds, Crown Victorias, Edsels, and other cars, is enjoying a performance renaissance. Many aftermarket parts, including heads, can turn a sedate Y-block into a powerhouse. The engine earned its name from its deep-skirt block design that looked like a “Y.” This stout engine was installed in millions of Ford cars from 1954 to 1962 and Ford trucks from 1952 to 1964. Author and Ford tech expert Charles Morris explains each critical aspect of rebuilding a stock 239-, 256-, 272-, 292-, and 312-ci Y-block and building a modified Y-block. He shows you how to identify components and conduct a thorough inspection so you select a sound block, heads, intake, and other components. He explains the specifics for obtaining high-quality machining work and verifying clearances. In addition, he delves into the intricacies of each step of the assembly process so you can rebuild a strong-running and reliable engine. Most important, Morris details the steps to effectively remedy the Y-block oiling problems. This is the book Ford Y-block owners and fans have been waiting for. It’s an indispensible guide for performing a professional-caliber rebuild and buildup of the Y-block.

High-Performance Diesel Builder's Guide

Author: Joe Pettitt

Publisher: Cartech

ISBN: 9781613251508

Category: Transportation

Page: 148

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The first book to explain how modern diesel engines work and how to safely enhance power and performance. The book covers all aspects of the modern turbocharged diesel engine: intake system, camshaft, cylinder heads, fuel system, combustion chambers, transmissions, and gearing. In addition, this book provides advice on many aspects of tuning your diesel engine from Gale Banks. Author Joe Pettitt, Banks, and other industry experts guide novice and expert diesel enthusiasts alike. The book covers airflow components, including the turbocharger and intercooler, using electronic tuners, and choosing between nitrous oxide and propane injection. An in-depth chapter focuses on engine thermodynamics, using simple terms, diagrams, and charts to explain and illustrate the concepts and principles. Popular turbo diesel engines are covered including Ford Power Stroke, GM Duramax, and Dodge Cummins B and ISB.

Jeep Cherokee XJ Performance Upgrades

1984-2001 - Revised Edition

Author: Eric Zappe

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 1613251769

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The Jeep Cherokee XJ is a pioneering SUV that delivers commendable performance and off-road capability. More than 3 million Cherokee XJs were manufactured during its production run. However, when the XJs rolled off the production lines, they were built primarily for the street. As a result, XJs need crucial modifications and high-performance upgrades to make them better for off-road duty. In this updated edition, author and veteran Cherokee expert Eric Zappe guides you through each stage of an XJ build, so you can take the mild-mannered, bone-stock XJ and upgrade it to a capable off-road performer. Zappe delves into suspension bolt-on improvements, including lift kits to increase ground clearance and suspension travel. He also covers high-performance shocks and long-arm suspensions. Wheels and tires are your vital link to the terrain, and he reveals all the important considerations so you select the right combination. XJs need a heavy-duty steering system to negotiate challenging off-road conditions, and Zappe explains several ways to upgrade the steering. Driveline and axle upgrades are an important part of the performance equation, so these performance improvements are covered as well. But he doesn’t stop there; he also explores engine performance improvements for the 2.5-, 2.8-, 4.0-liter engines so the Cherokee has more power for off-road performance. In addition, he covers some basic tips for body strengthening and adding skid plates. If you’re ready to go off road with your Cherokee but you’re not planning to build a top-dollar off-road machine, this is the book for you. With the techniques and latest products described in this book, you will be able to upgrade your XJ to much higher level of performance and your XJ will be at home off and on road.

Subaru Impreza Turbo

Haynes Enthusiast Guide Series

Author: Chris Rees

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781844259564

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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The rally-bred Subaru Impreza Turbo has become the definitive modern sports saloon/hatchback, combining four-wheel-drive safety, the capacity to seat four adults, and useable luggage space, in a practical package to rival many pure sports cars. The Impreza’s stunning performance and continuous evolution has ensured that it has remained at the forefront of performance road-car design for almost 20 years. This color book – in series with Enthusiast Guides on the VW Transporter and Land Rover Discovery – covers the full road car and competition history, and will fascinate all fans of this modern-day performance icon.