How to Use and Upgrade to GM Gen III LS-Series Powertrain Control Systems

Author: Mike Noonan

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 161325055X

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The General Motors G-Body is one of the manufacturer's most popular chassis, and includes cars such as Chevrolet Malibu, Monte Carlo, and El Camino; the Buick Regal, Grand National, and GNX; the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme; the Pontiac Grand Prix, and more. This traditional and affordable front engine/rear-wheel-drive design lends itself to common upgrades and modifications for a wide range of high-performance applications, from drag racing to road racing. Many of the vehicles GM produced using this chassis were powered by V-8 engines, and others had popular turbocharged V-6 configurations. Some of the special-edition vehicles were outfitted with exclusive performance upgrades, which can be easily adapted to other G-Body vehicles. Knowing which vehicles were equipped with which options, and how to best incorporate all the best-possible equipment is thoroughly covered in this book. A solid collection of upgrades including brakes, suspension, and the installation of GMs most popular modern engine-the LS-Series V-8-are all covered in great detail. The aftermarket support for this chassis is huge, and the interchangeability and affordability are a big reason for its popularity. It's the last mass-produced V-8/rear-drive chassis that enthusiasts can afford and readily modify. There is also great information for use when shopping for a G-Body, including what areas to be aware of or check for possible corrosion, what options to look for and what should be avoided. No other book on the performance aspects of a GM G-Body has been published until now, and this book will serve as the bible to G-Body enthusiasts for years to come.

Premium Power

Das Geheimnis des Erfolgs von Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche und Audi

Author: Philipp G. Rosengarten,Christoph B. Stürmer

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783527506194

Category:

Page: 251

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At the beginning of the nineties, the global car industry was in decline and the German car manufacturers were scared to death. They were warned that the Japanese competition had great advantages in terms of quality and productivity, as shown in the business book bestseller The Machine that Changed the World. And with the help of low prices, Lexus in particular made a successful entry onto the American car market. Top management consultants warned that only a handful of huge global car groups would survive in the long run. Instead of following the praised concepts of lean production, Mercedes–Benz, BMW, Porsche and Audi developed their own innovative Premium Power brand strategy and thereby initiated a true revolution in the automotive industry. Premium is not "Cheap Luxury", and it is also not "Upscale Mass–Market" – but it is an independent, new sector of the global car industry, and is all about premium innovations and premium marketing. Premium Power is really a strategic revolution of the automotive industry, as it reverses the companies′ focus from production and technology to the customers′ needs. This means a premium brand – or better premium company – has to innovate in those product properties which are important to its clients, in order to create premium products that can be sold at a price premium. As a consequence, the concept of Lead Production cannot be fully applied by Premium manufacturers, because it would endanger their differentiating powers through innovation. This book outlines the properties of Premium Power and describes the breathtaking story of its invention, which saved some of the most respected automotive brands in the world. What exactly is the secret of success of these German premium carmakers, which is reflected in a superior growth in revenue and profits? Which challenges do those premium brands have to face in the future? What lessons can be learnt from these successful brands in other industries? The automotive analysts Philipp G. Rosengarten and Christoph B. Sturmer describe the fascinating success story of the German Premium car brands, especially over the past 10 years. With the help of the new premium brand DIS–Matrix (Design–Innovation–Sector–Matrix), they describe the characteristics of each individual German premium brand and analyze the individual success factors. After providing an outlook of the future challenges premium brands will have to face in order to defend their market position, the authors apply their insights to other industries that could learn from the high performers in the automotive industry – how to build and manage a premium brand.

Modeling and Simulation

Author: Hartmut Bossel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663108228

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 484

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This book is the the English Language Version of the very successful German textbook, "Modellbildung und Simulation". It provides a self-contained and complete guide to the methods and mathematical background of modeling and simulation software of dynamic systems. Furthermore, an appropriate simulation software and a collection of dynamic system models (on the accompanying disk) are highlights of the book/software-Package.Dies ist die englischsprachige Ausgabe des sehr erfolgreichen Lehrbuches "Modellbildung und Simulation". Geboten wird eine vollständige Einführung in die Methoden der Simulation dynamischer Systeme, wobei auch der notwendige mathematische Hintergrund vermittelt wird. Außerdem ist eine Simulationssoftware Bestandteil des Werkes; auf der beiliegenden Diskette befinden sich ferner 50 Beispielsysteme ("Systemzoo"), die zur spielerischen Einübung der verwendeten Verfahren hilfreich sind.