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The Best Book on Turbocharging

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So, I get this question every now and then that goes something like, “is there a turbocharging 101 book”?  Or, somebody asks if I’ve considered writing a book on the subject.  Well yes, I HAVE considered it, but quickly realized that it’s hard to beat Corky Bell’s book on the subject, Maximum Boost.  Corky literally wrote THE BOOK on everything turbo.  If you have a turbocharged vehicle, or are building one, you MUST check out this book.  Everything from sizing a turbo, to intercoolers, to bending tubing, to boost control.  It is written to be understandable if you are new to this, but also includes all the formulas and such to keep even the engineer interested.  You can read it in two evenings, but you’ll re-read it a few more times!  Good stuff for us automobile geeks!

You used to be able to find it on the bookshelf of your local Barnes and Noble or Borders (at least here in the US), but those are getting thin on the ground.  However, you can still find it at Amazon(will try to put a link HERE, wish me luck!):

I’m not sure if the link will let you actually PURCHASE the book if you are outside the US.  But, at least you can take a look and then try to find it locally, if you can’t order it from Amazon.  Anyway, I highly recommend it!

–Darren Dawes

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