Thought I’d start a thread for people to post recommended reading.
Restricted to tuning / mod / performance / driving / engineering related books only, e.g., technical!!!
The purpose of this thread is to help each one of you build your personal library of quality reference material (read it while on the can and get an education while you’re doing your business).
In addition to recommendations, feel free to also steer people away from books that initially appeared to be decent but turned out to be crap so no one else falls victim.
Follow the format people!
Subject (if not completely obvious from the title)
Why I like it / why I hate it
Title: Maximum Boost. Designing, Testing and Installing Turbocharger Systems
Author: Corky Bell
Publisher: Bentley Publishers
Synopsis: Gives you the best crash course you could ever get in turbo charging. If this book can’t answer your turbo related questions I guess no book can. F#@king Fantastic! Covers the basics, explains all the related systems, engine management, and more!
Why I like it: Keeps it simple and completely removes all the bench racing and BS found on the internet. If you spend any time studying this you will save money, time and get better performance. Even if you don’t do anything but buy a car already boosted and never touch the system you’ll know what is going on. Read this book and never feel like a turbo noob again!