So I’m not sure why I didn’t think to put this link up before, but the other day the guys and I were having a few post race beers and someone asked, “where did you guys learn so much about turbo charging, intercoolers, boost controllers, and such”? Three of us said, “Corky Bell” (apparently the other 4 guys were born knowing this stuff). Who is Corky Bell, you ask? Well, he is the guy who literally wrote The Best Book about Turbocharging, Maximum Boost (love that name!):
The Amazon Link is HERE. Buy it. Buy it Now. Become a Turbo Guru, Overnight! Girls will throw themselves at you, guys will cower in fear of your ultimate turbo knowledge!
Before all the book stores started going belly-up, you could pick up this book in Barnes and Noble or Borders. Now, it is tougher to find, but you can still get it on Amazon, using the link above. It’s like $23 bucks and a quick read. But it should be considered Turbos 101 for ANYONE driving, building, or modifying a turbo system. The physics still apply, as do the formulas for turbo sizing, intercoolers, tubing bending, boost controllers, gauges, etc. Basically, everything you need to know about turbo systems or DIY turbo systems is IN THIS BOOK. In fact, go get it and read it before you look at anything else on this site. You’ll get more out of everything else, if you do. Oh, and it doesn’t come in an electronic format, but you wouldn’t want it that way. You want the paperback version so you can see the illustrations clearly. Besides, it’s a BIG paperback. OK, go buy; thank me later.