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Old 02-23-2018, 05:56 PM   #1
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Question Best turbo & tuning books

Hey guys,

I am a new Subaru WRX and turbo newbie that has been quietly searching and learning tons on this site...thanks! What I can't find is a good turbo/tuning book for my 2015 WRX. Are there any good books you guys can recommend for a beginner to intermediate turbo owner?

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Old 02-24-2018, 12:05 PM   #2
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Tuning is not something you want to jump into on your daily driver. Start with an accessport or something like that. You can also make your way over to the Tuning and ECU sub-forum, where there's loads of information about open source tunes.
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Old 02-24-2018, 11:50 PM   #3
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:46 PM   #4
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"Build to Win"
"Tune to Win"
"Maximum Boost"

Go buy those and don't spend another dime until you've finished reading them.
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Old 02-26-2018, 02:00 PM   #5
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Ive read a few. start here because this is a systemic approach with a lot of information that other books dont have.
https://www.amazon.com/Performance-F...rds=efi+tuning
most tuning books sort of tell you the same thing. you could try some greg banish or jeff hartman afterwards but its all about the same information.

If youre into theory then dont bother with corky bell books.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:42 PM   #6
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Hey guys,

just saw your replies. Thanks for all the info!

Unabomber, yeah, I already checked-out that thread...amazing and thanks!

Car_freak85 & 86Dreams, thanks for the recs! I already bought the tune-to-win books. The fuel tuning book looks great.

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Old 05-17-2018, 11:53 AM   #7
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Hey guys,

just saw your replies. Thanks for all the info!

Unabomber, yeah, I already checked-out that thread...amazing and thanks!

Car_freak85 & 86Dreams, thanks for the recs! I already bought the tune-to-win books. The fuel tuning book looks great.

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Then you are well on your way, good Sir. Knowledge is power.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:32 PM   #8
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My son and I met [email protected] at a car meet some years ago. He was quite open about how he started, with a Hondata and tuning Hondas. Unlike Subarus, if you screw up on a Honda, they don't immediately blow up, so it's a good learning platform.
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:24 PM   #9
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My son and I met [email protected] at a car meet some years ago. He was quite open about how he started, with a Hondata and tuning Hondas. Unlike Subarus, if you screw up on a Honda, they don't immediately blow up, so it's a good learning platform.
lol...thx Jack.
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you can learn most of the people here don't tune their own car so taking advise or asking for it here is not really the best. if you want to learn,there are 2 ways, the first is trial by mistakes or the school of hard knocks. this works but don't be surprised if you blow your engine. the second is there are classes out that will help you learn, but ultimately you are going to have to back to the first. Shawn Church has a class called Fastuun that will give you the basics. you can learn but at first it will be a slow process. My advise is to get a tune, and have a second map that you can play with. just make small changes to you figure out how things work

As far as the best turbo, best is a objective term there is no best for everyone. some what fast spool and others want ultimate power. There really is no turbo that will give you both so you have to figure out what you want.
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you can learn most of the people here don't tune their own car so taking advise or asking for it here is not really the best. if you want to learn,there are 2 ways, the first is trial by mistakes or the school of hard knocks. this works but don't be surprised if you blow your engine. the second is there are classes out that will help you learn, but ultimately you are going to have to back to the first. Shawn Church has a class called Fastuun that will give you the basics. you can learn but at first it will be a slow process. My advise is to get a tune, and have a second map that you can play with. just make small changes to you figure out how things work

As far as the best turbo, best is a objective term there is no best for everyone. some what fast spool and others want ultimate power. There really is no turbo that will give you both so you have to figure out what you want.
thx for the info subaru_gc8!
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:27 PM   #12
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Hey guys,

I am a new Subaru WRX and turbo newbie that has been quietly searching and learning tons on this site...thanks! What I can't find is a good turbo/tuning book for my 2015 WRX. Are there any good books you guys can recommend for a beginner to intermediate turbo owner?

Thanks!

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turbo choices are entirely subjective, do you want to build a torque monster with lots of low end or a highway missile?
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:17 PM   #13
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I'm not looking for a best turbo at this time. I come from NA cars, so Turbo's are new to me. I simply want to learn fundamentals about turbo'd vehicles. Eventually I'll look for a bigger turbo...;-)
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:42 PM   #14
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"Best" is as Zcypot described... Subjective.

You're already on the best resource for learning this stuff... The Internet... But you have to be able to pick out the bull****.
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:32 PM   #15
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"Best" is as Zcypot described... Subjective.

You're already on the best resource for learning this stuff... The Internet... But you have to be able to pick out the bull****.
Exactly why I'm looking at books! First get the basics, then I'll know what to filter out on the internet.
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