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    Recommended Reading?

    Since joining this site, I have picked up two separate books on the LS1 and have also subscribed to GMHTP. The whole tuning thing, and what I have learned from Frost and other site members, has piqued my interest and I am seeking more information. Are there any recommended books out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Since joining this site, I have picked up two separate books on the LS1 and have also subscribed to GMHTP. The whole tuning thing, and what I have learned from Frost and other site members, has piqued my interest and I am seeking more information. Are there any recommended books out there?
    Jeff,
    What books have you picked up? Are they worth it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    Jeff,
    What books have you picked up? Are they worth it?

    I will have to check the exact titles at home. Both books were excellent and provided great background information.

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    Here they are: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Build-High-Performance-Chevy-V-8s-Design/dp/193249488X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255529183&sr=8-1"]http://www.amazon.com/Build-High-Performance-Chevy-V-8s-Design/dp/193249488X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255529183&sr=8-1[/ame] and [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Chevy-LS1-LS6-Performance-Modifications/dp/1557884072/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255529183&sr=8-4"]http://www.amazon.com/Chevy-LS1-LS6-Performance-Modifications/dp/1557884072/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255529183&sr=8-4[/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I will have to check the exact titles at home. Both books were excellent and provided great background information.

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    Here they are: http://www.amazon.com/Build-High-Per...5529183&sr=8-1 and http://www.amazon.com/Chevy-LS1-LS6-...5529183&sr=8-4
    LOL same books I have on my wishlist for the wife to get me sometime! Good to know that they are worth it.

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    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Engine-Management-Advanced-Greg-Banish/dp/1932494421/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255547549&sr=1-3[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Designing-Tuning-High-Performance-Injection-Systems/dp/1932494901/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255547549&sr=1-1[/ame]

    http://thetuningbook.com/

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    Do the two books from Amazon go into some HPT tuning?

    Does the third link go into HPT or is that based around EFI Live? Ive been looking for some cheap books forever on HPT. But most are a few hundred dollars

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    I just placed an order for the two books from Amazon to get me started. It appears that "thetuningbook" may be a little more advanced, so I figured it would be best to begin with the others. Books are like tools, you can never have too many. Thanks Steve!

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    Thanks for the post Jeff. I was just about to start my own thread about this very thing. I don't really know anything about tuning, but I am interested in learning. I agree...the mind never wants to stop learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Thanks for the post Jeff. I was just about to start my own thread about this very thing. I don't really know anything about tuning, but I am interested in learning. I agree...the mind never wants to stop learning.

    I don't know what the allure is, but ever since acquiring our car I have been absorbing as much info as I can off this site, from books and now GMHTP. Tuning is the one area that I know the least about -- so it is time to learn.

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    Subscribed, I have an amazon gift card I have to find now.

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    Hey Steve, how much is that Master EFI book? I couldn't find a price anywhere on the site...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSXZ28 View Post
    Hey Steve, how much is that Master EFI book? I couldn't find a price anywhere on the site...
    Steve just got married yesterday... we may not hear from him for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Steve just got married yesterday... we may not hear from him for a while.
    Oh wow, that's cool! I haven't talked to him in some time... glad all is going well for him!!!

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    Glad to see someone mentioned something about Amazon gift cards in here. I have almost $200 in GCs from Amazon! Woohoo.

    Time to spend.

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    Reading material arrived today. I have some time this weekend and should be able to get through Fuel Injection Systems. This appears to be a primer for the Engine Management - Advanced Tuning book. If I should reverse the order I read them in, someone let me know.

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    The Greg Banish book is a little more advanced, it was the first book I read on tuning and confused me a bit. I would recommend an easier book first and then Banish's book, it will make it easier to comprehend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSXZ28 View Post
    Hey Steve, how much is that Master EFI book? I couldn't find a price anywhere on the site...
    I'm not sure what it costs to be honest. You can contact Dan at MASport and I am sure he can fill you in.

    This book is 75% HPTuners specific. It includes him walking you through the tuning process he uses as well on specific vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    I'm not sure what it costs to be honest. You can contact Dan at MASport and I am sure he can fill you in.

    This book is 75% HPTuners specific. It includes him walking you through the tuning process he uses as well on specific vehicles.
    Figures... probably not worth it then.

    How you been? Haven't talked to you in quite awhile! Got my own cord and all - out on my own now... have a dyno close that I use and the shop that has it sends some work my way. Hope all is well!

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    Hey Bret,

    Sorry for no reply yet to the email, the last 2 weeks have been more than hectic! Things are going pretty well, about to try and hunker down through the winter, you know how those go.

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    So far, the first book has been excellent. I didn't have as much free time at the show as I thought I would, so I have been plucking through it in the evenings when I get a chance.

    I have found it best to go back and re-read each section 2 or 3 times to let it all soak in. The math part of it has really been instructive and the book breaks things down into understandable concepts. It's neat seeing the interrelationship of air, fuel, pressure, spark timing and everything else expressed in formulas.

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