Turbochargers 101

How a Turbocharger Works The word turbocharger is actually an abbreviation of the word turbo-supercharger. Yes, a turbocharger is from the same family as a supercharger – it’s all about “forced induction” (FI), or forcing much more air into the engine to allow for a...

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Build Your Car The Way You Want It

This article is part of a series of posts that will be done over the next few weeks outlining what it takes to build your car, the way you want it, so you get what you expect.  This goes into more detail about our philosophy of consulting a build, guiding, and...

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What is Forced Induction

FORCED INDUCTION EXPLAINED The ­displacement and efficiency of a naturally aspirated ­engine limit how ­much power it can make. The engine can only inhale so much air because the atmospheric force is only 14.7 lbs. per square inch, at sea level mind you.  Atmospheric...

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Race Car Planning

How to Plan a Race Car Build There are many things to think about when upgrading performance for any vehicle.  As noted in the first post of this series.  For this post, I want to focus on the overall planning process. The first step for LA Street Cars, and our...

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Welcome to LA Street Cars – First Post!

Our Approach To Custom Car Building Hello all!  This is the first BLOG post of LA Street Cars and I wanted to welcome you to our website and services. LA Street Cars is the Motorsports division of PK Auto Design (PKAD) (www.pkautodesign.com).  PKAD specializes in...

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