If the front of your engine is lacking the impact the rest of your car has, then check out the pulley systems from Concept One. Designed for many Chevrolet engines, they give your engine a cool custom look and can make engine swaps a breeze. Follow along as we install a Victory Series drive on our LS7.
by Michael Harding on October 23, 2012
If you own it, you should drive it. We’ve fit into that group of enthusiasts for years and aim to get every ounce of driving pleasure out of our project cars. That’s why we recently set our “Y2K” project Corvette up with a C5 Line Loc Kit and a LNC-002 Launch Control system from Lingenfelter.
by Paul Huizenga on October 17, 2012
So which FAST intake is right for your application, and what makes them the go-to manifold for so many engine builders? We dug into the design and engineering of these plastic fantastic manifolds to answer those questions.
Upgrading an older car with a modern electric cooling fan can be a confusing process if you don’t know what to look for. We sit down with Troy Wood of Derale Performance, about his insight on selecting the right fan for your musclecar, what things to consider, and his personal recommendations.
We take a look at LS crate engines from the factory to the four corners of the United States to find some of the best ready-to-run combos available. Street or Street/Strip, there’s bound to be a turn key LS crate engine available that can take on the custom built engines.
CC Tech, Corvette Central’s how-to library, recently added an excellent piece on brake bedding that’s a must-read for anyone who does their own pad changes. Even if your a “do it for me” kind of owner, it’s still worth reading and absorbing, because you will most likely be the person doing the break-in.
by Mark Gearhart on September 17, 2012
There has been an electronic marvel that has been sitting on our desks for the last few weeks. Something we were sworn to secrecy on until today, when the SCT Livewire TS was officially released. Check out a few screen shots and all the details inside.
by Tim Kern on September 14, 2012
There’s no denying that piston engines shake, some more than others. The vibration that is created by an engine has to be controlled somehow, and this is the reason why torsional dampers exist. But what are dampers? Is their power to be found by having the correct one for your application?
The Gen III and Gen IV LS engine families have a lot of advantages in the valvetrain department over their small-block Chevy predecessors. But there’s always room for improvement – come along as we ask the experts to give us their best LS valvetrain advice!
by Don Creason on September 11, 2012
This isn’t your grandfather’s battery charger. Slick features, easy to use and understand controls, as well as several industry firsts – make the OPTIMA Chargers Digital 1200 12-volt Battery Charger the best yet.
by Mike Magda on September 7, 2012
Much speculation has been been generated by the pending arrival of the fifth-generation small-block from General Motors. EngineLabs editor Mike Magda sorts through the rumors, facts and possibilities and handicaps the likelihood of certain technologies that appear in the new Gen V small-block.
by Chris Demorro on August 27, 2012
It’s no secret that the cylinder heads on LSX engines are the key to their power, and who would could know LSX cylinder heads better than the folks at Chevrolet Performance? We break down their entire LSX cylinder head lineup so you can pick the right setup to match both your your purse and your purpose.
A performance torque converter is one of the best bang-for-your-buck upgrades you can do to a car with an automatic trans. But how do you know what converter is right for your specific car? The experts at TCI walk us through just what a torque converter is, how it works, and how you can find the right one for you.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on August 1, 2012
With plans to make almost 1,300 RWHP, we wanted to be sure we had all of our bases covered with the fuel system in Project BlownZ. So, we took BlownZ’s fuel injectors to RC Engineering, in Torrance, California for a good cleaning and flow test, and found out exactly what goes on during the process.
We sit down with three of the biggest names in high-performance transmissions to learn all we can about the GM TH350, TH400, and 700R4 gearboxes. Follow along as we discuss the weak points, diagnosing and troubleshooting, and how to prevent transmission failure with representatives from TCI, ATI, and Gearstar.
So after weighing the options, talking to your buddies, and calling a few shops, you have finally decided to settle on an SCT Flash tuner. But the next big question arises; What the heck should I pick? Don’t blow your brains out with confusion just yet, we have a quick and dirty guide that will help you.
Edelbrock’s E-Street A356 aluminum cylinder heads for Chevrolet small- and big-blocks are developed, cast, and machined right here in America. The E-Street head brings reliability, affordability, and performance.
by Lindsey Fisher on July 17, 2012
Corvette Central Stage 1 through 4 upgrades have given Y2k 385 ponies to the rear wheels and a whopping 372 ft-lbs of torque to play with, but there’s no use in having power if you can’t take advantage of every ounce of it on the track. That’s why we decided to equip Y2k with a MSD LS 2-Step Launch Control.
by Bobby Kimbrough on July 13, 2012
The debate on oil additives continues and is hotly debated by enthusiasts that are convinced that aftermarket oil additives work and those that are convinced that they do not work and may even be detrimental to engine lubrication. We talk to top experts in field to find out what oil additives are all about.
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by JustinAbbott on July 10, 2012
Zip’s VP and Technical Supervisor takes us through how well the LS3 responds to simple upgrades, and makes the case for the LS platform being the best V8 Chevy’s ever made, hands down.