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.
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.
by Sean Haggai on July 9, 2012
There’s almost no excuse to updating your current build or potential project car with a new crate engine. With the aftermarket doing all the leg work, it’s only a matter of choosing the right one for your build, dropping it in and firing it up. We’ve got a complete crate engine buyer’ guide, just for you!
by Paul Huizenga on July 5, 2012
As we found out from our experience with the SCT SF3 handheld tuner, there’s really no safer, faster, cleaner way to upgrade a late-model Corvette. With the diagnostic features, on-line updates, and the ability to load custom tunes from a professional shop, it’s a tool that has amazing potential.
by Bobby Kimbrough on July 5, 2012
Whether you are putting together an exhaust system or repairing sections of a floorboard or fenders, owning a welder and knowing how to weld metal will keep your project build budget manageable and make you a self reliant builder. We enlisted the help of our friends at Lincoln Electric in picking a first welder.
Controlling fuel delivery in a vehicle is not a new concept, however, Fuelab has recently introduced its most innovative electronic fuel pressure regulator in their 529 series. Devised for street-strip and drag race applications generating up to 1,800hp. Check out our complete review, right here!
by Andrew Wolf on July 2, 2012
Moser Engineering and their popular new Muscle Pak line of complete, assembled rear end housings that take the hard work out of building a housing so that you can spend more time enjoying your ride and less time under it, and today, we’re taking a look at the options and the assembly of one of these housings.
Upgrading from a traditional v-belt system to a serpentine is the way of the future. It’s becoming one of the most popular upgrades. With so much to choose from, it can be a bit daunting. We speak to the experts on tips and tricks to clear the air on popular small-, big-block or LS engines serpentine kits.
by Jack Criswell on June 20, 2012
A performance driving school is the one modification you can make that will pay dividends with every car you own for the rest of your life. Here’s our guide to learning how to get the most out of your car, without winding up in the body shop (or the hospital!)
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by Craig Moya on June 19, 2012
Want to clip some cones or carve some apexes in your Corvette? Getting started in track day and autocross events is easier than you might think, and it gives you a chance to improve the most important performance part in your car – your own driving abilities. Here’s some tips for your first time…