General Motors is boasting that the new Gen IV LT1 engine has an “all-new combustion system,” but just how really new or innovative is it? EngineLabs takes a deep dive into the cylinders to talk with the engineers responsible for the claim.
by Mike Magda on December 10, 2012
by Sean Haggai on December 6, 2012
Curious to know whether or not your current LS-based engine needs a vacuum pump? We put one to the test; installing a GZ Motorsports Sportsman vacuum pump on a big-inch 454ci. LSx. What did the dyno numbers reveal? Read on to find out, right here!
by Paul Huizenga on December 5, 2012
So how do you top off a glass that’s already full to the brim? That’s the problem we faced with our 2011 Z06 Corvette. We had to find a few select upgrades that would boost performance without taking anything away from the car’s near-perfection in stock form…
Rather than hide what makes an engine work, we’d prefer to embrace the chaos and turn it into something that looks and functions better than new. One way to accomplish that is with a complete race-spec plumbing makeover, but the expense of replacing every bit of rubber can be prohibitive…
by Lindsey Fisher on October 25, 2012
Building the ultimate engine requires a lot of work, but thanks to a number of offerings from companies like Racing Head Service (RHS), getting the initial setup for your monster LS engine is painless. For our 500ci engine being built by Late Model Engines, we chose RHS’ LS Race Block and LS7 Pro Elite Heads.
We will be covering the introduction of the new Gen V Chevy small-block from Detroit. The press conference starts at 8:30 am (EDT) Wednesday, October 24. Check back often during the day to get the latest update on the engine that will power the new Corvette and GM trucks next year.
by Michael Harding on October 23, 2012
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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!
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!
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.
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by Bobby Kimbrough on May 13, 2012
LS-Engines are an old-enough platform to make junkyard scavenging fun. This is a guide for junkyard dogs who are looking to find good LS parts for a bargain.