2011 LS Engine Parts Buyers Guide
The LS Engine sure isn’t new – it’s been around for about 14 years – but new products continue to be developed for it every day. Modifying the LS for more power is relatively easy, and companies have responded with some great parts.
This directory is composed of companies who told us they supply various parts for the LS engine. You’ll want to check with them for their latest offerings. This isn’t an exhaustive list only companies who responded to our survey (or our advertisers) were included.
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LS Buyers Guide Product Profiles
MAHLE MotorSport PowerPak Piston Assemblies for LS3/L92
MAHLE’S LS3/L92 4.100˝ stroke engine PowerPak piston assemblies are available in both high and low compression applications. They are machined from MAHLE’s exclusive stronger, lighter, low drag slipper skirt forgings. Each piston is dual coated first with a Phosphate dry film lubricant to eliminate mico-welding, then the skirts are coated with MAHLE’s proprietary Grafal cushioning, anti-friction skirt coating. Every PowerPak assembly comes complete with dual coated pistons, German steel pins, race proven round wire locks and a performance ring set.
Fluidampr’s all new 2010-2011 Camaro Damper is available with stock or 25% underdrive pulley (does not affect A/C). Designed for LS3, L99 V8 internal balance, the Camaro damper features a unique interchangeable design that allows it to be modified to a specific application. Custom-izable components include hub, ring, stock or underdrive pulley.
Dart LS1 Billet Block
Each LS1 billet block from Dart is completely custom machined, allowing for virtually unlimited choices in bore centerline, deck height, bore diameter, and lifter and cam options. Every billet block is machined from a solid block of ultra-lightweight, forged 6061 aerospace aluminum alloy, then heat treated with a proprietary process that results in ultimate strength and stability for extremely stressed racing engines. From spread bore spacing, to modified head bolt patterns, to special lifter locations, altered cam shaft locations or high capacity water jackets, Dart billet blocks turn your concepts into a reality.
Mallory FireStorm Ignition Control System
Mallory FireStorm’s comprehensive system includes one of three types of ignition boxes: a multi-channel CD (capacitive discharge) box, single-channel CD box and an LS box. The LS box will run any LS platform including LS1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and LS9, offering the option to change engine types. With all the inputs and outputs of the CD boxes, the LS box is designed to work with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or aftermarket smart coils.
Valve Seat Technology Has Changed
GM is equipping the LS3 heads with high tech sintered copper-infiltrated valve seats. This is a powder metal valve seat with a copper wafer that is infiltrated into the valve seat. This allows heat to be quickly transferred. Dura-Bond has developed this technology and it is now available for the aftermarket in its “Killer Bee” valve seat line. It is initially offered for the GM LS-Series engines with more applications to come. Also available: LS-Series Cam Bearings (CH-10, CH-23 and CH-25).
LS Shaft-Mount Roller Rocker System
T&D knows how to make the already hot LS series better with a hi-tech, adjustable 100% bolt-on shaft-mount roller rocker system that will allow for any size camshaft or other power adders. It features the same components as the full-race sets that put T&D in front, including huge bearings, roller tips and big adjusters with 12-point jam nuts. Lash settings are fully adjustable and will remain steadfast.
T&D Machine Products
Double-Tapered 7/16-inch Pushrod
Produced from 4130 chrome-molybdenum thick-wall tubes and developed as a one-piece, pre-formed, centerless ground pushrod, Trend Performance unveils the first premium 7/16 double-tapered pushrod at an affordable price. Available from 7.800- to 11.500-inches long, and in increments of 0.025-inch, these new premium pushrods are now affordable because they are made in production quantities and available as shelf-stock items.
Holley Valve Covers for LS Engines
Holley’s cast aluminum valve covers for GM LS engines provide a fresh, refined look without the need to relocate the coils. There’s no question the factory “coil on cover” design give the LS that signature high-tech look, but the factory brackets and coil location leave room for improvement. Clean up that signature look with Holley’s LS Valve Covers. They incorporate a radiused shape, angled coil mounting, and a billet fill cap.
Holley Performance Products
LS9 Pistons From Ross Racing Pistons
Ross Racing Pistons builds the strongest and lightest LS1 and LS7 pistons for both drag racing and road race applications, and they have now developed a forged replacement for the LS9 engine for the ZR1 Corvette. Not only does their piston boast a dramatic increase in strength, but it is also about 13% lighter than stock, and includes double forced pin oilers, ultra flat piston ring grooves, accumulator groove second land, diamond honed wrist pin bores.
Ross Racing Pistons
Comp Cams Sprint Car Front Drive Kit for LS Engines
The Sprint Car Front Drive Kit for LS engines from Comp Cams bolts to RHS LS Race or other aftermarket and GM LS blocks with no modifications necessary. The 2011 SEMA New Products award winning Comp Cams Sprint Car Front Drive Kit for LS engines is the first and only fully engineered, bolt-on assembly that provides a proper and reliable solution for cam thrust bearings, distributor/magneto, oil pump, water pump, camshaft/crank sensors and gear drive. Designed and proven for racing duty, the unique piece also features oil passages that provide oiling directly to gears and bearings.
New LS Ultra Compact High Performance Accessory Drive System
Because of its race inspired design, the VSC Serpentine Drive System incorporates an easily adjustable fixed tensioner pulley instead of the typical spring loaded tensioner. This solves the common problem of throwing belts at inopportune moments on the track or street. All of our Idler and Tensioner pulleys use a unique Twin Bearing system which doubles the RPM capabilities of the factory and many aftermarket systems.Features a low A/C mount that is moved forward to clear most frames, including early Camaros; Available with truck, and 2010 Camaro pulley spacing, double RPM bearings; Black or polished, A/C delete, power steering delete, or both.
Ventura Speed Center