The LS4 engine has not been a popular choice when it comes to an LS-swap. The powerplant offers several challenges, whether you are trying to use it in a front-wheel-drive (FWD) or rear-wheel-drive (RWD) application. In a FWD configuration, you are limited to the type of transmission you can run in stock form, with the LS4 4T65eHD being your only option. Like the 4L60e, the 4T65eHD is underwhelming in performance and tends to bring a premium when purchased at a junkyard. For a RWD setup, you will have a couple of problems. One is that the engine block does not have any provisions for mounting the starter. The second problem is the LS4 has a specific bolt pattern for the 4T65 transmission and will not bolt up to a 4l60e, 4l80e, TH400, etc. One area of the LS4's design that can open up some possibilities is with the oil pan.
It's time to stop fooling around. Sure, the turbo guys can make all the power they want with those fancy pinwheel engines. There's nothing wrong with that if you like that sort of thing. But there's another school, older yes but no less enthusiastic, that embraces the concept of killing gnats not with a flyswatter but with a 105mm howitzer. Call it wretched excess, call it overkill, but there's something about a normally aspirated big-block Chevy that thumps.
When it comes to high-performance racing parts for small-block Chevy engines destined for racing, there has been a dearth of new products for some time. Before we go much further down the "it's all been done already" road, let us show you some new SBC valve covers from Moroso...
Manufacturers are utilizing more and more lightweight composite parts on cars and trucks these days. While composite parts have some advantages over their metal counterparts, they have some disadvantages too. In the case of the Gen-3 Coyote engine owners, the oil pans are made of lightweight composite material...
Here's an up close look at The Dream Team Mustang build, featuring Moroso's Billet Coil-Mount Valve Covers, Sealed Battery Box and heavy-duty Battery Disconnect Switch; along with Competition Engineering's 10-point Roll Cage and Shock Mount Kit!
The CompCam's Dream Team returned for the second season of the Horsepower Wars $10K Shootout with a fresh, new crop of talent, and while their end product is wholly their own, the team borrowed on the basic formula - a formula that nearly won the inaugural contest a year ago - to give itself a shot at the crown.
Get a closer look at the crew and their build on Horsepower Wars $10k Drag Shootout 2, featuring Moroso's Sealed Battery Box (74051) and heavy-duty Battery Disconnect Switch (74101)!
Team Bigun made its debut during the first season of the Horsepower Wars $10k Drag Shootout and won the on-track competition with a holeshot win in the final round against the COMP Cams Dream Team.
Take a look inside Midwest Mayhem's build on Horsepower Wars $10k Drag Shootout 2, featuring Moroso's Trick Front Springs (47130) and GM LS Series All Billet Aluminum Valve Covers (68470)!
If there is a team that closely matches the ideals of the Horsepower Wars $10K Drag Shootout, it is Midwest Mayhem. These guys, with a background in grassroots no-time and street racing, have a proven history of getting the most out of the least when it comes to building ultra-fast race cars on a budget. They have dominated the true street and no-prep racing categories throughout the center of America.
We're at Episode 6 on Horsepower Wars $10k Drag Shootout 2!
Midwest Mayhem eats popcorn as the other three teams scramble to get their cars tuned on the dyno and ready for the race. Transmission issues plague Team Bigun and Enemies Everywhere as the clock ticks down. How much power will the big-block nitrous combo make compared to its turbo'd LS competitors? Will they all even make it?
A big thank you to Horsepower Wars for the shoutout and for featuring our products! Here at Moroso we are not just about winning races, but also value keeping the driver safe to cross the finish line.
Tune in to Episode 5, where our Sealed Battery Box Part No. 74051 and heavy-duty Battery Disconnect Switch Part No. 74101 are featured!
Things really start to come together as engine builds are finalized, and all four engine combinations are broken down in detail. One team even hits the dyno, as the other teams watch cautiously. Does the early bird get the worm or does slow and steady win the race?