An affordable LS crate engine with power and durability!
If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to a used LS engine for your swap project, check out Chevrolet Performance's new LC9 5.3L engine. It is based on the workhorse powerplant used in hundreds of thousands of GM trucks, including the Chevrolet Silverado and Suburban. It’s rated at 315 horsepower and tuned to deliver exceptional torque at low rpm.
The LC9 5.3L system features a complete Chevrolet Performance aluminum engine block, intake manifold, throttle body, and fuel rail. It’s a great choice for hot rod cruisers and off-roader projects, where torque and dependability are the priority in maximum horsepower.
Power: 315 HP @ 5400 RPM, 335 ft. lbs. of torque @ 4000 RPM
Displacement: 327 CID, 5.3L
Bore x Stroke: 3.78” x 3.620”
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Recommended Fuel: 87 Octane
Block: Cast Aluminum with 6 bolt cross bolted main caps
Crankshaft: Nodular Iron
Connecting Rods: Powdered Metal Steel
Pistons: Hypereutectic Aluminum
Camshaft: Steel Hydraulic Roller Tappet
Cam Lift: .467” Intake / .479” exhaust
Cam Duration @ .050”: 196 deg. Intake / 201 deg. Exhaust
Lobe Separation: N/A
Cylinder Heads: Aluminum Cathedral ports
Combustion Chamber: N/A
Valves: 1.890” Intake/ 1.550” Exhaust
Rocker Arms: Cast Roller Trunnion, 1.7:1 Ratio
Maximum GM Recommended RPM: 6000
• Fully GM assembled long block
• Ignition Coils, Plug Wires and Spark Plugs
• Oil pump, pick-up and GM Truck oil pan
• Exhaust Manifolds
• Intake, Injectors and Throttle Body
• 14” Auto Trans Flexplate
• Harmonic Balancer
• Front timing cover
• Aluminum Water Pump
• Oil Filter
• Passenger Side RH Oil Dipstick and Tube
Note: Engine has DOD and VVT equipment
General Motors limited 2 year / 50,000 mile parts & labor warranty. Click on Document tab above for full details.
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