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Speed Secrets: Nitrous on a 427 Small Block!

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All engines love nitrous, and owners of those engines love it too – because what’s not to like about it? No matter if it’s a Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Big Block, Small Block, LS, LT,  fuel injected, or carbureted engine, they all respond really well to spray. Whether you have a stock engine, or an engine that’s already built, nitrous takes ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Cathedral vs Rectangular Port Cam For Your 408 Stroker Engine Cam Swap

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What happens when you upgrade from a factory camshaft to an aftermarket cam when you do the swap on a 408 stroker engine? Digging even deeper, what happens when you upgrade to an LS3 rectangular port style camshaft, on a stroker that’s equipped with cathedral-port cylinder heads? Let’s find out if this combination will work! When you look at the ... Read More »

COMP Cams® NSR Drift Cam for GM LS Gen III/IV Applications

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Memphis, TN – COMP Cams® introduces its first ever No Springs Required camshaft specifically designed for GM LS powered drift cars. The NSR Drift Camshaft is designed to provide a significant bolt-in power increase, with some applications gaining over 90 HP.  Along with major gains in power, excellent throttle response is achieved and valve train stability is maintained up to ... Read More »

COMP Cams® Hi-Tech™ Roller Race Timing Sets for GM LS Applications

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Memphis, TN – New COMP Cams® Hi-Tech™ Roller Race Timing Sets for GM LS Applications allow engine builders to tailor engine performance to their specific needs with a 9-keyway crank sprocket offering 8 degrees maximum advance/retard (16 degrees total). With 9 adjustable cam positions in 2-degree increments, the COMP Cams® Hi-Tech™ Roller Race Timing Sets for GM LS Gen III/IV ... Read More »

COMP Cams® C5-R IWIS Single Race Timing Chain for GM LS Gen III/IV Applications

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Memphis, TN – COMP Cams® now offers a C5-R IWIS Race Timing Chain, the top of the line option for single chain LS applications. This high performance upgrade chain is a direct replacement for stock, single LS timing chains*. It features specially coated pins that resist wear and corrosion while increasing the integrity and strength of the chain – this ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: What’s So Great About the FAST LSXR Intake?

Speed Secrets: What’s So Great About the FAST LSXR Intake?

When GM designed the LS1 engine, they didn’t give it an intake to do it justice. Thankfully, FAST came up with a solution. Richard Holdener explains the magic behind the FAST LSXR intake in this episode of Speed Secrets. Of all the intake manifolds GM has produced over the years, the LS1, the beginning of arguably the best GM engine ... Read More »

COMP Cams® Beehive™ LS6+ Valve Springs for GM LS Applications

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Memphis, TN –COMP Cams® introduces Beehive™ LS6+ Valve Springs for GM LS Applications, an improved option over popular GM LS6 valve springs. Improving upon the “blue” GM LS6 factory valve spring, COMP Cams® LS6+ valve springs allow for 4% higher seat and open loads for better dynamic control, as well as an extra .030” of lift capability. These springs are ... Read More »

COMP Cams® LST™ Camshaft Packages for GM LS Applications

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  Memphis, TN – COMP Cams® LST™ (Low Shock Technology) Camshaft Packages for GM LS applications take the guesswork out of choosing the right valve train upgrade package for your specific engine and desired performance. The “Low Shock Technology” behind COMP Cams® LST™ Camshaft Packages features lobe profiles designed to maximize horsepower, while improving stability at higher RPM. These profiles ... Read More »

FAST XR Series Coils for GM LS Engines Offer Up To 20 Percent More Spark Energy

FAST XR Series Coils for GM LS Engines

New FAST XR Series Coils for GM LS engines offer 15 to 20 percent more spark energy than stock coils. The coils are constructed from premium, ultra-pure copper alloy windings, resulting in firing performance approaching 50,000 peak volts.  Tested to 8,000+ RPM and almost 1,500 HP, the FAST XR Series Ignition Coils have been proven to perform in some of the harshest ... Read More »

Let’s Talk Torque: LS Truck Upgrades

We all know a cam is the go-to upgrade for any LS, but for truck guys, mild is the new wild, especially when you combine it with a cheap set of cylinder heads!

Words and Photos: Richard Holdener We all know that adding a cam to an LS application is the go-to method of power production. The question then becomes, how much cam do I add? Cam swaps can easily improve the power output of an otherwise-stock LS application by over 100 hp, but are all LS owners looking for maximum power production? ... Read More »