The LS crate engine family, manufactured by Chevrolet, has been powering Chevy vehicles in one form or another since 1997, when it released as the Gen-III small-block. There are several different kinds, but the mist prominent are a small-block V8, an iron-block version in some Chevrolet trucks, and all-aluminum variants in sports cars like the Chevy Corvette -- more specifically, the C5 Corvette. For instance, the small-block LS crate engines you see these days are those like the LS3 (part number 19301326), the LS376/480 (part number 19301358), and the LS376/525 (part number 19301360).
Of course, there a many other small-block LS engines out there, too, such as:
- The LSX454 (part number 19355573)
- The LSA (part number 19331507)
- The LS376/515 (part number 19369335)
- The DR525 (part number 19432630)
- The LS7 (part number 19329246)
- The LSX376-B8 (part number 19332312)
- The LSX376-B15 (part number 19355575)
- The LS427/570 (part number 19421004)
Plus a couple long-block LS engines, like:
- The LS9 (part number 12624262)
- The LS364/450 (part number 19370163)
Not to mention a few newer long-block LS engines, such as:
- The LS3 (part number 19420382)
- The LS376/480 (part number 19420384)
- The LS376/525 (part number 19420386)
What Makes an LS Engine a "Crate Engine"?
A motor can come in various states of assembly -- what's not otherwise fully assembled can be only partially built. Crate engines are one of these two types. They can sometimes be remanufactured, if not rebuilt; some come simply used; but most, especially those here at GM Wholesale Direct, you'll find for sale online brand-new.
What makes them "crate," then, is that they include most or all of the engine parts you'll need for a build -- namely, a block, rotating assembly, cylinder head, and camshaft, an air intake, and a carburetor, usually, plus others. How does this affect an engine replacement or upgrade project? It makes one a lot easier: for the most part, you won't have to truly "build" or rebuild anything, let alone, in your case, buy a bunch of individual crate engine parts.
So, what's most important to get right when shopping for LS crate engines online, though? To order the genuine article, not off-brand parts.
Why Buy a Genuine OEM LS Crate Engine?
GM will have designed it to perfect spec for the model you drive. Aftermarket crate engines and parts, on the other hand, can't always make the same fit-and-finish guarantee as a factory LS.
Where to Order GM LS Crate Engines Online
Right here at our auto parts store. Want to browse our catalog more quickly? Just choose your brand, model, and model year; it'll make finding what you need much easier. Options galore will show up, and you'll be putting in your order in no time.
Buy now, and we'll ship and deliver to your door, anywhere in the US at which you live or work; most in-stock orders leave our warehouse the same day (if you don't otherwise choose overnight), and what's out of stock can ship in as few as 2 to as many as 6 days (usually fewer than 6). Of course, if you prefer or otherwise need to do a local pickup instead, feel free to stop by our Winston Salem NC location; it's at 5415 Kelley Moore Drive. Returns and cancellations are no hassle, either: just contact our parts team to start the process. For further store policies info, check out our shipping, returns, and cancellations pages.
Of course, if you need any buying advice, or you have any questions or concerns, we'll help out just the same. Simply get in touch with a parts specialist.
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