The LSX Bowtie engine block is the latest design from the Chevrolet Performance engineering team. This durable iron-block casting is based primarily on GM's production LS7 block, but it is designed with more material in critical areas, including a thicker deck and cylinder bores to support a displacement of 454 cubic inches or more. Unique six-bolt cylinder head provisions provide clamping capability for power-adder combinations greater than 1,000 horsepower. Although designed with racing in mind, each LSX block is machined to stock LS dimensions to accept stock LS components.
The LSX Bowtie block casting is made of 400mPa tensile-strength iron, for great overall strength, and the casting is available in four versions:
Standard deck, semi-finished (PN 19260093)
Tall deck, semi-finished (PN 19260100)
Standard deck, finished block (4.065-inch bores) (PN 19260095)
Standard deck, finished block (4.185-inch bores) (PN 19260099)
For more information click on over to chevroletperformance.com or visit a Chevrolet Performance retailer near you.
Complete Book of Camaro
The Complete Book of Camaro covers the entire production history of Chevrolet's iconic pony car, from the original concept car, code-named Panther, to the latest and greatest fifth-generation sensation. The Complete Book of Camaro showcases in photos, text, and technical specifications every model since 1967. This lavishly illustrated book details all five generations of the Camaro's production run. In addition to the production vehicles, prototypes, show cars, anniversary editions, and pace cars are all covered. The book includes extensive details, hundreds of photographs, and a trick cover featuring an RS-model headlight door that slides open when the book is opened. The Complete Book of Camaro is the ultimate resource on Chevrolet's legendary pony car. For more information go to motorbooks.com or pick up a copy at your favorite bookseller.
Second-gen Coilover Conversion
Custom Works Performance has a true coilover conversion kit for second-generation Camaro and Firebird applications. The conversion kit is designed to work with the factory subframe and requires only moderate cutting and welding to install. The kit features quality, American-made AFCO coilovers and laser-cut, jig-welded bracketry. Shocks are available in double- or single-adjustable versions and spring rates range from 400 to 700 pounds. The kit allows for ride height adjustment, weight balancing, and also removes 25 pounds. Kits start at $750 and can be used with stock control arms or a set of Custom Works tubular arms. For more information go to customworksperformance.net.
Vintage Air's engineering team has created an all-new series of attractive A/C vents specifically designed for superior airflow in a compact 2.625-inch size. These new louvers were designed, flow-tested, and manufactured in-house by Vintage Air, to reduce the airflow restrictions common on many other aftermarket designs. The vents are machined from 6160 aluminum and are available in a clear or black anodized finish. Design styles from top left, clockwise: Spyder, Planar, Tridant, Penta. See the entire line at vintageair.com or call them at 800.862.6658 for more information.
VF Forged is proud to introduce their all-new Concave series of three-piece wheels. This bold VF201 style is a unique 10-spoke design, which is available in three different concave forgings, from shallow to deep. The wheels were developed to fit all muscle cars, performance, and exotic vehicles with big brakes and a staggered stance. Sizing options range from 18 to 24 inches in diameter and from 7 to 15 inches in width, with a multitude of finishes available. All wheels are custom-built to customer specifications. Call VF Forged at 877.965.1506 or visit vfforgedwheels.com for details.
Eastwood's small-job soda and abrasive blasting kits offer the benefits of a large blast system at a fraction of the cost. The DIY novice can quickly remove rust and coatings down to clean, bare metal in a fraction of the time it would take with other methods. The small-job blasting kits work with small, home compressors (7 cfm at 80 psi), and with Eastwood's soda or abrasive media. For more information call Eastwood at 800.343.9353 source code cp613 or visit them online at eastwood.com/cp613.
Lokar Performance Products introduces their billet aluminum Tremec Shifter Levers for TKO 500 and TKO 600. These are direct bolt-on billet aluminum shifter levers designed to fit the Tremec TKO manual transmissions with the standard two-bolt flange and give you a clean, smooth appearance. The shifter levers are constructed to complement other products in the Lokar line and are machine grooved for boot attachment. Shifter knob threading is 3⁄6-16. The levers are available in straight 6- or 8-inch lengths and also with a single bend in 6-, 8-, and 10-inch lengths and come in brushed or Midnight Series Black finish. As with all Lokar products, the shifter levers are manufactured in the USA. Call 877.469.7440 or visit lokar.com for more information.
Flaming River is proud to announce their new double-adjustable aluminum shocks for fourth-gen Camaros ('93- 02). The lightweight twin-tube design features 19 positions of compression and 19 positions of rebound to help get you the necessary performance in any driving situation. Set your car up for comfortable cruising, road racing, and everything in between. Each shock is factory dyno-tested and serialized, includes all necessary hardware for installation, and is made in the USA. For more information go to flamingriver.com/camaro or call 866.798.8058.
Granatelli Motor Sports is proud to announce the availability of the Granatelli Twin Turbo system for '98- 02 LS1 Camaros and Firebirds. The system produces 450 rwhp at 7 psi using 91-octane fuel, but is capable of 1,100 rwhp on a professionally built engine. The system features near-zero turbo lag, instant tire-shredding power, and superior fit and finish—all in an OEM-quality package. Additional engine modifications are recommended when exceeding 9 psi (call for GMS for details). The kit includes twin 62/66mm PTE6266 T3/T4 housing Precision turbos, twin 38mm TiAL MVS wastegates, Granatelli/TiAL 50mm compressor bypass valve, stainless steel exhaust components, powdercoated tubing from turbo to intercooler and from intercooler to throttle body, as well as a large front-mount air-to-air intercooler core. Installation requires only moderate mechanical skills and can be completed in around 12 hours. For more information call 805.486.6644 or visit granatelllimotorsports.com.
Release the Heat
Seibon Carbon's CL-style cowl hood for the '10- 12 Camaro is crafted using only the finest materials. Seibon's advanced production process allows exceptional carbon/resin ratio, creating high product stiffness that also leads to extra strength. For a stunning finish, the CL hood is coated with a glossy clearcoat to produce a show-quality appearance. For an extra touch of performance, this hood features functional dual side heat release vents to help get hot air out of the engine bay. For more information visit seiboncarbon.com or contact your local Seibon Carbon dealer.
McLeod Racing is very proud to announce the introduction of their Vehicle Specific Hydraulic Conversion Kits, which include '67- 69 Camaros. Each kit is designed for a specific vehicle, and all of the components have been designed for ease of installation, superior clutch function, and great pedal feel and travel. Most kits include a world famous McLeod hydraulic throwout bearing, master cylinder with an adjustable rod end, hydraulic lines, pedal stop bracket, bracket to mount the master cylinder, and all the needed hardware. First-generation Camaro owners will experience an easier pedal effort making shifting through the gears smoother and easier than ever imagined. Call McLeod Racing at 714.630.2764 or visit them online at mcleodracing.com.
Prothane offers a complete suspension bushing kit for the fifth-gen Camaro. It includes bushings and components for the front control arms, steering rack, front and rear sway bars, rear control arms, adjustment link, trailing arm, differential, and rear subframe inserts (only). Prothane components are impervious to oil and grease and will outlast the stock rubber parts. In addition to improved handling, the kit provides a more stable and controllable ride. Total Kit features specially engineered polyurethane precision fit replacements. For more information check out prothane.com or call them at 888.776.8426.