Chevrolet Performance E-ROD LC9 5.3L / 326HP Connect & Cruise Powertrain System
CARB-Certified OE Crate Engine Convenience, Assurance, and Value
When it comes to performance innovations that save time, money, and guesswork, Chevrolet Performance leads the way. The groundbreaking E-ROD crate engine packages are the only OE crate engine solution that enables authorized, emissions-compliant high-performance engine replacements of approximately 20 million pre-1996 cars, trucks, and SUVs in California regardless of the make, model, or original powertrain.
E-ROD engines deliver on the expectations of a new generation of hot rodders and custom car builders for whom better fuel economy and lower emissions play more important roles in their projects. The E-ROD LSA kit is the latest to receive a California Air Resources Board Executive Order Number, following the original E-ROD LS3 and E-ROD 5.3L. It's CARB-certified for 1995-and-earlier vehicles that predate OBD-II onboard emissions diagnostics. The E-ROD LSA is the same basic power plant that comes in the award-winning Cadillac CTS-V; this supercharged engine is rated at 556 horsepower and 551 ft/lbs torque.
All E-ROD systems include complete emissions equipment, such as catalytic converters, fuel tank evaporative emissions canister, and engine control module calibrated for a balance of performance and efficiency. E-ROD represents guilt-free, street-legal high-performance for your vintage vehicle. Chevrolet Performance continues to lead the industry with unprecedented Connect & Cruise Crate Powertrain Systems (factory-engineered engine and transmission combinations that include all electronic control modules, wiring harnesses, and other key components). Chevrolet Performance engineers match engines and transmissions for optimal performance & durability so you can get every bit of horsepower with total confidence! The specially calibrated controllers are designed for retrofitting older vehicles to simplify installation and operation without the need for third-party tuning.
Each kit has a new, fully assembled crate engine; new or remanufactured electronically controlled overdrive transmission; electronic control modules for both; and the engine control hardware to get it all running (e.g. mass airflow sensor, oxygen sensors, special throttle pedal for the engine's electronic throttle bodies). The engine controller is calibrated to run the engine without some of the production vehicle features that aren't required in an older vehicle, which means no trouble codes. Better still, the unique SuperMatic transmission controllers are designed to work with the engine controllers for a plug-and-play installation that's quick and intuitive. The engineers did the hard work of designing and calibrating these perfectly matched powertrain systems so Chevrolet Performance backs them with a 24-month/50,000-mile limited warranty.
E-ROD LC9 327ci Engine (CARB EO #D-126-31)
The 5.3L engine shares the same displacement as the original 327 cubic inch small block of the 1960s, making it a great choice for those who want a 21st century edition of the 327 for a resto-mod vintage Chevy II or mid-year Corvette. It is rated at 320 horsepower and, because the 5.3L engine was originally engineered for truck applications, it offers a broad, flat torque curve that's ideal for giving older trucks and full-size hot rods an excellent feeling of low-end performance. It makes 300 ft/lbs by only 2000 RPM, stays above that level all the way to 5500 RPM, and peaks at 350 ft/lbs 4400 RPM.
Engine Control Modules and Harnesses
A precisely calibrated engine control module is essential to making your fuel-injected LS engine perform in your older vehicle, and Chevrolet Performance is your source for controllers that are designed for easy plug-and-play installation and, in most applications, no need for third-party tuning adjustments. Unlike production controllers, these units are calibrated for installation in older vehicles, which means many of the features required for late-model production vehicles are deactivated because they're not required (i.e. features that may trigger diagnostic trouble codes and/or affect performance are disabled).
Each Chevrolet Performance Controller Kit is a stand-alone system that only needs power, ground sources, high-pressure fuel pump, and electric cooling fan to get a vehicle running.Each Crate Powertrain System Includes: