- The Washington Times - Friday, December 4, 2009

Much like the traditional Small Block Chevy, General Motors Corp.’s LS platform has amassed an impressive following of performance enthusiasts who are drawn to its outstanding power potential and durability. With the support of aftermarket parts manufacturers, enthusiasts have been able to constantly raise the bar on what was thought to be the power and cubic inch limits of the LS engine. Adding to the fun, aftermarket race block manufacturers have introduced cast-iron, aluminum and billet race versions of the LS platform. Several of these race blocks offer big cubic-inch capabilities such as the World Products Warhawk, GM LSX and the new RHS LS Race Block.

These blocks give racers the chance to raise the performance bar again. So what is the limiting factor now from being able to build a big block territory LS engine? No crankshaft company has stepped up to fill the need for a series of forged “off-the-shelf” long stroke LS crankshafts — until now.

As an innovator in LS bottom end components, Lunati has forged a new path in the LS world by developing GM LS Long Stroke crankshafts based on our popular Pro Series line. These forged 4340 non-twist steel Pro Series crankshafts are the perfect fit for any high horsepower application and are capable of producing more than 500 cubic inches and easily handling 1,000 hp or more. Several strokes are available, including, but not limited to: 4.250”, 4.325”, 4.425”, 4.500”, 4.525”, 4.600” and 4.625”. Lunati also has semi-finished crankshafts in stock for engine builds that require a 2.200” (Big Block Chevy) pin size or the LS7-style long snout.

Like all Lunati Pro Series crankshafts, these new GM LS Long Stroke cranks incorporate micro-polished and lightened rod journals, gun drilled mains, a special nitride heat treatment and a Lunati exclusive counterweight design which greatly reduces windage. Other professional-level design features, like a fully detailed and profiled finish, ensure that you receive the most capable and strongest crankshaft available.


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