Upgrading the performance of an engine is usually time well spent but can come with its share of problems. As you make more power, you will ultimately get to a point where the factory components are no longer able to handle the added horses. A great example of this the new Gen V LT1 from Chevrolet which is known to have some problems when you start to make some decent power at the wheels.
Vengeance Racing now has an option for the Gen V LT1 engines if you are looking to upgrade your vehicle with some serious horsepower. The Vengeance Racing Drop-In Piston And Rod Kit for the Gen V platform were specifically designed to fill an industry gap.
Ron Mowen, Owner of Vengeance Racing, said, “With forced induction, you can go to about 650 rear-wheel horsepower with the Gen V LT before you start cracking ring lands. We needed a simple solution for our customers that want a supercharger and make 750-800 horsepower at the wheels without having to do a complete engine build. We worked with the engineers at MAHLE to develop a piston that can be dropped in with no balancing or machine work required.”
The Vengeance Racing Drop-In Piston & Rod Kit is rated for 1,200-plus horsepower at the crank and has been rigorously tested to over 1,000 rear-wheel horsepower. The kit includes a set of Mahle 2618 forged pistons, piston rings, and .927 heavy duty .200 wall wrist pins. These pistons will drop the compression to 10.5:1 with a 60cc combustion chamber and a .051 head gasket.
For this LT1 package, Vengeance includes A bulletproof set of Molnar LS Power Adder series connecting rods. The H-beam rods are made of 4340 billet material and measure 6.125-inches in length and include 7/16-inch ARP 2000 rod bolts. These rods are heat treated to increase tensile strength and shot peened to increase fatigue life. Molnar holds the sizes to +/- .0001″ which are some the tightest tolerances you will find in the racing industry. This kit also includes a set of Clevite 663HN connecting rod bearings.
If you are looking to make big power and don’t want to break the bank on building a complete engine, the Drop-In Piston and Rod Kit from Vengeance Racing. You can find more information on this kit and pricing on their website at www.vengeanceracing.net.