Rob's Customs & Restorations, a Northern Virginia custom auto body shop, recently released a blog answering the question "What is an LS engine swap?" There are several types of engine swaps available, and the one you choose will depend on the type of car you have and what you hope to gain from the swap.
An engine swap involves taking out one engine and replacing it with another. This process is undertaken when an old engine fails and must be replaced, often with the same type of engine, but can also be done to upgrade a car's speed, power, and other features. LS swaps are done with engines made by GM, which are known for their affordability and power, particularly the LS3 and LS7 engines designed for Corvettes. These are small, durable, and light engines ideal for those seeking extra speed.
LS engine swaps give car owners the chance to make a variety of customizations. These include choices among various types of manual and automatic transmissions, wiring and computer systems, motors, gauges, fuel systems, carb conversions, exhaust systems, and steam tubes. Each custom option chosen creates a different driving experience, allowing for a completely individualized car designed specifically for your goals and ideal drive. Note that some of these customizations require more work than others to ensure all of the parts fit safely and correctly inside the chassis, so carefully evaluate your options if you need to remain within a particular budget or timeline. A professional auto body specialist can help you choose the right parts for your LS engine swap to ensure optimal results for your upgrade.
Speak to the custom auto body specialists at Rob's Customs & Restorations for more information about LS engine swaps. Rob's specializes in restoring classic, antique, and vintage cars in addition to performing a variety of custom engine swaps for clients in the Northern Virginia area. Contact Rob's for a consultation on your unique vehicle or to make an appointment for an engine swap. The shop can be contacted by phone at 703-552-5001 or online at https://robscustoms.com. Rob's is located at 9128 Euclid Street, Manassas, VA 20110.