Finding the right set of upgrades for your vehicle can be a challenge, but there are fast ways to get to the power and acceleration profiles you want. The best part? They still leave room for further performance improvements. When you install new Chevy crate engines, you get to pick the power profile you want and then build from there with performance enhancing upgrades.
More Power, Guaranteed
There are a lot of ways to increase your engine’s performance that are basically efficiency-chasing mechanisms. They can do a lot with what you have, but they’re still limited by the engine’s baseline performance. When you install a new engine, you have the chance to pick a basic power output that works for you, which makes it easier to optimize with additional upgrades like performance fuel injectors or an expanded intake.
Give Yourself a Fresh Start
Even if your new crate engine is a lateral change from the rated power of your original engine, it’s still a fresh start, and that means it can still improve your actual power output, handling, and performance reliability. At a certain point, it makes more sense to put a new engine into a classic frame than to keep rebuilding parts. If you already have performance injectors, an intake, and other upgrades, those enhance the performance of your new short block engine too.
The fresh start goes deeper than just the feeling when you take it out for a drive. It’s also a fresh start on your maintenance and an opportunity to keep a complete preventive maintenance routine in place from day one, ensuring the new engine ages as gracefully as possible over the years.
Improve Gas Mileage
When you have a new engine with freshly calibrated timing, no wear or buildup decreasing its efficiency, and the right performance parts to support its best power output, you can generally count on better fuel efficiency than an engine with the same power rating and some miles on it. That wear doesn’t just affect responsiveness or top speed, after all. If you don’t go for a huge power boost, a like-for-like upgrade to a new engine can give you a fresh start on fuel efficiency. Just remember, you need to drive like you want to save fuel to save fuel.
Control Timing and Combustion
Crate engines have the opportunity to push their performance a little further than the box says by using modifications like advanced timing or slightly different spark plug placement to gain efficiency. That means you can more easily get them performing above their original power rating than you could most OEM engines. Combined with the fresh start on maintenance and part lifetimes, that gives you a powerful tool for building up your vehicle’s potential top speed and acceleration.
Get More From Your Other Mods
Giving your engine a fresh start can also give you the chance to get more from your other performance upgrades. If you have yet to make upgrades to key systems, you can enjoy the improved baseline performance as you plan for everything from a new cold air intake to an electric exhaust cutout installation. Whatever you do or have done, the new engine provides you with a better starting point for the gains you want to make. Plan your path today.