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Cams, Cubes, Or Boost? Which One Makes The 4.8 LS A Torque Monster?


Cams, Cubes, Or Boost? Which One Makes The 4.8 LS A Torque Monster?

Torque, it’s the grunt that gets thinks moving and it’s what makes an engine good for towing, or for moving a big heavy car like our 1966 Bel Air Station Wagon. Typically, gas engines that make big torque are big engines, like the famed Big Blocks that powered trucks from GM, Ford, and Dodge long before the diesel craze started. With 454, 460, and 440 inches, these engines were all near 7.5 Liters. That’s WAY bigger than a 4.8 LS engine, but the 4.8 made lots more horsepower per cube than these old engines did, but they weren’t much for torque. So how do you make the 4.8 LS a super torque monster?

 

Here’s the video description:

WHAT ADDS LOW SPEED TORQUE TO A 4.8L LS? CAMS, CUBES OR BOOST? HOW DO YOU INCREASE TORQUE PRODUCTION ON A LITTLE 4.8L LS (LR4)? CAN YOU GET BIG LOW-SPEED TORQUE GAINS WITH THE RIGHT CAM? HOW ABOUT IF YOU STEP UP TO A LARGER 5.3L OR 6.0L? WHAT ARE THE GAINS FROM EACH? WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU JUST ADD BOOST TO YOUR STOCK 4.8L, WILL IT HAUL LIKE A BIGGER MOTOR? THE QUESTION IS HOW DO YOU ADD TORQUE TO THE SMALLEST MOTOR IN THE LS FAMILY, AND THE ANSWER IS IN THIS VIDEO, SO CHECK IT OUT!


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