The result of their efforts of the many years of development is GM Performance Parts' E-ROD line of LS-series engines. Packaged as an alternative to the small-block Chevy or SBC, the first available CARB-compliant engine is based from a 6.2L 376ci, LS3 producing 430 hp with 424 lb-ft of torque! Packaged as a retrofit kit for all pre-OBD II (1995 or earlier) equipped vehicles, most of the key ingredients are included to accomplish an engine swap including the latest technology available to the truck enthusiast. At first the parts may seem overwhelming, but they’ll make perfect sense in the end as the result of more horsepower, more torque, and greater fuel mileage, all while saving Mother Earth—a worthwhile effort for all lovers of custom cars and trucks.
This engine platform maintains the emission requirements of the 2010 Camaro with huge reductions from the days of the small-block Chevy engines including reductions in hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen gas emissions. Included with the package is an evaporative canister, plus a pair of catalytic converters that convert harmful gases into carbon dioxide and water molecules before their exit through the tailpipe. If that isn’t enough, General Motors Performance Parts or GMPP stands behind their products with a 24-month/50,000-mile warranty.
GMPP’s partnership with the SEMA organization helped in the development of the CARB regulation as a perfect compromise of power and efficiency while maintaining compliance. Dr. Jamie Meyer of GMPP credits the efforts of Steve Felix, head of GM Performance Parts, Jim McFarland, technical consultant for the SEMA organization plus the engineers at CARB and BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair) for thinking “outside of the box,” returning the power to the people. Now read along and see how easy it is to make your pre-’96 truck emissions compliant, run better than ever, and get the mileage you’ve always wanted. Best part of the engine swap is all the emissions coming from smoking your rear tires with will be canceled out by the clean fumes exiting your tailpipe. Go green!