Meet the DR525 crate engine. It’s an iconic small block LS3 6.2L with the powerful ASA camshaft, and now in a competition drag racing application. The engine comes factory sealed so you can go from the crate to the staging lanes in minimal time, with no modifications. Initially designed as the spec engine for National Muscle Car Association’s new LS Stock racing class, the DR525 is the perfect choice for spec class racing or if you just want to update your bracket-racer with an electronic fuel-injected powerhouse.
On the inside, the DR525 crate engine is built out with components designed to meet the high standards of competitive racing. The 376 cu. in. aluminum block is packed with
a sturdy reciprocating assembly that combines with LS3-type rectangular-port heads to deliver a 10.7:1 compression ratio. A high-lift, hydraulic roller camshaft delivers a whopping 0.525-inch of lift on the 2.16-inch intake valves and 0.525-inch lift on the 1.59-inch exhaust valves, enhancing the LS3’s tremendous airflow and broad torque curve.
The DR525 crate engine comes complete as a sealed unit, but you do have the choice of the Chevrolet Performance Muscle Car Oil Pan Kit (P/N 19329009) or the Gen4 F-body oil pan (P/N 19329008).
19329008 or 19329009
LS-Series Gen IV Small-Block V-8
Displacement (cu. in.):
Bore x Stroke (in.):
4.065 x 3.622 (103.25 x 92mm)
Block (P/N 12623967):
Cast aluminum with 6-bolt, cross-bolted main caps
Crankshaft (P/N 12597569):
Connecting Rods (P/N 12607475):
Pistons (P/N 19207287):
Camshaft Type (P/N 88958770):
Valve Lift (in.):
.525 intake / .525 exhaust
Camshaft Duration (@0.050 in.):
226° intake / 236° exhaust
Water Pump (P/N 12604630):
Cylinder Heads (P/N 12629063):
Aluminum L92-style port; “as cast” with 68-cc chambers
Valve Size (in.):
2.165 intake / 1.590 exhaust
Rocker Arms (P/N 12569167):
Investment-cast, roller trunnion
Rocker Arms (P/N 10214664 exh):
Investment-cast, roller trunnion
Rocker Arm Ratio:
Maximum Recommended rpm:
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