Dart’s New Fully Skirted LS NEXT Aluminum Block

LSNextDesigned from a clean slate approach the LS Next Aluminum block has addressed the shortcomings of the LS platform and is the ideal candidate for hot rodders, drag racers, circle track competitors, off-roaders, and high performance marine enthusiasts.

By utilizing conventional style main caps with LS rotating assemblies and related components, Dart has addressed the windage and oil control problems which result from the factory LS engine’s separated crankcase bays.

• Skirted and non-skirted designs available.
• Dart’s priority main oiling system.
• Available in deck heights from 9.240” up to 9.950”.
• STD or raised .388” cam location.
• Cylinder barrels extended .375”.
• Extra thick decks ensure reliable head gasket seal.
• Blind head bolt holes that don’t go through to the water jacket.
• Scalloped water jackets increase flow around cylinders for better cooling.
• Clearance for 4.100” stroke w/ steel rods.
• Splayed outer bolts on middle main bearing caps.
• Provisions for OE stock roller lifters and cam.
• Uses stock front and rear cover.
• All OE bolt holes for starter and water pump.
• Air conditioning and power steering mounts on skirted version only.
• Parts kits sold separately (PN: 32000017).

For more information and to find a dealer call Dart today at 248.362.1188.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Rick Goodrum

    Working on a turbo build , need to know what would be a safe hp limit for the new fully skirted LS next Aluminum block.

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    I don’t know whether it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing problems with your blog.

    It appears as though some of the text within your content are running
    off the screen. Can someone else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them too?
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    1. Jim Brewer

      Please try to make sure that your browser is updated, we have not gotten other feedback like this regarding the blog. Please let us know if this works.

      Thank you. Also, if you have specific questions, please give our technical staff a call anytime from 9AM – 6Pm EST time, Monday – Friday. 248-362-1188.

  3. Heather Dorethy

    What are the HP ratings for this block

    1. Jim Brewer

      Hello Heather, it’s a complicated question and there are many variables/combinations that need to be factored. Please call and speak to one of our technical staff members by calling 248-362-1188, 9AM–6PM EST, Monday–Friday. Thank you!

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