Adjustable LS Engine Mounts
There are plenty of aftermarket engine mounts and therefore lots of dodgy engineering and questionable materials to go along with them. We have been playing around with a GMPP LSX B-15 engine—it's like an LS3 or L99 Camaro engine, only better—and used it to test these CNC steel brackets from Classic Performance Products (CPP). They're sturdy, cut from 1⁄4-inch steel plate, are powder-coated so they look good, and best of all, they are adjustable allowing the engine to be adjusted rearward 1⁄2 inch to forward 21⁄2 inches.
On the LSX we were able to move the mounts forward all the way, but on the way rearward, the backside of the mount crashed into the raised boss for the screw-in casting plugs, costing us roughly 1 inch of travel. The mounts lined up in the stock location just the same; you will just need to be aware if you need more than 11⁄2 inches of rearward travel and you have an LSX block this isn't going to work. It happened to us. CPP also has an abbreviated bracket for low A/C-equipped vehicles allowing 21⁄2–33⁄4 inches of forward engine travel.
How much: $99 LS1-KU (plates only); $129 with mounts
Learn more: ClassicPerform.com
The plate bolts to the block using flush Allen bolts.
The engine plate has slots for adjustment and hardware for mounting. To the right is an ex
Here you can see the engine pads in place using the carriage bolts. You can also see the t
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