Why Our Crankshafts Are Better – Smeding Performance
Why Our Crankshafts Are Better

Aug 14 , 2023

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Why Our Crankshafts Are Better

When it comes to building high-performance engines, every component plays a crucial role in achieving optimal power and reliability. Among these components, the crankshaft stands as the unsung hero, serving as the backbone of the engine. As an experienced engine builder at Smeding Performance, specializing in crafting top-notch performance engines, I can confidently state that the choice of a crankshaft is paramount. In this article, we will delve into the significance of selecting the right crankshaft for your engine build, focusing on LS engines, big block Chevys, and the sought-after LS 427 stroker kit.
The Heart of the Engine
Picture the crankshaft as the beating heart of your engine. It converts linear piston motion into rotational force, ultimately powering your vehicle. The right crankshaft choice directly impacts engine performance, longevity, and reliability. Whether you're working with an LS engine, a big block Chevy, or a high-performance LS 427 stroker kit, the quality and design of the crankshaft make a world of difference.
Optimal Balancing for Unrivaled Performance
When it comes to off-the-shelf crankshafts, there is a common flaw. They are manufactured with extra heavy counterweights to accommodate various unknown applications. However, this compromises proper balancing. It's akin to assembling eight tires, spinning them together, and drilling the ends to achieve balance. Such an approach may yield an externally balanced crankshaft, but the center remains unbalanced. At Smeding Performance, we take a different approach.
Precision Matched for Maximum Performance
Our crankshafts are meticulously crafted to match our connecting rods and pistons, ensuring the utmost balance throughout the entire assembly. By eliminating flex, our crankshafts provide smooth, reliable rotation, enabling tighter clearances for enhanced oil system control. This attention to detail translates into improved performance, durability, and overall engine longevity.
Strength and Durability for the Long Haul
While cast steel crankshafts are common in the industry, they lack a critical advantage: heat treatment. Our crankshafts, on the other hand, are forged from high-grade steel and undergo a rigorous heat-treating process. This treatment enhances their strength and durability, allowing them to withstand the intense forces generated by high-performance engines. When you invest in a crankshaft from Smeding Performance, you're investing in peace of mind, knowing your engine will not only perform but endure for the long haul.
LS Engines: Unleashing the Potential
For enthusiasts seeking unparalleled performance from Chevy LS engines, the choice of a quality crankshaft is imperative. Our crankshafts provide the necessary foundation for LS engine builds, offering superior balance, reduced flex, and improved oil system control. Whether you're building a 383 stroker or pushing the limits with an LS 427 stroker kit, our crankshafts will be the catalyst for unleashing the full potential of your LS engine.
Big Block Chevy: Power Reimagined
Big block Chevy engines have long been synonymous with power and performance. To harness the true capabilities of these legendary powerhouses, a high-quality crankshaft is indispensable. Smeding Performance offers a range of crankshafts specifically designed for big block Chevy engines. With optimal balance, minimal flex, and superior durability, our crankshafts will help you reimagine the true potential of your big block Chevy engine.
If you're seeking an unrivaled engine-building experience, look no further than Smeding Performance. Our expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence ensure that your engine receives the finest components available, including our meticulously crafted crankshafts. To learn more about our performance engines, crankshafts, and the possibilities they hold for your project, visit our website at Your engine deserves the very best. Discover the difference a high-quality crankshaft can make today.
Selecting the right crankshaft is not merely a technicality but a critical decision that directly influences the power, performance, and longevity of your engine. With Smeding Performance's precision-matched crankshafts, engineered for LS engines, big block Chevys, and the LS 427 stroker kit, you can rest assured that your engine will operate at its peak potential. Invest in a quality crankshaft, and experience the transformative impact it has on your engine build.

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