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This is a discussion on engine offset within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Maybe my eyes are bad but it seems like my Z28 LS1 is offset in my car WHY is that?...

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    Maybe my eyes are bad but it seems like my Z28 LS1 is offset in my car WHY is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragtop Z28 View Post
    Maybe my eyes are bad but it seems like my Z28 LS1 is offset in my car WHY is that?
    You do realize that v8-v6 engine banks are usually offset right? Meaning one bank of cylinders is farther forward than the other...

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    i think he is referring to the blocks location within the engine bay

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    Need some clarity. Offset in which direction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    i think he is referring to the blocks location within the engine bay
    I took a shot in the dark...

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    Yes they are offset slightly towards the right side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    Yes they are offset slightly towards the right side.
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    i knew chrysler products used to offset their engines, but i didnt know that gm did it, huh

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    the engine is offset so as to make the driveshaft offset.....cant have it strait

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    sorry i didnt clarify my engine is offset to the passenger side was wondering why they did that it the first camaro ive owned that is like that.

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    if i am correct......every car is made with a offset........for the driveshaft

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    Early BBC Camaros offset the engine/tranny to the right by 1-1/2" so the exhaust would clear the steering gear box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    if i am correct......every car is made with a offset........for the driveshaft
    To a certain extent you are correct as the u-joint needs to describe an ovoid to function properly.

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