Some of Our Favorite LS Engine Dress-Up Components

Have you ever visited a car show and marveled over a pristine engine that’s decked out with custom components? Here’s a secret: you don’t need to pay thousands of dollars to have your engine custom built. All you need to do is install a few dress-up components on your engine.

What Is An Engine Dress-Up Component?

Engine dress up kit

An engine dress-up component is a functional and cosmetic engine component. What sets these parts apart from the others is the fact that these have a custom-looking design. A good quality engine dress-up component can spruce up the appearance of your engine bay. Some even provide performance benefits, too. For example, some dress-up components are designed to reduce vibrations. Others help with horsepower gains.

The most common engine dress-up components include:

  • Custom engine covers
  • High-performance valve covers
  • Oil dipsticks in multiple colors or designs
  • Timing chain covers with custom designs or logos

Why It’s A Good Idea To Get Engine Dress-Up Components

Engine dress-up components are a great way to make your engine stand out. You have to buy these components anyway, so why not use the opportunity to dial up your engine’s appearance too? If you want to upgrade some of your engine’s components to boost its performance, it’s a great opportunity to add a custom look, too.

Karl Kustoms Carries High Quality Engine Dress-Up Components For LS Engines

At Karl Kustoms, we love engine dress-up components. In fact, we have a large selection of engine dress-up kits and individual dress-up components for LS engines. Let’s go over some of our favorites:

1. Karl Performance Parts LS Cast Aluminum Valve Covers

Aluminum valve covers

The stock LS engine valve covers are little dull-looking. Do you want durable and eye-catching valve covers for your LS-based small block engine? Look no further than the Karl Performance parts LS Cast Aluminum Valve Covers. They’re made of cast aluminum, and they’re available in three finishes:

  1. Satin
  2. Black
  3. Polished

2. Karl Performance Parts Fabricated Aluminum LS Coil Covers

Coil cover

Coil covers protect the coils from dirt and grime. It’s a lot easier to clean a coil cover than the coil itself.

It’s important to use high quality coil covers. Karl Performance Parts got you covered with these high-end fabricated aluminum LS coil covers. These coil covers are made from high-quality 6061-T6 aluminum that’s been TIG welded for superior strength. They’re made for the following LS truck engines with square coils:

  • LS1
  • LS2
  • LS3
  • LS6

You have two finishes to choose from:

  1. Black cap
  2. Red cap

3. Karl Performance Parts Dipstick And Tube Kit

Dipstick kit

Got a Gen 3 or 4 LS engine? If so, you may want a Karl Performance Parts dipstick and tube kit. It comes with a fancy Billet handle that will add an elegant touch to your engine. The dipstick is available in two attractive finishes:

  1. Black
  2. Chrome

Keep in mind that it’s only compatible with our swap pans.

4. Karl Performance Parts Timing Cover With Crank Seal And Gasket


A timing cover is a protective part that covers the timing chain at the front of the engine. Timing covers also protect the camshaft and crankshaft sprockets. Another key function is to keep the oil where it should be. That’s why you want a good timing cover for your LS engine.

If you have an LS1 or LS6 engine, you’re in luck! This Karl Performance Parts timing cover will make your engine look amazing. You’ll get a well-built aluminum timing cover and gasket that will seal the front of your engine much better than a stock cover could.

5. Chevrolet Performance LSX454 Valve Cover Kit

valve cover

If you have an LSX454 engine, you should be quite proud of it! What better way to show it off than to install this Chevrolet Performance LSX454 valve cover kit? These matte black valve covers perfectly complement the custom look of your LSX454 engine.

You’ll get two valve covers, a leak-proof o-ring gasket, and all the hardware you need.