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5.7 VORTEC 96-02




  • 300 TO 320 HORSEPOWER
  • 400 LBS TORQUE




  • 5 Year/50,000 Mile Warranty
  • Engine Block
  • Cylinder Heads Installed
  • Brass Freeze Plugs
  • Spin Tested
  • Gasket Kit for Installation
  • Melling Oil Pump
  • Computer Reflash ($399)
5.7 vortec crate motor with street performance for sale.



  • 5 Year/50,000 Mile Warranty
  • Engine Block
  • Cylinder Heads Installed
  • Brass Freeze Plugs
  • Spin Tested
  • Gasket Kit for Installation
  • Melling Oil Pump
  • New Oil Pan
  • New GM Timing Cover
  • New Harmonic Balancer
  • Valve Covers
  • Paint Job
  • Computer Reflash ($399)


Here you can see your 5.7 vortec engine specs, shipping info, and more! Instant quotes: (888) 957-5454

We offer FREE shipping to all 49 States (except Hawaii).


  • Residential Delivery: FREE
  • Business Delivery: FREE
  • Applicable West Coast States: California, Oregon, Washington


  • Pick up your engine at a local freight terminal near you: FREE
  • Residential Delivery with Lift Gate & Pallet Jack Services: $199.00
  • Delivery to a Business: $149.00
When purchasing an engine online or even in the retail world it comes as-is with no options. It will be painted black with one style of oil pan, no flywheel, no gaskets, generic intake manifold, generic carburetor, with a warranty that has so much fine print that it is essentially not really a warranty whatsoever.

Here at West Coast Engines your engine is fully customized and built-to-order in just a few weeks ensuring we do our best to accomodate the right oil pan, flywheel, engine color, intake manifold, smog equipment, or anything else that may be important to you! We can also customize the packages where if you already have a carburetor or an ignition system we will simply deduct it from your order. This way when the engine arrives it’s a QUALITY product that LOOKS, SOUNDS, and PERFORMS the way you want it making every dollor spent worth the investment.

What does shipping cost?

We offer FREE shipping to all 49 states (except Hawaii).  Shipping on the West Coast (Oregon, Washington, California) is FREE!  Nationwide free shipping is applicable when engine is picked up at local freight terminal.  Nationwide residential shipping is a flat rate of $149.00 and nationwide business shipping is a flat rate of $99.00.

Can you ship to my house?

Absolutely! We can ship right to your doorstep. The delivery driver will lower the engine from the truck with a liftgate and put it right in your garage with a pallet jack.

Do you ship internationally?

We accept international sales but the shipping outside of the USA is handled by the customer.

Can I pick it up?

For insurance purposes these engines must be delivered to you. These are big 500 lbs engines and we want a professional freight company to handle it with care to protect your investment.

How do I order?

Call us at 1-888-957-5454. We are open 9-5pm PST.

Do I have to pay upfront?

We require 50% down to get an order started and collect the remaining balance when the engine is complete and ready to ship.

  • Max RPM: Idle to 5000 RPM
  • Stall Recommended (not required): Factory
  • Crankshaft: Cast (All-Radius Ground)
  • Cylinder Heads: Cast (Factory GM)
  • Cylinder Head Gasket: Fel-Pro
  • Cylinder Head Bolts: Elgin
  • Valve Springs: Pioneer
  • Lifters: Elgin HL-2148
  • Valve Size: 1.94/1.60
  • Camshaft: Melling (Roller Hydraulic)
  • Push Rods: Elgin PR-373
  • Rockers: Elgin (1.5 Stamped Steel)
  • Rocker Arm Nut: Pioneer RM-341-100
  • Rocker Arm Ball: Pioneer RM 342-100
  • Rocker Arm Stud: Pioneer
  • Pistons: Federal Mogul (Hypereutectic)
  • Piston Rings: Federal Mogul (Moly)
  • Connecting Rods: GM Forged Powder Metal
  • Timing Set: Melling (HD Roller)
  • Bearings: KING HP Series (Tri-Metal Performance)
  • Balancer: Pioneer (8″)
  • Distributor: Summit Racing (HEI)
  • Wires: MSD (8mm)
  • Gasket Set: Included (Fel-Pro/Victor Reinz)
  • Oil Pan: Engine Quest (5 TQ)
  • Oil Pan Gasket Set: Mahle (Molded Rubber Compound)
  • Oil Pump: Melling (M-55)
  • Flywheel/Flexplate: Pioneer
  • Core: $300.00

*All Parts are subject to change due to availability.  Substituted parts are of equal quality and durability to maintain advertised performance* 

Step up your game with a performance 5.7 vortec engine built for durable, long lasting daily street driving, towing, and some fun! Many years of research & development went into creating this easy to install design for VIN R trucks and SUV’s 1996-2002. In addition to convenience, the 5.7 vortec comes equipped with a customized performance computor reflash for optimum performance, throttle response, and fuel economy. This engine is perfect for those who want to keep the job simple and use their factory equipment such as fuel pumps, injectors and throttle body.

Pro mechanics get consumers regularly who want affordable, reliable, stock-looking performance to get the job done and have some fun.  Who wants to buy a $50,000 new truck just to get another 100 HP?  These engines came originally with 255 horsepower and with the help of a little machining, compression, small cam upgrade, and a computer reflash, you have just that!

Fun Fact:  A 5.7 vortec engine is also known as a ‘VIN R’ because the 8th character of the VIN is always R!  The 5.7 vortec is meant for SUV’s and Trucks in between 1996 – 2002, but checking your VIN can validate if this engine fits the part!

The 5.7 Vortec is a perfect fit for any of these Chevy or GMC vehicles that range in years 1996-2002 with a VIN R…

  • Tahoe
  • Silverado
  • Suburban
  • Truck
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • GMC Sierra
  • GMC Yukon

If your state is listed above then you are eligible for a core exchange! Core charge/deposit is $300.00 on top of the engine price.

Core facts:

  • Core freight is FREE for eligible customers
  • Core is picked up AFTER engine is delivered (not at the same time).
  • You have 3 months to return your core after the engine is delivered
  • Core instructions will be emailed to you after purchase
  • Must be a 350 (any year, 2 or 4 bolt is fine)
  • Yes, you may keep your core!
  • Core checks are sent within 60 days after core is mailed off

What is a core?

A core is an old engine. It constists of the block, heads, crankshaft, and connecting rods.

Our nationwide warranty for our 5.7 vortec engine is a whopping 5 years or 50,000 miles. Why? Because we take pride in the engines we build knowing they are our best when they leave here. We use a common-sense and personable approach getting you back on the road as quickly as possible if anything were to happen.

  • Covers all manufacture defects
  • Includes self-installation
  • Includes labor to pro mechanics for repairs at $50/hour up to $850
  • Includes all parts
  • Includes leaks up to 90 days after start-up


Learn more about West Coast Engines, Our team and why we’re the best choice by clicking this link to our About Us Page.
  • No returns on any performance engines whatsoever once it’s shipped
  • 25% cancellation fee prior to engine being shipping. This initiates after a credit card transaction is processed.
  • Freight is non-refundable
From celebrities, knowledgeable mechanics to your average Joe’s – our reputation says it all.  We strive for the best engines and happy customers!  All engines come with name brand parts, built in USA with customized packages tailored to your style (mix n’ match your parts and colors).

No matter if this is your first rodeo or a pro mechanic, we help to make your job easy.  Give us a call today for an instant quote!


Upgrade your 5.7 vortec engine with belt systems, starters, and more! Instant quotes: (888) 957-5454

“This engine has so much more performance and fuel economy it’s unbelieable. They were extremely helpful and the engine builder was so knowledgable. Was a great experience and I would do it 100x over! I was referred to West Coast Engines by a mechanic buddy of mine that has been in car racing for 30 years. He’s been doing business with Brady for hot rod engines for years. Anyone that’s interested in performance engines that are street friendly and run on regular gas this is your place.” Gerald Frazier

“I bought my stage 5 engine from West Coast Engines and I could not be happier with my decision. It is the perfect setup for my 56 Chevy truck. After weeks of research and several conversations with Brady, I determined that he was the most informed and knowledgeable person that I spoke to in my search for the right powertrain for my truck. I recommend anyone who is building a car or truck that wants the peace of mind that goes with having a full warranty on a bad ass engine, to call the guys at West Coast Engines you will not be disappointed!” Ryan Glantz