Powermaster’s XS Torque starters are a popular choice for engines with up to an 18:1 compression ratio.

XS Torque starters feature extra-powerful motors that churn out up to 200 lbs.-ft. of torque. Coupled with a 4.4:1 gear-reduction ratio, that equals reliable cranking power for high performance street engines, race engines, and off-road engines alike. According to Powermaster, the XS Torque has also become the starter of choice for LS engine swaps and high compression builds. The starters come with a billet adapter/mounting block for durability. They’ll also clear your oil pan if the OE starter did, and some models are available in a chrome plated finish.

Powermaster starters are lighter, more compact, and more efficient than OEM starters. Their proprietary armature, magnets, brushes, and solenoids are far superior to overseas-made OEM counterparts.



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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.