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    tell me about these cam specs

    Ok so ive pretty much made up my mind on getting a set of LS6 heads and some sort of cam for my car, already have pacesetter LTs and an LS6 intake.

    Well i was looking at either TSP or Patriot heads, still undecided on cam, but this guy i know is rebuilding his 04 Z06, and i can get his heads and cam for $550


    heads are stock 243s, i dont know if the cam is stock or not, specs are

    204/218 .551/.547 and 117.5

    tell me what i need to know.

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    didnt occur to me to google those specs, its a stock 02-04 zo6 cam

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    The heads would be worth the investment, but the cam not so much. But I guess it all depends on what you want to do with your car. If you're looking for a decent cam with good street maners, go for an MS3 or any 228 size cam.

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    Cam would be an upgrade but nothing major. I looked in to it and for the street it would be good but nothing super powerful.

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    Well its my DD, so nothing crazy....I just like to be able to play a little....I saw a guys sig on another forum with about my same set up, and he dynoed 383 rwhp.....that would make me happy.

    But I was leaning heavily towards the LS6 heads and an MS3 anyway, but this seems like a pretty good deal, give me a little taste of the H/C/I world.

    What kind of investment would it be to get the heads ported and polished?

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    TSP 228R on a 112LSA is a good DD cam with good power that works well in the LS1.

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    Heads are worth it but not the cam.

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    well they come together....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    well they come together....
    Worth it just to get those heads!

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    hmm, TSP has a cam package that i can match it up with springs and push rods....but i dont know a damn thing about those

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    Does this include springs and pushrods or just heads and cam?

    Things you will need
    Head gaskets
    Head bolts
    pushrods
    valve springs
    bunch of oil and coolant
    Things you should get
    lifters
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    id assume....but i plan to upgrade some of that stuff before i put them in, maybe port and polish

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    You would start crossing the line where it would be the same price to buy some new heads with that work already done, and perhaps some bigger valves.

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    Well I could keep this current set up and pay $550 plus install.

    or the cam and goodies from TSP, plus these heads for $1200 or $1300

    or the full set up from TSP, for close to 2K

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    You would start crossing the line where it would be the same price to buy some new heads with that work already done, and perhaps some bigger valves.
    Gotta love the sodium filled valves already in it!!!

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    TSP stage 2.5 ported LS6 heads with stainless valves and PRC spring kit
    MS3 Cam
    total - $1979 from TSP site

    thats a hell of a price gap from $550

    I can throw in the stainless valves, PRC springs, and MS3 to this current set up for $1250 total price, and have the Z06 cam to sell and recoup some cost.

    or just take this set up for $550 and call it a day, assuming its all there.

    i text the guy asking if the heads have guts, he didnt get back to me yet

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    The thing about used heads is sometimes by the time you get all the testing, and decking done you possibly could have just got a new set of heads..
    Also no one want's a used stock cam.. imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    Gotta love the sodium filled valves already in it!!!
    Forgot it came off a z06

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    TSP MS4

    how about this to pair the heads up with?


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    "Nothing crazy" then asks about ms4
    Long list of good cams, I like the 224/228, variant of that cam was used in the 500rwhp recipe for a ls-1. Ever check on patg's cams?

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