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This is a discussion on Cam questions within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Ok everybody. Pardon my stupidity about cams. If I put a .585" intake/exhaust (228/230 int/exh), stock heads, surely i would ...

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    Ok everybody. Pardon my stupidity about cams. If I put a .585" intake/exhaust (228/230 int/exh), stock heads, surely i would jave to have it tuned wouldn't I? Would the damn thing even start?

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    Tune required for sure. It is possible the thing wouldn't hardly start/run without a tune.

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    It'll probably start, but dont run it for long or you will foul the shit out of your plugs and throw a shitload of codes if it stays running.

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    Should start. It will idle rough and might doe out a few times untill the PCM learns but other than that it should fire rite up if you install everything the right way. Also remember not to hammer it for about 24 hours. The springs need at least one complete heat cycle to break in.
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    is it an auto? if so you need to get gears/stall/tune if its a 6spd..tune i had too drill a small hole in the throttle plate too get it too stay running cant remember the size of bit i used.

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    Regardless of whether or not it runs, OP will need to get a tune regardless to optimize the way the car performs with the new cam. There's no sense in installing one without a tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TmaxicanA View Post
    is it an auto? if so you need to get gears/stall/tune if its a 6spd..tune i had too drill a small hole in the throttle plate too get it too stay running cant remember the size of bit i used.
    The only thing he NEEDS is a tune. Everything else is optional.

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    be kinda pointless too do a cam that size with an auto and not have a stall

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    With a cam I was told by every mechanic I talked to about my car that I would need a stall or it would not run right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TmaxicanA View Post
    be kinda pointless too do a cam that size with an auto and not have a stall
    I agree. He will need it to really bring out the true potential of the cam, but the car can still be driven w/o one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowstandmoto View Post
    Ok everybody. Pardon my stupidity about cams. If I put a .585" intake/exhaust (228/230 int/exh), stock heads, surely i would jave to have it tuned wouldn't I? Would the damn thing even start?
    Yep you need a tune.

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    It has a six speed. well, i felt pretty sure it would need a tune. but i was concerned i wouldn't even be able to drive it to a place that did tunes.

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