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is the price worth the gain?

This is a discussion on is the price worth the gain? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; so i've been looking around and found some things and this is what i'm looking at: NEW CAMSHAFT: Thunder Racing ...

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    Junior Member Talon_II's Avatar
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    is the price worth the gain?

    so i've been looking around and found some things and this is what i'm looking at:

    NEW CAMSHAFT:
    Thunder Racing Custom "TRAK" Camshaft - 231/234-112
    ($384.99)


    NEW HEADS:
    Patriot Performance CNC Ported 243 LS6 / LS2 2.08"/1.60" 64cc Heads Assembled
    ($1295.00)


    TIMING CHAIN:
    GM GEN III/IV Timing Chain Fits LS1/LS6/LS2/LS3/LS7
    ($44.99)



    obviously i have to get a tune, but just those 3 parts are running me $1725 alone. then paying for a tune and stuff, is the power gain from these parts worth $1725 (my guess $2200 after tune)? is there a place i should be looking to get these parts for cheaper? all these parts are from Thunderracing. Thanks!

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    price match with other places man, Texas speed has great cam packages and their heads are also priced for a man on a "budget" lol

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    H/C/I will make it a different car. IMO it's worth it.

    If I wasn't planning a new rear-end, this would be what I would be doing.

    $/HP ratio sucks no matter what you do.

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    well, just found some knocking coming from my car, after all, none of it will happen, instead, looks like i'm going to be trying to find new pistons/crank...

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    I just did a TSP ms3 cam with a circle d stall and that alone made a huge difference, wish I could have got some heads but happy with the gain.
    Also don't forget the pushrods $100 or so and I invested in a new high flow.oil pump as well. I just got some dual springs and a double roller chain.
    Even without the heads just a cam makes the car more fun. Also I would stay away from thunder racing 3 transactions and none good. Texas speed and ws6 store are much better to deal with by far.
    1998 Trans Am 85k miles.
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    you used a ms3 cam on stock heads?

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