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This is a discussion on Readdy to Mod within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Im planning my first mod and wondering what you all would recomend for a cam as far as brand and ...

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    Readdy to Mod

    Im planning my first mod and wondering what you all would recomend for a cam as far as brand and size?

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    Cam is your first mod???

    I would recommend getting some breather mods first. That way when you do get to a cam...it is worth it.
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    It alreaddy has K&N air filter and Flowmaster exhaust... this will be my first mod since buying it a half a year ago.

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    I recommend at least headers before a cam install.
    Do you have an airbox lid??
    Ported throttle body?

    Best bet is to make sure she can breath before asking her to breath more. If that makes sense.

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    I would install sub frame connectors first.Then go engine crazy

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    How about a gear? 4.10s or 3.73s...

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    I agree get a lid, TB, and some headers. Headers are almost a must if you want full potential of ur cam. From what i hear a cam breaths better with a full exhaust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLKbandit98
    I agree get a lid, TB, and some headers. Headers are almost a must if you want full potential of ur cam. From what i hear a cam breaths better with a full exhaust.
    I agree, a buddy of mine did his cam, stall, and LS1 EDIT with stock manifolds and only picked up 30hp!! Once he got the headers he picked up almost 40 more.--Tony

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    basically if your looking for the power cams claim to give you, you will need ALL the bolt on's. And it aint cheap either. Get ready to shell out $1800 for just parts. Add AT LEAST another $500 for labor. Thats why take our advice and get the parts you need. Send out ur TB for polishing, order a new lid, LT's are a must, and an LS6 intake.

    TB polishing... $150
    Lid... $100
    LT's depending on what you get will be around $400-500
    LS6 intake is another $500

    $1250 for the parts you need for a cam to breath properly
    400- 500 for a cam
    and another 800-900 you will need for the cam. AKA pushrods, timing chain etc...

    $2800 and you should be ready. "goin fast aint always cheap"

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    Thats some great info. Thanks everyone

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    As previously stated, I'd advise a lid, ported TB, and full exhaust, before you bother with a cam....

    This is no BS...We took my cousin's car to get tuned yesterday, H/C 98 Z28 with the STOCK airbox and paper filter, with no tuning, JUST an FIPK swap, 20 RWHP was gained...

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