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This is a discussion on Rebuild within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; ok so i finally got my money saved up after along year of dreaming and talking...im finally starting my rebuild....any ...

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    ok so i finally got my money saved up after along year of dreaming and talking...im finally starting my rebuild....any tips or pointers? and i plan on just re ringing the engine and putting in new bearings unless anything else is needed or looks bad...im also puttin on an ls6 intake and porting/polishing the heads...im looking to drop in a Trex cam(Thunder Racing TRx V.2 - 242/248 .608/.612 110lsa +2)car isnt really going to be a dd anymore even tho ill lend up drivin her anyway cus i cant get enough of it only on nice days...now i might flycut the pistons so i can mil the heads down a lil bit for a lil more compression what else should i change besides the regular cam parts like springs,rods....im new to internally moding an engine ant help would be nice.Also is there any other cam thatl give me a nice boost with an awsom idle?unless any of u think otherwise about the trex let me know...thanks in advance.

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    After tear down get the thing measured up and check for ridges in the tops of the cylinder walls and see how your crosshatch looks. Stock block accepts a max overbore of .010" if I recall.

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    Good luck man, and dont go for the sound go for what will best suit your set up.

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    Why flycut when you can save a bit more and get a set of dished pistons? If you're already rebuilding might as well do it once and do it right. If its gonna be a often strip/occasional street car the TRex will be ok, although I'd rather have a custom cam that's paired with your heads, intake, performance requirements, and even have the idle you desire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by '02 WS6 View Post
    Why flycut when you can save a bit more and get a set of dished pistons? If you're already rebuilding might as well do it once and do it right. If its gonna be a often strip/occasional street car the TRex will be ok, although I'd rather have a custom cam that's paired with your heads, intake, performance requirements, and even have the idle you desire.
    Yea I just recently started to drag but its more of a street car and I've been thinking the trex has a awsome idle but yes prob not the best choice for street,totally over looked the dished piston choice,and ill talk to my tuner see if he know of a good cam choice.

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    I have to agree with getting a cam made to work with your setup and what you want it for. Can talk to your tuner or call Comp Cams and they can probably set you a with a going that will five the the most power with tour setup while still making it a great driver. Stay away from thunder racing they have always either messed up my orders or it takes forever to finally get it. Either go with Texas speed or WS6store I know both of them can get you a custom cam. The off the shelf cams from Texas speed are pretty good.if.you are just doing a cam and stall like.me but with they setup tour building I think custom grind will be a better investment.
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