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This is a discussion on what the feezie within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; is the cam still considered the cheapest when you look at, pushrods, springs, and tune???...

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    is the cam still considered the cheapest when you look at, pushrods, springs, and tune???

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    You dont need new pushrods, springs, but a tune you will need. $150 for a tune. That adds up to $500. Now, I recommend replacing the lifters, and the pushrods at a minimum when you replace the cam. You may need springs depending on how big of a cam you get. So...my statement stands. The cam is still the best bang for the buck.

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    well around everywhere i looked, adependable tune is 3-400. and any cam that will make GOOD n/a power, is gonna make it well into the 6000's, where you will need pushrods, cams this size (around .600 lift) need springs...

    so yea, you could half ass it, and get out cheap the first time...

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    For a street cam, you dont want to go anything over a .600 lift anyway. So you wont need it. You can get a pretty radical cam without going over that lift. And not "half ass" it. Now, if you are going all out with it, then yeah you will need new springs. Definately new rods too. Even then you are talking $700. For 70HP thats pretty damn good.

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    hmm. lets say you didnt get any deals on any thing.

    380 cam (trt performance)
    120 pushrods (speedtek)
    170 springs (jegs#249-26915-16)check the specs, up to .600 lift!!


    thats 670 w/o the tune...

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    OK, then add $150 for a tune. You can get a comp for $355 for ws6store.com. So using your #'s, thats still $820, and you will get about 350 RWHP...give or take a little

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    damn sounds good to me!! lol. how hard is a cam install????

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    its pretty damn easy man. ls1howto.com

    That should give you all the knowledge that you need to do it.

    ws6store.com
    Thats where you should buy the cam from...mention that you are part of this forum and he will give you a discount.

    PCMforless.com
    Bryan can tune your computer for you for I think that it was about $200 for the first time, and $50 for each time after that. That is if you cant find a tuner there in your hometown.

    All of these sites are great. I highly recommend all of them.

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    I also recommend a Haynes book or something like that to get the torque values.

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    oh ok thanks man!

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    how do i know what cam to get?

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    Go to LS1howto.com. Here is a direct link

    http://www.ls1howto.com/index.php?article=23

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