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This is a discussion on Head/cam Swap within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Was Thinking Of Putting A Tsp Magik Stick 4 In My Goat When I Swap The Heads Just Wondering If ...

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    Head/cam Swap

    Was Thinking Of Putting A Tsp Magik Stick 4 In My Goat When I Swap The Heads Just Wondering If Anyone Has Used It? How Rough Is The Idle? I Dont Mind Loping Idle But Its My Daily Driver I Would Like To Keep It Drivable

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    Junior Member Gunny's Goat's Avatar
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    Torrid Red
    2004 GTO

    Call Keith McCord of McCord Consulting Group, Ltd., Florissant, MO at 314-830-9471. He does custom cams with CompCams. He is also known as one of the best tuners around this area. He goes to KC once a month to tune their cars. Do you have a A4 or M6? I'm assuming you have an M6 because you didn't say anything about a TC. But thats a pretty big cam for a DD. The TQ ban is not in the normal driving rpm range. I think you would like more mid-range TQ than you would top end HP. I know there is alot of Fbody's that run it, but they weight about 400lbs less than we do. It takes TQ to get you moving. What heads are you going to run? Magic Stick 4 = need to flow well at high lift/RPM. I don't know what the valve to piston clearance is, but I'm sure it is close to or under the recommended. Just depends on each motor. No matter what head/cam you go with, don't just get the pushrods the company suggest. Buy a $20 compcams pushrod checker, and measure for yourself. Pushrods are a very important part of the combo, and so is the lifter preload. Ask the cam maker what the preload is for that cam. Keith can get you a custom cam for around $350. His email is He has put alot of cams in GTOs in St. Louis and KC area. Good Luck. Gunny
    2004 GTO, A4, Torrid Red/Blk, 1 of 1031, Yank SS3600, Dart-225s 62cc, Cometic .040, CompCams 230/236-.613/.608-112LSA, Hi Tech 7.350 pushrods, Kook 1 7/8, CAT/Reson. delete, 3" H-pipe, super 40s, Ported TB, TB bypass, 160TS, SLP MAF, JBA wires, NGK TR-55, New ERA CAI, tuned = 392hp/344tq

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