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    Question 98 camaro build up

    hey all,
    im building up my first ls1. and i have no idea on what to get with the cam im wanting to run. the cam i want to run is the T-Rex cam from thunder racing these are the specs 242/248 - .608/.612 - 110 lsa. now i kno i need to get valve springs. im gonna go with comp cams with them with 650 max lift. long tube headers. now what im asking you all about is, what else do i need to get for this build up. would i need to get the following: oil pump. timing chain. push rods. intake. throttle body. lifters. stuff like that??? or is there a more radical cam for a stock ls1? i just wanna shove the biggest cam possible in this camaro. with out gettin in to the core.
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    Some will suggest a stronger rearend if you haven't made the upgrade already. All those engine mods mean nothing if the rear grenades.

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    street car? what trans? M6 or A4

    that alot of cam thats why i ask...yes you will need what you stated BUT the lifters should be fine unless you want to replace them

    you also need a full exhaust setup and a good set of heads to make all these things
    worth a dam and a stall if you have a A4...dont forget a tune when all said and done

    and a rearend if your M6....with A4 it will hold until it breaks

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    Patriot "gold" double springs are what i use and have used in alot of builds,, definitely gonna need some good pushrods ,maybe some ls2 lifter trays.. double roller timing chain (not a big fan of single roller with big cams) but people use ls2. rocker trunions upgrade a must... Sounds like a fun build !

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    ^^^^ What they all said in regards to parts.

    But have you driven a car with a cam that big in a LS1? Thats not really a street friendly cam. You will def need gears other wise its going to feel like a dog down low. That cam really doesnt come alive until the higher RPMs.

    I guess the question is, is this car going to be a track car or street car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by youngrigo View Post
    ^^^^ What they all said in regards to parts.

    But have you driven a car with a cam that big in a LS1? Thats not really a street friendly cam. You will def need gears other wise its going to feel like a dog down low. That cam really doesnt come alive until the higher RPMs.

    I guess the question is, is this car going to be a track car or street car?
    agree...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    street car? what trans? M6 or A4

    that alot of cam thats why i ask...yes you will need what you stated BUT the lifters should be fine unless you want to replace them

    you also need a full exhaust setup and a good set of heads to make all these things
    worth a dam and a stall if you have a A4...dont forget a tune when all said and done

    and a rearend if your M6....with A4 it will hold until it breaks
    its gonna be a track car. the car has the m6 in it. well i have headers and gonna get a 3" custom exhaust nascar style for it. and what heads do you recommend. i wanna run 456s but im not sure. what you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngrigo View Post
    ^^^^ What they all said in regards to parts.

    But have you driven a car with a cam that big in a LS1? Thats not really a street friendly cam. You will def need gears other wise its going to feel like a dog down low. That cam really doesnt come alive until the higher RPMs.

    I guess the question is, is this car going to be a track car or street car?
    no i havent but im not really worried bout it. its not gonna be street'd tht much. i was thinkin 456s but not sure any input? and i def. dont want this camaro to run doggish. and if i gotta run it in high R's no problem =)
    and to your question its mostly gonna be a track car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngrigo View Post
    ^^^^ What they all said in regards to parts.

    But have you driven a car with a cam that big in a LS1? Thats not really a street friendly cam. You will def need gears other wise its going to feel like a dog down low. That cam really doesnt come alive until the higher RPMs.

    I guess the question is, is this car going to be a track car or street car?
    Quote Originally Posted by blackmagicturbo View Post
    Patriot "gold" double springs are what i use and have used in alot of builds,, definitely gonna need some good pushrods ,maybe some ls2 lifter trays.. double roller timing chain (not a big fan of single roller with big cams) but people use ls2. rocker trunions upgrade a must... Sounds like a fun build !
    ok, thanks ill look into that stuff. i just wanna throw good parts into it. not wanting to cut corners on a motor that is gonna be put threw its paces. ya know? lol

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    I have a buddy with that cam and ran 11.5 @ 125 cam only (Obviosly bolt ons too)

    But he runs it with 4.56 gears on a 28in tall tire. Its a good cam for the track but not that good for the street!

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    yea with a cam like that you want a high gear and it being a track car is doesnt really matter about how drive-able it is...you also want a 9in rearend, dont waste your money on a 12bolt

    you also are going to want forged internals for your engine if you want a "track car"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    yea with a cam like that you want a LOW gear and it being a track car is doesnt really matter about how drive-able it is...you also want a 9in rearend, dont waste your money on a 12bolt

    you also are going to want forged internals for your engine if you want a "track car"
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    Quote Originally Posted by youngrigo View Post
    I have a buddy with that cam and ran 11.5 @ 125 cam only (Obviosly bolt ons too)

    But he runs it with 4.56 gears on a 28in tall tire. Its a good cam for the track but not that good for the street!
    was it a m6? i was told that runnin 456s would make first gear useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    yea with a cam like that you want a high gear and it being a track car is doesnt really matter about how drive-able it is...you also want a 9in rearend, dont waste your money on a 12bolt

    you also are going to want forged internals for your engine if you want a "track car"
    im not gonna tear into this motor to do all that. im plannin on building a stroker. but i havent looked all that into it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve's LS1 View Post
    im not gonna tear into this motor to do all that. im plannin on building a stroker. but i havent looked all that into it yet.
    ummm....OK!! lol

    i hope you know most strokers are forged internals and if you stroke it, its not an ls1 anymore lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    ummm....OK!! lol

    i hope you know most strokers are forged internals and if you stroke it, its not an ls1 anymore lol
    yeah i knew that. but i plan oin gettin the lsx block from summit racing. and see what i can all do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve's LS1 View Post
    was it a m6? i was told that runnin 456s would make first gear useless.
    Ya its a m6 but he is also running a tall tire. 28in compared to the stock 25.5in

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    ummm....OK!! lol

    i hope you know most strokers are forged internals and if you stroke it, its not an ls1 anymore lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by youngrigo View Post
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    cool, i got a LS1408

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve's LS1 View Post
    yeah i knew that. but i plan oin gettin the lsx block from summit racing. and see what i can all do with it.
    check with Texas Speed & Performance before you go to Summit

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