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    need help, fixing to order..

    fixing to order my exhaust, prolly within the next hour or so.

    I've almost decided on TSP 1 7/8 LT's, TSP ORY, and SLP Lm II. price wise though, I could go with Pacesetters, ORY, and Lm II and have enough left to get a cam if i went that route. Suggestions?

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    well, not within the hour but I'll chime in anyhow. Did you factor in the other things required with a cam swap? Springs at the extreme minimum but while it's apart I would do several other things too like pushrods, oil pump, and timing chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    well, not within the hour but I'll chime in anyhow. Did you factor in the other things required with a cam swap? Springs at the extreme minimum but while it's apart I would do several other things too like pushrods, oil pump, and timing chain.
    Exactly. A cam swap isnt just buying a cam. You will also need a tune. There 400-500$$.

    Springs
    Push rods
    Timing chain (maybe new timing gear)
    Cam
    Tune

    Are the must have's.

    Things like,
    Fluids... OIL, COOLANT
    Gaskets. Maybe head bolts and head gaskets
    Tooling. U need a puller, and if not taking heads off you need a valve spring compressor and a hose+fittings to air up cyliners to keep valves from falling. The VS compressor rented from autozone wont work also.

    There is also many more misc things when you open the engine up. It will nickle and dime you to death. Personally, Ide go Pacesetter, with a magnaflow. Whats the price comparison with that? Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Exactly. A cam swap isnt just buying a cam. You will also need a tune. There 400-500$$.

    Springs
    Push rods
    Timing chain (maybe new timing gear)
    Cam
    Tune

    Are the must have's.

    Things like,
    Fluids... OIL, COOLANT
    Gaskets. Maybe head bolts and head gaskets
    Tooling. U need a puller, and if not taking heads off you need a valve spring compressor and a hose+fittings to air up cyliners to keep valves from falling. The VS compressor rented from autozone wont work also.

    There is also many more misc things when you open the engine up. It will nickle and dime you to death. Personally, Ide go Pacesetter, with a magnaflow. Whats the price comparison with that? Just a thought.
    Its debateable if push rods are a must have with a cam swap. A lot of people would rather bend a pushrod than a valve so they don't do hardened pushrods. Otherwise, I agree with you. Cam swaps are not cheap. You better figure on a $1000 for a cam swap with tuning, cam, springs and the misc. stuff. Might be more than that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Its debateable if push rods are a must have with a cam swap. A lot of people would rather bend a pushrod than a valve so they don't do hardened pushrods. Otherwise, I agree with you. Cam swaps are not cheap. You better figure on a $1000 for a cam swap with tuning, cam, springs and the misc. stuff. Might be more than that as well.
    Hmmm.... never heard that before? Why would you be bending valves?

    And yes, I have over a 1000$ in mine. Ive been so busy its not totally finished, and today I just plain ole didnt wanna work on it. If you count the lap top I bought for the HPtuners, Im well over 1000 bucks.

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    after the 1100ish for exhaust, and the 150ish it'll be to send back and forth for frost to tune it, just going to wait on the rest for a few months. thanks for the input though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Hmmm.... never heard that before? Why would you be bending valves?

    And yes, I have over a 1000$ in mine. Ive been so busy its not totally finished, and today I just plain ole didnt wanna work on it. If you count the lap top I bought for the HPtuners, Im well over 1000 bucks.
    I didn't mean to say you would be bending/ruining valves, but it would be easier to fix a bent pushrod then a bent valve if you over revved and caused damage. Just the lesser of 2 evils if you will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I didn't mean to say you would be bending/ruining valves, but it would be easier to fix a bent pushrod then a bent valve if you over revved and caused damage. Just the lesser of 2 evils if you will.
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