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This is a discussion on cam info? within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Well i have been thinking of doing a cam for a long time now. My question is what is a ...

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    cam info?

    Well i have been thinking of doing a cam for a long time now. My question is what is a good cam for a DD and also can i use the stock heads, plus what do i have to change on it? lifters, valves? push rods? or what? i was thinking into doing a ls6 cam, cause i want still pretty good gas milage but still i want to choppy idle and extra power i want to be able to notice the mod. I dont know if it can be done any info would be appreciated

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    If a auto you need to do a stall first. Stock lifters and valves are fine if doing cam only. Upgraded pushrods are a must. Deping on size of cam depends on pushrod length. I got all new gaskets when I did my change (water pump and front seal). Valve spring must be changed depending on the lift of the cam. The crank bolt is a one time use bolt. It must be changed.

    For the amount of work, I dont think the ls6 cam is worth it. You will see very little gains and wont have that coppy idle you want compared to a larger cam.

    I am running the TSP 228R cam. 228/228 588./588. 112LSA. I hit 382hp 364tq on a mustang dyno with automatic.

    The driveabilty is great. Very noticeable idle. Its a very popular cam on here. Its a proven power maker.

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    sorry for my spelling lolz i type this post at 2am, also sorry i forgot to say that is a m6. Thanks for the info, so then you think the cam you just told me about is a good cam for my DD? also about how much did you spend wen it was done? and one more question how do i know what pushrods length i need and valve springs? i know it deepens on the cam but how can i figure this out? lets say i get your cam what kind of pushrods,valve springs will i need? sorry for all the questions i'm new to internal engine mod's
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    if you want call me at 606-509-VETT(8388) that is the shop phone. if no answer call my cell 606-422-8502. I will help you out with a good DD cam and the required parts.

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    thanks Mark, ill do that i just have to save a lil bit more money and ill give you a call

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    Quote Originally Posted by reaper ws6 View Post
    sorry for my spelling lolz i type this post at 2am, also sorry i forgot to say that is a m6. Thanks for the info, so then you think the cam you just told me about is a good cam for my DD? also about how much did you spend wen it was done? and one more question how do i know what pushrods length i need and valve springs? i know it deepens on the cam but how can i figure this out? lets say i get your cam what kind of pushrods,valve springs will i need? sorry for all the questions i'm new to internal engine mod's
    I DD my 228R all the time. I used 7.4 pushrods with my 228R. Valve springs are rated on lift. You want your spings to be able to handle the lift.

    Mark is a good man I got 95% of my parts from him.

    Cam-300
    springs-190
    pushrods-110
    gaskets and newcrank bolt-60
    oil and coolent change- 50
    valve spring tool-100
    pulley puller-50
    tune-300

    Total- 1160 and thats without doing the oil pump and timing chaining
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    It does add up quick, needed parts with your cam install=
    Valve springs
    Pushrods
    Crank bolt
    Tune
    Maybe gaskets

    Most of our gaskets are an aluminum strip with rubber attached to it and can be used again if they are in good shape.
    Optional, but recommended is a ported oil pump and Katech rod bolts if spinning over 7,000 rpms

    The 228 is a very nice cam and falls into the large side of the "smaller" cams. Very streetable, nice lope, very nice power gains all acrossed the rpm range.

    It should make you happy

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    its kinda funny that youre posting this, im doing heads and cam too.

    I have an LS6 cam, that i put on ebay earlier today, i would have let you have it cheap.

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    well i herd that a ls6 cam won't get you very far, what set up of cams, and heads you running?

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    this week friday is the only night im working, lol....but yeah i never see you around either, always looking though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reaper ws6 View Post
    well i herd that a ls6 cam won't get you very far, what set up of cams, and heads you running?
    I have the 224 cam with 581 lift. I should of went with the 228. The 228 IMO is one of the best street cams out there.
    I have a 224/224 cam with stock 241 heads and beehive spring TI push rods and so on.
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    i have a comp cams XR281Hr its 228 230 @571/573. it works ok but imp its too big for a dd with stock heads it does not kick in till like 5500 and stock intake and stuff ur going to shift at 6200... just not the best/ most fun to drive. my old hot cam had balls more low end power and sounds the same at idle

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    cool i think i like the 228 cam, but i need to save a lot to do it rite. will give mark a call first wen i get ready to do a cam

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