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This is a discussion on Cam Purchase within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Im buying a cam as we speak, Im trying to get all the necessary parts as well, Heres what I ...

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    Cam Purchase

    Im buying a cam as we speak, Im trying to get all the necessary parts as well, Heres what I have got so far.

    TSP 228R on a 112LSA
    LS6 Ported Oil Pump
    Comp Cam 7.4" pushrods
    PRC Gold Valve Spring Kit
    LS2 Timing Chain (whats the difference between the timing chain, and the timing set?)

    Anything wrong w/ this setup or anything I should change before I order it?

    TIA
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    alls good with above. youll need new retainers if they dont come with the springs
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    a few bolt ons, 379 rwhp
    11.96 @113.25

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    comp PR length checker is always a good $20 investment to make sure your with in spec
    LS2 chain is all you need
    I'd get a new oil pump pick up tube o-ring for $5
    thats a TSP Ported/Shimmed LS6 right??? <<< good choice if so

    whats the lift on the cam??? (i dont have access to tsp's website @ work)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BADDLS1 View Post
    comp PR length checker is always a good $20 investment to make sure your with in spec
    LS2 chain is all you need
    I'd get a new oil pump pick up tube o-ring for $5
    thats a TSP Ported/Shimmed LS6 right??? <<< good choice if so

    whats the lift on the cam??? (i dont have access to tsp's website @ work)
    I emailed TSP and they said that I should use those pushrods so thats what I went with. Ill get a new o-ring...and yea, its the ported and shimmer oil pump. This is the specs on the cam. 228/228 .588/.588

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    the patriot golds are over kill

    save about 75 bucks and opt for Comp 918's which are rated to .600 lift (actually under rated & are good to .625 lift)
    better quality spring too IMO.... even though ill be running patriot golds LOL... after 15k ill be swapping in 918's (similar lift cam)

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    Its already ordered... I don't mind overkill. Can't wait to get everything put in. I also ordered the ASP crank pulley and a new bolt for it since I'll have the old one off anyway.

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    damn, o-ring. I knew I was forgetting something. I just got my parts today but forgot to order the damn o-ring. I'll go to a dealer and get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    damn, o-ring. I knew I was forgetting something. I just got my parts today but forgot to order the damn o-ring. I'll go to a dealer and get it.
    they'll prob matrix price it to like 9 bucks... but for its function still well worth the dealership rapage (since msrp is only like 3.50 or 4 bucks LOL)

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    Anyone know the part # for the oil pickup tube o-ring?

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    GM MSRP $4.44

    double check the part # but im pretty sure thats it... i have one still in the packaging... but its @ my friends house for my install (80 miles from me) so i cant check the wrapping for ya

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    Alright thanks, I was quoted around $1200 for the cam install, looks like Im going to be doing it myself. Im supposed to be getting the o-ring tomorrow afternoon so that should be good! Thanks for the help.

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    This is the o-ring your talking about right?
    http://www.ws6project.com/user_stor/...4fcabb747070ef

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKitchenSink View Post
    This is the o-ring your talking about right?
    http://www.ws6project.com/user_stor/...4fcabb747070ef
    yuppers

    try and see if a local has one in stock so you dont have to wait for it

    keep us updated on the swap

    ls1howto.com
    walks you through it nicely

    remember the fishing line to tie around the 10mm bolt for the pick up tube so you can fish the bolt out of the oil pan & not have to drop the pan

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    Make sure you know what the preload on the lifters should be for that cam. It has everything to do with how long your pushrods should be. What type of head gasket, and are you using the stock thickness. This also can have an effect on pushrod length. The only way to know for sure is to buy the compcams pushrod checker. Part #7702-1 $20.94 plus 2day shipping of $9.41 = $30.35. Because of it, I found out I needed 7.350. Well worth the money.
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    You better stay away from 918s they have been breaking lately. Go over to LS1TECh.com and do a search on 918s in the internal engine section. You'll be glad you did and anytime you can run a double spring go for it,it is not overkill and when people pull off their valve covers and 1 spring is broke and its mate is the only thing keeping the valve going thru the piston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PFM View Post
    You better stay away from 918s they have been breaking lately. Go over to LS1TECh.com and do a search on 918s in the internal engine section. You'll be glad you did and anytime you can run a double spring go for it,it is not overkill and when people pull off their valve covers and 1 spring is broke and its mate is the only thing keeping the valve going thru the piston.

    i want to do some research & reading now....
    the 918's have always been awesome... this is very dissapointing to hear of

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    Well everything is in. Got on the dyno today. Still un-tuned until May 7th but I am happy w/ how everything came out.

    Before Cam


    After Cam

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    nice numbers!!!

    cant wait to see the numbers after the tune

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    May 7th Ill be getting tuned, Ill post the dyno sheet when I get home.
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