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cam without valvetrain upgrade?

This is a discussion on cam without valvetrain upgrade? within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; thanks for the help guys...i have a motor from a 99 in my car...still recommend an oil pump?...

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    thanks for the help guys...i have a motor from a 99 in my car...still recommend an oil pump?

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    I would, I think the stock ls1 pump isn't all that great. A ls6 oil pump is cheap insurance for your engine.

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    Personally I would get the LS2 timing chain and LS6 pump. It is cheap insurance. You have to do most of the work anyways and it really is not that expensive, especially if you compare to the cost if something goes bad.

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    Depending on the cam size and how many miles are on your motor, you might want to consider a new set of lifters. How many miles are on it?
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    only 20k miles on the motor and probably going with something in the area of like a 224/224 cam to a Speed Inc SI5

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdorch View Post
    only 20k miles on the motor and probably going with something in the area of like a 224/224 cam to a Speed Inc SI5
    I have that cam, personally with that cam I would upgrade the valve train and oil pump. The ramp rate on that cam is a little aggressive and itís a pretty high lift number, which are all things that can induce valve float if the valve train is not upgrade properly.
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    you have the SI5? yea im upgrading valvetrain and doing ls6 oil pump and ls2 timing chain...what are your mods to get 383rwhp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdorch View Post
    you have the SI5? yea im upgrading valvetrain and doing ls6 oil pump and ls2 timing chain...what are your mods to get 383rwhp?
    Yes the SI5 cam and I had SpeedInc do all the work and tuning. My mods are LS6 intake, Patriot performance LS6 Stage 2 heads, SLP headers, SI5 cam, Random Techology cat-back, and LS1 Speed Inc tune.

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    With 20k miles you should be ok with stock lifters. Its only when you pass more less the 50k mark that you'll want to consider new lifters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedVertTA View Post
    With 20k miles you should be ok with stock lifters. Its only when you pass more less the 50k mark that you'll want to consider new lifters.
    lol i just hit the 50k mark today on my car. ah wat a wonderful sight to behold. time to start putting together another shopping list to speed it to 100k lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdorch View Post
    thanks for the help guys...i have a motor from a 99 in my car...still recommend an oil pump?
    You could just port the oil pump you have too, more budget friendly.

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