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Do i need new pushrods/springs with cam

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    Do i need new pushrods/springs with cam

    I know its a good idea to get new ones but will the stock pushrods and springs be ok with a 224/224 cam with .581/.581 lift on a 112 lsa?

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    You need springs at least. Pushrods are a good idea but not mandatory unless your gonna be spinning the engine over stock speeds.

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    Stock springs are barely good enough to handle the stock lift. So those are required.


    Hardened pushrods are recommended with a stiffer spring because the stock pushrods bend easily.
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    springs for sure. you're in there, stock pushrods are beat, so it's a might as well.

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    ok thanks guys. i was just hopin to save a few bucks bc everything for the ls1's are so expensive. the cheapest cam kit i could find was at texas-speed.com. its $700 with cam,pushrods,spring kit. and then i have to get a tune and thats gonna cost i dont know how much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmatt07 View Post
    ok thanks guys. i was just hopin to save a few bucks bc everything for the ls1's are so expensive. the cheapest cam kit i could find was at texas-speed.com. its $700 with cam,pushrods,spring kit. and then i have to get a tune and thats gonna cost i dont know how much.
    Unfortunately, it is always expensive to play with cars, and you don't want to skimp around on important things like the valvetrain. With that said, I have a similar cam 226/228 .585/.588 lsa 112 and I just did the cam, springs (Patriot golds only about 250 for everything), LS6 oil pump, and LS2 timing chain.

    A tune should cost you anywhere between 400-500. Best is to put things off just a little longer and do it right once, instead of risking a major problem happening while trying to save a few bucks.

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