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    Installing a Cam?

    if im gettin a reman. LS1, should I get them to install a cam for 499, or should I get one and install myself? If I should install myself which should I get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
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    Werd. $499 doesnt sound that bad if they know what their doing. Im guessing that includes springs as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-anv-ss View Post
    what are your goals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin23454 View Post
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    Any other mods done to the car already? What cam did u have in choice? What's ur budget? Little more info lol

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    which intake?what do you got for a exhaust system?what stall and gears?look at a thunder racing tr224,or a TSP 224r.will the the rebuilt engine have stock push rods and valve springs?if so get the TSP cam kit for $590.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin23454 View Post
    if im gettin a reman. LS1, should I get them to install a cam for 499, or should I get one and install myself? If I should install myself which should I get.
    I'd be very wary of this offer unless they give you VERY specific information about what cam specs, springs, pushrods, new or old lifters, etc. $499 does not cover a decent set of parts for a cam install, much less labor... You will also need a PCM tune for any cam install, usually $300 plus.

    I would ask a lot of questions first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSS1 View Post
    I'd be very wary of this offer unless they give you VERY specific information about what cam specs, springs, pushrods, new or old lifters, etc. $499 does not cover a decent set of parts for a cam install, much less labor... You will also need a PCM tune for any cam install, usually $300 plus.

    I would ask a lot of questions first.
    Beat me to it. $499 is actually dirt cheap for a cam install. Places quote more for a LT install much less a cam. I would ask what it covers, but I highley doubt they will replace the springs for that price. Do you know what kinda cam they offer?

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    damn didnt know I needed to know all this stuff. Ill find out.

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    I am looking at the same motors he is. I am assuming the price is cheap because he is getting a remanufactured longblock and they would have to put one type of cam in it anyway. The labor is already there. I have not contacted them yet so don't now what the specs are or if that includes upgraded springs, but I am guessing so from there web site. The pcm tune will have to be done else where since these are just longblocks. One thing to keep in mind is the longblock has a 3 year warranty if you go with their cam, and I am not sure you would get that with a different cam and installing it yourself. They offer custom grinds on their web site. Justin you should post a link to the web site and see what everyone thinks of this company.

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    I would post but im at work so I dont have the link atm. If you have it you can post it up.

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    I will try to get some specs.
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    thanks

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    That link will be removed since they are not a sponsor of LS1. Site rules.

    I didn't see any cam selections on their site other than "custom grind cams".

    If your car is a DD, you don't want to go too big on the cam otherwise the car won't be very street friendly.

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    Lol 7500 for a 383? And heads add only 5hp more than a cam yet are more than double the price? For $1400 you can but a lot better heads than wut they offer.

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