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    Well my 98s got bad lifter noise so Im gonna go in and replace everything

    anyways Im new to the game so Im just asking ppl to check over my list and see if I have everything listed and if what Im getting is good


    LS2 Chain 12586482 (need a part number for the gears please help!)
    LS7 Lifter Kit of 16 12595365
    LS2 Lifter Trays 12499225
    GM Hot Cam w/ Springs 12480033 (best price I can find is 454 bucks anyone find it better?)

    Ill be installing Felpro gaskets as well as new 0w30 GC and fresh Dexcool

    Thanks guys!

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    dont forget the tune

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    Yea def forgot to mention that
    I have headers that Im installing as well so have to tune it

    its an auto and with the 09 Camaros out i dont wanna sink huge money into making this thing a monster and stalling it

    just want a clean quick DD

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    yea the 98's have a diff PCM, how many miles on the trans? you might be able to get away without getting a tune i dont know but i would check for sure with the tunner

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    harden pushrods/ LS6 intake with a p&p tb would also be a real good idea IMO

    now if you add 3.73 gears and a stall you would have a real nice DD car that will haul ass lol
    Last edited by Blackbird WS6; 04-23-2009 at 06:39 PM.

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    Any suggestions on the pushrods? are the LS7 lifters gonna be fine for what i have in mind (i hear a lot of talk about Caddy Racing Lifters or Comp Camps?)
    also need a heads up on what gears i should order
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    With just the Hotcam, if your completely set on that cam.... the LS7 lifters will be fine.

    So close to stock Base circle, PROBABLY 7.4 CM pushrods. Call comp or really any vendor for them. Thats such a very, very mild cam.... You dont necessaryily NEED gears. But gears help any car fbody out.

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    well you posted your car is auto you should get 3.73 gears and if your geting a stall 3600 or 3800 just my .02

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaro98Z/28 View Post
    GM Hot Cam w/ Springs 12480033 (best price I can find is 454 bucks anyone find it better?)
    thats a good price for a cam AND springs. Most cams are around 400.

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    If you're getting the LS2 Chain, just use the stock timing gears.

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    if your not set on the hot cam you might wanna check on a 224 cam more power pretty much same driveability

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    i really didnt wanna waste money on a stall as i plan on buying a new Camaro eventually and didnt wanna sink the money into this one
    but from what i hear the cam will only leave me wanting more

    i got about 2500 i can sink into this car for everything
    what can everyone recommend then?

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    'Waste' Money on a stall? If you think adding a stall is wasting money into this car... keep it stock. If you want a cam that is going to do a damned thing.... over the puney Hotcam.... you NEED a stall. That hotcam is a waste of money. IMO. Why even go threw the work for such a tuny cam, barely larger than your stock. I think your thinking backwards. If anything, adding JUST a stall and no cam... is a good idea. Adding JUST a cam and no stall is the worst idea ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    'Waste' Money on a stall? If you think adding a stall is wasting money into this car... keep it stock. If you want a cam that is going to do a damned thing.... over the puney Hotcam.... you NEED a stall. That hotcam is a waste of money. IMO. Why even go threw the work for such a tuny cam, barely larger than your stock. I think your thinking backwards. If anything, adding JUST a stall and no cam... is a good idea. Adding JUST a cam and no stall is the worst idea ever.

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    didnt mean to sound like that haha

    id rather put 400 into a payment on a SS2 over a stall on this one
    but i get it

    ok then
    whats the suggestions on a stall and a better cam than a hot cam
    i want some balls nothing insane though its a DD

    like i said i HAVE 2500 to burn but id like to stay in the 1-1500 ball park if possible

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    228R cam. Good/Great DD power cam. Will drive very close to stock. Ask them what stall you should run. I would guess, somewhere around 3600-3800.

    That will be a badass ride that is 100% DD-able.

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    who should i contact about that? comp cams?
    and they will know the full specs of that cam?
    should i go with different lifters then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaro98Z/28 View Post
    who should i contact about that? comp cams?
    and they will know the full specs of that cam?
    should i go with different lifters then?
    How many miles on the car? I stayed with stock lifters. My short block only had 15000 miles on it though. If your taking the heads off, then sure.... Buy some LS7 (stock LS1 now). The maker of that cam is a non sponsor here at LS1.com so I will let you search. If you call COMP Cams or Cam Motion and tell them that cam, they will be able to make it for you. Hell, thats who makes it for the other manufactures.

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    and the lifters are shot and noisey as hell
    if they werent making noise i wouldnt be doing any of this lol

    i should get new gears for the chain correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaro98Z/28 View Post
    i should get new gears for the chain correct?
    You dont HAVE to. but it's cheap insurance. Go with an LS2 set and you'll be golden

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