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Cam swap on a 04 sierra with a 5.3

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    Cam swap on a 04 sierra with a 5.3

    Gonna put a comp cams thumpr in my 5.3. My question is will the lifters fall down when i pull the old cam out? Or will they stay up?

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    Here is a great write up on doing a cam swap:

    Camshaft swap "How to".....

    Granted it's an LS1, but the 5.3 is still an LS based motor and the process should be the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    Here is a great write up on doing a cam swap:

    Camshaft swap "How to".....

    Granted it's an LS1, but the 5.3 is still an LS based motor and the process should be the same.
    Thanks man, this is extremely helpful

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    Good luck!

    Keep us updated on your progress.

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    please post sound clip after install

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    Good luck!

    Keep us updated on your progress.
    Will do man

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiveass View Post
    please post sound clip after install
    Oh man i have to

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    When i started

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    Tearing it down

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    Getting ready to pull the valve cover off

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    With all the valve springs done and one header in on one side

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    Other side done

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    Getting ready to pull the old cam

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    heres the video clip of it at idle with open headers

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    That thing sounds mean!! Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    That thing sounds mean!! Very nice!
    Thanks man

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    nice....what all did you install besides the cam? and post up more sound after exhaust is hooked back up.

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    What headers are you using and tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiveass View Post
    nice....what all did you install besides the cam? and post up more sound after exhaust is hooked back up.
    Installed pacesetter LTs, beehive valve springs, pushrods, and a k and n cold air intake along with the cam. When i get a chance ill post a video with the exhaust done. The exhaust is the headers into the pacesetter offroad y pipe (which brings it back into one), a hollowed out cat, a y pipe to split back into duels, and two delta 40 flowmaster mufflers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REVNORR82 View Post
    What headers are you using and tune.

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    So far its not tuned yet. Im hopefully going to green bay sometime in the near future to get it tuned by either Big 3 Performance, or Beyond Redline.

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