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Old 03-06-2009, 04:24 PM   #1
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SLP rockers question

Am I correct in assumming that the LS3 Corvette rockers that are offered by SLP will fit our new LS3 Camaros?

I have a heads/cam swap planned for the first week of having my car, and I am thinking I would like to upgrade my rockers at that time also. Just need to see if that is going to work on this...

What do you think?

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you talking about the 1.85 rockers? yes they will work
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Are there any other good options out there? I would like to get the best bang for my buck...of course will have to do springs etc...but I will have to finalize the specs of my cam prior to final selection.
But I would definetly like to know my options besides the SLP...also will the other options need different valve covers...Thanks for the help
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shouldnt need new valve covers, just keep your eyes peeled, there will be more options as the aftermarket evolves. this motor is still fairly fresh on the market, so the aftermarket needs a little time to catch up.
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:59 PM   #5
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If you want best bang for your buck just do the cam and keep the stockers. You can get the same lift as the rockers with just the cam.
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If you want best bang for your buck just do the cam and keep the stockers. You can get the same lift as the rockers with just the cam.
yeah, but swapping rockers is a lot easier than swapping a cam. not to mention, if ur going to swap the cam, go big or go home. cus you'll keep wanting more
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Yes but he states that he is already doing a cam therfore rockers are a waste. Also with the price of cam being only a little less than a cam it really doesn't make sense anyway.
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Yes but he states that he is already doing a cam therfore rockers are a waste. Also with the price of cam being only a little less than a cam it really doesn't make sense anyway.
Hey do you work near "Northpoint"?
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Yes but he states that he is already doing a cam therfore rockers are a waste. Also with the price of cam being only a little less than a cam it really doesn't make sense anyway.
why not do rockers with the cam tho?
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No I don't work near north point. I used to about 2 years ago.

As for the other look at the cost you only gain lift with the cam. Wy not just grind the came with the proper lift in it to begin with? High ratio rockers do nothing for duration and can often throw off geometry. Why spend the cash? The stockers are plenty reliable.
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Yes but isnt the HP increase from rockers coming partially from the reduction in friction and overall weight? That is why i figured I would upgrade them..
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think of upgrades as a package instead of pieces.
rather than throwing parts at the motor and hoping they compliment each other, find a company that has put together a proven package, cam head, intake, exh, whatever. If you can't afford the package, save for it.
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think of upgrades as a package instead of pieces.
rather than throwing parts at the motor and hoping they compliment each other, find a company that has put together a proven package, cam head, intake, exh, whatever. If you can't afford the package, save for it.
If you go this route you generally end up paying more and getting less. Especially if you go with a big name like SLP. They give you a cam, headers and a canned tune. I bought the package as parts for my gto and saved about 1,00 bucks and got more power than the SLp package. I also got better parts. There are some smaller shops that put out cam packages that do well. I did a lot of reading and looked at a lot of dyno curves and selected a cam that gave me the power band I wanted and the drivability I wanted. In the end I ended up with an HPE cam, Patriot springs, Fast intake, ARH headers, and a Corsa catback.
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I think that the higher ratio rockers are more exciting if you’re getting an auto since the L99 can’t take a bigger cam and still keep the AFM.
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If you go this route you generally end up paying more and getting less. Especially if you go with a big name like SLP. They give you a cam, headers and a canned tune. I bought the package as parts for my gto and saved about 1,00 bucks and got more power than the SLp package. I also got better parts. There are some smaller shops that put out cam packages that do well. I did a lot of reading and looked at a lot of dyno curves and selected a cam that gave me the power band I wanted and the drivability I wanted. In the end I ended up with an HPE cam, Patriot springs, Fast intake, ARH headers, and a Corsa catback.
Have you used anyone local? I am looking to research some shops here.
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I agree with others in terms of this valvetrain kit. Do the comprehensive option otherwise leave it (valvetrain) alone it's already tuned up a good amount.
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The SLP rockers are similar to the stock ones, i.e. they are roller fulcrum only, but not roller trunion. YellaTerra makes some full-roller rockers, but the stock valvetrain is lighter and plenty stout enough to handle mild-moderate cams. Since the SLP rockers are about the same price as a new cam, you're better off getting the camshaft and leaving that $700 to go towards something else.

The new FAST LSX 102mm intake won't be out until April or May.
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If you go this route you generally end up paying more and getting less. Especially if you go with a big name like SLP. They give you a cam, headers and a canned tune. I bought the package as parts for my gto and saved about 1,00 bucks and got more power than the SLp package. I also got better parts. There are some smaller shops that put out cam packages that do well. I did a lot of reading and looked at a lot of dyno curves and selected a cam that gave me the power band I wanted and the drivability I wanted. In the end I ended up with an HPE cam, Patriot springs, Fast intake, ARH headers, and a Corsa catback.
Not exactly what I meant. If you're doing cam only, great. If you're doing cam now, and want to do heads, exhaust and intake next year, buy a cam that works with the combination.

Plan ahead, and get parts known to work well together, no matter where you get them.
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Not exactly what I meant. If you're doing cam only, great. If you're doing cam now, and want to do heads, exhaust and intake next year, buy a cam that works with the combination.

Plan ahead, and get parts known to work well together, no matter where you get them.
lol Actually what you said was if you cannot afford to get them all at once then just save. The same logic still applies. You will get better results for less $$ going the custom route.

As for local Atlanta shops. I have uses several. Tristart was good but they closed. The only two left are Vengance (in Cumming) and MTI. I have no personal experience with MTI but they have a great rep and are nice guy's to talk to. I wouldnt' hesitate to use them.

I have personally delt with Vengance several times. They have always done good work for me and I typically let them do my dyno tunes. There are some people out there who do not like them and seem to have a hard time getting along with them. I can say they do know F-bodies better than anyone (they are formerly known as GMMG).
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lol Actually what you said was if you cannot afford to get them all at once then just save. The same logic still applies. You will get better results for less $$ going the custom route.

As for local Atlanta shops. I have uses several. Tristart was good but they closed. The only two left are Vengance (in Cumming) and MTI. I have no personal experience with MTI but they have a great rep and are nice guy's to talk to. I wouldnt' hesitate to use them.

I have personally delt with Vengance several times. They have always done good work for me and I typically let them do my dyno tunes. There are some people out there who do not like them and seem to have a hard time getting along with them. I can say they do know F-bodies better than anyone (they are formerly known as GMMG).
Thanks for the heads up I have some friends who have MTI cars..I will have to check out vengeance!! Thanks a million
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I will be more than likely going with AI for my heads/cam work.
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Is that where Creech tunes cars?
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Thanks for the heads up I have some friends who have MTI cars..I will have to check out vengeance!! Thanks a million
Let me know I don't live to far from there. Once I finally get my insurance nightmare settled they'll have my next car to tune as well. I actually totaled the Goat less than a mile from thier shop.
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not to my knowledge. I wouldnt take my shit to him, saleen, or hennessey. I'll be doing my own custom tune at the shop.
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