Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
PFYC
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Engine | Drivetrain | Powertrain Technical Discussions > Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons

Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Bolt-Ons | Intakes | Exhaust

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
Cypher106
 
Drives: 2SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Posts: 15
What do i HAVE to replace when i buy a new Cam?

Well as the title says, im thinking about buying a MTI stage 3 Cam for my 2012 SS and am not completely sure on what i HAVE to replace in order to not break internal parts from the new cam. please help.
Cypher106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
mikeSS


 
mikeSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 7,335
send email or call MTI. they should know what you need.
mikeSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
cmb74656

 
cmb74656's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro 2SS/RS CGM/BLI A6
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Palmetto, FL
Posts: 978
Depends on how radical the cam is. Lifters can be re-used on a mild cam. Valve springs would have to be replaced with a radical cam. Just remember: You must remove the heads before removing the lifters on LS series engines.
__________________
Dan Wheldon (1978-2011)

MODS: RX Performance catch can, Jegs CAI, ZL1 grille, chrome license plate frame, GM locking gas cap, Defender Worx chrome DRL bezels, GM molded splash guards, Oracle LED side markers, DRLs, tag lights and reverse lamps, Technostalgia Rapid Fire tail lamps, Vitesse shift paddle extenders, MBRP cat back.
FUTURE: long tube headers, front splitter, slotted/drilled rotors, leather console and e-brake handle boot, remote fuel door and rear seat release, sway bars and bushings.
WISH LIST: Edelbrock E-Force SC, LS3 conversion
cmb74656 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 08:21 PM   #4
Harleyfatboy
 
Harleyfatboy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 lt1 rs 2009 Harley fat boy
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 16
Do not put the old lifters on an new cam. It will wear out the new cam.
Harleyfatboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #5
Ucantctchme
 
Ucantctchme's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 ss. 1990 RS the faster one.
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando
Posts: 536
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harleyfatboy View Post
Do not put the old lifters on an new cam. It will wear out the new cam.
Disregard this^^^ when it comes to modern engines. Roller lifters do not set wear patterns.
Ucantctchme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 08:37 PM   #6
Ject
aka Patrick
 
Ject's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 Camaro 2SS '04 Silverado
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Derby Kansas
Posts: 3,099
Send a message via Yahoo to Ject
To be safe I would Replace the Springs & Lifters and Push rods just because you are more then likely getting a more aggressive Cam then what is currently in the car (otherwise it would be pointless)

The "HAVE" to's... Depends if you are Manual or Automatic.
__________________
Current Modifications: Your average Bolt-ons & Suspension Upgrades
GForce Engineering: 9" Rear End, Strange Pro Iron Case w/Moser Nodular 3.70:1 Detroit locker, 3.5" Solid Drive Shaft
Ject is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 09:15 PM   #7
Blu808
 
Blu808's Avatar
 
Drives: Hankook Formula Drift Camaro
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Jose
Posts: 453
Send a message via AIM to Blu808 Send a message via Yahoo to Blu808
Hi,
When you upgrade your cam, we recommend you upgrade the following parts as well:

Camshaft
Comp 921 Dual Valve Springs
Hardened Pushrods
Titanium Retainers
Seats
Seals
Heavy Duty Timing Chain

We can offer you a cam package and give you a nice discounts on all these parts. Feel free to PM or call us for more details!
Blu808 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 10:28 PM   #8
Jason 98 TA


 
Drives: Camaro
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,435
You won't change lifters when you swap camshafts. The cam, good
Pushrods, and a quality spring kit like the prc double spring kit. You will also need a gasket kit.
Jason 98 TA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 10:33 PM   #9
Ject
aka Patrick
 
Ject's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 Camaro 2SS '04 Silverado
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Derby Kansas
Posts: 3,099
Send a message via Yahoo to Ject
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason 98 TA View Post
You won't change lifters when you swap camshafts. The cam, good
Pushrods, and a quality spring kit like the prc double spring kit. You will also need a gasket kit.
I hate to disagree with yeah Jason but if he has an automatic car... I would like to think the lifters are a "need" to replace ... at least the 8 that are AFM.
If he has mentioned if he has an A6 or M6 I've missed it.
__________________
Current Modifications: Your average Bolt-ons & Suspension Upgrades
GForce Engineering: 9" Rear End, Strange Pro Iron Case w/Moser Nodular 3.70:1 Detroit locker, 3.5" Solid Drive Shaft
Ject is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 11:24 PM   #10
mikeSS


 
mikeSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 7,335
whats with all this talk of lifters... pretty simple. l99 change them ls3 no need.
mikeSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 01:13 AM   #11
2010abmss
 
2010abmss's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 ABM SS
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: TX
Posts: 582
Vengeance takes it a step further and replaces the oil pump with a melling high volume pump and the comp trunion rocker upgrade
__________________
Sold 2010 ABM 2SS RS. Kooks, Corsa CB
2010abmss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 06:38 PM   #12
Cypher106
 
Drives: 2SS/RS
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Posts: 15
I have a l99 engine. if i could find a package for all of it that would be awesome, exspecially at a decent price.
Cypher106 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 07:08 PM   #13
Blu808
 
Blu808's Avatar
 
Drives: Hankook Formula Drift Camaro
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Jose
Posts: 453
Send a message via AIM to Blu808 Send a message via Yahoo to Blu808
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cypher106 View Post
I have a l99 engine. if i could find a package for all of it that would be awesome, exspecially at a decent price.
PM or call us, we can set you up with a package deal for a cam and LS3 conversion.
Blu808 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2012, 12:18 AM   #14
mth35115
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro rs/ss inferno orange
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 181
With the auto, MTI recommends the Stage 2 cam, unless you want to change the torque converter. I run the stage2 cam with AHR longtube headers, good power and great sound. Added a Magnson Supercharger with the same combo more power than most will ever use.
__________________

HOT ROD SS
MTH35115
mth35115 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unofficial 1/4 Mile (V8) 2010+ Camaro Fast List Merc Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 250 04-01-2014 11:40 AM
Replace oil pump or shim during cam install? Lee123 Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 8 03-03-2012 10:38 AM
JANNETTY RACING INJEN COLD AIR INTAKE GROUP BUY JANNETTYRACING V8 Bolt-Ons & Tunes 163 01-03-2011 08:50 AM
VVT Cam Specials! yyz28 Engine Internals 17 10-19-2010 12:29 AM
Why you can't buy a new car directly from the manufacturer scotchsride09 Off-topic Discussions 13 02-14-2009 06:15 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.