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Old 02-11-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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Supporting Mods for Cam Package?

I am going to do a Cam Package with the LS3 Conversion in the next few months by a very reputable Tuner. I am just wondering what other supporting mods are you people doing with cams doing?

Currently my mods are: LTs, HF Cats, 2.5" CB, CAI intake, YANK SS3200, custom tuned (365rwhp)


I have a RX catch can on the way and will be ordering a VMAX ported TB...

So...what else should I do? goal for the car is around 440-450 rwhp
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:48 PM   #2
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LS3/DOD conversion kit if you're planning on dropping the DOD.

For sure the TC will help the most and you can also consider some shorter gears as well. Esp with that Yank.

Everything else sounds good. Try to work as close as you can to the Cam grind and Tuner as you can.

That will make all the difference!

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Old 02-11-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
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im working with the tuner for sure, just trying to get a feel for what others are doing
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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1. C5r timing chain
2. Replacing the Ls3 chain tensioner to Ls2 dog bone dampner.
3. Melling oil pump (10296)
4. Chromoly pushrods
5. Brian Tooley racing platinum valve springs "0" failure rate.
6. ARP cam retainer bolts (opt)
7. ARP cam sprocket bolts (opt)
8. ARP head bolts (only because you can reuse them many many times)
9. For L99's it's also a good idea to get your heads cncd and ported
10. Swapping out your L99 intake valves to hollow Ls3 valves
11. Rocker arm trunion upgrade.
To name a few off the top of my head.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:48 PM   #5
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I am with the above. Maybe add drag radials and trailing arms to put the power down. Other than that I can't think of anything. The L99 is very forgiving on the rear end and the trans when tuned properly. Ohh yeah make sure you have a tranny cooler. If you had a M6 car I would say throw the suspension catalog at it as well as a 9inch rear end and strong clutch. LOL
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:13 PM   #6
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=273945 there is my build and what we did
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:23 PM   #7
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1. C5r timing chain
2. Replacing the Ls3 chain tensioner to Ls2 dog bone dampner.
3. Melling oil pump (10296)
4. Chromoly pushrods
5. Brian Tooley racing platinum valve springs "0" failure rate.
6. ARP cam retainer bolts (opt)
7. ARP cam sprocket bolts (opt)
8. ARP head bolts (only because you can reuse them many many times)
9. For L99's it's also a good idea to get your heads cncd and ported
10. Swapping out your L99 intake valves to hollow Ls3 valves
11. Rocker arm trunion upgrade.
To name a few off the top of my head.
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Remember OP, TSP can port those heads for 800$ or have advanced inductions do it for a little more. You might aswell since you are alrady there if its within the budget, and you'll exceed your goal of 450+. AI also does badass valve jobs.

You can always have your intake ported for rather cheap, around 350$, or buy the fast 102 with the vmax ring so u can retain your TB.

pay the extra 20$ and get the cam custom spec'd from a rep., ive always been bias towards vengeance racing, martin from tick perf, pat g, geoff, to name a few.

You can opt for a thinner gasket to bump compression. People like to use the ls9 gaskets.

160 thermostat ~25$ from TSP

25% underdrive pulley, they are $189 @ calspeedperformance and you can buy the belts from TSP. its about 25$ ~ for the arp crank bolt and about 5$~ for the gm TTY bolt.

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Looks like yall got this covered.lol
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:29 PM   #9
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Looks like yall got this covered.lol
bro we got this thread on LOCKDOWN
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:20 PM   #10
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haha i appreciate the insight, most of the foremention things are included in my tuners package. I cant wait to get this work done, this is the first time ive spent some coin on go fast goodies.
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That's cool! Do it once and do it right, or end up paying twice is what I always say.
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Have you been reading all the threads on VVT Cams? I was in your shoes looking around for everything i wanted and decided instead of LS3 conversion, I went with TSPs VVT cam kit. with doing the AFM/DOD delete.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:38 AM   #13
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yeah, im up in the air with the vvt cam, maygo ahead and do the vvt
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I am with the above. Maybe add drag radials and trailing arms to put the power down. Other than that I can't think of anything. The L99 is very forgiving on the rear end and the trans when tuned properly. Ohh yeah make sure you have a tranny cooler. If you had a M6 car I would say throw the suspension catalog at it as well as a 9inch rear end and strong clutch. LOL
By forgiving you mean good or bad sorry i didn't quite get it lol
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If your talking about the shop in your sig, I'm sure they got you covered good. My cars were done there and they came out great. I stop by there alot and always nasty builds going on with the Gen 5's. There shop car was a A6 and hauled at the track.

Good luck with the build
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Yup,ill be allset, all work get done by Don, was just looking for some opinions on things like ported TB and such
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Don said hes going to set my car up with basically the same as his old shop car
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Don said hes going to set my car up with basically the same as his old shop car
That was a nice looking Synergy Green SS they had.
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By forgiving you mean good or bad sorry i didn't quite get it lol
I mean good as in the stock L99 driveline and suspension can run low 10's good for a long time without breaking or needing any upgrades. Just need a good trans tune and cooler and your set. M6 cars need loads of upgraded parts to do the same thing. Just like we need new lifters and other valvetrain parts to run fast reliably.
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Like stated by a few others do it right the first. I did all of the listed upgrades but now Im wanting a bigger cam. Now I'm about to go back in to upgrade a cam. More money.
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1. C5r timing chain
2. Replacing the Ls3 chain tensioner to Ls2 dog bone dampner.
3. Melling oil pump (10296)
4. Chromoly pushrods
5. Brian Tooley racing platinum valve springs "0" failure rate.
6. ARP cam retainer bolts (opt)
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10. Swapping out your L99 intake valves to hollow Ls3 valves
11. Rocker arm trunion upgrade.
To name a few off the top of my head.
What is wrong with the intake valves?

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Yup,ill be allset, all work get done by Don, was just looking for some opinions on things like ported TB and such
He ports the throttle body's there. Did mine.
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Weight bud, that's the only thing. The Ls3 are hollow and the L99 are solid stainless steel. But since the heads gotta come off why not upgrade since your going in? Just my .2
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Talk a few shops and see what they USE and feel good around. Go with what your tuner and or installer wants to use. not what the thread wants to use.

for example my shop uses there own in house springs, that they make. So i used there springs.
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^^^ he came asking for information Mike, nobody is here twisting his arm. He's a big boy.
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