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Old 09-23-2016, 09:31 PM   #1
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What lifters are u guys when u guys delete the dod/afm

Im thinkin later down the road to keep vvt and delete the afm etc.. what lifters are u guys running? I dont want to run the ls6 lifters because thats what failed on my 408 couple months ago and thus causing my trans am to be on hold for a bit.

Morels? Comps?
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:24 AM   #2
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ill never buy a comp product again. everything iv bought from comp was bad when i got it or failed soon after. Morels or Johnson.
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:34 AM   #3
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=385577

LS7 lifters with the valley pan are what all the pros use.

Hammdo really went above and beyond with his build, if there's ever the slightest reference point or bit of info you need, he's got it covered through and through.
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:59 AM   #4
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LS7 lifters with the valley pan are what all the pros use.

Hammdo really went above and beyond with his build, if there's ever the slightest reference point or bit of info you need, he's got it covered through and through.
2 Ls7 lifters failed on my stroker so not sure if i wud want to use those again.
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:19 AM   #5
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If you were simply doing an AFM delete (no blower,etc.) would stock LS3 lifters work fine? (assuming you wanted to get rid of the afm lifters altogether)
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:20 AM   #6
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I used Johnson lifters but Morel are great too!
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:56 AM   #7
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2 Ls7 lifters failed on my stroker so not sure if i wud want to use those again.
Jeez that sucks, I figure an LS3 conversion overall would be your safest / most reliable bet.... just to get rid of these stupid lifters!!!!

Yeah you're gonna get smoked by some VVT's out there, but I just hate seeing people say they've had lifters fail in these L99's.

I'd only have two well trusted vendors on this site vvt cam my car.

GPI Rhino and Justicepete from Virginia
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:32 PM   #8
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Im still debating ... this aint gonna be a a all out performer just want a nice unmpph to my daily driver..
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I gave up with hydraulics and went Morel solids
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:32 PM   #10
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Im still debating ... this aint gonna be a a all out performer just want a nice unmpph to my daily driver..
VVT/DOD delete and removing the lifters which is essentially an LS3 conversion is probably the safest route because there's 1 less thing for you to worry about failing (lifters).

I'll probably get flamed for this but I feel like getting rid of those lifters is just one less thing to worry about.
There's plenty of people here who have had their cams run with VVT and lifters without a single problem, and there's those who haven't.

Cams are definitely you gotta pay to play kind of thing, everything from the installation, all the way through to the tune and then the oil / break-in process are all critical to the cam's longevity.

So if you're looking for a DD with more UMPH... get a smaller cam that isn't so aggressive VVT or not. Then work your way up from there.
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Old 09-24-2016, 02:58 PM   #11
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Ls3/7 lifters are actually pretty damn good. The failure rate is very low. I had one fail, but put a new set in and would again if needed.

The johnsons are nice, but more picky on preload. For a basic <1000rwhp setup just about anything works. Not a fan of the comps at all.

Failed ls7 lifters I've seen are from poor valvetrain/cam and skipping the rollers on the cam. Quick way to wipe out a lifter.
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Old 09-25-2016, 10:48 AM   #12
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I run the Johnson 2110 Lifters in all the cam jobs at my shop.

http://www.briantooleyracing.com/joh...ters-2110.html
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:52 PM   #13
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I run the Johnson 2110 Lifters in all the cam jobs at my shop.

http://www.briantooleyracing.com/joh...ters-2110.html
Damn dude those are some expensive ass lifters.

I'm guessing these are just about the best things out there for us 5th gen owners then right?

So if I were to cam my L99... I want these lifters?
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:57 PM   #14
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LS3 and LS7 are the same.
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