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Old 06-03-2014, 11:53 PM
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I got a 2012 Ram 5.7. Thought about doing plastic surgery on my engine. I want to know a good 0-60 cam, not to big but not small either. I found on ShopHemi, a VVT 266. It seemed right, but I need more info before I jump into it. Anyways, I have a Diablo Trinity Tuner, what else is required for it to run correctly? Do I need springs and new lifters? Let me know, thanks!!
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No matter what cam you do in the VVT engine, be prepared for a hefty bill for install and tuning. Getting a cam to work properly in these engines takes a long time to get right and only a few builders/tuners have got it tuned properly without losing power compared to stock. HHP, OST, Arrington, and very few others have had positive results with a VVT cam swap.
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almost seems like its more money then its worth.
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What about going with a Spartan Eagle 212/216, I want decent performance gains, but also hearing the cam talk. I don't want nothing too big. As it is still a daily driver, but I do take it to the track a couple times. Let me know!

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If you've talked with Stu about it and he's going to be handing you a tune then I trust him since he did my '07's cam and it was right where I wanted it to be.
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