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Looking through craigslist theres a guy sellin comp cams beehive springs for a hemi @ 300 bucks, says he paid 330, says good for .550 lift and has retainers, now when I searched for the 268 cam(the cam I wanna install), the suggested parts in Jegs listed the Beehive springs but for an LS2 @ only 187.00. First is there a difference between the suggested springs and these 300 dollar springs? will I need to replace the springs with the bigger cam, and is the 300 dollar ones even a deal? or would I just buy the 187.00 ones Jegs suggests?
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Craigslist ad:

http://richmond.craigslist.org/pts/2308797713.html

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http://www.jegs.com/i/Comp-Cams/249/26918-16/10002/-1

heres the cam ad, and you can see where it suggests the above springs

http://www.jegs.com/i/Comp+Cams/249/112-501-11/10002/-1
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Few cammed hemi rams have broken beehive springs in the past but maybe those are okay.

IMO i would go with oem 6.1 springs and they are cheaper.
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cool will do, thanks kay9, whats a good place to get em the dealership or ebay or something? Also I would need to replace the rods as well, so just use 6.1 rods too?
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Might have to contact Intertia Motorsports to be sure but i remember ordering the 5.7L Camshaft Only Install Kit ($180) in 09 and it came with 6.1 springs/pushrods and exhaust gaskets. May include Crank and Cam Bolts.
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cool will do, thanks kay9, whats a good place to get em the dealership or ebay or something? Also I would need to replace the rods as well, so just use 6.1 rods too?
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