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$60 ....


Like in "6" - "0" ? that's it?

Not $6-0-0 ? ....how can they even make it for that?
nothing at the Dealership here is under a $100 so naturally I'm suspicious

a Cam is the next mod on my hit list list too, but want to do it right and do it once!
...and I think the current VVT cam offerings are playing it pretty safe/conservative.
I have yet to see any 4G put down any decent numbers at the track with a cam swap yet.

If I can save $540-$600 on the Cam and spend a little more on push rods and springs I would much rather do that.

There's got to be a catch. BV Heads required? Forged internals?

I'm so Glad I've put this off until last.
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$60 ....


Like in "6" - "0" ? that's it?

Not $6-0-0 ? ....how can they even make it for that?
nothing at the Dealership here is under a $100 so naturally I'm suspicious

a Cam is the next mod on my hit list list too, but want to do it right and do it once!
...and I think the current VVT cam offerings are playing it pretty safe/conservative.
I have yet to see any 4G put down any decent numbers at the track with a cam swap yet.

If I can save $540-$600 on the Cam and spend a little more on push rods and springs I would much rather do that.

There's got to be a catch. BV Heads required? Forged internals?

I'm so Glad I've put this off until last.
$60 is my cost so i guess in all fairness that is the catch.....ill look up list after while and post it up......

but its all irrelevant if it no one knows if it will work
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Even at cost that seems low for a new part,
I was leaning toward the Arrington Billet cam, $600 from ShopHemi, not a fan of the re-grinds myself.

Hey, can do me a favor and look at what your cost is on an R/T 2600 stall torque converter?
MY local stealership is trying to tell me its available as a "Kit" for $700 (in Canada).
I laughed and ordered a fully custom "built to my mods" Billet 3K stall TC from Andre at Edge Racing Converters instead for $525.

Someone else said they can get a new R/T TC for around $200 and that sounded too low to be true.
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I have seen a lot of talk about swapping 6.1 and 6.4 cams into the 5.7. Most concern seems to be with the vvt aspect of it, but I don't know much about the vvt technology.
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Even at cost that seems low for a new part,
I was leaning toward the Arrington Billet cam, $600 from ShopHemi, not a fan of the re-grinds myself.

Hey, can do me a favor and look at what your cost is on an R/T 2600 stall torque converter?
MY local stealership is trying to tell me its available as a "Kit" for $700 (in Canada).
I laughed and ordered a fully custom "built to my mods" Billet 3K stall TC from Andre at Edge Racing Converters instead for $525.

Someone else said they can get a new R/T TC for around $200 and that sounded too low to be true.
was surprised to find that several converters are available.....i would need an rt vin to make sure i use the right part number....but from what ive seen youd be in the $500 range.....a couple remans are there too for even cheaper but once again.....vin number!
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was surprised to find that several converters are available.....i would need an rt vin to make sure i use the right part number....but from what ive seen youd be in the $500 range.....a couple remans are there too for even cheaper but once again.....vin number!
Here's a R/T vin from a dealer lot, 3D7JB1ET2BG612678
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I'm also waiting to see if the 6.4 cam would work!!! very interesting!!! Freddie, fly out to Oklahoma and lets tear this up!
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list is $492+tax for the R/T converter......
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What is that Cam part number so I can ask around?
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list is $492+tax for the R/T converter......
Good to know if I mess up my R/T converter with towing since it's only rated at 5,000 pounds
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