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Old 12-07-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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Cam and header install question/party

Just curious if anyone local to the Seattle area have experience with cam and header install on these ls2's. I'm trying to figure out where I want some money to go and if I can avoid the labor costs of the install for them I can do that and some suspension bits also. I'm fairly mechanically inclined, so I know with someone that has the experience of the steps for our cars that it would be much quicker than me alone.


Is anyone here up for helping with these?


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Old 12-07-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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Oh and drinks food and many many thanks would be provided haha.


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Just got the goat and already planning the headers/cam lol? Nice... I've had mine for a year and am still stock.
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Haha yeah. Monday I ordered the shifter and intake. Would have been exhaust too if it didn't already have it.

I'm going back and forth on suspension or motor first, but if labor isn't a factor ill likely be able to do both and that is preferable.


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Get radius rod bushings at the least.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:27 AM   #6
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Get radius rod bushings at the least.



For sure. On the list with sway bar and end link bushings. Bare minimum.


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Old 12-09-2012, 08:34 PM   #7
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Rear diff insert is cheap and useful too. But beware sway bar bushings (rear) are supposedly evil. I am still putting off my install. One day.....

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Rear diff insert is cheap and useful too. But beware sway bar bushings (rear) are supposedly evil. I am still putting off my install. One day.....

Oh it's not that badddd, getting the nuts back on is the hardest part. I just went to harbor freight and bought a 1/4in swivel rachet and made life sooooo much easier.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:54 AM   #9
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This car is definately pretty easy to work on, so far i've done all my own labor except the true trac. And that was springs struts, headers, clutch, motor/ trans mounts, some bushings here and there, and about to do a cam kit along with lifters, timing chain, oil pump. As long as you take your time and do it right with the right tools you shouldnt have any issues.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:14 AM   #10
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The jobs are easy just take your time doing them.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:35 PM   #11
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Thanks guys. Ill be orderin the long tubes soon. Before Xmas likely. Saturday ill be putting on a new ported intake and tb. My neighbor will be a second set of hands for the headers. I'm just curious now how I'm goin to get the headers to match up to my current car back, which ever brand headers I go with.


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Old 12-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #12
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You need new mid pipes and they bolt up to your cat back
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Gotch ya. I figured as much, but haven't gotten underneath to check yet.

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I only have experience with an 04 as I have done all the work on mine. I would imagine its much of the same. Good luck with the buy.... Don't forget to budget for a tune.
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Cam and header install question/party

Alright. The time is almost here to buy parts. Requested a quote from Ed C. Today. I thought I'd bump this and see if anyone is interested in being paid in beer and pizza to help install a cam and long tubes. Ill be swapping heads and redoing the valve train as well as installing a double roller timing chain. When the heads are off, ill get the headers and catless mids in since ill have more room.


So anyone interested? I'd appreciate any helpful hands or even smart ass commentary I suppose too haha.


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Old 02-21-2013, 04:06 PM   #16
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I'd appreciate any helpful hands or even smart ass commentary I suppose too haha.


Thanks

Well, since you put it that way....jk! Wish you were closer. That's an amazing list of to-do's. GL with it all. Can't wait to hear how it all came out!
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:57 PM   #17
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Too bad you do not live close to us we have done several of these partys in the past. You can do it on your own just search the web there is pleanty of info and I have a lot of pics if you want any to see what is involved. There is also the website that explains everything. Here is the website link. http://ls1howto.com/ Good Luck!
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:50 PM   #18
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C'mon fellas, I know some of you guys up north want to welcome this guy by helping him out...
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Hey just bumping this thread too, so see if anyone is interested in coming by next weekend and helping with the cam/header etc install.


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PM me the location and details. I'm not much of a wrencher but can at least be and extra set of eyes and hands. I think the wife will give me a hall pass for Sunday.
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Sounds good thanks. PM inbound.


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Good to meet you today. Sorry I could only help for a few hours. Keep us updated on the progress. We will have to go for a cruise when you finish it. I should be able to get the stock skid plate to you by next weekend.
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You as well. Thanks for coming by. A second set of hands and eyes are always helpful. You were clutch for the hardest things.

I can't wait to get her running and ill definitely have to come out and cruise around.


Oh and thanks for the skid plate. I definitely appreciate it. Ill have beer waiting.
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Does anyone has a link to the diy cam install? The only one I have been able to find does not work anymore
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Does anyone has a link to the diy cam install? The only one I have been able to find does not work anymore

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Sorry to spam your thread with pictures hope this gives you an idea.
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No worries at all. Ill get my link to the cam swap and the head swap write ups I'm using. I've gone back and forth between a couple different write ups. None have been all inclusive for a head and cam swap at the same time together. But it's all good. There's one from this site that is fantastic. It's a bulk of what I've used. Ill post em tomorrow.
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No worries at all. Ill get my link to the cam swap and the head swap write ups I'm using. I've gone back and forth between a couple different write ups. None have been all inclusive for a head and cam swap at the same time together. But it's all good. There's one from this site that is fantastic. It's a bulk of what I've used. Ill post em tomorrow.

Cool! Look foward to seeing it.
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