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furgy
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2/29/2004
22:06:29

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Its great. I would say i am addicated to it. I spend all my time and money on it. so far I have decided to keep my stock filter box. I installed a cold air system {about 1 foot of pipe & removed the flap }installed new plugs Taylor wires brass cap & roter, relocated the IAT. That was this week. Ican relly tell a difrance. also has flomaster catback . I am on a budjet should i just save money for a hypertech or a superchip next. I have just about done all the cheep stuf i can do .Thanx 98 rc 5.2 lots of miles still screams o befor the mods this week when i hit speed limeter it just slowed down kind of suddley> Now it hits the speed limeter hard as sh@t trows your head forward. Thanks for your help



WipLash
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2/29/2004
22:55:44

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Save your money for an R/T cam. That will wake that engine up more than anything. You can buy the 1.7 rockers, but they cost the same as the cam. Hughes has an R/T regrind for like $195.00. It's the best bang for the buck. There are several other modifications you can do, but none of them will make much increase in HP without the R/T cam. They all compliment the cam(M1 intake, headers, PCM, etc..). Therefore, if you get the cam first, when you start doing all the other bolt-ons you will really notice a difference. You can easily get the 5.2L over 275hp at the crank. With a little extra work (more compression or R/T heads) you can have over 300hp. The R/T heads aren't cheap. I'm planning on installing the R/T cam on my 5.9L real soon. I might do the heads this summer.



furgy
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3/01/2004
18:49:53

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Thanks wiplash . The only problem is my motor has 144,000 miles on it . It runs great uses no oil but i am a little scared to do to mutch to the moter until i have to rebuild it .What do you think . IF IT AINT BROKE DONT FIX IT...



WipLash
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3/01/2004
21:36:05

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That's one way to look at it.....
One of the reasons I'm a big fan of the slightly larger R/T cam is the lower cylinder pressures. These engines have a tendency to literally compression brake at RPMs over 4K. They reach excrusiating high cylinder pressures at 5K. This practically shuts the engine down. By increasing the overlap of the intake and exhaust valve cyles(more duration) the cylinder pressures drop dramatically at upper RPM's. This frees the engine up. You will loose some lower end, but you will gain more on the mid and upper end than you lost on the lower end.

The lower cylinder pressures the R/T cam would offer to the engine would actually cut down on engine wear because the engine will be less prone to detonate. THAT"S AS LONG AS YOU KEEP YOUR FOOT OUT OF IT. You will more than likely get worse gas mileage with the R/T cam. I lower RPM's you will have cylinder pressures low enough to have incomplete burning og the gasses (idle -1200rpm).

The R/T cam is emissions legal. That should tell you that it's not that radical.



furgy
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3/03/2004
21:42:22

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Thanks again Whiplash. I am going to start saving some money up.



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