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Old 10-06-2010, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Ive read quite a few places on the net that there are a decent amount of cams out there that put more hp and torque then the 6.1l cam and still do not requre tuning of any kind. (truck learns the cam i guess?) Does any one here know what cams are availible that do not require tuning, and will put more power to the wheels then the 6.1. Thanks in advance BTW Teach, and Bullet. Ive recruited 4 of my buddies from my station that said they would stick it out for a weekend and help me with the install. and if i do it at work ill have all the tools


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like I said in the pm i would go with my original route. the 6.1 regrind. you can make it a torquey cam so it will help out your low end.
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Ive read quite a few places on the net that there are a decent amount of cams out there that put more hp and torque then the 6.1l cam and still do not requre tuning of any kind. (truck learns the cam i guess?) Does any one here know what cams are availible that do not require tuning, and will put more power to the wheels then the 6.1. Thanks in advance BTW Teach, and Bullet. Ive recruited 4 of my buddies from my station that said they would stick it out for a weekend and help me with the install. and if i do it at work ill have all the tools
Comp 260 and crazy spartan both come to mind as more powerful cams that don't require much more than a common canned tune. You can get them pretty cheap, like 200 - 250 max when you find used ones on the classifieds.
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I had a 6.1 regrind into a Spartan that was an upper end cam, my current is a low end mid with a tight lsa. The regrind was great because it required no tuning at all to work good, but I got the custom tune for a few more hp and trq. What kinda money are you looking to spend and what are you looking for in the end?


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money wise, no more than 200-250. "kid due in march" what i want tho, my truck is an every day driver for me and my wife. reliability can not be sacrificed. I never tow more than 3k, 14 ft jon boat, or a few deer in the bed. I Love hearing my hemi wind out merging on the highway, or screamin through a tunnel. My low end is just fine (she chirps when floored) id rather not like to loose any but id like it to pull a little harder around 4-4500. Like stated, i do not have a tuner, so it needs to be "learnable" for the truck. and will 6.1 springs be good enough for any cam, or are there better ones out there?


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money wise, no more than 200-250. "kid due in march" what i want tho, my truck is an every day driver for me and my wife. reliability can not be sacrificed. I never tow more than 3k, 14 ft jon boat, or a few deer in the bed. I Love hearing my hemi wind out merging on the highway, or screamin through a tunnel. My low end is just fine (she chirps when floored) id rather not like to loose any but id like it to pull a little harder around 4-4500. Like stated, i do not have a tuner, so it needs to be "learnable" for the truck. and will 6.1 springs be good enough for any cam, or are there better ones out there?
from all that i have read, 6.1 springs seem to be the best bet for most any cam.


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6.1 springs will handle just about any cam. Now when you say no tuning do you mean not even a canned tune?
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no cam will run without a tuner i dont think. maybe the 6.1. you'll need at least a superchips or dsp to run with the cam. As for your choices, a regrind would be your best bet. problem is, most of them cost about $200 for the regrind alone, let alone getting the core.


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I think you are right about the 6.1 running on a stock tune.
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so seeing as how the slight improvement 6.1, still maybe needs to be tunned. do you guys thing i should hold off on the cam and get me a tuner first? and are the canned tunes already in the tuners? how does that work?


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