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Old 07-05-2017, 03:51 PM   #1
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Cam malfunction

I have a 2013 ram 1500 base. its a crew cab. 110000 miles. I had to put my truck in the shop due to the cam lobe being warn off by a lifter. Contacted FCA and was told had to be diagnostics from certified FCA for them to act. Priced the cam swap and rebuiled. 4700. Could not afford to go to them so I settled for a certified auto shop. 2700 for the rebuild if I went back with stock cam and lifter replacement. Question is should I go for an aftermarket slightly bigger cam or stay stock. Engine already apart. I'm thinking go bigger.

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Old 07-05-2017, 06:44 PM   #2
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You can go bigger but will need a tuner as the cam will not run very well or at all on the newer trucks without tuning it.
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I know. Diablo makes a tune for certain mild cams. Will prob go with them. I want it to go mild cam. Something they deal with.
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Diablo only has canned tunes not for cams in the tuners. For a cam you will need the tuner and a person who does CMR tuning (like me) to get a cam dialed in.
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Ah, I understand. I must have misunderstood my mechanic. He's getting the tune and the cam. I was thinking diablo had a tune. Anyway. I'm trying to see cost difference between going back stock or upgrading to cam.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:27 AM   #7
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I hope so haha! Only reason I'm going to upgrade cam is because the oem cam malfunctioned. Engine is apart already so might as well upgrade. Already have cold air intake. Flow masters ( which I might go straights)
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Don't go dual exhaust will kill power leave the Y pipe not X/H pipe either.
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Ah, I would think just the opposite. Previous owner went true duals with 14" flow masters. Sounds good right now. But straights sound really good. I might go with long tube headers as well.
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Ah, I would think just the opposite. Previous owner went true duals with 14" flow masters. Sounds good right now. But straights sound really good. I might go with long tube headers as well.
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