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Old 10-14-2016, 08:40 AM   #1
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Seems like there's about one a month and I have been going through reading other threads to see what other guys are doing. It appears to me that Comp Cams are the most popular, not saying that any other cams are of lesser quality, among those that have done the swap. I spent the better part of my day yesterday on the Comp cams site going over the 6 different cam options for the 5.7 non VVT as well as watching vids on YouTube and reading old threads on other forums. In short I have learned that there's endless applications and combinations of mods that are unique to each persons truck and needs. I have plans for this my truck that are some what far fetched at times mainly from the funding stance but if I've learned anything from threads, such as those from Greg(Redtruck-VA), this is a long process and doesn't get finished over night. Unless you're Matt haha.
With all that being said here's what I got: My 04 Ram 4x4 has already the 87 Moe's TB, K&N CAI and most recently a T1000 which Sean with Hemifever has sent me a tune for the up coming Exhaust, which was ordered this week, and 4.56 gears that I'll order next week. I went ahead and got the build sheet for my truck the other day and what a difference that makes to someone who is unsure about certain specs. This isn't going to happen until the being of 2017, unless I get too anxious and jump the gun. There is a ton more info and research to be done before I make the purchase and go forward. All I'm looking for from you guys is maybe other suggestions on what I will need for the swap, maybe other brands I should look at, heads up on future issues or suggestions on what cam would be best with my application. I am looking at the Comp Cams XFI and TPX currently. From past threads I see that the Hemi can be picky about what you put into it and that other support mods may be needed. I no right off the bat that it will need valve springs but I'm not too sure what else. Thanks for your time and thanks in advance for any knowledge you share.

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Old 10-14-2016, 08:47 AM   #2
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You are certainly on the right path so far...doing your research FIRST to find what will realistically and specifically fit your budget, needs and expectations .


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Old 10-14-2016, 09:50 AM   #3
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Yep, do your research up front so you pick the bits and pieces that support your goal. Cams are often done in steps. The first cam for stock heads and then a more suitable cam for later mods and big heads.
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Old 10-18-2016, 03:55 PM   #4
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Personally I would reach out to someone who does custom spec cams. Tell them what you want out of your truck. What you have done and what you plan to do. You get a cam tailored to what you want vs an off the shelf cam. I went through Greene Racing and I am very pleased with Jay's customer service. There are a lot of options out there. Good luck with which ever way you choose to go.

Edit: My cam was ground by Comp Cams but was designed by Jay Greene(Greene Racing).
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Old 10-19-2016, 02:43 PM   #6
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Personally I would reach out to someone who does custom spec cams. Tell them what you want out of your truck. What you have done and what you plan to do. You get a cam tailored to what you want vs an off the shelf cam. I went through Greene Racing and I am very pleased with Jay's customer service. There are a lot of options out there. Good luck with which ever way you choose to go.

Edit: My cam was ground by Comp Cams but was designed by Jay Greene(Greene Racing).
How'd you go about that? Contact Jay or Comp Cams? I assume that its a custom grind it goes up a bit in price
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nah..it's pretty close to the same price as far as pricing goes...I too run a Jay spec'd grind and am REALLY happy with it , you can reach him on facebook under Jay Greene or Greene racing I think...
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