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im wanting to do a smaller cam that sounds good , and imma still get a small converter like 2200 . but im woundering what small cam can i do without switching rockers and stuff? i will get custom if have to. thanks
 

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problem isn't the rockers really, it's the springs. the stock stamped rockers can handle a bit more lift no problem (they will have a wear pattern at the valve tip and should be cleaned up, at least), but your springs are approaching binding territory

hell, even throwing 1.6 rockers on stock springs is asking for trouble

so the answer is, the only cam you can run with an otherwise stock valvetrain is one that only messes with duration and overlap a little bit, has no real improvement in lift

yeah, you could get a custom grind that has a more optimal duration and all that, and improve stuff quite a bit on the low end, if you're doing it just to be different, but why not get some cheap roller tip rockers and springs?

best off on a budget build to get comp cams 'roller tip' rockers, even the 1.5 ratio ones, and some cheapo beehive springs. they'll drop right in, no mods to the valve covers, stock studs, stock retainers, everything..
 

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I know people buy them, but I just think roller tipped rockers are a waste of money. There is little to gain for the cost as compared to a full roller rocker that also has a roller fulcrum. MHO.
they're cheap, plus they're really quiet and dont seem to cause any false knock without the LT4 knock module; i'm pretty happy with mine, on a mild build.

my last car with nsa roller rockers was clattery as hell, and although im sure it gained a bit on paper from reduced valvetrain weight and friction, it's sure nice to have it factory quiet for a change.

so even though you might not gain as much, they still "rock"

*ducks*
 
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