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Replacing 5.3L cam with 6.0L cam

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Postby starterz [OP] » Dec 06 2010, 8:30pm

I was wondering about replacing a 5.3l CAM with a 6.0l CAM? How would this affect other engine parts? IDEAS?
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Re: CAM

Postby aksierra11 » Dec 06 2010, 8:41pm

Is there issues with the one you have currently? If you are just after performance I would look at Camp Cams and get one specific to your motor.

Unless you have easy access to a cam from a cam from a 6.0?
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Re: CAM

Postby starterz [OP] » Dec 06 2010, 9:27pm

I just helped out a friend pull a 6.0l out and he is currently parting it out.
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Re: CAM

Postby NJ Torque » Dec 23 2010, 2:24am

The time swapped its not worth it to put that cam in the truck... I can spec you a cam if you would like...
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Re: CAM

Postby enginebuilder4life » Dec 26 2010, 6:14pm

the 6.0L cam is what GM is using in the 332 hp crate 5.3L engine. It's a good upgrade if you get the cam for free, or like $20. You may not like it if you have a 3.08:1 axle, because you'll lose a little torque off idle, up through about 1500 rpm. Maybe 2000.
The better aspects of this are you don't need to upgrade the springs or pushrods, nor do you need a custom tune. It'll still idle dead smooth.
But if you're gonna pay for labor, and gaskets, then you should pick a more serious cam.
Reading the other relevant forums will turn up the same 2 cams over and over again.
The larger being a 220/220-112, which has a very noticeable idle, wants the heads milled 0.030", mandates a custom tune, requires new valvesprings and pushrods, loses torque below 3000 rpm, and pulls 6500 rpm. It sometimes doesn't pass emissions tests. It'll have you either regretting it, or adding more speed parts, such as long tube headers, 4.10:1 gears, a high-stall converter, the TBSS intake manifold, an underdrive pulley, it goes on.
The smaller is a 212/218-113 Lunati VooDoo. It has a barely noticeable idle, noticeable torque gains from 2000 on up, you can keep your stock pushrods, though you should do the cheap GM Z06 springs, it easily passes emissions tests, and it will drive on a stock tune, until you can get it tuned on a local chassis dyno.
You can get fairly-close mail-order tunes for either of the above cams.
There are other good choices, depending on what you want and what you're willing to spend. If low rpm torque is your goal, then none of the above cams are very good, and you might consider that swapping a stock LQ4 can be done for the same cost as a new cam with new springs and a custom tune.
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