Originally Posted by thunderstruck507
You have a good combo coming together. This is one of the rarer times I can say a MS3/MS4 type cam wouldn't be a bad option.
The only hangup would be seeing you have a 98 block. The old wisdom is that the rod bolts are weaker in the earlier engines and might not like RPM. That said I spun mine to 6,800 rpm every time I ever drove the car and never showed any signs of issues.
With a MS3 or MS4 you will want your shifts set high (think 7,000rpm+) to achieve its full potential. If that causes concern for you, step down just a little. A good mid-high 230s duration grind might get you everything you need and be able to shift a bit lower.
Glad to hear about the rod bolts now rather than later. I can replace the stock rod bolts when I have this thing all tore down and if that's all I need it's not a big deal to replace those. It's when we are talking all new rods is when things start to get expensive
we have a good speed shop an hour away that I'm are can set me up with a great tune. So I'm not to worried about the 7k+ rpm limit.
thank you for your reply.
Originally Posted by z28241
If your staying with TSP , i vote for the Tsunami cam. Also what rear gear are you plannin on running? Off-topic, Better plan on Sub frame connectors in that future plan list..
Right now I just have the stock 3.23 gears and 10 bolt. I wasnt going to upgrade until it broke or until next summer, whatever came first.
subframe connectors and suspension are all going to be upgraded as well.
as far as the tsunami, that might be to much lift for my heads and need a fly cut. But I am not stuck on TSP and have considered SNS Stage 3 from Tick (235/243), the BTR Stage IV (235/242) from Brian Tooley, or something like an EPS 234/242.
thanks for the comment!