PI swap

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by 16 with a 97 GT, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. 16 with a 97 GT

    16 with a 97 GT New Member

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    Where is the best place to buy the PI swap kit with everything. I want to get all new stuff but for a good price, what should I expect to pay?
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    its @1350 shipped from Parkway Performance, they sell the kits on ebay or on their website.
     
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    16 with a 97 GT New Member

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    is it worth the extra money to get ported heads?
     
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    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    16 with a 97 GT New Member

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    alright i might try that thanks alot
     
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    How good are their cams?
     
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    I know nothing of powerheads so i wont comment on their cams.

    BUT i have experience with Comp, Crower, regrinds and MPH grind cams.

    Crowers offer EXCELLENT driveability and performance increases. They were also the first company to offer a "non" regrind camshaft.
    Comp does good stuff, they just put in 5* of advance ground into their cams which w/ the large cams can cause PTV issues.
    MPH has awesome cams and can give you a very good cam for what you want to do with your car.

    I'm not a huge fan of regrinds for a few reasons.

    1. the base circle size is changed so in order to maintain the same follower to cam lobe clearance you have to either. 1. adjust the clearance w/ lash caps or 2. use a longer valve stem valve. both of which put a slightly different angle on the follower which i believe if the angle is to great can cause binding issues..
    2. i've heard of a few cases (this was a few years ago) of lash caps coming off or followers popping out of place(which happens with stock cams on occassions however rare).
     
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    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    I've run their cams since 98. been really happy with it, no problems at all.
    it rev past 7K no problem.
    not that it's on a stroker, I cant rev that high any more, but I did.
    there's idle and dyno vids in my build thread.

    I think there are more agressive profiles out there, like Crower or VT etc.
    but it's a good improvement either way.

    being a "regrind" - who cares. if it's built right, its better than stock.
    it's a cam, so really what's the big deal if it's not cut from a solid forged rod?
    I'm not disagreeing with you thomas,
    those issues could be a problem in certain cases, but I try to avoid letting uncommon feedback like that seem like the norm.
    like drilled rotors crack, or all of GMS parts are crap. stuff like that is way slanted on the forums.
    regrind cams too.
     
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    I agree with you, but when regrinds cost almost the same as new blank grinds i'd prefer to have the new blanks.. But like i said, those were also a few years ago that i heard those cases when cams for mod motors were still in their newborn stages.
     
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    So i can get a 10% discount on their cams??? hmmmm sounds interesting.
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    Yeah forum sponsors are the shizzle...10% discounts are a great thing :dancing6:
    Dalamar has dealt with them and says they are great so give them a call and order up some cams.
     
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    i'm sure thinking about it when i do the 5.4 swap. That sounds like a deal....360 for some pretty good cams. :) nice.
     
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    10% thats sweet.. but hey has anyone delt with houston performance cause i got quoted 2500 for port and polished heads all necessary hardware cams and a new pi intake o and shipping was included in that price as well
     
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    HPP is a decent shop, i have talked to a few guys who had work done there and made good hp using their cams.