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Old 08-22-2010, 01:39 PM
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Yeah, difference is the parts cost is WAY less!!
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by docwyte View Post
Yeah, difference is the parts cost is WAY less!!
Yeah - but now you have to bring SAE and metric tools to the track!!!
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:40 PM
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Yeah - but now you have to bring SAE and metric tools to the track!!!
well..... not so much

LS fasteners are metric too.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by docwyte View Post
Yep, I need it to be emissions compliant, so if the larger cam isn't going to let me go through smog, it's out.

Texas Performance recomended beehive springs and different pushrods for the 228R cam, I was debating going to roller rockers as well.
Hey Doc, I highly recomend calling the vendor directly regarding emissions...... As mild as you are planning I doubt any problems, but that is a PITA job to do in the car if you find it won't pass. Make a 5 min call and be sure
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by docwyte View Post
Yep, I need it to be emissions compliant, so if the larger cam isn't going to let me go through smog, it's out.

Texas Performance recomended beehive springs and different pushrods for the 228R cam, I was debating going to roller rockers as well.
I would recommend the roller rockers. With the higher rate springs and the higher lift cams, they should make the valve train last longer as well as make a couple of horsepower.
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 2bridges View Post
well..... not so much

LS fasteners are metric too.
Really? I wouldn't have guessed that! What about the rest of the cars they came packaged in?
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by pontifex4 View Post
Really? I wouldn't have guessed that! What about the rest of the cars they came packaged in?
Yup, true story.

So far every fastener I touched on my C5 Z06 except the aftermarket blower tensioner reinforcement is metric. I assume the same is true for the other LS cars as well (camaro, caddy cts, gto, etc)
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by 2bridges View Post
Yup, true story.

So far every fastener I touched on my C5 Z06 except the aftermarket blower tensioner reinforcement is metric. I assume the same is true for the other LS cars as well (camaro, caddy cts, gto, etc)
by the time the LS came out gm had gone full metric. it was the LTs that had a mix of metric/SAE
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:36 PM
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The roller rockers aren't really necessary for a 228* cam, the stock LS rocker arms are pretty good--they're roller, but not roller tip. They're also really easy to change out later if you decide that you need to!

Make sure you get an upgraded billet double-roller timing set, and a good oil pump. I just went with an SLR pump (IIRC).
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by 2bridges View Post
well..... not so much

LS fasteners are metric too.
Just shows you how long its been since I have laid a wrench on Chevy....
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris White View Post
Just shows you how long its been since I have laid a wrench on Chevy....
is that because theyre so reliable?
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by V2Rocket_aka944 View Post
by the time the LS came out gm had gone full metric. it was the LTs that had a mix of metric/SAE
that is incorrect

all the fasteners on a LTx are metric headed. Some still have SAE threads but have been metric headed since the 80's
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by 944V8inDFW View Post
that is incorrect

all the fasteners on a LTx are metric headed. Some still have SAE threads but have been metric headed since the 80's
Well if that doesn't make perfect sense, I don't know what does...
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by adrial View Post
Well if that doesn't make perfect sense, I don't know what does...
moral of the story, not SAE tools needed
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:25 PM
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As far as what i carry in terms of tools whenever i hit the road, i always use Metrinch anyways: http://www.metrinch.com/

They fit both standard and metric nuts/bolts and they're way less likely to round off the head of something. Worth every penny!
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