Needing input for top end work!
Okay, okay! I have a lifter tick AND a leak in my valve cover gasket. I had thought for a long time that is was a rear main (untrustworthy shop told me so) but a shop run by my friends dad set me straight today. Phew! That means $500 saved... Because I have no lift or tranny jack, that was why I was going to have shop do rear main...
Anyways! I do have the means to do top end work. Which means I plan on pulling the intakes and covers (not the heads since the head gasket was done 10k miles ago) I plan on replacing lower and upper intake gaskets and the leaking valve cover gasket. I also plan on pin pointing the lifter that's ticking while praying it didn't damage the cam at all and replace it. My question is should I do all the lifters and pushrods while I'm in there and what else? I'm not really caring about performance cause it's just my daily driver so if the cam is fine I'm keeping it don't need a supersix lumpy cam or whatever lol.
Also question regarding 8.8 rear end. I would definitely like one for both tires spinning, but should I get a stock one with low miles or get one and rebuild it with 4.10. Like I said earlier performance isn't a huge deal, I just think the 8.8 would give me better traction in this nebraska winter.
Thank all for your time!!
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No engine/performance mods (yet). Mach 460 sound system, 2 12" alpine subwoofers in a custom box w/ 1800watt kenwood amplifier. Smoked halo headlights, smoked sequential taillights, black bullitt staggered rims, racing stripes, and plastidipped spoiler. Future exterior mods - Chin spoiler, black fuel door, and demon fender flares (plastidipped).