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Old 09-09-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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I'm looking for some cams for my 04 auto GT. What all will I need? I want one that sounds real good at idle any suggestions and how much to put in?
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I'm looking for some cams for my 04 auto GT. What all will I need? I want one that sounds real good at idle any suggestions and how much to put in?
Are you doing the install?
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No probably a shop
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No probably a shop
You're going to need to save up a pretty good chunk of change then. Ask around and check out the rates locally. And it would be wise to get a dyno tune as well so throw that in on top. Not cheap, definitely worth it though!
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Oh and some comp mothas are good cams.
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Cams for sound only are stupid IMO.
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Cams for sound only are stupid IMO.
Why? Maybe he just wants his car to sound super badass. The 2v sounds good but it doesn't have that amazing muscle car idle, which cams will give it.
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Why? Maybe he just wants his car to sound super badass. The 2v sounds good but it doesn't have that amazing muscle car idle, which cams will give it.
True that. I had cams in mine and it turned heads. Also it really improved power at high rpm. I was surprisingly fast 50mph high way race starts
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True that. I had cams in mine and it turned heads. Also it really improved power at high rpm. I was surprisingly fast 50mph high way race starts
What I'm thinking of dojng is getting regrinded stage 2 cams (Ortiz performance does them) and also probably going to get electric cutouts. Cammed and open headers will sound amazing.
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What I'm thinking of dojng is getting regrinded stage 2 cams (Ortiz performance does them) and also probably going to get electric cutouts. Cammed and open headers will sound amazing.
Let me know how those cams treat you if you go that route. Haven't been able to actually talk to someone about them that has experience from em.
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Before you jump into cams


What are your mods
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Cold air intake SLP catted x and SLP lm1
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Cold air intake SLP catted x and SLP lm1
You should do full bolt ons first. Unless your heart is set on cams then thats your call. Either way im sure you will love it
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I went to Ortiz and I couldn't find any info about the cams? I might steal your plan with cutouts and cams after bolt ons. That sounds super mean
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Cold air intake SLP catted x and SLP lm1
Your a long way from cams ,

Do the full bolt ons you can , and then do cams last
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Yeah you should do more before cams
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If you are going to pay a shop to do the cams you are looking at a $1500+ install and then a tune on top of that. That's supercharger territory if you DIY (which it sounds like you aren't doing). I dunno paying a shop to do stuff like this is like taking a wheelbarrow of $100 bills, dumping a gascan on it and then throwing a match on it.

Although you can say that about modding cars in general...
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I'd try to find someone that knows how to install cams, or is at least kind of tech savvy and DIY. I would rather do it myself than take it to a shop to get a new one ripped.
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Cams are just unbolting things and aligning the cam right
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If you are going to pay a shop to do the cams you are looking at a $1500+ install and then a tune on top of that. That's supercharger territory if you DIY (which it sounds like you aren't doing). I dunno paying a shop to do stuff like this is like taking a wheelbarrow of $100 bills, dumping a gascan on it and then throwing a match on it.

Although you can say that about modding cars in general...
Lol.
Somebody on here has a signature that goes something like this:

Modding: Buying parts that you don't really need...with money that you don't really have...to impress people that you don't really know... who probably dont really care.

Those Ortiz cams interest me as well. I looked for some info on their website, a couple of months ago, when SL4 previously mentioned them, and came up empty.
Who sells them?
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Lol.
Somebody on here has a signature that goes something like this:

Modding: Buying parts that you don't really need...with money that you don't really have...to impress people that you don't really know... who probably dont really care.

Those Ortiz cams interest me as well. I looked for some info on their website, a couple of months ago, when SL4 previously mentioned them, and came up empty.
Who sells them?
I don't know if they have a website, they have a Facebook page... Davidcseifert has more info than I do so try asking him.
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Ortiz Performance right?
Yeah they have a website. Thats right. He's the other person I've heard talk about them. Maybe he'll see this and chime in...
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Modding: Buying parts that you don't really need...with money that you don't really have...to impress people that you don't really know... who probably dont really care
Lmfao this is the funniest thing I've ever heard
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I think I goth quoted like 300-500 for install for cams
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I think I goth quoted like 300-500 for install for cams
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For my GT of course
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I think I goth quoted like 300-500 for install for cams
Not bad, considering I was quoted $855 for just instal on my '04 GT.
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For my GT of course
Oh lol ok. Still though, thats pretty damn good lol.
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Oh lol ok. Still though, thats pretty damn good lol.
Honestly doing cams on a GT are easy , I'd do it myself

But 4V are a pain
You have to remove the chains

2V all you do is remove cams
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Honestly doing cams on a GT are easy , I'd do it myself

But 4V are a pain
You have to remove the chains

2V all you do is remove cams
Lol some people don't have the luxury of DIY, either dont have tools or knowledge.

Luckily when it comes time for me to cam my gt ive got both.
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Lol some people don't have the luxury of DIY, either dont have tools or knowledge.

Luckily when it comes time for me to cam my gt ive got both.
Only one way to learn ! Lol
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I wish there was a how to video or instructions, there might be i haven't looked. But if i had another vehicle and time to work on it i would definitely do this myself.
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I wish there was a how to video or instructions, there might be i haven't looked. But if i had another vehicle and time to work on it i would definitely do this myself.
It's just nuts and bolts
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how long do you think it would take?

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I'm not really worried about the install just the time it would take I only have weekends off from school and don't have a place to do it other than going home which i don't ever really go back so not much time other than a break at school. Or summer.
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how long do you think it would take?

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I'm not really worried about the install just the time it would take I only have weekends off from school and don't have a place to do it other than going home which i don't ever really go back so not much time other than a break at school. Or summer.
I say 5-6 hours

All you have to do is pop off valve covers and the cams are right there

Valve cover is usually a PITA to remove on driver side
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