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2006 4.8 silverado cam swap

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by 2006bowtie, Jan 17, 2012.

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  1. 2006bowtie

    2006bowtie New Member

    Sorry if this has been discussed, I i recently had the collapsed lifter problem. Well the cam lobe finally gave out and no longer hold the rocker tight against the valve spring. So tomorrow I'm starting the tear down to put the cam in. I ordered a comp cam from jegs, part number 54-450-11. I was looking for any pointers, tips, tricks, or if anyone has done a cam swap themselves for the first time how long did it take? If there's a thread on this already, I'd like a link, I'm on a cell phone so searchings time taking and slightly difficult. if not, I'm willing to be the guinea pig for documenting the project. thanks in advance for all reply's and suggestions!
  2. 2006bowtie

    2006bowtie New Member

    Also i was told I'd be better off getting a custom tune as well, and there's really nothing local around here. Any good suggestions on where i could send my pcm to get tuned and a round about price?
  3. InfamousKG

    InfamousKG New Member

    I really would like to know about this too. I've heard rumor of people putting the bigger LS cams in a 4.8 but I haven't actually seen one. I know that there is a couple of places in Memphis that could tune it out for you. I think Hypertech has a headquarters in Memphis and there is a company by the name of Godman Performance that will do a tune on pretty much anything.
  4. billnorman

    billnorman Member 100 Posts

    Check and see if you can use your old lifters on your new cam. I presume since one collapsed you are junking them. They can be had reasonable.

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