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post #1 of 16 Old 01-22-2014, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thougths on Livernois cam kits?

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Talking with my local shop IPS in Ohio. Started talking cams. THey gave me a price range of 3k oout the door for the Livernois cam kit being cam, springs, rods, oil pump and timing chain etc (going from memory).

Usage: mainly street driver with occasional 1/4 mile track

What thinks ye? Good deal or no? Good manufacture to go with?

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http://store.ipsmotorsports.net/cama...-2/cams-2.html

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Why are you running one step colder plugs? And is that price for the cam kit including install and tuning? Because a lot of places are offering those kits with install and tuning for less than that.

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That was a ballpark they threw at me for out the door price being parts, labor and tune.
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What are the cam specs? Is it an off the shelf cam or a custom one? And again, why are you running plugs that are 1 step colder? Just curious...

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Here is a link to our camshaft choices and specs as well. 2010+ Camaro SS Camshafts We offer some excellent camshaft upgrade options and DOD delete packages. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like an estimate created to suit your needs.
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What are the cam specs? Is it an off the shelf cam or a custom one? And again, why are you running plugs that are 1 step colder? Just curious...
what does "one step colder" mean and / or do? I never heard of that

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what does "one step colder" mean and / or do? I never heard of that
I've only seen people use plugs that were one step colder than stock on engines built with much higher than stock compression or with high boost or both. I had to run plugs that were on step colder on my Mustang a few years ago when I had an engine with a compression ratio was over 12:1. I think I was closer to 13:1. It helps prevent harmful detonation due to higher compression/boost making more heat. A colder plug will remove more heat. Some will go one step colder per every X amount of hp. I was just wondering why OP went colder. Not to criticize and not to say that he shouldn't have...just wondering.

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I've only seen people use plugs that were one step colder than stock on engines built with much higher than stock compression or with high boost or both. I had to run plugs that were on step colder on my Mustang a few years ago when I had an engine with a compression ratio was over 12:1. I think I was closer to 13:1. It helps prevent harmful detonation due to higher compression/boost making more heat. A colder plug will remove more heat. Some will go one step colder per every X amount of hp. I was just wondering why OP went colder. Not to criticize and not to say that he shouldn't have...just wondering.
thanks, that's part of what I was looking for... but what is a one step colder plug? Not that I want one, but I mean how would I know what to buy; how do you identify one?

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You would have to go to a speed shop to get them or you can call NGK or whichever brand plugs you want and ask for them. Basically, just match up the part numbers and there you go. I don't know of any other way of looking at them or testing them to be sure. If you order them tho, the company will send you the right one. Sometimes the supercharger or turbocharger you buy will recommend plugs. Or even some aftermarket heads will recommend plugs. And those plugs will probably be a step colder.

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Got it, thanks

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