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PostSubject: roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC)   roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC) EmptyThu Sep 20, 2007 3:59 pm

What next? I only have 2 mods a cai and a 2.5 pulley. after saving some money i was wandering what would be best for my cars perfomance, roller rockers or a street/ strip grind camshaft from seriesoneperfomance.
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PostSubject: Re: roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC)   roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC) EmptyThu Sep 20, 2007 4:04 pm

I'd get a scanner next if I were you, but here's some info on cams and rockers:

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/Supercharged-3800-Tech-c2/Series-II-Engine-Transmission-f4/Cam-or-Rockers-t857.htm

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PostSubject: Re: roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC)   roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC) EmptyThu Sep 20, 2007 4:07 pm

You might be best off investing in a better flowing exhaust first. I don't know what's available for your Series I 3800, but the stock exhaust manifolds and downpipe are pretty restrictive on the Series II cars. Rockers would be an easier install than a cam.
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PostSubject: Re: roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC)   roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC) EmptyThu Sep 20, 2007 4:15 pm

1998 Riv wrote:
You might be best off investing in a better flowing exhaust first. I don't know what's available for your Series I 3800, but the stock exhaust manifolds and downpipe are pretty restrictive on the Series II cars. Rockers would be an easier install than a cam.


well i already have some flowmaster exhausts on and i also had the resonator cutt off for more sound but im also willing to spend the money for the cam to be installed which i think will give me a better performance gain over the rockers?
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PostSubject: Re: roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC)   roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC) EmptyThu Sep 20, 2007 4:57 pm

A cam will bring the ultimate performance gain throughout the band, at the expense of rough idle and the need for some tuning. Rockers give a decent upper RPM increase with almost no change to your engine's operation under 4k RPM. You'll keep your fuel economy with rockers, too.

Good idea replacing the DP like Dave suggested.

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC)   roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC) EmptyFri Sep 21, 2007 10:59 am

etosino2009 wrote:
What next? I only have 2 mods a cai and a 2.5 pulley. after saving some money i was wandering what would be best for my cars perfomance, roller rockers or a street/ strip grind camshaft from seriesoneperfomance.

WHAT YEAR DO YOU HAVE 95-96?
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PostSubject: Re: roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC)   roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC) EmptyFri Sep 21, 2007 11:06 am

SC 95 in other post. Evan, you should add some details on your car into your signature, will help us to answer ??? you have. smile
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PostSubject: Re: roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC)   roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC) EmptyFri Sep 21, 2007 11:18 am

time for a motor swap!!!
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PostSubject: Re: roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC)   roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC) EmptyFri Sep 21, 2007 11:43 am

quote: "I only have 2 mods a cai and a 2.5 pulley."

Oh, I was thinking it was a '96, lol. razz

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC)   roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC) EmptyFri Sep 21, 2007 9:26 pm

97rivman wrote:
etosino2009 wrote:
What next? I only have 2 mods a cai and a 2.5 pulley. after saving some money i was wandering what would be best for my cars perfomance, roller rockers or a street/ strip grind camshaft from seriesoneperfomance.

WHAT YEAR DO YOU HAVE 95-96?

etosino2009 wrote:
seriesoneperfomance.

yea...seriesone doesnt do much good for 96's we have the L67 too ya know wink

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PostSubject: Re: roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC)   roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC) EmptySat Sep 22, 2007 9:45 am

yah no my car is def 95 with the series 1
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PostSubject: Re: roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC)   roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC) EmptySat Sep 22, 2007 6:24 pm

Go with the cam!

PLAY HARD OR GO HOME!

wink

If you want to spend the extra time (or money if your not doing it yourself) go with the cam. I thought about doing rockers too instead but a lot of people I read on 3800pro and clubgp and other forums who had rockers said they were going to get a cam soon anyway. I just skipped the middleman and went right for the cam. wink
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PostSubject: Re: roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC)   roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC) EmptySat Sep 22, 2007 10:24 pm

yah i have to agree im going to go for the cam even though it will cost more sense i don't know how to install it but all i want is the more horses it provides than the rockers. and also befor i get this i know there is diffrent tyes but should i get the street/stip grind cam with just my cai, and 2.5 pulley modded in my engine
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PostSubject: Re: roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC)   roller rockers or camshaft (Series I SC) EmptyMon Sep 24, 2007 8:53 am

Cam makes sense, being that the Series I engine needs every bit of help you can give it!

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
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