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I’m in the market for cams, I’ve searched all over to see if my question could be answered and I found nothing. Question is what would the best cam be for stock heads?

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I’m in the market for cams, I’ve searched all over to see if my question could be answered and I found nothing. Question is what would the best cam be for stock heads?
Which stock heads? ‘96-‘98? Or ‘99-‘04?

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Heavy metal, you run those on stock heads? And I will check out the warren cams too thank you!
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Heavy metal, you run those on stock heads? And I will check out the warren cams too thank you!
You’ll probably want a valve spring upgrade no matter which cam you go with.
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Considering the cam has suchcritical importance to the engines performance and life, to me it makes senseto use a cam grinder who will talk with you directly- even modify the cam grindto fit your needs even better addressing your specific environmental conditions including fuel type/quality, etc....this is what makes the difference between and engine that just has a cam change and one that really runs nice...smooth, consistent and sometimes even getting better mpg. With regards to price...the difference is nil-especially considering its cheap insurance to know exactly who is machiningsuch a critical part for your engine. And remember, advertizedlift/duration/lobe separation is just that- advertized and not the specificgrind including ramp profile that is used on the cam.

That is why I highly recommend Iskenderian & Crower & Chet Herbert& Lunati...all are family owned, been grinding cams for decades, and bothwill even re-grind your oem cam if possible- saving you even more $.

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@white yes I am going to do the springs as well it’s got 177 on it do you think I should be concerned with anything else while I’m in there?
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Beech I’m looking into Crower now and I’m
Really liking what I see as well, price is a littler higher but I understand quality
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And is it true all cams have to be Degreed?
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I’d be willing to bet that the vast majority of the “suped up” 4.6’s have stock heads since there aren’t very many aftermarket offerings. So the “best” cam is probably subject to opinion. Find something that works with the stock operating range or maybe slightly higher. Talk with an engine builder.
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And is it true all cams have to be Degreed?
well, yes and no.....let me explain..... if you're installing in the stock position (known as "straight up), then no (although it is always good to run a quick check to make sure the valves are opening and closing when they are suppose to), but if it were a true custom built high perf street or racing engine, then yes.....because there are too many potential variables that from an engineering aspect could have been overlooked......

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