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Hi, i have a 99 dodge ram 5.2 i am currently rebuilding.. i have a few question on what to get. first off what type of piston would be better a flat top or 4 valve release?? how big of a cam can i go? im looking for low end and mid range torque with a noticable idle if possiable.. the rebuild is going to be sock sizes.. just want a nice cam and im putting headers on it too. also gettin a hughes plenum repair kit .. for a cam i was looking at the Xtreme Energy XE256H: Cam & Kit.. would this work?? thanks
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Those would be overkill. Bind at .620? You are only doing .480 lift.... Something a little taller than stock is all you really need. I would have a chat with comp cams, and ask them what they recommend.
If there avaliable,Mopar Part P5249549, this is the R/T cam.lift .458/467 w 109 lift.Spring P5249464,or P5007551,.467/.482 same spring at 10 hp over the R/t cam.You can use these as cross ref for ordering something else.Go Shopping..........
You will definitely need a tune for that cam. And the power starts at 700 rpm, which is under the idle of 750 rpm. Personally, I would get a cam that starts making power at 1000-1200 rpm. There would less sacrifice of topend.
I have that cam in an OBD1 5.9 so no tune. One cool thing about it is I can bumble along in 4lo without touching the throttle. She just goes where I point. But I can tell I am getting nowhere near what this cam can provide.
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