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#1 Power ram 50 turbo

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Posted 08 November 2020 - 11:38 AM

I planning to put new 100 lbs spring and retainers on my head but the question is will the bigger cam help out with power main reason im doing  spring and retainers is for valve float i know most of us use the stock cam and make plenty of power my ram 50 truck is mpi not having much luck finding a bigger cam so if a bigger cam won't help that much I'll probably just do spring and retainers but you're input is welcome thanks
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Posted 16 November 2020 - 03:07 PM

So even if you only change the valve springs and retainers, the benefit will only be seen at high RPM, near the stock redline. A bigger cam (meaning higher lift) will also move your power up the rev band. Those two together can work well, you really need the springs for a big cam, but with a stock cam or regrind cam you probably won't notice a difference unless you're an animal, or near bouncing it off the rev limiter.

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Posted 16 November 2020 - 06:37 PM

I never rev past 5500 so the springs and retainers are  More about precaution for later upgrades that will be looking for a bigger Cam and currently in the market but not exactly sure what to go with
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Posted 24 November 2020 - 11:51 AM

Nice truck! I have an '87 RAM 50 4X4. Still carburated but runs well.

Ditto to what Fuze said. I'm a cam guru myself, but most cams will move the band higher in RPM, which makes it a bit traffic unfriendly. Out here in western Colorado, we don't have as much traffic, so I am usually fine driving any of my cammed cars.
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