Hey guys, will be doing the complete DOD delete sometimes this Fall or next Spring and just wanted to post everything I will be getting. I also have a few questions that will be highlighted in bold. Yes, I already did some research but I am still confused on some topics. Internals are a bit more complicated than bolt-ons...
So here is the list I came up with my tuner :
1) DOD Delete kit from G8 Only
-BTR Stage 3 Cam
-GM LS7 Lifters or Johnson 2110R Lifters
-BTR .660 Platinum Spring Kit w/Titanium Retainers
-7.400 BTR Chromoly Pushrods
-LS3 Valley Cover (Includes Gasket)
-(2) Chevrolet Performance LS3 Multilayer Head Gasket
-(4) Bulk GM Lifter Tray Guides
-(2) Header Gaskets
-BTR Timing Cover Damper Seal
-BTR Timing Cover Gasket
-GM LS2/LS3/LS7 Timing Chain Dampener
-GM 3 Bolt Cam Gear
-ARP LS Cam Bolts
-Chevrolet Performance HD Timing Chain
-Oil Pickup Tube O-Ring
-(2) GM Water Pump Gasket
-ARP Balancer Bolt
-ARP Head Bolts and/or Studs
-GM Regular Oil Pump
-GM LS Oil Pan Gasket
-Blind Sealing Plugs (8)
-LS7 Lifters OR Johnson 2110R Lifters ?
My tuner and BTR said the LS7 lifters would be just fine but numerous people reported the Johnsons being the most reliable option. Thoughts?
-Do I need both ARP Head Bolts AND Studs? or are the Studs just an upgrade over the Bolts?
-BTR GM LS Rocker Arm Trunnion Kit OR Smith Brothers Bronze Bushing Trunnion Upgrade Kit? Seems like the same thing to me. Is the Smith Brothers an upgrade over the BTR?
-Do I need LS3 Valves with a BTR Stage 3?
2) Circle D 245mm Pro Series 6L80E Torque Converter
-Stall Option : 3700-3800RPM
-Single disk lock up or 3 disk lock up? No idea what that means.
-Tuner recommended Yank but can't seem to find one with 3800 option.
3) 3.27 Camaro LSD Rear Differential
-Any better gear option for my specific setup?
-I have read it's a straight replacement, is that correct?
4) Transmission Cooler OR Camaro Transmission Oil Pan OR Both?
-This is a question itself. Tuner recommended the Cooler.
-I will also be replacing all the belts/tensioner/pulley. Anything else I should be focusing on for reliability or "while we are there kind of thing"? ANYTHING ELSE I'M FORGETTING?
-Will be keeping stock suspension and stock brake system for now, car has very low mileage and I don't plan on driving it like a maniac. Brakes and handles well for now.
I know this is a lot of questions but some help would be very helpful. Not a lot of knowledgeable people in my area and I don't want to bother my tuner with all those questions since I'm getting the parts myself. He could get them for me but the Canadian retailer was almost double the price.
This thread could also serve as future reference. Thank you guys.