Tick Performance Elite Series Camshaft Package for Gen V LT-Series EnginesTick Elite Camshafts
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You Can Now Purchase ANY Tick Performance Elite Series Camshaft in a COMPLETE Package!
Tick Performance proudly offers our Elite Series of Camshafts designed specifically for GenV LT-Series Engines, including the L83 5.3L and the LT1, LT4 and LT5 6.2L! Using the latest and greatest technology available, we've put together a complete line of Camshafts that are designed to meet every goal, from mild to wild. Our Elite Series of Camshafts are all manufactured by Cam Motion and are updated with a new version every time an advancement in valvetrain technology becomes available, so they're ALWAYS cutting-edge! Although we suggest measuring for piston-to-valve clearance during ANY camshaft install, every Elite Series Camshaft is designed to fit in a stock engine & stock heads with adequate clearance unless otherwise noted. These cams are designed to maximize power, reliability and valvetrain longevity.
This Tick Performance Elite Series Camshaft Package for Gen 5 LT Engines includes the following:
- ANY Tick Performance Elite Series Camshaft for Gen5 LT Engines (click here to view them all)
- Tick Performance Dual Valvespring Kit - Your Choice
- Tick Performance Hardened 3/8" Pushrod Set - Your Choice of Length
- 4x GM Lifter Trays, #12595365
- Your Choice of Lifters
- Your Choice of Head Fasteners
- Your Choice of Head Gaskets
- COMP Cams Phaser Limiter Kit, #CCA-5456
- 8x Tick Performance Custom Knock-in DoD Delete Plugs
...and although this package includes everything you NEED to upgrade during a Camshaft Upgrade, there are a few things that we HIGHLY suggest upgrading at the same time. Since they're not required, we make them options for you to choose during checkout:
Option Guide: Valvespring Type
During checkout, you have the choice between two Tick Performance Dual Valve Spring Kits (assembled here in house using PAC valve springs.) Choose #TP660DVSK and opt for the Titanium Retainers if you're trying to keep your valvetrain as light as possible. Choose #1205X if you've got a high-abuse, often-abused setup.
Option Guide: Pushrod Length Checker
Having the correct length pushrods in your engine is a critical factor in proper rocker arm geometry and this is the best tools to measure pushrod length with. During checkout, you can add a COMP Cams Magnum pushrod length checking tool that is precision crafted from a durable steel alloy that is finished with black oxide for years of accurate measurements. Their unique designs are easy to read and eliminate the need for expensive calipers. #7901-1 is capable of measuring from 7.500"-8.700".
Option Guide: Pushrod Length
The 7.850" hardened chromoly pushrod set is included in our Elite Camshaft Packages by default. If you think you'll need a different length, you've got a wide variety to choose from during checkout. All lengths are the same high quality hardened chromoly, ready for years of hard abuse. These pushrods are all 3/8" diameter, .080" wall; if you'd like a different diameter or wall thickness, please place your order by phone.
OPTION GUIDE: Which lifter set do I need?
For non-performance applications or stock to mild camshafts, the LS7 Lifter Set will suffice. For any high abuse or more aggressive camshaft setups, we strongly suggest upgrading to the Morel #5315 Lifter Set or the Johnson #2110 Lifter Set.
OPTION GUIDE: Which Head Gaskets do I need?
Choose your head gaskets based on which engine you're installing these parts on. Available for LT1 6.2L, L83 5.3L and LT4.
OPTION GUIDE: Which Head Fasteners do I need?
The GM Head Bolt Kit will suffice for non-performance applications, but if your setup will see even semi-regular abuse, we strongly suggest upgrading to at least the ARP Head Bolt Kit. For extreme setups, the ARP Stud Kit is our recommendation. ARP Hardware is reusable, GM Hardware is not.
Option Guide: Timing Chain Upgrade
While upgrading your camshaft, it's easy (and smart) to upgrade your timing chain. The GM 12646386 is a stock replacement, while the Katech HME-G68V-2 C5-R chain is a premium option.
Option Guide: Engine Gaskets
If you're installing your camshaft yourself, there are a few gaskets that should be replaced, and a few surfaces that will need to be re-sealed with RTV. If you opt for the replacement gaskets when you add this kit to your cart, you'll receive one Permatex RTV Tube #82194, 2x GM 12657430 Water Pump Gaskets and 1x GM 12634614 Crank Seal.
OPTION GUIDE: Do I need a valley cover?
No valley cover is included in the base kit because you're able to reuse your stock cover with the Tick Performance Custom Knock-in DoD Delete Plugs included in the kit. If you'd rather not install the plugs, you can upgrade to a Katech Valley Cover which does not require these plugs (choose your engine/application.) If you opt for the Katech Cover, your kit will not include the DoD Delete Plugs.
Option Guide: Valve Seal Install Tool
If you don't already have a Valve Stem Seal Install Tool in your toolbox, now is a great time to add one, and our Tick Performance Billet Valve Stem Seal Installation Tool is manufactured here in NC, USA from 6061-T6 aluminum alloy. This tool makes it easy to install PTFE valve seals on any .500 or .531 in. valve guide without seal distortion or gouging!
OPTION GUIDE: Do I need a new Camshaft and/or Crankshaft Bolt?
Although you don't HAVE to replace them during your camshaft upgrade, it is smart to replace your camshaft and crankshaft bolts during the install (and we've actually heard of reused camshaft bolts breaking.) Applications with an OEM wet sump oiling system will use #12681018 Camshaft Bolt (also commonly called the Control Valve Solenoid) and #11547372 Crankshaft Bolt. Applications with an OEM dry sump oiling system will use #12681018 Camshaft Bolt and #11570163 Crankshaft Bolt.
Option Guide: Oil Pump Upgrade
Just like your timing chain, it's easy (and smart) to replace or upgrade your oil pump during a camshaft upgrade. The GM 12665357 is a stock replacement pump. Upgrade options will be available soon!
Option Guide: Do I need a Trunion Upgrade?
Rocker arm trunion bearing failure is a common issue in the Gen V LT-series engines, unfortunately. Prevent this failure by upgrading to the Straub Technologies Trunion Bushing Kit when you upgrade your camshaft! Opt for bolts if you'd prefer to not have to manually clearance your stock bolts during the install.
If you're ordering a Custom Grind Camshaft, follow these instructions:
- 1) Click Here to Download our Custom Cam Worksheet
- 2) Fill it out as completely as possible (it shouldn't take more than a few minutes, no worries) and either fax it or scan and e-mail it back to us
- 3) You'll hear back from a member of our staff within 24 hours
- 4) If one of our Elite Series Camshafts isn't what we'd suggest for you, we'll provide you with a custom camshaft number (example: TPMSCC-02004)
- 5) Click "Buy Now" on this page, and enter the number we provide you with into your order notes during checkout