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post #1 of 25 Old 08-04-2014, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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How many of you are running a aftermarket cam? Talked with Geoff from Colt cams and he brought up some good points about the OEM cam. We know that the 6.0 is prone to breaking lifters typically over 250,000 plus miles. He says that the issue is all in the cam, and that not all the exhaust gases are expelled from the cylinder. He says that some good improvements can be had with a Stage 1 over a OEM cam. I would like to know some your experiences Thanks for your input.
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Don't have any input on aftermarket cams but was interested to see what people have to say on this. I can't say that I've seen to many issues with lifters. There are some here and there but I've seen them on low and high mileage engines. Usually it seems like the needle bearings going out of the lifter, which I'm not really sure what causes that.
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I have a stage 1 colt cam in my Dynamic Diesel built engine I just put in my truck. Still working on getting the break-in miles on it, plus y pipe is leaking so I'm not getting full spool out of turbo yet. Dont notice any difference at idle, but I was told this cams are ground w a slope on the lobes that applies smoother transition for the lifter instead of a hard lift and decline on cam lobes. Plus 30-40 hp.


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I have a stage 1 colt cam in my Dynamic Diesel built engine I just put in my truck. Still working on getting the break-in miles on it, plus y pipe is leaking so I'm not getting full spool out of turbo yet. Dont notice any difference at idle, but I was told this cams are ground w a slope on the lobes that applies smoother transition for the lifter instead of a hard lift and decline on cam lobes. Plus 30-40 hp.
Did you order your motor with the Stage 1 cam in it?? Or did Dynamic Diesel specifically mention that they used a "Colt" Stage 1 Cam or did you assume it was Colt?? I ask because for one their specs on a Stage 1 cam are different than the specs I have from Colt and two, they mention that their cams are from Militia Cams as opposed to Colt. So I was just curious. Either way I've been researching their motors. They seem like a hell of a deal for a rebuilt 6.0.

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I'm in to see what people have to say about this.... looking to do a cam upgrade when I build my motor.

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I was told colt cams but I did see the militia cams on their website, they havea a ebay ad as well. They said they only build engines w stage 1 or higher cam. Customer service left a little to be desired, but engine seem put together nicely. About $1000 more than everyone else but no one had a 3yr/100k warranty on their engines.


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Hello, I know this is an older post but just wanted to share. Alittle about my truck. I bought it with 73k, Installed cam at 112k now have 125k. I am runnin a stage 2 colt cam with high rev springs and yes it made a difference. Engine feels smoother and responds better thru out the rpm range. Spoke with Geof at colt very cool person to talk with and very helpful. He completely backs up his product. After speaking with him for abit , I was sold on the stage2. Now I need to savin up some money so I can have it put on a dyno. I would really like some numbers to back it up with.

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Did you order your motor with the Stage 1 cam in it?? Or did Dynamic Diesel specifically mention that they used a "Colt" Stage 1 Cam or did you assume it was Colt?? I ask because for one their specs on a Stage 1 cam are different than the specs I have from Colt and two, they mention that their cams are from Militia Cams as opposed to Colt. So I was just curious. Either way I've been researching their motors. They seem like a hell of a deal for a rebuilt 6.0.

and what might that deal be curious.are we talking fully built 6?
or just your average run of the mill.just try to get info that i can use in cam
and where to get custom parts made or bought.
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IMO anyone that's building an engine is a fool to skip the cam, The cam in my truck made a significant drop in egt's right across the board most noticeable at cruising speed. Runs smooth and spools awesome. Great upgrade especially if the engine is apart anyways.

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My cam made a world of difference in spool up and egts

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