Originally Posted by CHiLD
He says stock cams will help your timing chain tensioner last longer along with other valvetrain parts; rocker roller arms, valve springs and retainers. Do the tensioners really get worn out quicker when swaping the cams? Yes oem cams are less harsh on the valvetrain and timing chain tensioners. Some aftermarket cam designs are extremely harsh on the tensioners.
When he was talking about the TPS he says they go out quick due to vibrates. I had that problem with my build but is the vibration really the cause for that cause and effect it does to performance of the engine? Yes it's due to vibration because the TPS has a small contact patch for the signal and that gets worn down prematurely due to the increased vibrations. Using a hall effect TPS has been one of the best solutions. Ktuned and Acuity both have a Hall Effect TPS option.
Lastly is transmission failure. I know there was transmission failure with our build but it started with 4th gear. In the video he talks about 2nd gear being the most common to go out. I havnt worked on transmissions so i dont feel comfortable taking them apart and working on them so id like to know what street setup would be recommended for both 5 and 6 speed transmissions. Ive head of gearspeed and synchrotech, both good feedback but still if anyone has any cons id like to hear them. The vast majority of trans issues are due to the way the car is driven. Both 5 and 6 speed transmission work well overall. Most choose a 5 speed for boost applications and a 6 speed for all motor setups. Gear-X, MFactory, and PPG all make some really beefed up setups for rebuilding a transmission to take whatever you throw at it. It'll cost a pretty penny too
Thanks! Ill look into those tranny builds and see what is going to best fit my needs