DoD Delete Kit parts list?

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AlucarDx757
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DoD Delete Kit parts list?

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Hello All,

I'm new to the forums I am looking to pickup a Caprice PPV at auction in the near future and I noticed there are tons of options for DoD delete kits. So since my build is on a budget and I want reliability as well I looked at comparing GM parts vs these kits and honestly they do not seem any cheaper if not some more expensive. So I am thinking of going the route of just purchasing parts to make a kit. Also as long as I get most of the parts from reputable sellers I also get 24month warranty on most of them. So here is my parts list for a DoD delete Kit and while I'm in there parts. To make sure I'm also not replacing unnecessary to replace parts I wanted some Caprice Gurus to look it over to make sure I'm not forgetting anything or over doing something that really doesn't need to be done.

1 GM Genuine Stock Replacement Non-DOD Camshaft (LS3) 12623063
1 GM Genuine Camshaft Retainer Plate 12589016
4 GM Genuine Camshaft Bolts 11561455
1 GM Genuine Hydraulic Roller Lifters (LS3) 12499225
4 LS Valve Lifter Guides 12595365
1 GM Genuine Engine Valley Cover w/ PCV 12570471
1 GM Genuine Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Tube 12594779
1 TSP GM LS2 Timing Chain Set w/ 1x upper sprocket 28-LS2ChainSet
1 GM Genuine Timing Chain Dampener (LS2) 12588670
1 GM Genuine Front Timing Cover w/Bolts, Gaskets, and Sensor (L77) 12633906
1 GM Genuine Harmonic Balancer (LS3) 12674582
1 GM Genuine Vibration Damper Bolt 12557840
8 GM Genuine Exhaust Rocker Arm (LS3) 12681275
8 GM Genuine Intake Rocker Arm (LS3) 12696105
1 CHE LS/LT Trunnion Kit for Stock Rockers Bushings 212-CHETrunnion-Kit
16 GM Genuine Pushrods (LS3) 10238852
2 GM Genuine Engine Rocker Arm Shaft 12600936
16 GM Genuine LS Rocker Arm Bolt 12560961
2 GM Genuine Head Bolt Kit 17800568
2 GM Genuine Head Gaskets 12610046
1 GM Genuine Oil Pan Gasket 12612350
8 ACDelco GM OE Iridium Spark Plug 41162
8 ACDelco Ignition Coil 12699382
1 ACDelco Spark Plug Wire Set 12731654
1 HPtuners MPVI3
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Re: DoD Delete Kit parts list?

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Your list looks pretty complete. If not included, you should replace the oil pump to pickup seal while you're there. And you should also block off the oil pressure bypass in the oil pan. Might as well replace the oil pump too but just be sure to get the high pressure/high volume version for DOD. I used a Melling 10355 HV pump in my 2008 6.0 L77 Avalanche and brought my pressure up to normal levels, even without taking plugging the oil pan bypass (this was before I knew about it).
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1. I wouldn't replace the ignition coils unless you know there is an issue with them. I would only do plugs and wires.
2. Might want to send the injectors out to be cleaned while apart.
3. You don't need new factory rocker arms, stands, and bolts. I would reuse them and just swap out the trunions with the CHE kit.
4. I would not get a factory cam. Upgrade the cam based on other performance upgrades. If you are doing all the work for a DOD delete I would at least do a stage 1 cam for better sound and performance.
5. I would get a new oil pump since you already there.
6. I would block off the bypass in the oil pan.
7. I wouldn't replace the harmonic balancer. No need to unless the rubber is degraded and it is out of alignment. I would only replace if bad, going to LSA, or want to run a undersized Powerbond for a few HP. Def get a new bolt; TTY.
8. I would consider new idler pulleys, belts, and/or tensioners depending on miles while you have it apart.
9. I would have the heads looked at while apart. Either cleaned up and reused, maybe a little milling off to increase compression ratio, check valve seats, and/or port/valve job. Measure length for new pushrods.
10. I wouldn't replace the timing cover. Just clean it up and use a gasket kit.
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Thank you for all the feedback so I updates my list, I am going to get the car next week. 2014 with 80K miles.

"Texas Speed Dual Spring Cam Package for Rectangular Port Heads
TSP ""Honey Badger"" Cam, 218/230 .600/.600 115+3 LSA (25-TSPHoneyBadger)
7.400"" (25-7400-1)
TSP .660"" Dual Spring Kit w/ Integrated One-Piece Seat & Seal, Titanium Retainers, PAC Springs (199-TSPPACPOL660SPRINGKIT)" 25-CamKit3
GM Genuine Camshaft Retainer Plate 12589016
GM Genuine Camshaft Retainer Bolts 11561455
TSP GM LS2 Timing Chain Set w/ 4x upper sprocket 28-LS2ChainSet
GM Genuine Camshaft Sprocket Bolt 12556127
GM Genuine Timing Chain Dampener (LS2) 12588670
GM Genuine Timing Cover Gasket 12633904
GM Genuine Engine Front Cover Seal 12585673
GM Genuine Water Pump Gasket 12630223
GM Genuine Vibration Damper Bolt 12557840
GM Genuine Hydraulic Roller Lifters (LS7) 12499225
LS Valve Lifter Guides 12595365
GM Genuine Engine Valley Cover w/ PCV 12570471
GM Genuine Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Tube 12594779
GM Genuine Engine Valve Cover Gasket 12637683
CHE LS/LT Trunnion Kit for Stock Rockers Bushings 212-CHETrunnion-Kit
GM Genuine Head Bolt Kit 17800568
GM Genuine Head Gaskets 12610046
Melling High-Volume Oil Pump 10355HV
GM Genuine Oil Pan Gasket 12612350
Improved Racing LS Oil Pan Pressure Relief Valve Plug Kit PO-M14-KIT
GM Genuine Intake Manifold Gasket Kit 19256623
GM Genuine Throttle Body Seal 2171618
ACDelco GM OE Iridium Spark Plug 41162
MSD 8.5mm Super Conductor Spark Plug Wire Set 32813
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Love the cam. Should be a nice improvement while keeping things mild and street friendly. Can't wait to hear about real world results. Have you thought about any performance improvements? Cold air intake or exhaust? It would be easy to do while you have the motor apart since the parts will already be removed. Will go nicely with the cam for HP/TQ increase.
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Yes I'm looking at speed engineering headers and midpipe, and modified stock intake for my v1 setup. However it really depends on how much I get from my current vehicle on if I can do those mods now or later. For my v2 setup when funds eventually allow and over time, I'm going solo 3", big cam, ported lsa or ls3 heads, rotofab intake, circle d coverter and trans, and a nice shot of nitrous.
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Solid plan!
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Kind of torn on what to do. Can’t decide between the LS3 12623063 or BTR stage 1v2. The car is my daily and if I go the BTR route, I’ll probably just leave it on stock exhaust (how much will it hinder the car)? Also, how much “pull” at idle will there be with the stage 1?

If I do the LS3 cam, might do j pipes at the most or cutouts..but want to keep everything fairly quiet but still fun (I get home in the middle of the night sometimes with work so need something that won’t wake the kids or wife).
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Definitely appreciate the list of items needed, the name “honey badger” sounds like a very nice cam. I will go over the list as well, as I am just getting into enjoying a PPV purchased, still deciding in what direction to go in a few areas. The stock exhaust idea I like too, or at least to experiment with how much the car comes to life without it. Thanks for the post.
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Re: DoD Delete Kit parts list?

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OP, any updates? I'm curious about your final cam choice. I'm currently in the same dilemma. From the videos I've watched, that Honey Badger cam sounds good.
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