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Old 09-29-2010, 11:02 PM   #1
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Cam Question!

Hey I may be looking into getting cams for my SS. How much do they run? What kind of HP gains do they give on average? Also are they hard to install?

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Old 09-29-2010, 11:50 PM   #2
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around $600-900 for a cam kit.. around 80-100rwhp with the cam and headers/dyno tune is average
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:49 AM   #3
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like black10 said around $600-$900 for the kit, gains will vary depending on your choice of cam. what are your goals so you can choose the right cam for you
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:52 AM   #4
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Also, they only have one cam. No dual or quad overhead cam on the american V8 & V6 in the Camaro's.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:58 AM   #5
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if its an L99 you will have to do dod & vvt delete unless you go with a vvt cam but expect about a $3500.00 bill when your done on the L99.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:01 AM   #6
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if its an L99 you will have to do dod & vvt delete unless you go with a vvt cam but expect about a $3500.00 bill when your done on the L99.
I hope that's a LS3 conversion bill...
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:29 AM   #7
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Its for LS3. I'm just looking for something less than $800 that gives some good numbers. I'm new to this kind of stuff so I don't know exactly know what to look for haha. i just love the idle sound when it has cams
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:29 AM   #8
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dont' forget the tune for the car once you put the new cam in. if your buying one that's at least 300 for the tuner. not including a custom "cam" tune.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:56 AM   #9
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If you are going to do a cam there are a few things to take into consideration to have longevity, dependability and drivability.

I had my cam changed and this is kind of a list of things that I had to buy for this install:

Cam
Dual Valve Springs
Trunion Kit
Hardened Push Rods.

It was also suggested that I put a Melling High Volume Oil Pump in when I did this. I did and amd gals since there is a TSB out for the oil pumps now.

I installed headers, hf cats, cam, cai, and the above items when this was done, plus new plugs, oil change and a couple of other things like dyno tuned, underdrive pulley etc...


It cost me around 4000.00 maybe a little less for everything parts and labor which is not too bad. I increased from about 360 rwhp to about 450 rwhp and you can tell a big difference.
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Checkout www.texas-speed.com we have cam packages & dyno sheets for each of our camshaft packages on the site!



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Its for LS3. I'm just looking for something less than $800 that gives some good numbers. I'm new to this kind of stuff so I don't know exactly know what to look for haha. i just love the idle sound when it has cams
what kind of numbers are you looking to get? me personally i would go as big as can and still be streatable. no matter what cam you go with you are gonna be spending about the same amount of money
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