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Old 12-29-2008, 07:51 AM   #1
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cam plans

have any of you decided (or narrowed down) what cam you want to run? i've looked through vette forums and cant really find what they are running.

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Old 12-29-2008, 10:36 AM   #2
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Figure out what cam works best to YOUR needs.

Do you want low end torque or power up top? Driveability or do you like a lumpy big cam idle? Which heads are you using?

Your needs may not be met by an off-the-shelf cam. Maybe a custom grind will suit you best.

Remember, you're really supposed to match your cam to your heads, not vice versa like most people do. However, cams are $500, heads are $2000, so almost everyone does cam first or cam only.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:54 AM   #4
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i really don't plan on getting heads for the camaro, they are out of my budget (wife and two kids).
All i really plan on doing performance wise is a cai, intake mani, cam (springs), headers(poss. lt's), and exhaust there after, oh and a qtp or two and a tune

im not really shooting for 8000000000000hp. im looking for more around 500~550 and i'll be more than happy.

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Old 12-29-2008, 06:30 PM   #5
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i really don't plan on getting heads for the camaro, they are out of my budget (wife and two kids).
All i really plan on doing performance wise is a cai, intake mani, cam (springs), headers(poss. lt's), and exhaust there after, oh and a qtp or two and a tune

im not really shooting for 8000000000000hp. im looking for more around 500~550 and i'll be more than happy.
you can get a port/polish job for your heads for a decent price. which would cost you about the same as a set of LT's and a catback on this car.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:27 AM   #7
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you can get a port/polish job for your heads for a decent price. which would cost you about the same as a set of LT's and a catback on this car.
a port and polish def sounds like a good idea, but since i'll be doing all the work myself i might just polish them out myself and leave it at that
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:40 AM   #8
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don't get an off the shelf LS1/2 cam. Get a cam spec'd for the LS3. LG has some great stuff
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A good article in Chevy High Performance on new cams, comp and flowtech specifically mentioned actually using the VVT used in the L99 (instead of scrapping it like most have suggested), to actually make more power.
I know this is irrelevant for most, but since I'm stuck with an A6 d/t my wife, I'm interested in this approach.
Interesting about LG though, they made over 500rwhp with a cam only LS3 (vette) an over 515 with mild ported heads and their G6X3 cam.
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as long as it goes faster, i dont care what people do. sorry no advice here.
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:58 PM   #11
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a port and polish def sounds like a good idea, but since i'll be doing all the work myself i might just polish them out myself and leave it at that
http://www.advancedinduction.com/AiProductsGMLS3.html

http://www.lingenfelter.com/store/l92cnc-pair.html

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after thinking about it a little more and doing some more research....

DO NOT WORRY ABOUT PORTING YOUR HEADS!!!!


why? you ask....

the stock heads flow 300+ cc stock, better than LPE stage III heads for the LS2. Only thing I have read is that exhaust side could use a cleanup, not much to do on the intake side.

I have been told that it flows very well stock and is not going to be the performance limiter until 535-550 RWHP NA. The air filter intake and throttle body are the two main intake bottlenecks and the exhaust manifolds and cats are the bottlenecks on the exhaust side.
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Lg Motorsports for me too, Though I was considering the G6X-2 cam, I still want the camaro as my daily driver.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:55 PM   #15
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Is the G6X-2 too aggressive for daily driving?
I also ordered an A6 so I'll have to look into my GMHTP mag.
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A good article in GMHTP on new cams, comp and flowtech specifically mentioned actually using the VVT used in the L99 (instead of scrapping it like most have suggested), to actually make more power.
I know this is irrelevant for most, but since I'm stuck with an A6 d/t my wife, I'm interested in this approach.
Interesting about LG though, they made over 500rwhp with a cam only LS3 (vette) an over 515 with mild ported heads and their G6X3 cam.
Do you have a link to the article on Cams you mention above. I too am looking at tweeking the L99 and would like ot leave the VVT in place.
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...I still want the camaro as my daily driver.
i'm still debating whether or not i can keep the truck, so that's a concern for me as well. as far as drivability goes, just about any aggressive cam or head porting is gonna hurt ya (& like Spike said, the heads on the LS3 flow plenty well enough already). it usually shifts the power band into higher rpms, so you're having to turn the engine faster just to drive around normally. i found that out after talking to some guys at the local speed shop about my truck, and i ended up staying with my CAI, exhaust, & tune.
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[QUOTE=toehead93;230398]Is the G6X-2 too aggressive for daily driving?
I also ordered an A6 so I'll have to look into my GMHTP mag.[/QUOTE

Way too aggressive in my opinion,seen countless cams from him over the years with claimed hp numbers but poor EMMISSIONS and driveability.

Lg does not make headers for anything other than corvettes,They will not work on 2010 Camaro.

We have a wonderful daily driver cam on our site...click on the pic and youu will see a dynograph.Fantastic power,emmissions,driveability.

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Way too aggressive in my opinion,seen countless cams from him over the years with claimed hp numbers but poor EMMISSIONS and driveability.

Lg does not make headers for anything other than corvettes,They will not work on 2010 Camaro.

We have a wonderful daily driver cam on our site...click on the pic and youu will see a dynograph.Fantastic power,emmissions,driveability.

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Andy,

will you have any cam setups for the L99 without removing the AFM or VVT? I know there are limitations with this setup, but its what those of us who ordered Autos have to contend with.
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will you have any cam setups for the L99 without removing the AFM or VVT? I know there are limitations with this setup, but its what those of us who ordered Autos have to contend with.

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so what is wrong with the gmpp cams?
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