Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Bigwormgraphix
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Engine | Drivetrain | Powertrain Technical Discussions > Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-28-2010, 05:41 PM   #1
mikeSS


 
mikeSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 c7
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 7,464
about to go in for a new cam setup and have some questions

let me frist say this is my first car that i started to mod. and i am still new to allot of things. so far i have LTs, CAI, cat back, dyno tune, ls3 engine and i would like a little more power. i have talked to my local shop and i am probably going to do this next week.

this car will not be a daily driver car. but that doesn't mean i want a big comp cam. how does the car drive with a after market cam, with a new cam am i only going to see gains at higher RPMs?

another worry i have, this may sound kind of weird to some of you. but with my current setup i feel i have allot of control of the car, meaning when its warm out i don't have allot of wheel spin at wot... now i want more power, but not to much, i don't wanna be scared of the car if you know what i mean ... is there a cam out there where i get gains all though out the power band?, but not huge gains... maybe like 30-40WHP is what i am looking for

thanks for the help
__________________
2010 camaro cammed- sold
2015 C7 Z51- current
mikeSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 06:07 PM   #2
GJG

 
GJG's Avatar
 
Drives: 2SS
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Beaumont, Tx
Posts: 873
__________________
Sleep well America.....my MARINE has your back......
GJG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 06:16 PM   #3
The Stig
knows 2 facts about ducks
 
The Stig's Avatar
 
Drives: ...and they're both wrong
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The HMS Invincible
Posts: 26,275
To point out, and this is just me saying so here, I don't think you can continue to say you're new to modding after the underhood setup you just told us about. I would say you're better off than a chunk of the other members.
__________________
Click to view my build thread
The Stig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 06:20 PM   #4
Camaro_Custom_Painted
Choke on that causality!
 
Camaro_Custom_Painted's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 633
The only negative thing I have heard about going with a more aggressive cam is when crusing normally, and the trans is in 6th grear and the engine RPM's are low, you can get sort of an engine lope. This is an issue with my friend's L99. Maybe he got too much cam, but I seem to remember someone else here that voiced the same issue.
__________________
Edelbrock EForce - Stainless Works Headers - BMR Sways & Arms & Toe Links & Control Arm Bushings & End Links - Rotofab CAI - Assorted Interior, Exterior, Underhood Bling - Red Jewel Stripes & Full Body Clear - Lexani LX15 Wheels - JRE Fuel Rail Upgrade - Kenne Bell BAP - Heartthrob XPipe - Elite Catch Can - Pedders Cradle & Front Arm Bushings - Hotchkis Strut Brace - MSD Wires - Carbotech Brakes - DSS 1000HP Axles & Driveshaft - Mickey Thompson Tires - Halo Harness - Granatelli Brake Lines - AutoMeter A/F, Boost, Fuel Pressure Gauges - Whats Next?
Camaro_Custom_Painted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 06:27 PM   #5
mikeSS


 
mikeSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 c7
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 7,464
Quote:
Originally Posted by stieger View Post
To point out, and this is just me saying so here, I don't think you can continue to say you're new to modding after the underhood setup you just told us about. I would say you're better off than a chunk of the other members.
keep in mind this, a year ago i didn't know what long tube headers where lol. just because i have a nice setup so far doesn't mean i know allot... all i know is the basic bolt ons... and now learning about cams
__________________
2010 camaro cammed- sold
2015 C7 Z51- current
mikeSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 06:28 PM   #6
IndeedSS1


 
IndeedSS1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS LS3
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern MO
Posts: 3,803
Talk to your performance shop and tell them what you want. They should be able to recommend or spec out a cam to meet your needs.
__________________


She is only memory now.
IndeedSS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 06:30 PM   #7
mikeSS


 
mikeSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 c7
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 7,464
Quote:
Originally Posted by IndeedSS1 View Post
Talk to your performance shop and tell them what you want. They should be able to recommend or spec out a cam to meet your needs.
thats what i was going to do tomorrow, but its always good see what the forums have to say, rather then one shop
__________________
2010 camaro cammed- sold
2015 C7 Z51- current
mikeSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 06:36 PM   #8
Huggerorange73
Banned
 
Drives: The REAL C5
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Norridge, IL
Posts: 1,830
Send a message via AIM to Huggerorange73
With the LS3, bigger isn't better.....you don't need insane lift or a aggressive LSA to make big gains.

My cam is .571/590 228/240 on a 113.....I picked up 48 rwhp with that cam over what I had with the CAI & lontubes.

To me the car drives fine....but others may not care for it.

Just be honest with yourself and the with what you expect to gain and most of all how you want the car to drive.
Huggerorange73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 06:38 PM   #9
boat rx
 
Drives: 2010 2ssrs
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Miami
Posts: 205
mike i have a cam new in the box from kirk at vector.i need to sell it.it is his stage 2.5 cam.227/239 114lsa.call him and ask him about it.says it drives like stock.with your mods it make 460 rwhp + or_.I will sell at a good price if interested.
boat rx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 06:41 PM   #10
Huggerorange73
Banned
 
Drives: The REAL C5
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Norridge, IL
Posts: 1,830
Send a message via AIM to Huggerorange73
My stuff is here ==> http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103989
Huggerorange73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 06:43 PM   #11
mikeSS


 
mikeSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 c7
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 7,464
Quote:
Originally Posted by boat rx View Post
mike i have a cam new in the box from kirk at vector.i need to sell it.it is his stage 2.5 cam.227/239 114lsa.call him and ask him about it.says it drives like stock.with your mods it make 460 rwhp + or_.I will sell at a good price if interested.
lol funny thing is thats my local shop thats where i get my work done at. why are you selling it ?
__________________
2010 camaro cammed- sold
2015 C7 Z51- current
mikeSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 06:45 PM   #12
mikeSS


 
mikeSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 c7
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 7,464
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huggerorange73 View Post
that idle is perfect for what i want
__________________
2010 camaro cammed- sold
2015 C7 Z51- current
mikeSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 06:53 PM   #13
IndeedSS1


 
IndeedSS1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS LS3
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern MO
Posts: 3,803
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeSS View Post
thats what i was going to do tomorrow, but its always good see what the forums have to say, rather then one shop
That may be true. But I had 3 different cams in my Impala SS. The first two were ones highly recommended and most frequently used. One was ok, the other I hated. I finally told a builder exactly what I was looking for. He spec'd out a cam for me that I absolutely loved.

The key here is know what you want and find someone you trust that is willing listen to you. Once they have something for you, question what about each spec is going to meet your list. ie, idle, powerband (high, low, or my favorite broad) etc. Nothing sucks worse than paying for something you wind up not liking it.
__________________


She is only memory now.
IndeedSS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2010, 06:59 PM   #14
mikeSS


 
mikeSS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 c7
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 7,464
Quote:
Originally Posted by IndeedSS1 View Post
That may be true. But I had 3 different cams in my Impala SS. The first two were ones highly recommended and most frequently used. One was ok, the other I hated. I finally told a builder exactly what I was looking for. He spec'd out a cam for me that I absolutely loved.

The key here is know what you want and find someone you trust that is willing listen to you. Once they have something for you, question what about each spec is going to meet your list. ie, idle, powerband (high, low, or my favorite broad) etc. Nothing sucks worse than paying for something you wind up not liking it.
now do after market cams put more stress on a engine ?
__________________
2010 camaro cammed- sold
2015 C7 Z51- current
mikeSS is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.