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Old 02-06-2011, 12:14 AM   #1
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Those of you with cams, how do you like it?

I'm going to be having a cam install from a local shop for 1500 with everything needed for the swap and my choice of cam


What kind of cam did you get?

how much did you put down to the wheels?

What other mods do you have?

Is it worth voiding the warranty?
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:24 AM   #2
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i would go with a full exhaust , intake and cam. not just a cam alone. and yes cams are worth it.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:54 AM   #3
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i would go with a full exhaust , intake and cam. not just a cam alone. and yes cams are worth it.
I'm not, I have some LTs on the way and have a GMPP axel back, I'm gonna run the stock mid section of pipe for now
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:06 AM   #4
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I'm glad I did it. I will be getting a tune this week so it should be really nice. As far as mods: vararam tune intake, Kooks 1 3/4 long tubes, with hi-flow cats, stock catback exhaust, LG6X3 cam. We'll be working on the tune Monday, so the car should be really nice to drive by weeks end. I'll let you know what the car picked up with the cam. And to you're final question, yes it's worth it. You've had your car for a while so if it hasn't broke yet you should be fine.
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:47 AM   #5
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I'm glad I did it. I will be getting a tune this week so it should be really nice. As far as mods: vararam tune intake, Kooks 1 3/4 long tubes, with hi-flow cats, stock catback exhaust, LG6X3 cam. We'll be working on the tune Monday, so the car should be really nice to drive by weeks end. I'll let you know what the car picked up with the cam. And to you're final question, yes it's worth it. You've had your car for a while so if it hasn't broke yet you should be fine.
Lol my car only has 2801 miles on it lol
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:25 AM   #6
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Nothing like the sound of a cammed car. As you can see from my signature I have gone the cam route plus other mods. Supercharger and heads are coming very soon.
Definitely do the cam.
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:56 AM   #7
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thats a good price for a cam my local shop wants 3800
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:13 AM   #8
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A cam is most definitely worth it. I gained about 40rwhp and some wonderful music to my ears. We got one custom ground, dual springs and hardened push rods. All for less than 1,500 with the tune and all.

Warranty, shmarranty. If my biggest concern was having a warranty, I'd be driving a Toyota still. This car is about having fun and tinkering.



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Old 02-06-2011, 05:15 AM   #9
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thats a good price for a cam my local shop wants 3800
Yea they are running a special right now for cam installs so I figured I might wanna jump on it
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:51 AM   #10
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I'm glad I did it. I will be getting a tune this week so it should be really nice. As far as mods: vararam tune intake, Kooks 1 3/4 long tubes, with hi-flow cats, stock catback exhaust, LG6X3 cam. We'll be working on the tune Monday, so the car should be really nice to drive by weeks end. I'll let you know what the car picked up with the cam. And to you're final question, yes it's worth it. You've had your car for a while so if it hasn't broke yet you should be fine.
Your going to love the way the car sounds and pulls
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:03 AM   #11
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You''ll love the taller cam power and the engine lope. Don't worry about the surging at low revs; driving around that effect will come naturally to ya'.
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thats a good price for a cam my local shop wants 3800
If you have an L99 that is probably about right, if you have an LS3 that is to much.
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My goal when i first got my camaro was to ge it to sound sick. So i did the exhaust with headers and a cai while i was there. Then I did the cam. I got a sick supercharger cam so i can just add a supercharger down the road. I went from 425 at the flywheel to 550 after the cam. That includes a good tune for al lthe other add ons as well. There is nothing like sitting at a red light and your car rumbles.

Then eventually that was not enough so i got a supercharger and now i am sitting at 700 at the flywheel. its sick
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:33 PM   #14
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well im in alabama a company called speed south is the only shop i have found so far
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:16 PM   #15
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Do it.you wont regret it. Don't even think wice about it.
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:26 PM   #16
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i'm dying to do a cam on my car. i don't know why but i'm hesitant for some reason. i still haven't heard one of these camaros in person with a cam.

i'm definitely doing it, it's just a matter of time.
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i'm dying to do a cam on my car. i don't know why but i'm hesitant for some reason. i still haven't heard one of these camaros in person with a cam.

i'm definitely doing it, it's just a matter of time.
I have heard a few in person, I'm wanting and hoping for 480+ at the wheels tho so I'm a little concerned about it cause I'm still unsure what cam I should get
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Old 02-06-2011, 05:39 PM   #18
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cams are the shit , they give great gains and sound nuts plain and simple
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:08 PM   #19
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I went with a mild Comp VVT cam to go with my Whipple. I have plenty of power with the blower, but there's nothing like that sound.

What...the cam voided my warranty?
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My car had 700 miles on it when the Cam went in. It's a small cam for a blower but gained 61rwhp by itself. Still drives like stock,so the cam just made alot more power without affecting the drivability.
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Just to clarify for all the folks that aren't motor heads. Everyone's car has a cam. This thread sort of makes it sound like an add on. LOL
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Just to clarify for all the folks that aren't motor heads. Everyone's car has a cam. This thread sort of makes it sound like an add on. LOL
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I was going to wait a few years, but I am glad I did it now. It is a lot more fun to drive an the reactions you get from people at the stoplight is great.
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Do it, definitely worth it.
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A cam is most definitely worth it. I gained about 40rwhp and some wonderful music to my ears. We got one custom ground, dual springs and hardened push rods. All for less than 1,500 with the tune and all.

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