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Old 03-14-2011, 06:12 PM   #120
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I'm a complete amateur at this, but I've never heard of installing a cam with a blower and not losing boost. Please enlighten me.
they've pretty much covered it

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...where's he at?...
vegas. but that don't negate his knowledge of the subject

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...No way. I'm not gonna spend money on headers when I already have some. I LOVE the sound of these.

Ya, I have 1 3/4 and it may actually be good so as to not lose as much boost when I cam it. It would seem anyway...
just consider that 1 7/8 are recommended for my 5.7 LS1 when supercharging. also remember that you've got another 30 cubes of air to move

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PQ, just do the conversion....you know deep inside you really want an LS3
yeah, you might as well - you already needed LS3 parts to get it working

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Old 03-14-2011, 06:46 PM   #121
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:14 PM   #122
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:22 PM   #123
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I was just trying to avoid the onslaught of flaming.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:26 PM   #125
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:10 PM   #126
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PQ....quit post whoring and call Greg - if you listened to the guy you'd already have a 10 second car.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:39 PM   #127
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Imagine the jokes when you do the LS3 conversiona and beat Chris.

"You had to get an LS3 to beat me"
Either way, it won't be done by the fest. So it won't matter, but there will be future challenges.

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just consider that 1 7/8 are recommended for my 5.7 LS1 when supercharging. also remember that you've got another 30 cubes of air to move
True. True. True.

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PQ....quit post whoring and call Greg - if you listened to the guy you'd already have a 10 second car.
I woulnd't have had the money. lol

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Old 03-15-2011, 05:09 AM   #128
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:38 AM   #131
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He's still good... the term LS3 vs. L99 is simply M6 vs. A6... otherwise the LSX crowd is out...
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You guys might wanna checkout the thread where RPM installed a VVT-3 Texas Speed camshaft & gained right at 80 rear wheel horsepower.

Here's something for you to kick around the 231/236 LS3 camshaft gains right at 80hp when installed in a LS3 engine while the VVT-3 gains 100hp when installed into a L99 engine.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:00 AM   #133
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What he said.
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You guys might wanna checkout the thread where RPM installed a VVT-3 Texas Speed camshaft & gained right at 80 rear wheel horsepower.

Here's something for you to kick around the 231/236 LS3 camshaft gains right at 80hp when installed in a LS3 engine while the VVT-3 gains 100hp when installed into a L99 engine.
But when RPM installs it... it only gains 80...
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You guys might wanna checkout the thread where RPM installed a VVT-3 Texas Speed camshaft & gained right at 80 rear wheel horsepower.

Here's something for you to kick around the 231/236 LS3 camshaft gains right at 80hp when installed in a LS3 engine while the VVT-3 gains 100hp when installed into a L99 engine.
But how bout with a blower also?

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But when RPM installs it... it only gains 80...
I thought the same thing. lol
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Just a couple of things.

A VVT cam requires a skilled tuner to make it fly....given that the fact you couldn't find a local guy good enough to tune just your blower, this could be a big factor in your final choice.

VVT cams are going to run on the smaller side due to the lifters, so you're going to take a hit on power. However, the smaller cam would ding you less on the boost hit.

LS3 conversion costs more, but has less headaches and is simplier to work with/tune.

Also....match your cam choice to your stall..HAVE A PLAN! This is very important in the big picture. Smaller VVT cams could very well fly without a stall, larger cams will without question require a stall to be driveable. Don't do one without the other.

Last, but for sure not least ( and this one will sound crazy, but hear me out ) You're sitting at 470 RWHP right now and can't put it down, but yet you're chasing even more HP. Here's what I suggest....work on your suspension set up including a nice sticky tire. If you can put down what you're using, you just may find that you already have all the power you need.

I'm only throwing that last bit of advice out there, because that's exactly what I'm doing right now. I'm sitting at 470 RWHP and wanted to slap a blower on top....but after I thought more about it, adding more power would just compound the launching problems I already have. I went out and bought bushings/trailing arms, etc and as soon as I can I'm getting set of drag radials then heading back out to the strip.

Just some things to think about as you make your next move brother!

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