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Old 06-23-2011, 04:01 PM   #26
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3.2 pulley. Down from a 3.6 now. And the cam is mild enough for the stock stall. If not, then I go back bigger. But I'm after the extra power more so.

Mine won't be so radical, but it already sounds good so I hope it at least gives me some more rumble.
Yikes! 3.2! You must have 93 or higher there?

My "mild" blower cam made a huge difference in exhaust tone/volume. And I have what is considered the "quiet" Magnaflow 3" Comp catback. You have LT's right? Could be some serious rumble/lope there. I had to have most of the lope tuned out of mine as I have to deal with the smog nazi's here and need to pass a visual as well as a sniffer....
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Could be some serious rumble/lope there.
And then it was time to upgrade the sound system, for he could not hear the radio over the car...
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Hey PQ, learn how to take pics with your iPhone son!! Save your pennies for a new bottom end!! Even with a 3.2 and the cam helping lower the boost you will be entering the "borrowed time" range. At least run some race gas when you beat that bitch.
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Yikes! 3.2! You must have 93 or higher there?

My "mild" blower cam made a huge difference in exhaust tone/volume. And I have what is considered the "quiet" Magnaflow 3" Comp catback. You have LT's right? Could be some serious rumble/lope there. I had to have most of the lope tuned out of mine as I have to deal with the smog nazi's here and need to pass a visual as well as a sniffer....
93 all day long.

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And then it was time to upgrade the sound system, for he could not hear the radio over the car...
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Hey PQ, learn how to take pics with your iPhone son!! Save your pennies for a new bottom end!! Even with a 3.2 and the cam helping lower the boost you will be entering the "borrowed time" range. At least run some race gas when you beat that bitch.
Maybe at the track. I don't beat on it often.

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Hey PQ, learn how to take pics with your iPhone son!! Save your pennies for a new bottom end!! Even with a 3.2 and the cam helping lower the boost you will be entering the "borrowed time" range. At least run some race gas when you beat that bitch.
The only item of concern will be the 6L80E... We have close to 30 2010/2011 Camaros riding around on 11 to 12 psi with no issue. a SAFE tune goes a long way in reliability....
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The only item of concern will be the 6L80E... We have close to 30 2010/2011 Camaros riding around on 11 to 12 psi with no issue. a SAFE tune goes a long way in reliability....
The trans, if tuned right, will be fine. My car, blown and beaten, has a stall and after two years is still perfect. 12psi on the stock internals is def pushing it. Tuned well or not. Anyone will tell you that. These engines weren't built to handle that. Especially on pump gas.
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The only item of concern will be the 6L80E... We have close to 30 2010/2011 Camaros riding around on 11 to 12 psi with no issue. a SAFE tune goes a long way in reliability....
Anyone can "ride around" on a car that's makes 12 psi and be fine. Let's face it, you'll never see that on the street. Push the car and then when the chance for problems dramatically increases. I have a car that makes 20 psi. When I street drive it I never make more than a few pounds of boost.
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Anyone can "ride around" on a car that's makes 12 psi and be fine. Let's face it, you'll never see that on the street. Push the car and then when the chance for problems dramatically increases. I have a car that makes 20 psi. When I street drive it I never make more than a few pounds of boost.
My experience with my GTO was simple - nothing broke. It just wore down. Transmissions wear down. More power, more quickly. More time on the power, more quickly. The only remedy is to rebuild with stronger parts, which I did with my 4L60.

That said, I can see a well-tuned tranny lasting maybe 20k? But somewhere down the line, you'll be rebuilding it.

Me, once I go FI or H/C, I don't see it lasting long.

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My experience with my GTO was simple - nothing broke. It just wore down. Transmissions wear down. More power, more quickly. More time on the power, more quickly. The only remedy is to rebuild with stronger parts, which I did with my 4L60.

That said, I can see a well-tuned tranny lasting maybe 20k? But somewhere down the line, you'll be rebuilding it.

Me, once I go FI or H/C, I don't see it lasting long.

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Lasting long? How long is that? I have over 50 10 second passes on mine so far and knock on wood it's still good as new. Now, don't get me wrong, I don't expect it to last and when it goes I'll throw a built one in but for the time being it's still prefect.


P.S. I hope I just didn't jinx myself!!
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Lasting long? How long is that? I have over 50 10 second passes on mine so far and knock on wood it's still good as new. Now, don't get me wrong, I don't expect it to last and when it goes I'll throw a built one in but for the time being it's still prefect.


P.S. I hope I just didn't jinx myself!!
Start saving your pennies.

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Hey PQ, learn how to take pics with your iPhone son!! Save your pennies for a new bottom end!! Even with a 3.2 and the cam helping lower the boost you will be entering the "borrowed time" range. At least run some race gas when you beat that bitch.
Uhm the 3.2 is gonna RAISE the boost, not lower it. That is why I said "YIKES"...

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What are the specs of the cam?
Ron said it's their Stage1 LS3 cam.
223/231 .610/.617 115+4

But they also have a blower cam.
223/231 .611/.617 115+3

So I'm not really sure. It's one of the two.
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Before the initial fuse pull I was pretty frustrated.

Funny how adding over 250 hp makes things all better.
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The only item of concern will be the 6L80E... We have close to 30 2010/2011 Camaros riding around on 11 to 12 psi with no issue. a SAFE tune goes a long way in reliability....
I told him he should of had you send the tranny down to Circle D to be beefed up.
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You aren't gonna like the "push" at idle without one me thinks....
he'll like it better than the "dying" at idle


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3.2 pulley. Down from a 3.6 now. And the cam is mild enough for the stock stall. If not, then I go back bigger. But I'm after the extra power more so.

Mine won't be so radical, but it already sounds good so I hope it at least gives me some more rumble.


you shouldnt decide on your cam based on your current converter. its better to go a little bigger now and swap the converter later (which you already plan on doing anyway) instead of going with a smaller cam and wishing you had more down the road.



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Hehehehe... I just had a thought... what if I tell Bonnie that PQ intentionally used the paper header gasket so he had an excuse to get a cam now...
I dont think Bonnie would believe Randy had the know-how to do that in the first place....

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Ron said it's their Stage1 LS3 cam.
223/231 .610/.617 115+4

But they also have a blower cam.
223/231 .611/.617 115+3

So I'm not really sure. It's one of the two.
stage 1.... boring
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Funny how adding over 250 hp makes things all better.
that seems to be a tried and true statement
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I told him he should of had you send the tranny down to Circle D to be beefed up.
Why would I do that? Be a waste of money. When if it starts to go out THEN I do it. I may never have to do it.

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Thats what she said
I should have seen that one. hahaha

But I'm not worried about the smaller cam. I have to drive it as my DD and the power will still be there. Wheels would come first in the equation anyway.
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Why would I do that? Be a waste of money. When if it starts to go out THEN I do it. I may never have to do it.


I should have seen that one. hahaha

But I'm not worried about the smaller cam. I have to drive it as my DD and the power will still be there. Wheels would come first in the equation anyway.
call me in a year and tell me you are still content with your power level.
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call me in a year and tell me you are still content with your power level.
Fair, but in a year I would be the same regarless. Even if I got another 15 rwhp with a bigger cam, I'd still want more after a year.

BUT, I'm pretty content. I think I'll hit my limit this time. And this LS3/L99 bottom end can only take so much. I'll be happy to keep it tame.
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Fair, but in a year I would be the same regarless. Even if I got another 15 rwhp with a bigger cam, I'd still want more after a year.

BUT, I'm pretty content. I think I'll hit my limit this time. And this LS3/L99 bottom end can only take so much. I'll be happy to keep it tame.
Hint: you are already well past "tame."
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Hint: you are already well past "tame."
Sweet. I really am done though.

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Threshold has been hit. But I'm pretty happy I guess.
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