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Old 09-20-2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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What should I do next, cam or gears?

I have a JRE 415 setup now and I'm thinking of the next mod! So, I really can't afford both so which would you go with next, a cam or gears? I'm thinking either the JRE 470 blower cam or LFE 3.91's. This will be done next year as my budget will allow! Eventually I'll get both but for now gotta settle for 1 or the other!
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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if you put in a cam you will thinking the whole time i wish i had gears.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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So with a cam will I loose a little low end therby wishing I had gears? Oh, I do mostly DD street driving with an occasional track run so I'm looking for the best street fun!
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:31 PM   #4
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Gears woulb be sweet, but the cam totally changes the car. I say cam. A reccomendation though, get the biggest one u can within reason, u dont want to spend all that money and be dissapointed with the HP numbers or the idle not choppy enough etc,,,,good luck
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:32 PM   #5
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more horsepower is always better, do the cam first
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:41 PM   #6
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Gears woulb be sweet, but the cam totally changes the car. I say cam. A reccomendation though, get the biggest one u can within reason, u dont want to spend all that money and be dissapointed with the HP numbers or the idle not choppy enough etc,,,,good luck
THIS + 1, I put a moderate cam because i knew a FI was in my future. The TSP cams sound wicked. My SNL performance V4 cam completely changed my car. It is simply awesome. I never turn on my radio unless on the interstate with the cruise on. The sound of the motor with that lope and the headers is a lot of fun. I gained over 80 HP with the cam and headers.

Another vote for cam. TSP231/236. Good luck, either way you cant go wrong
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THIS + 1, I put a moderate cam because i knew a FI was in my future. The TSP cams sound wicked. My SNL performance V4 cam completely changed my car. It is simply awesome. I never turn on my radio unless on the interstate with the cruise on. The sound of the motor with that lope and the headers is a lot of fun. I gained over 80 HP with the cam and headers.

Another vote for cam. TSP231/236. Good luck, either way you cant go wrong

O ya CAM!!! BullF-16, u get that charger on ur beast yet??
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:45 PM   #8
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I would do the CAM.....but I would ask Jannetty for his opinion on which one. Be honest with him on how you drive the car....way too many guys get wrapped up in the peak horsepower but what really matters is power under the curve.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:47 PM   #9
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Yea, I'll definatly be consulting with Ted! For now though just wanted to get some opinions from my C5 peeps!
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:48 PM   #10
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O ya CAM!!! BullF-16, u get that charger on ur beast yet??
Not till the 29th of this month. Its killing me...but allowing me to do lots of research on how not to blow this motor up. SNL performance in Fort Worth are gonna set me up so I dont.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:43 AM   #11
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So far the concensus is to go with a cam next! Anyone else have an opinion or experience?
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:04 AM   #13
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I have the cam you are wanting to put in. I do not think the car needs different gears for that cam. My car runs great the way it is.
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I've driven that cam without gears quite a few times and I've really been in awe of how well it drives. Ted has the tune nailed for that cam.
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I have the cam you are wanting to put in. I do not think the car needs different gears for that cam. My car runs great the way it is.
Do you have the 470 street cam or the blower friendly one?
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:23 AM   #16
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I would do the CAM.....but I would ask Jannetty for his opinion on which one. Be honest with him on how you drive the car....way too many guys get wrapped up in the peak horsepower but what really matters is power under the curve.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:24 AM   #17
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Do you have the 470 street cam or the blower friendly one?
I have this cam and was told it is blower friendly.

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Old 09-21-2011, 09:36 AM   #18
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I have this cam and was told it is blower friendly.

http://jreperformanceparts.com/jre-4...m-package.html
I guess I'm a little confused because they also list a blower friendly cam seperatly from this one but they don't say what the HP rating is for it. Maybe Nick or Ted can chime in and clarify what the difference is!
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if you put in a cam you will thinking the whole time i wish i had gears.
I have to agree with this view. 'Got my gears first and it totally transformed the way the car drives & feels--in a good way! 'Just got my cam, which is what I would consider "medium" in size and, while my dyno graph shows nice gains in HP & torque across the board, it still feels a little slower off the line than before the cam. I can only imagine how sluggish it would be w/ the stock gears... In the end, the gears made waiting for the cam a lot less painful. (By the way, I DO love my cam; 'just glad I did gears first )
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I have a JRE 415 setup now and I'm thinking of the next mod! So, I really can't afford both so which would you go with next, a cam or gears? I'm thinking either the JRE 470 blower cam or LFE 3.91's. This will be done next year as my budget will allow! Eventually I'll get both but for now gotta settle for 1 or the other!
No one can hear the gears when you pull in to a car show

And the More power you have the LESS Gear you need.
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I guess I'm a little confused because they also list a blower friendly cam seperatly from this one but they don't say what the HP rating is for it. Maybe Nick or Ted can chime in and clarify what the difference is!
Actually it's the same cam
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:51 AM   #22
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I like Ted's input haha. I just recently did the JRE 415 package as well and since have been wondering what I should do next. Seems we are in the same boat. But I think I am gunna do a cam once I have the money. Either early 2012 or come spring. Can't wait!

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So do gears, if they're a big enough jump in ratio! If you don't have them, you don't know what you're missing
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i have a l99,,,,did the 2c cam from livernois....cant take the smile off my face !!! its also a great blower cam.....mag 2300 is next
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I say the cam and then gears.

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