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Old 01-16-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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How long has your aftermarket cam lasted or not lasted??

So I"m curious to see how these cams are lasting. LOT'S of failures but also lot's of cams so it's really hard to tell.

Seems like an aftermarket cam is a bit of a gamble these days. Or is it?

If you did a cam and it failed, if you did a cam and it lasted, if you did a cam and it's still going strong........

Let us know.

Give us the following info...

Cam still in use Y/N:
Cam type/brand:
Cam Specs:
Cam miles:
Forced induction:
Power level:
Oil type:
Oil Pump:
Date of cam purchase:
Valve train upgrades:
Bottom end upgrades:

Power level as in how much horse power. Oil type may not really tell us much but interesting to know. LS engines only. You can add what engine if it's not a 376.

My cam died a slow death and as such my engine as many of you know. Bearings wore down from metal.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:48 PM   #2
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Oh, shit. Let me start.

Comp cam
223/231 .610/.617 115+4
45k
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560 rwhp / 558 rwtq
Mobile1 5/30
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:01 PM   #3
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Cam type/brand:Comp Cam
Cam Specs: 227/230 .639/.612 115.0 (I think i read the card correctly see build thread post:149)
Cam miles: 10-15k on CAM about 48k overall on car
Forced induction: Vortech V-3 and smaller pulley
Power level: 683.83hp 614.3tq
Oil type: AMSOil 10-30
Date of cam purchase:Ordered 03-04-13 Installed 6-29-13
Mine is a 3 bolt cam
I have not had any issues that are a direct result of the CAM. I will keep this updated in the event something unforeseen changes.
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:04 PM   #4
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Good work PQ. I was thinking about a poll for this on the way to work
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:23 PM   #5
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It may be beneficial to have people note if their cams were single bolt or 3-bolt.

Cam type/brand: Comp Cam
Cam Specs: 219/235 .607/.619 113LSA
Single or 3-Bolt: Single Bolt
Cam miles: ~8,000
Forced induction: N/A
Power level: 465hp 435tq
Oil type: Mobil 1 5w/30
Date of cam purchase: June 2013
Still Using Cam: No - unknown cause - it shit out on me - cam dowel pin sheared - heavy wear on lifters and cam lobes - all valves bent.
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:49 PM   #6
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Shit. I forgot the most important item. lol

So, like Rohdeo16 did just add whether you've had issues.

Thanks guys.
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:06 PM   #7
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Sorry to hear about your issues, PQ. So, yours lasted for almost 3 years? I have been thinking about doing this to mine, mainly because I love the sound of it! But now, this makes me second-guess that line of thinking. It'll be interesting to see how many guys come out and say that they have not had any issues with theirs.
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:16 PM   #8
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:42 PM   #9
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I can tell you we have sold over 100 cams last year installed and/or sold over counter. We also don't sell 1/10th of the amount of cams some of the larger cam suppliers do. I have not seen a Comp Cam in front of me with a failure since about 2011, when a cam delaminated and Comp took care of it no questions asked (We only noticed it because we swapped motors and cams).

We use only 3-bolt cams, Valvoline/Royal Purple/Amsoil/Redline/Joe Gibbs for oil and anything but Fram for a filter.
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:52 PM   #10
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Cam still in use Y/N: Y
Cam type/brand: COMP
Cam Specs:23x/25x
Cam miles:40,000+
Forced induction: N/A
Power level: 500+
Oil type: pennzoil platinum
Date of cam purchase: April 2013



still running like a champ and smoking mustangs

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Old 01-16-2014, 02:55 PM   #11
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Dont have many miles on my car, but Ill post up. I put my cam in around 1,500 miles on the ODO. Up to about 7,500 right now.


Cam type/brand: Comp Cam
Cam Specs: 236/250 .624/.624 on a 114
Single or 3-Bolt: 3 bolt
Cam miles: ~6,000
Forced induction: N/A
Power level: 502/487
Oil type: Mobil 1 5w/30
Date of cam purchase: June 2013
Still Using Cam: Yes
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:34 PM   #12
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Cam still in use Y/N: Yes
Cam type/brand: Comp 3 bolt
Cam Specs: 227/235 613/620 115+3
Cam miles: 15000
Forced induction: no
Power level: 461 RWHP/ 440 RWTQ
Oil type: Royal Purple HPS 5-30
Date of cam purchase: Feb 2012


Car is running great. Just had the valve covers off last week to check the spring pressures and do the rocker trunion upgrade. All looked good.

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Old 01-16-2014, 04:46 PM   #13
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Awesome thread!
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:47 PM   #14
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Great thread OP

Old LS1 347ci setup
Cam still in use: N
Cam type: 1 bolt Thunder Racing TR228
Cam spec: 228/228 598. 598. Lift I think. 918 springs.
Cam miles: over 20k and 35k in the stock LS1 before a spun bearing
N/A& 20 bottles of N2O
414rwhp 378rwtq
Pennzoil platinun synt 5-30
This forged 347 was knocking in the end and was change for a LS2 with a new cam.
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