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Old 01-05-2012, 10:44 PM   #1
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thinking about putting this smalll cam in or selling it

its a used cam in good shape
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224-228 with .534-.537 lift on a 112 lsa
should be good all around cam for a ls3 and use stock springs

what power do u guys think it will make

i am at 400 whp and 390 wtq

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Old 01-06-2012, 08:50 AM   #2
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I'd go bigger. Those lift numbers aren't going to do a set of LS3 heads much justice.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
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Id go a little bit bigger. Cams themselves are not expensive. the install is more of the problem. good luck!
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:07 AM   #4
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I'd go bigger. I'd also recommend upgrading your valve train. Keeping stock springs and other parts such as pushrods, and your seats and retainers will be the weak link.

PM or call me and we can talk about other parts that should be upgraded when doing a cam swap.

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Old 01-06-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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I'd go bigger. I'd also recommend upgrading your valve train. Keeping stock springs and other parts such as pushrods, and your seats and retainers.

PM or call me and we can talk about other parts that should be upgraded when doing a cam swap.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:09 PM   #6
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I'd go bigger. I'd also recommend upgrading your valve train. Keeping stock springs and other parts such as pushrods, and your seats and retainers will be the weak link.

PM or call me and we can talk about other parts that should be upgraded when doing a cam swap.
Talk to the guys at Blu808 or give us a ring to talk about different setups. They have installed a lot of our cam packages and run them in all of their cars as well.

That is a pretty small cam, and given the work that it takes to put a cam in the car and tune it, do it once and do it right.

Also if you are going to put a cam in the car, make sure you upgrade the rest of the items in the car with it. Stock springs are ok for a stock cam, but when you start to add lift and duration to it, you need to make sure the rest of the valvetrain can hold up to the increased cam size.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:27 PM   #7
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If ur going through all the Hassal of installing a cam and get a tune I would go bigger. Good chance u will be disapointed after spending the money and only minimal results.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:50 PM   #8
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I would run it... I bet it would make at lest 30-40 more at the wheels with a good boost in torque. The lift is on the low side ( smaller then the stock ) but hell some guys are making 450hp at the wheels with a gm hot cam( .525 lift). If you can do your own install and you already have the cam... why the hell not! I think it would be a good street cam.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:58 PM   #9
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Another thing, these big cams everyone are running I dont feel are the best for a stock geared heavy car like this. How many guys are still running 12s with cams They make big power but I think a smaller cam would run harder on the track with a more usable RPM rang. Just my 02.. Put a 4.10 gear with a big cam is hole different story.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:44 PM   #10
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Don't try running a guy with a big cam from a roll with the stock gearing either or he will eat u alive. But I agree that's y I'm going 4.10 gears at se point.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:34 PM   #11
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I'm keeping stock gears. You have to take into account for other power adders. I can launch at 2200, stick, and gain hard accel with everything else before hitting the powerband of the cam. The benefit, solid accel without traction issues.

Give me sticky tires and 18s and I can run 11s all day.
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I'm keeping stock gears. You have to take into account for other power adders. I can launch at 2200, stick, and gain hard accel with everything else before hitting the powerband of the cam. The benefit, solid accel without traction issues.

Give me sticky tires and 18s and I can run 11s all day.
This... thats is the same way I feel. I am doing a voodoo 222/224 .565 lift in march, I feel thats a solid cam for a stock gear! Until I get the tire setup I want and a 4.10 I dont see a reason to have such a big cam! I have had a over cammed car before... it SUCKS, if you dont have the gear forget it you loose to much down low, even mid range wont be as good. These cars make plenty of top end just with boltons, I feel that adding to the mid range power of the motor will actually make the car much faster and more balanced!
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:51 AM   #13
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i have put many cams in
i had a ls9 cam in my my other set up ran strong 435whp and 429wtq
a cam swap is only 3-4 hours without doing springs
i do my own work and tuning so its only parts cost

big cams are for sound only

my car wieghs in over 4200 with me in it so sound and tq is what i am loooking for
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:52 AM   #14
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i could over come the lift with rockers
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:13 AM   #15
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I'm in the 11s barely, but I am not running one of those "big" cams. I need to work on my 60'.

I would suggest talking to any reputable shop and they can help you with your goals. Do you want big dyno numbers, more sound, or for racing.
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