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Old 03-08-2015, 11:53 AM   #1
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Cam for the camaro ZL1

Which is the best cam for the camaro ZL1 ? I heard from my friend that the gt9 cam is from the best cams What do you think ?
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Old 03-08-2015, 02:57 PM   #2
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I will probably end up running the BTR stage 3 or a custom grind similar to those specs
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Old 03-08-2015, 05:59 PM   #3
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Old 03-08-2015, 06:29 PM   #4
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There are quite a few good cams for the LSA. There is no "best" cam.
It really just depends on what you want.
Nice, broad flat torque curve? Stock like drivability with some more power at all rpms? Nasty lope and big power, and can accept the trade off that goes along with it?
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:48 PM   #5
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I've got the GT9 and the drivability is near stock. I love the low end torque of the BTR cam.
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:57 PM   #6
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I would read up on brian tooley racing. seem to be offering a good mix of power and drive-ability.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:25 AM   #7
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:51 AM   #8
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I have been running the FSP blower cam for over 20,000 miles. Love it! Making over 700 whp on my daily driver.
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:41 AM   #9
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I would definitely search here and on some CTS-V forums, A LOT of good info. I'm going with the BTR stage 3, for my needs it works plus BTR is local to me and I try to support local. I spoke to them several times and they're very helpful, one thing about their cam its not real harsh on the valvetrain.
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:17 PM   #10
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I have the Brian Tooley Racing stage III cam in my ZL1

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Old 03-09-2015, 06:21 PM   #11
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sooo many good cams out there....Honestly all you will get from this topic is what everyone is currently running in their car and what is working for them. All the sponsors on the site will push their own brand cam. Unless there was a way to get every cam available put in the same car and ran on the same Dyno on the same day, its kinda hard to tell. I would just go with a quality company that has had good success with their product and is backed by tons of happy customers. I currently have a Texas Speed LS3-B blower cam...It has a great sound and makes good power (about 57 more then stock). I would NOT get Texas Speed's PRC spring kit...They have had a reputation for breaking springs. If I had it to do all over again, I would go with the Brian Tooley Stage 3 cam and springs. The quality is 2nd to none I think. The GT9 cam you are talking about (I believe) is Lingenfelter's cam. It has been tested and a proven performer. My dad has that cam in his LPE700 package and it sounds bone stock. I love the lope, so I went with a rough idle cam.

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Old 03-09-2015, 07:13 PM   #12
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Depends on what you have done to your engine so far. A cam swap is where you have reached bolt on max and now dabbling in engine tear down goodies for serious HP/TQ. Do you plan on doing head work to maximize the cam if its an extremely lumpy one? Or are you after a cam that that just pushes the stock heads. Trade off's abound in the cam world for peak performance but generally speaking more lift more duration generally gives you more power. Don't forget SC engines have their own perimeters for peak performance in cams. A bitch-en NA cam will not be that hot in A SC engine and vise verse.

So for a willy nilly lets throw something in that's fun I would go straight to the cams that are dyno proven kits from name brand companies as James said. All this opens up a can of progressive worms. If you have your heads off to change springs etc. you might as well have them ported then after that your heads will want more cam than what you got and its back to finding another cam.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:45 AM   #13
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Lingenfelter GT 12. Sounds unreal and drives perfect... Starkweather performance just put it in....
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:54 AM   #14
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Depends on what you have done to your engine so far. A cam swap is where you have reached bolt on max and now dabbling in engine tear down goodies for serious HP/TQ. Do you plan on doing head work to maximize the cam if its an extremely lumpy one? Or are you after a cam that that just pushes the stock heads. Trade off's abound in the cam world for peak performance but generally speaking more lift more duration generally gives you more power. Don't forget SC engines have their own perimeters for peak performance in cams. A bitch-en NA cam will not be that hot in A SC engine and vise verse.

So for a willy nilly lets throw something in that's fun I would go straight to the cams that are dyno proven kits from name brand companies as James said. All this opens up a can of progressive worms. If you have your heads off to change springs etc. you might as well have them ported then after that your heads will want more cam than what you got and its back to finding another cam.



My car is stock but I have order pulley and throttle and some other stuff I post the links

http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merc...Store_Code=LPE

http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merc...Store_Code=LPE

http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merc...Store_Code=LPE

http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merc...Store_Code=LPE

http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merc...Store_Code=LPE

http://formulahp.com/?product=test-run


And my next plane is the American racing headers and about the cam I am just asking because I am confused which cam should I get .
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:22 AM   #15
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My car is stock but I have order pulley and throttle and some other stuff I post the links

http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merc...Store_Code=LPE

http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merc...Store_Code=LPE

http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merc...Store_Code=LPE

http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merc...Store_Code=LPE

http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merc...Store_Code=LPE

http://formulahp.com/?product=test-run


And my next plane is the American racing headers and about the cam I am just asking because I am confused which cam should I get .
Looks like you're going for a mild upgrade. I'm thinking you probably don't need a cam upgrade just as of yet. If you want one I would stick to a safe one (LS9) its not a plug and play cam since there is variations in LS engines sadly. But it will be waiting for you to add more goodies so you can reach its potential.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=336471

Another quick HP gainer for you would be a CAI with your current stock cam.
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:06 PM   #16
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Looks like you're going for a mild upgrade. I'm thinking you probably don't need a cam upgrade just as of yet. If you want one I would stick to a safe one (LS9) its not a plug and play cam since there is variations in LS engines sadly. But it will be waiting for you to add more goodies so you can reach its potential.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=336471

Another quick HP gainer for you would be a CAI with your current stock cam.
So the ls9 cam is safe for my engine and how much hp I will get ? and why I can't get the gt9 cam will it do some problems to the engine ? Sorry for asking a lot of question lol
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Old 03-11-2015, 02:37 PM   #17
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+1 talk to Tyler
Thanks for the support guys!

We do have a killer blower cam we use in out ZL1 performance packages. It has some killer lope to it and makes a ton of TQ down low.

Check out the dyno sheet from the last ZL-850 package we did:


We are also a dealer for BTR which has an excellent choice of cams, but from what we'ves seen out cam makes a bit more TQ than the BTR Stage 3.

Here's a good idle clip:


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