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Old 02-07-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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NIGHT FURY CAM VS JRE SMOOTH IDLE CAM

I have a L99 ss 2010 Camaro. I was contemplating converting it to an LS3 however I don't know if that's the best idea. I am going to do a can for my next mod if I dont do the conversion. However I am torn between the night fury cam and the smooth idle cam. Aside from personal preference on the sound which cam is better when it comes to performance? Anyone have these? Pros cons andynos would be appreciated so I can make an informed purchase.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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If you go Ls3 the Nite Fury!!
If you stay VVT the MAST VVT cam, the bigger one I think it's the SS? Cam iirc
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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I was leaning towards the night fury do you know any specs on it such as torque and HP gains? Also i know cams are engine specific so if i did this conversion would i have to get the cam after the LS3 conversion. I mean a lot of the mechanics are the same its just different pulleys and gaskets and such
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:35 PM   #4
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You might as well do the cam now or you'll be spending a lot more money. Gotta pull the heads to change out lifters. Check my vvt thread Matt @fsp started and its similar to what you want but I kept vvt cam
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #5
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:46 PM   #6
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I've seen nothing but good come from either one. But since I have the Night Fury, I'm a little biased lol.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:15 PM   #7
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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ghlight=Camper

Here is a link with videos

Lethal Racing "Night Fury" Cam 230/242 113 don't know the lift specs but I'm sure it's in the .600's.

Where in Illinois are you?

I was there for some pulls and it was impressive, especially with a slipping clutch and rear wheel alignment issues lol on a stingy mustang dyno 470 cam only is very respectable in my book.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:27 PM   #8
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:15 AM   #9
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So basically night fury and if i do the LS3 conversion i should do it at the same time as the cam. Well thanks for the input
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:16 AM   #10
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I live about 30 min away from chicago and thanks a lot for the input.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:36 AM   #11
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Yes do the conversion at the same time.
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I actually put down more than that now, had a vacuum leak on my fast 102 and put in a new clutch. Put down 507 on a dynojet.

although my dyno shake is due to my driveshaft and not an alignment :(
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Here's my smooth idle cam. Made 450rwhp and 420tq NA
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:50 AM   #14
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Night Fury with LS3 conversion !! To each his own. But I love the radical sound and the smooth power this cam makes..Here's a taste..

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I have a L99 ss 2010 Camaro. I was contemplating converting it to an LS3 however I don't know if that's the best idea. I am going to do a can for my next mod if I dont do the conversion. However I am torn between the night fury cam and the smooth idle cam. Aside from personal preference on the sound which cam is better when it comes to performance? Anyone have these? Pros cons andynos would be appreciated so I can make an informed purchase.
More important question is how important is driveability to you? I have the Night Fury and it get a little old when youre sitting in traffic or trying to drive through a neighborhood. I dont know the specs on the JRE cam, but the Night Fury cam has 10* overlap, which is quite a bit, and its a fairly aggressive cam. I would bet the JRE cam has close to no overlap which will give you a lot better daily driving manners. If I were to do it over again, (Which I have been considering lately) Id put a less aggressive cam in.
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I have an L99 and driveability is not a problem, My car is my DD.. Even make trips in it.. Don't forget the tune plays a huge role..
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How about a nice middle of the road. We've made 497 rwhp in manual cars with porting the stock heads. I'd do some head work while you have it apart.

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More important question is how important is driveability to you? I have the Night Fury and it get a little old when youre sitting in traffic or trying to drive through a neighborhood. I dont know the specs on the JRE cam, but the Night Fury cam has 10* overlap, which is quite a bit, and its a fairly aggressive cam. I would bet the JRE cam has close to no overlap which will give you a lot better daily driving manners. If I were to do it over again, (Which I have been considering lately) Id put a less aggressive cam in.
What problems do you have specifically with the driveability?
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Night Fury with LS3 conversion !! To each his own. But I love the radical sound and the smooth power this cam makes..Here's a taste..

Did you do your conversion when you did your cam/ where did you order from and did they sell you the conversion kit with the cam. I want to avoid any issues so getting them both from the same place would be ideal
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Lethal done the conversion when they installed the Night Fury. They can fix you up with everything you need to install the cam and LS3 conversion.
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not trying to thread jack here,

with all these cams here you are saying there is no need for a LS3 conversion? What about a converter?
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Just got the Night Fury yesterday, here's a link to the dyno (495 rwhp)

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=389

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Just got the Night Fury yesterday, here's a link to the dyno (495 rwhp)

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=376
Thanks for the info! How's the sound/driveability and what else you have done to your Camaro?
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Just got the Night Fury yesterday, here's a link to the dyno (495 rwhp)

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...&postcount=376
I didn't notice a converter. Are you a LS3 or L99?
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Thanks for the info! How's the sound/driveability and what else you have done to your Camaro?
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I didn't notice a converter. Are you a LS3 or L99?
Yeah LS3, manual.
All the mods are listed on the dyno page.

Sound is INCREDIBLE. Driveability is a little sketch, having to relearn how to drive it... that's mostly related to it being a manual though. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Worth it!
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