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Old 04-05-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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cam or blower ? which order

I want to do the l99 to ls3 conversion and will eventually get a blower. Logically, which order should i do em in ?
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:42 AM   #2
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Cam first since the heads have to come off, blower second. Just easier and less work. Make sure that you get a good middle of the road cam that will work N/A and with a supercharger.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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Jre rough idle blower cam?
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:54 AM   #4
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Blower friendly cam first.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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You're kind of in one of those positions where you should do it all at one time. If you do your conversion first with cam, even though a N/A cam will work with a blower, you won't get optimal performance as you would with a blower cam, and vice versa. I would do the blower first. If you do the cam second, you can also bang out that conversion at the same time.
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Do the cam and LS3 conversion first.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:33 AM   #7
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Same time and save yourself doing a lot of the same disassembly twice. But if you had to split the two jobs then cam first.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:30 PM   #8
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amerimuscle, I'm right ahead of you, I went cam first but its not what would be defined as a blower cam. Through research and input from the members here, if i had to do it again and KNEW that I was going to get a SC, then I would have opted for a cam that would give me the 100% benefit of the blower once installed.

That being said, dont think I'm swapping cams!
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:10 PM   #9
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With a free flowing exhaust a blower cam looks very similar to an NA cam.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:55 PM   #10
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Once a supercharger is installed, it can be removed from the engine for further mods VERY simply. Easier than a manifold.

I am a big fan of doing things in stages to prevent issues with troubleshooting if needed. It also increases the fun factor, imo.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:01 PM   #11
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Hilarious that on something that seems quite objective there are 100% conflicting reports. I literally got nothing out of the thread lol im sure you all have quite a bit of knowledge but...im still at square one?
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Once a supercharger is installed, it can be removed from the engine for further mods VERY simply. Easier than a manifold.
I disagree with that. Supercharger is much bulkier, heavier, and has the intercooler coolant hoses running to it. Much easier to remove the stock manifold.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:09 PM   #13
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Looks like its jannetty time lol
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:20 PM   #14
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blower first, then gears, then cam and converter.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:29 PM   #15
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I went blower then cam. I'm not sure what way is the right way, but thats what I did. It's up to you, save up and do it all at once.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:47 PM   #16
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There is only one fact here that's not opinionated. If you're having a shop do the work, you're paying twice if you do the mods separate instead of all at the same time when it comes to labor. Albeit different amounts of labor for each mod but still the jobs overlap in that regard. Unless you plan to run a centri . Then, it doesn't really matter as much. In either case the cam specs going forward become the decision point. There are other options, such as adding headers and full exhaust system. I've seen some L99s get 40 WHP out of a complete system with a good tune. That will work with whatever you do going forward even on an engine swap you're still good . Just a thought.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:25 PM   #17
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That makes sense. I have LTHs alrdy, and it would most likely be a centri
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:09 PM   #18
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You'll need two tunes no matter which you do first. Get it done all at once. The change will be more drastic......the shiteatin' grin will be bigger and last a little longer that way
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:12 PM   #19
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well through Mr. Jannetty all tuning will be free but it seems best case scenario all at once, second place would be cam first then blower.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:44 PM   #20
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I had the same questions as you. Except im LS3. But after i priced out both i decided on the supercharger first. More horsepower out of the box for just a little bit more money. Ted is installing it on monday. Once that is paid off ill go back to him for the long tubes, tune and rough idle cam
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:10 PM   #21
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Ok a lil turn in OP , but ive done some searching and didnt come up w much but.... D1sc or p1sc for the l99 shooting for 600+ish wheel
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:16 PM   #22
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I just did them at the same time.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:41 PM   #23
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Horsepower wise the supercharger is where it's at. You can always run more boost if you want more power. Other components will eventually limit what you can get out of it but its a stock longblock, so you'll be making reasonable power based on the limits of that component .
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:48 PM   #24
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Jre rough idle blower cam?
I have it and its a nice cam.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:52 PM   #25
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