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Old 05-08-2013, 07:39 AM   #1
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Stage 1-3 Cams

Wondering why there are different stage cams?

What does each one mean?

Which cam would you recommend for that nice low lumpy
sound we all love ?

How does that work? More lump, valves are open longer?
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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Stage one = tame

Stage two = mild

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Stage one = tame

Stage two = mild

Stage three = wild
Bingo. There's not a value to each since every company has their own definition of each stage.
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This is a generalization to help explain - not meant to be an exacting technical answer. The higher the lift (the 6xx numbers - opens the valves further) and/ or the duration ( the 2xx numbers - how long the valves are open in degrees) the more agressive ( more peak HP, the higher in the rpm band the power curve is , the greater likelyhood of low speed drivability issues) the cam tends to be. A good tuner can bend within reason any aftermarket cam's performance to tame some of the drivability concerns, give more lope at idle, maximize peak performance - etc.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:58 AM   #5
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:03 AM   #6
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LOL!

How about this...

Stage 1- Why bother?

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So go with a stage 2?

Going to be doing city driving as well as highway. Also
drag and some track eventually.
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Lol

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^^^^^^ lol^^^^^

That's it!!!!
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:25 AM   #13
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Wondering why there are different stage cams?

What does each one mean?

Which cam would you recommend for that nice low lumpy
sound we all love ?

How does that work? More lump, valves are open longer?
When i was shopping for a cam i seen it this way! (Not saying this is true but this is how i seen it)

under a 220 intake duration= Stage 1
221-229 intake duration=stage 2
230 and up= stage 3

the higher the intake duration the more power you can get. And the better it will sound, and less driveablity you will get.

You have an A6 or M6?
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:33 AM   #14
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When i was shopping for a cam i seen it this way! (Not saying this is true but this is how i seen it)

under a 220 intake duration= Stage 1
221-229 intake duration=stage 2
230 and up= stage 3

the higher the intake duration the more power you can get. And the better it will sound, and less driveablity you will get.

You have an A6 or M6?
LS3 M6
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I like school girls.

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LS3 heads need a certain amount of duration split between intake and exhaust to be optimal.

Id consider:
Stg 1 220's intake
Stg 2 Low to mid 230's
Stg 3 High 230's and up
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There is always a stage 4-----donkey d@#k
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^^ I havent heard that term since my days on LS1tech when I had my 98Z. Thats funny!
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There is always a stage 4-----donkey d@#k
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Then to realize in their head , ....Wait a min, that didn't come out right!"

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Old 05-09-2013, 09:42 AM   #21
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1 = + 30hp

2 = + 60hp

3= + 90hp

These numbers are for a L99 VVT cams Texas Speed
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my cam is a stage cgftc. thats right its a stage custom grind flat torque curve...howd you guess?
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So what stage is mine (see sig)?

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Stage one = imaginary
Stage two = arbitrary
Stage three = arbitrarily imaginary


The reason there are different stages, is so that clueless buyers will have a better idea of what they're getting into. Its easier to explain that 2 is more radical then 1, then actual cam science and engine physics.
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..... Its easier to explain that 2 is more radical then 1, then actual cam science and engine physics.
This^^^

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