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Old 05-09-2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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Need Some Good Cam Advice

I have a 2011 Camaro 2SS and so far I have gotten some lt headers w/ highflow cats, a new k&n cai intake, muffler delete, and some hawk breakpads.. The next thing I was looking to do is get a cam swap for my l99 engine but I am confused on what I need to intall it. Some people say i need to convert part of it to a ls3 and others are saying you have to disassemble the whole engine. If possible can someone make a list w/ links of the equipment/cam/ect that is most recommend for me? Thanks!
P.s. What mods should I do next? I'm getting lowered springs delivered Sunday
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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I would recommend calling Ted at Jannetty Racing. He can hook you up with everything you'll need for the cam swap. Great company to deal with.

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Old 05-09-2013, 12:21 PM   #3
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I have a 2011 Camaro 2SS and so far I have gotten some lt headers w/ highflow cats, a new k&n cai intake, muffler delete, and some hawk breakpads.. The next thing I was looking to do is get a cam swap for my l99 engine but I am confused on what I need to intall it. Some people say i need to convert part of it to a ls3 and others are saying you have to disassemble the whole engine. If possible can someone make a list w/ links of the equipment/cam/ect that is most recommend for me? Thanks!
P.s. What mods should I do next? I'm getting lowered springs delivered Sunday
Not trying to be funny, but there's atleast 5-7 of these type of threads that are actively currently in this section. Also you can get some of the information you're looking for through the search feature.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:51 PM   #4
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Search is your friend.

But you have an L99 and you can stay either L99 and keep VVT and get a MAST SS cam with a 32/34/3600 stall get it tuned by rhino79 or you can go Ls3 conversion and get a NF cam.

But you need to remove the heads and get rid of the AFM lifters either way.

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Old 05-10-2013, 08:52 AM   #5
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Hi,

Feel free to give us a call here at Lethal Racing. we would be happy to answer any questions you may have
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:22 AM   #6
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How bout some bad cam advice for a change?

Install the cam backwards and drive in reverse. I hear the intake is a lot better at scavenging than the exhaust.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:32 AM   #7
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With the L99 engine a lot of shops try to sell you VVT delete kits mostly because of a lack ok knowledge on how VVT works & how to tune it. We developed our VVT camshafts using a superflow engine dyno which allows us to make a matching VVT timing table for each rpm point up the entire rpm band. The result is a camshaft that uses different amounts of advance at different rpm points.

There's no reason to remove VVT & give up power. If you'd like to discuss the cam packages & how VVT works give us a call. You simply can't make close to the same average power with a non-VVT camshaft as you can a VVT cam.

A perfect example of how well VVT can work is the VVT-3 camshaft makes 100 flywheel HP gain & still brings power in early thanks to the VVT. Most large camshafts give up some low rpm power because they can't be advanced a lot early in the rpm band. The VVT allows you to do just that & the result is you can bring power in earlier!!
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:21 PM   #8
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This is the thread you need...

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125123


c'mon guys.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:47 PM   #9
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How bout some bad cam advice for a change?

Install the cam backwards and drive in reverse. I hear the intake is a lot better at scavenging than the exhaust.
Now that's funny.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:24 AM   #10
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Please let us know if we can help you in anyway. Also please check out our build blogs to see our before and after results, videos, dyno graphs, etc.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:42 PM   #11
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Please let us know if we can help you in anyway. Also please check out our build blogs to see our before and after results, videos, dyno graphs, etc.
If all goes well, I'll be seeing you guys in June!!
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:37 PM   #12
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VVT removal is a mistake, and you are sacrificing better power throughout the whole curve by doing so.
Current bad myths...
VVT Phaser isn't reliable.....complete bs. Ran it on my car up to 7600 rpms a lot of times. Ran it on fi setups.
VVT is a gimmick......complete bs. Sure GM uses it more so for EGR than power, but it is ON THE FLY cam degreeing. With a properly speced cam, it doesn't get any better than that.

My own personaly car runs high 10's on stock heads, with a vvt cam and afm delete. I have no interest in converting an l99 car to ls3. I don't like going backwards with things.

If you have any particular questions just shoot me a pm or email.
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