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Old 05-13-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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A cam that will give solid torque numbers

Hey guys we all know that 500hp is a awesome number. With all the solid cam choices out there my mind starts to spin. But one thing that I keep thinking about is just how heavy this car is and how valuable torque is to get her rolling. I would give up a little top end hp for more grunt under the curve. Does anyone have experience with a solid torque monster cam?
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:57 PM   #2
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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Vengeance Racing cam 439 to at the wheels. Not sure where that stands. I changed the gears right before I put the cam in. The gears helped tremendously down low.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:14 PM   #5
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Get some 3.91 gears and that low end torque will take care of itself. It's a good compliment to most cams. I hear the nightfury cam is impressive.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:02 PM   #6
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Get some 3.91 gears and that low end torque will take care of itself. It's a good compliment to most cams. I hear the nightfury cam is impressive.
Exactly! Getting the smaller gear gives you a lot more room to play with in your new cam. The smaller gear you go with, the lower in the band you'll hit the peak power in the curve. I think anyone that wants to remain N/A should do gears or the gear/cam combo.
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Honestly its a pretty big cam but if you study the torque curve of the Night Fury cam its pretty impressive. If someone would post a graph for a LS3 car you will see what I mean. That cam is probably not going to drive like stock or anything but its torque production looks to be more than the smaller cams even at lower RPM's.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:20 AM   #8
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Gears first....then the Cam.

Lots of Cams that will hook ya up, but the gear selection will definitely help it out exponentially.

Hook ya up a set of 3.91's and roll out.
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3.91s and the GM asa cam. Be prepared to buy new rear tires on occation.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:49 AM   #10
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3.91s and the GM asa cam. Be prepared to buy new rear tires on occation.
I hope not. Those Goodyear f1's are expensive!
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:26 AM   #11
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Honestly its a pretty big cam but if you study the torque curve of the Night Fury cam its pretty impressive. If someone would post a graph for a LS3 car you will see what I mean. That cam is probably not going to drive like stock or anything but its torque production looks to be more than the smaller cams even at lower RPM's.
This is one of the cams I do like.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:27 AM   #12
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Get some 3.91 gears and that low end torque will take care of itself. It's a good compliment to most cams. I hear the nightfury cam is impressive.
Exactly what I was gonna do. Thanks for the tip
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:28 AM   #13
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3.91s and the GM asa cam. Be prepared to buy new rear tires on occation.
Specs on the gm Asa cam or where can I go to see them?
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:21 AM   #14
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Its actually an old grind. 226/236 I believe with .525 lift. Its on a tight 110 seperation which is the main reason for the torque. Doesn't make big #s up top though.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:33 AM   #15
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Night Fury LS3 curve. I later added 3.91s and it drives better than stock to me
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:43 AM   #16
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Night Fury LS3 curve. I later added 3.91s and it drives better than stock to me
That looks awesome!! I am also Looking at the TSP cam, but cant find dyno charts to show the curve.
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Be sure to check our cams out also!

Not sure if your wanting to do heads also but we have a package that puts down 500rwhp/470 rwtq and it drives wonderful!

We have everything from mild to wild. We also custom spec cams at no additional cost.

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:54 AM   #18
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In installed a 227/243 in a customer's car and it made table top flat tq and hp. It made 476 rhwp. Tq was very flat as well and I believe it made about 450 tq. Only other mods where an airaid cai, lts, high flow cats and I tuned it.
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Here is some more NightFury cam dyno graphs. This cam makes monster torque!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:07 AM   #20
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i would opt for a custom grind cam over anything off the shelf. After speaking with several cam designers i chose russ at volatile performance; every single cam he has designed has been spot on to their customers desires.

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I like my enforcer cam from lethal racing if you are going that route..... my main goal was to get the TQ up there and lethal did it...... check out link in sig
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:02 AM   #23
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i would opt for a custom grind cam over anything off the shelf. After speaking with several cam designers i chose russ at volatile performance; every single cam he has designed has been spot on to their customers desires.

Good luck with your search OP
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I like my enforcer cam from lethal racing if you are going that route..... my main goal was to get the TQ up there and lethal did it...... check out link in sig
Great Numbers!! Not many people talk about the enforcer cam it is always the Night Fury. Love the way that sounds and the torque number is impressive.
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some of these off the shelf cams provided by our forum sponsers put up amazing numbers and have tons of happy customers. Lethal and PMC have tons of happy customers and you cant go wrong with them.

Personally I would do a custom grind by someone who knows how to spec it out by sitting down with you and getting the what do you want and how do you drive questions etc

My tuner/speed shop owner Ryne at CMS specd a custom grind VVT cam and i couldnt be happier.
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