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Old 06-09-2013, 07:20 AM   #18
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With my car you can faintly tell that it has a cam in it. A coworker just asked me a couple of days ago if I had "cams" and said that he knew it wasn't a spark miss.

I have a 700rpm idle though, and if I were to get it turned up a little it would disappear most likely.

You can expect an extra 20hp at peak and it will rev a few hundred rpm higher over standard bolt ons. You will lose a little torque down low but the bolt ons will make up for it over stock torque anyway.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:54 AM   #19
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I could make a video but it would bore you to tears. No change in engine idle or exhaust sound. If you want your cam change to be noticeable, you want a different cam. Personally, I like my car mods to be completely stealthy. Look, sound and cruise like stock but the E-force and LS-9 cam setup makes the engine feel like it is 25% bigger than it was before. It's not going to please everybody but it works for me.

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Stealth/sleeper is what im going for and i dont mind getting bored
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:51 PM   #20
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Actually had 4 hands, me and a buddy. There easy very slight evidence of a different cam in the exhaust note. I'm happy with it anyway. All you need is a cam, LS9 cam sprocket and 3 cam bolts. Very simple swap. Didn't even pull the A/C refrigerant. My car only has 2000 miles on it so no gaskets and seals needed. A few thousand more miles and I would have replaced cover gasket and crank seal. Take that back, replaced coolant pump gaskets, that's always a given in my opinion. Very happy with how the car performs. Can tell in the seat of my pants and to me that's worth $150.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:05 PM   #21
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Actually had 4 hands, me and a buddy. There easy very slight evidence of a different cam in the exhaust note. I'm happy with it anyway. All you need is a cam, LS9 cam sprocket and 3 cam bolts. Very simple swap. Didn't even pull the A/C refrigerant. My car only has 2000 miles on it so no gaskets and seals needed. A few thousand more miles and I would have replaced cover gasket and crank seal. Take that back, replaced coolant pump gaskets, that's always a given in my opinion. Very happy with how the car performs. Can tell in the seat of my pants and to me that's worth $150.
That's great, any other mods like headers or exhaust? I would like to hear the subtle difference , if possible. I wish I had friends like you that could help me swap out a cam in roughly 3 hours. I'm sure your 1LE is is just that much better now. So other than the parts you listed nothing else is required to make it work or fit in the LS3?
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:37 PM   #22
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Headers and CAI right now. Have npp exhaust. Only other thing required is a tune.
This swap is very easy actually. If it makes you feel better follow the DIY section for cam swap, I checked it out before doing mine since it's the first 5th gen I've done and found a couple helpful tips. No need to raise the car in the air or on stands as long as you can reach the coolant petcock to drain radiator. The whole jod is only a matter of nuts and bolts and a little "attention to detail" when installing the new cam gear and aligning the marks.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:41 PM   #23
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Thanks ! I'll definitely take a look at that thread. I would like to see some numbers if you ever get your 1LE on the Dyno.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:55 PM   #24
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Installing the SLP TVS2300 wednesday night so I won't have any numbers for this combo.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:16 PM   #25
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I would still like to see the numbers that your 1LE puts out with the SC. My ultimate goal is to have a SC on the Camaro with the LS9 cam, headers, and CAI.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:09 PM   #26
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Will do. Excited to find out myself
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:29 AM   #27
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Any updates ?
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:55 PM   #28
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Sorry I haven't had anything to update. I did receive the charger yesterday. Kris at Jannetty rattled some chains at SLP to get them to send it out, thanks Kris!!! Installing it tomorrow night after work. Read through the directions a couple times and compared to a Kenne Bell I installed a couple years ago on my C5 vette, this will be a cake walk. Kit is nicely done. It says 6 hours, will be happy if I get it done anything under that. Ted already sent me my tune so as long as the install goes ok I'll be driving it home same night.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:02 AM   #29
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HELL YEAH .... keep this post updated. You should try and do a before and after video on how your Camaro sounds.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:57 AM   #30
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Baseline dyno with the LS9 cam compared to dyno after Maggie would be cool to see.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:23 AM   #31
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Installed charger last night. This SLP kit is great, easy install and simple instructions, highly recommend it. Also install the MSD BAP which was included in this package from Jannetty. Runs very well but have not gotten on it yet. Waiting to send a datalog to Ted so he can give me the green light to give her hell. May remote tune from a shop that has a chassis dyno just out side of town, but will do a quick one first to see if Ted thinks the dyno is necessary.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:40 PM   #32
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looking good !
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:56 PM   #33
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:32 PM   #34
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Not really anything new. Car runs great thanks to Ted from JRE! I did 3 datalogs for him and he sent me 3 updates on the the tune, got better everytime he made an adjustment. We are to the point I need to get a wideband on the car and strap it to the dyno for WOT pulls. I'm in a dilemma though, I either rent a dyno for $350 minimum here in town and remote tune with Ted, or spend 5-$600 at Karl Chevrolet and get a full tune where someone can sit in the seat and make necessary changes that maybe Ted can't feel thru the datalog or over the phone. Not trying to take ANYTHING away from Ted at all, top notch company as everyone else has said, just looking for personal experience from any of you that have done either or.
One thing I've noticed also is the lack of monster torque down low like the roots style blowers are known for. Car drives perfect otherwise!! Can tell it makes good power but haven't really gotten on it yet, only a couple low and mid RPM pulls for datalogging for a very short burst. Sweet piece of machinery!!!
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