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Old 06-25-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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GM Performance Cam

Hey is there a new GM cam for the LS3's supposed to be released soon? I forgot where I read about it and failed to find anything via the . Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:36 PM   #2
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I haven't heard anything about a "new" cam but they have been pushing the LS7 cam recently. They even have a CNC Heads Kit with the LS7 cam. Supposedly good for 40HP. You could do much better with many of the vendors in no particular order PCM, Jannety, Lingenfelter, etc, etc, etc.

I debate how much I expect to get from a cam or even better heads/cam swap... I believe 50hp is minimum for a cam and 70 for cam/heads... this is my opinion though.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I am not sure what I want to do...I love the night fury cam package. I am trying not to make my car a DD. If I do DD it then a mild easy GM cam will suffice I suppose. I dunno.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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If you do a DD. Look into the Lingenfelter GT11 cam with their CNC heads. PCM has a cam that looks promising I forget which brand of ported heads they like.

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Old 06-25-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
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I meant to add they both are marketed as being near stock idle and excellent driving manners with an emphasis on TQ.

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Old 06-25-2013, 07:13 PM   #6
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Avenger i think is the pmc cam that is most appealing. I've been waiting to see a good thread on a pmc setup.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:42 PM   #7
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Maybe look into the "545" cam... http://www.pcmofnc.com/index.php/per...2x-050-114-lsa ... I think it's their newest.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:47 PM   #8
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I have looked at all of them. They need to beat night fury to win. It's so hard to tell from limited dyno posts. I like their attitude and approach though. That's why i refuse to rule them out.
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I daily drive my car with the night fury cam with no issues.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:52 PM   #10
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Yeah... I don't really care about driveability, but some do. I want torque. I don't race my car. NF has the best tq tabletop.
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Yeah... I don't really care about driveability, but some do. I want torque. I don't race my car. NF has the best tq tabletop.
Texas Speed offered to put their cam up against anyone's on the engine dyno. Where testing like that should be done. Do the NF cars ET and mph the better than any of the other cammed cars youve seen, same track DA?
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Texas Speed offered to put their cam up against anyone's on the engine dyno. Where testing like that should be done. Do the NF cars ET and mph the better than any of the other cammed cars youve seen, same track DA?
I agree, and they have done some side by sides for us (the LS9 vs LS3 debate for example) which I thought was pretty cool of them. Like I said though... I don't care how it does at the track. Not interested in high-RPM horsepower. I don't drive my car like that. PCM has a couple cams with healthy TQ that come on nicely at or a little before 3k RPM. That's what I like about all the charts I've seen on the NF too.

The obvious answer for someone like myself is to spec a cam to do what I want instead of buying off the shelf. I still enjoy discussing the off-the-shelf cams even though most of them aren't for me.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:32 AM   #13
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A custom grind may be the best bet for someone wanting good TQ and driveability. But theres that other side of me that wants serious lope and screaming high RPM's lol
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:40 AM   #14
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What about the vvt3 cam for the l99 guys? I'm looking into it with the ale gears. Will those to combination work nice with each other?
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