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Old 08-26-2014, 09:17 PM   #1
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Daily driven cams?

Wanting to purchase a cam here soon. Not set on anything as of yet. I looked at the very popular night fury and was told its not so streetable? Can anyone with one chime in? Wondering on how it is to drive everyday? Anyone recommend a cam with a nice chop and good hp gains? Thinking on asking TEXAS SPEED next being a fan of them. Thanks in advance i know this is a every week topic.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:21 PM   #2
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I have a tsp cam and no issue. A good tuner should be able to make it streetable though
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:22 PM   #3
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i don't have the NFC, but i have never heard anything about it not being streetable. All I hear is its an all around good cam. Great gains, sound, and driveability.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:28 PM   #4
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i don't have the NFC, but i have never heard anything about it not being streetable. All I hear is its an all around good cam. Great gains, sound, and driveability.

yeah i thought the same thing but the guy installing and tuning told me driveability will suck so just wanting to ask.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:40 PM   #5
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how much tuning experience does he have?
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:20 PM   #6
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He has a good amount, the leader in lsx tuning on oahu here. He's done alot of lsx here.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:41 PM   #7
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Night fury here and daily driven. You gotta really try and lug it at low rpm to get any buck. If you don't mind getting 14/15 mpg city your good to go.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:46 PM   #8
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Night fury here and daily driven. You gotta really try and lug it at low rpm to get any buck. If you don't mind getting 14/15 mpg city your good to go.
Thanks I think I'll be going with the night fury more then likely
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:28 AM   #9
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You gotta really try and lug it at low rpm to get any buck.
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:52 AM   #10
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I've had the night fury for a few months,
I was very concerned with it being to aggressive,
I only wish I went a touch more aggressive
It's very drive able and everyone that hears it says how nasty it sounds
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:02 AM   #11
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Ive been toying with the idea of getting a cam myself , that is street friendly since my car is a DD. I was looking at some of the BTR Stg II Cam for LS3 225/238 .612"/.585" 113+3, the NF Cam 233/242 6xx/6xx 113+x (still dont know why LR just dont post the numbers) and the TSP camm 229/236 .624"/615" 112 LSA. I like HP but i love TQ more, something that would give me 440+ on TQ when installed and Dyno'd.
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:42 AM   #12
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I have the NF in my car and in the wife's. We have had them over two years with no problems. It is easily a DD cam. She drives hers more than I do due to my work but when I'm home it's my daily. I get about 17 city and can get as much as 24 hwy but were talking three plus hrs highway with cruise control at 75-80.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:31 AM   #13
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Ive been toying with the idea of getting a cam myself , that is street friendly since my car is a DD. I was looking at some of the BTR Stg II Cam for LS3 225/238 .612"/.585" 113+3, the NF Cam 233/242 6xx/6xx 113+x (still dont know why LR just dont post the numbers) and the TSP camm 229/236 .624"/615" 112 LSA. I like HP but i love TQ more, something that would give me 440+ on TQ when installed and Dyno'd.
My goals are exactly the same as yours and I too have been looking at the TSP 229/236 cam.

I have driven a NF cam, and keeping in mind everybody's idea of streetable is different, I would say it is definitely streetable.

I am not interested in the NF for my DD, because as you also said, I am more interested in low end power and TQ gains rather than peak HP.

I recently submitted my cam sheet to Pat G for a custom spec cam, and told him I wanted as close to 450 RWTQ as possible, and wanted a chop like the 229/236 cam and/or the Vengeance VRSP 2 cam.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:32 AM   #14
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I have been looking at as many NF cam dyno sheets as I can see. Most of them show the TQ curve above 400 starting as low as 3300rpm and carries 400 up to about 6000rpm. Most of the time you will see 430-450rwtq peak from the NF cam. I wouldn't sell it short as a Torque cam. It also maintains stock torque ratings in the lower rpms.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:55 AM   #15
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I have been looking at as many NF cam dyno sheets as I can see. Most of them show the TQ curve above 400 starting as low as 3300rpm and carries 400 up to about 6000rpm. Most of the time you will see 430-450rwtq peak from the NF cam. I wouldn't sell it short as a Torque cam. It also maintains stock torque ratings in the lower rpms.


I must admit I have not been able to compare dyno graphs as there just arent enough out there readily available on some of the cams smaller than the NF, and I have not had time to dig for it.

I also would like greater than stock torque in the lower RPMs, but I think that may require a smaller than stock cam even.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:57 AM   #16
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I have the tsp 235/239/644/112 with full bolt ons on my ls3 manual. 478 to the rear/422 torque and mine is a daily driver. My tuner did a very good job and I am very pleased over all. I average 16/17 combo mainly city, and 23 mpgs on a trip from north east ohio to baytown (houston) tx. It sounds incredible, gets tons on compliments every time I drive it, and pulls like a champ on top end. There is no way I could go stock again after driving it.

It does have the big cam surge (bucking) at parking lot speeds but trust me you would adjust and find its not that bad to deal with.
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:08 PM   #18
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We just added a new LS3 cam as well, slightly larger, still has great driveability! That would be our Phoenix Cam - link.
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Drivabilty is different for everyone. Seams like people in Texas either have no traffic or can tolerate bigger Cams.We have cars come here from Texas( bought) and a lot have big cams and drive like poop. The original owners say they drive great. Up here in bumper to bumper traffic it bring's out the low rpm problems.

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My goals are exactly the same as yours and I too have been looking at the TSP 229/236 cam.

I have driven a NF cam, and keeping in mind everybody's idea of streetable is different, I would say it is definitely streetable.

I am not interested in the NF for my DD, because as you also said, I am more interested in low end power and TQ gains rather than peak HP.

I recently submitted my cam sheet to Pat G for a custom spec cam, and told him I wanted as close to 450 RWTQ as possible, and wanted a chop like the 229/236 cam and/or the Vengeance VRSP 2 cam.
Let me know when you get your build/cam back from Pat G . I'm interested in seeing your results.
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Let me know when you get your build/cam back from Pat G . I'm interested in seeing your results.
I got my cam sheet from him today actually, and it got me all giddy!! Should get my install in about 3 weeks once the custom cam arrives. Shoot me a PM so I dont lose track of you, and I will be happy to update you when its all done.
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I got my cam sheet from him today actually, and it got me all giddy!! Should get my install in about 3 weeks once the custom cam arrives. Shoot me a PM so I dont lose track of you, and I will be happy to update you when its all done.
WHo is doing the CAM install for you ? PM sent ...
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:39 AM   #24
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You gotta really try and lug it at low rpm to get any buck.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:24 AM   #25
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I going to recommend you get the biggest dang cam you can fit in there
Its all about overlap , the more the harder to get the tune right .
*I* would not want more than 4-5° for a DD .
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