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Old 03-17-2014, 09:44 PM   #26
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To the OP, I always ask a customer what is YOUR goal with the car.
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Getting sick of hearing the truth I guess. Not everyone races, but I would still pick parts based on what I see performing the best at the tracks. Prime example, my buddy picked a cam for his GTO based on it making huge dyno numbers. On the track he is struggling to run 11s... I think will go 11s but like I told him when he picked it, it was not right for his gearing and stall, to much cam no matter what it made on the dyno! Smaller cam and he would be faster with less.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:51 PM   #28
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Getting sick of hearing the truth I guess. Not everyone races, but I would still pick parts based on what I see performing the best at the tracks. Prime example, my buddy picked a cam for his GTO based on it making huge dyno numbers. On the track he is struggling to run 11s... I think will go 11s but like I told him when he picked it, it was not right for his gearing and stall, to much cam no matter what it made on the dyno! Smaller cam and he would be faster with less.
Very well said
I still stand by my 1st post
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:53 PM   #29
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There is so much more that goes into it besides what duration it is a .050. Or what the max lift is. You have to look at the lobe profile as a whole. Then the LSA and ICL have to be right for what you are wanting to do.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:59 PM   #30
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Very well said
I still stand by my 1st post
The track don't lie, dynos can. What performs on a dyno, a flowbench, in a magazine may not perform at the track. That's how its always been.

Real world testing tells the tale. Look at the MPH at the 1/4 and the 1/8. How much did it pick up on the back half of the run.

I care about how it performs, I don't care about the dyno sheets. I spec cams to perform.......lol.
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The track don't lie, dynos can. What performs on a dyno, a flowbench, in a magazine may not perform at the track. That's how its always been.

Real world testing tells the tale. Look at the MPH at the 1/4 and the 1/8. How much did it pick up on the back half of the run.

I care about how it performs, I don't care about the dyno sheets. I spec cams to perform.......lol.
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:40 AM   #32
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Heres a NF on 91. Only ran at the track once, and it was 13.3@113. Once I know my engine is healthy, Im going to big.
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:42 AM   #33
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Best cam is the one you get SPEC'D for your setup/goals I am not a fan of a cam that hundreds run off the self plus From what I've been told the NF isn't always the same specs from what members have shared.


It sure sounds good and all but it isn't the best one out there just my 2 cents.
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:08 AM   #34
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Heres a NF on 91. Only ran at the track once, and it was 13.3@113. Once I know my engine is healthy, Im going to big.
Who tuned that? Those numbers are VERY low, even for 91 oct. Hell, that's only 12 tq above me and i'm only running LT's/CAI/tune.
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:10 AM   #35
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Heres a NF on 91. Only ran at the track once, and it was 13.3@113. Once I know my engine is healthy, Im going to big.

The problem is now that the night fury cam is obviously not the cam for me then because last season I ran a 12.69 1/4 without my rear end or
My tire so not sure if I am just a better driver or have a better tune or what but I don't think that this would be the very right cam for my car and it's mods
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The problem is now that the night fury cam is obviously not the cam for me then because last season I ran a 12.69 1/4 without my rear end or
My tire so not sure if I am just a better driver or have a better tune or what but I don't think that this would be the very right cam for my car and it's mods
Don't let his times scare you off. They are way off from where the NF would put you. Right now my best is a 11.55@122MPH with my mods (ported heads, ported intake, CAI, headers, exhaust, 4.11 gears, slicks and skinnies). I still think there is some more left in it once I learn to shift a little better.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:39 AM   #37
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ive already posted a thread like this but I am actualy going to do a new cam very soon but im still not sure of exactly what cam to get? im not looking for everyone to suggest there own cam im just looking for for opinions on what everyone thinks the best powered cam out there is but I also don't want it to be all power with no torque but I would like a good amount of power too it doesn't have to be midranged and equal. I justy did a 9inch kit with 3.91 gears and I have 3in exhaust and lt headers and cai along with pfadt motor mounts bc coils and I also have a tire so I am basically trying to find the best cam for my modds I already made 428 rwhp and 426 rwtq soo any suggestions would be great. thanks! I also have the m6 ls3 btw and I do like the really lopey sound although that's not the reason im doing the cam.

also any dyno graphs pictures ect would be great along with it!
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With that being said, our '545' cam is very popular, it makes great power (with yours already making 428rwhp I'd expect it to do 475-480rwhp with only adding the 545 cam), but the driveability is still excellent as well. Very powerful in the low and mid range as well. Here are a few threads I've posted on it,

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I still haven't seen a NF auto car MPH more than 119mph and run faster than 11.66
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I still haven't seen a NF auto car MPH more than 119mph and run faster than 11.66
Why dont you go look at the link I posted on page one of this thread. Trapping over 120 and better than 11.60's........
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Why dont you go look at the link I posted on page one of this thread. Trapping over 120 and better than 11.60's........

Thats not an auto car lol They have about 5 videos on there facebook page running 11.90s - 11.70s not one running over 120mph and they ALL dead hooked too.

SHOW me a 10sec Night Fury cam L99 stock bottomend only car and I'll shut up about it lol
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Where's you're 10 second car? If that was an auto it would likely be faster. I know a 6l shifts faster than I can... thats for sure.
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Where's you're 10 second car? If that was an auto it would likely be faster. I know a 6l shifts faster than I can... thats for sure.
My car is in storage it's running what a NF cammed A6 is running with just bolt-ons.



So what does your NF cammed 1LE run again?
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My car is in storage it's running what a NF cammed A6 is running with just bolt-ons.

So what does your NF cammed 1LE run again?
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264860

Thats better than 11.60s

My car hasn't been to the track. The cam just went in today and 1le cars are slower in the 1/4 anyway.
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Thats better than 11.60s

My car hasn't been to the track. The cam just went in today and 1le cars are slower in the 1/4 anyway.

Oh nice that NF cam/stalled/ls3 conversion/skinnies and slicks ran slower than my buddie's bolt-on VVT tuned cars! Nice!


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OK thats enough from me I'll behave now, enjoy your cam man I like BSing around with people. Hey if you like it thats great man.
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Oh nice that NF cam/stalled/ls3 conversion/skinnies and slicks ran slower than my buddie's bolt-on VVT tuned cars! Nice!


Thought your car ran the same as an nf cammed auto?? Pretty sure 11.90's are way off of 11.40's.......
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Thought your car ran the same as an nf cammed auto?? Pretty sure 11.90's are way off of 11.40's.......
11.90s for an emailed tune and full weight zero dyno time I'm proud of that there lol

many things have changed
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CamaroJT runs in the 11.40s with bolt ons and 3600 converter!

Big Red your car is running good, saw your thread in the Drag section. Nice Trap.
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I'm hoping for a 10 second pass with a little weight reduction and a tail wind. lol
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CamaroJT runs in the 11.40s with bolt ons and 3600 converter!

Big Red your car is running good, saw your thread in the Drag section. Nice Trap.
Thanks! I was happy for the first trip out.
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