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Old 04-28-2010, 08:29 PM   #1
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Cam Decision Help!

Guys, I've been posting a lost about cams lately and I appreciate all the info!!

Again, I am on the edge of getting a cam package for my L99...I've been talking to Livernois and Vector Motorsports for the job. I am a bit of a newbie with this cam stuff so I am trying to get as many opinions as possible. I also realize that talking to the shops should settle any issues as well.

What are some opinions (especially from the guys who have had this done) regarding the type/size cam I should be looking if I want a good increase in TQ and HP (more so toward the lower RPM's where I will be using it), real good sound to it, loud but not obnoxious (it will have Kooks LT and a Corsa)...I want the old school muscle sound, and all while maintaining the driveability as much as possible. I am not going to race this car and it is not my daily driver. Livernois offers a Stage 1, 1B, 1C, 2, 2B, 2C and all their specs are listed on their website: http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/...3%3A+Camshafts

Any specific LSA, Lift, etc...I should be focusing on? Any of you get a cam on yours and wished you had got a different one?

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Old 04-28-2010, 08:36 PM   #2
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Let me know if you want to hear mine. You won't look back and the decision will be easy
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:41 PM   #3
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Best thing to do is talk to whomever will be doing your cam package. Let them know your goals for the car and let them tell you your options.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:43 PM   #4
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Let me know if you want to hear mine. You won't look back and the decision will be easy
Do you have a video?

I'm very interested in cam info as well. A cam is in my future and I'm just starting to do homework. I also have an L99.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:45 PM   #5
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See my sig, multiple links. Mine is an LS3 though. OP is an L99
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:50 PM   #6
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The video linked in the vector thread is my car, I had similiar results as eski. 463,419
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:54 PM   #7
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Very nice!
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Wow. KMSRS2SS. Nice. I'm going to look into that same cam. I love the sound of your car at idle.
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I would do our 2c cam personally. It has a good amount of lope, but nothing too crazy where it draws the wrong kind of attention if you know what I mean And it has very good drivability.

The specs are 224/236 .612/.612 117LSA so if in the future you decide to go with a supercharger you will have a cam that works quite well with boost too let me know if you would like some dyno graphs for the A6 cars we have done with this cam.

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Here is a video of the stage 2C that Andy mentioned above

Livernois Stage 2C Cam

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Old 04-29-2010, 09:42 AM   #12
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Here is a video of the stage 2C that Andy mentioned above

Livernois Stage 2C Cam

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WOW was that in an L99??
Man alive now I gotta do something as well, wish all you high end engine guys weren't so far away. That is one heck of a drive for me to get the work done. sounds like it would be worth it though.
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WOW was that in an L99??
Man alive now I gotta do something as well, wish all you high end engine guys weren't so far away. That is one heck of a drive for me to get the work done. sounds like it would be worth it though.
It was an LS3. It had a shifter.
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:05 PM   #14
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The guys at Loud Pedal are pretty cool. I had the great fortune of working with them for a week for vehicle certifications. Their tech is absolutely first class. He has the biggest tool box I ever have seen. And he uses all his stuff!

they are a great Pedders dealer!

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Here is a video of the stage 2C that Andy mentioned above

Livernois Stage 2C Cam

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i was expecting those kind of numbers and sound from that cam. I likey might have to give u a call about this one.
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while on your website i noticed you give military discounts now your really tempting me.
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Chris,

It was nice meeting you today, it's always nice to put a name with a face! Thanks for stopping by to check out the shop. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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WOW was that in an L99??
Man alive now I gotta do something as well, wish all you high end engine guys weren't so far away. That is one heck of a drive for me to get the work done. sounds like it would be worth it though.
That was an LS3 car, but we have put that cam in L99 cars as well.

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while on your website i noticed you give military discounts now your really tempting me.
We are thankful for all of the men and women who fight for our great Country, so it's the least we could do!

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The guys at Loud Pedal are pretty cool. I had the great fortune of working with them for a week for vehicle certifications. Their tech is absolutely first class. He has the biggest tool box I ever have seen. And he uses all his stuff!

they are a great Pedders dealer!

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Thanks Mike, He even added some things to the tool box since you saw it last!
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Rick and Andy,

It was great to finally meet you guys today as well! I enjoyed seeing your shop and was really impressed by all that was happening in there.

For all you guys out there thinking of having Livernois do work on your car go for it. The time and attention they gave me in my brief visit today was fantastic. I had a lot of questions regarding what type of cam/header package to go with and I honestly left there with everything answered. They do not force you into anything you don't want. I can't wait to get my car over there! They had a couple of L99's in there with cams and they were a couple of beasts.

A friend of mine was there as well getting a ton of work done on his mustang and again to see the attention they give you and to see how much they care about your car as well as your input is awesome! They make you feel like there is only one car in their shop...yours!

Andy, Rick...I will send you a PM to figure out pricing, etc...

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Thanks Mike, He even added some things to the tool box since you saw it last!
Did he have to order the Snap On elevator for the second story??

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Rick and Andy,

It was great to finally meet you guys today as well! I enjoyed seeing your shop and was really impressed by all that was happening in there.

For all you guys out there thinking of having Livernois do work on your car go for it. The time and attention they gave me in my brief visit today was fantastic. I had a lot of questions regarding what type of cam/header package to go with and I honestly left there with everything answered. They do not force you into anything you don't want. I can't wait to get my car over there! They had a couple of L99's in there with cams and they were a couple of beasts.

A friend of mine was there as well getting a ton of work done on his mustang and again to see the attention they give you and to see how much they care about your car as well as your input is awesome! They make you feel like there is only one car in their shop...yours!

Andy, Rick...I will send you a PM to figure out pricing, etc...

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Chris,

Thank you for the kind words!

We look forward to working with you and if you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.... that's what we're here for.

Talk to you soon

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WOW was that in an L99??
Man alive now I gotta do something as well, wish all you high end engine guys weren't so far away. That is one heck of a drive for me to get the work done. sounds like it would be worth it though.
Let me tell ya, Livernois is very reputable, experienced, and mostly "customer" oriented. I drive almost three hours to deal with them. I spent over 10 G's with them after thoroughly researching and talking with them and other enthusiasts. Search some of my other posts and you will get the feel I have for this shop.

And by the way, I am paying specific attention to this thread because I will likley upgrade my current config with a cam, valve springs, and thorough porting ! ...... after I learn to drive he setup I have now!
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