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View Poll Results: I chose, or would choose, a camshaft based on _________.
Performance 59 92.19%
Sound 5 7.81%
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:33 PM   #1
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Do you have, or do you want, a camshaft for sound first or performance first.

The thread is self explanatory. By all means, choose and discuss.

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Old 06-21-2018, 10:54 PM   #2
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I voted performance but man that's a tough call. I could see a lot of people doing a cam strictly for sound. We get a lot of customers that just want that chop.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:19 AM   #3
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I don't really understand why you would pay for something to make your car sound better than it really is, but I agree with you that there are some out there that do. My brother in law has a TBSS and is eager to get a cam in it just for the sound.
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:22 AM   #4
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Old 06-22-2018, 06:55 AM   #5
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A tuner can give you a chop without changing your cam but that's kinda like putting ZL1 badges on a v6.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:18 AM   #6
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Guess its odd to break it up, never though about one then the other. I would say performance first but if Im going there I want the sound too.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:31 AM   #7
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When it comes to internal engine mods, for me performance will always be the first consideration
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:33 AM   #8
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A cam is for performance. The sound and/or chop is a by product.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:41 AM   #9
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A cam is for performance. The sound and/or chop is a by product.
Exactly!
It's kinda scary how ideas have change over the generations.
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Old 06-22-2018, 02:09 PM   #10
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I reckon I'm old school in that form (sound) should always follow function (performance).



Nowadays folks seem to think if it don't look good it don't matter what it does.




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Old 06-22-2018, 04:04 PM   #11
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Luckily in the LS world when you upgrade your camshaft you will also get improved sound. Of course there are options for those that like the stock sound but want a cam for the performance improvements, which is where our 1C cam comes in to keep a stock style idle.

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I don't really understand why you would pay for something to make your car sound better than it really is, but I agree with you that there are some out there that do. My brother in law has a TBSS and is eager to get a cam in it just for the sound.
Everyone knows that a catback is not worth any performance on a modern performance car, but look at how popular of a modification this is!
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:12 PM   #12
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I'm planning on upgrading my Camaro with a cam and a blower eventually. I figure since I have a child now, I can only do one for the foreseeable future so I'm going to choose cam. The reason I'm choosing cam is because I LOVE the sound of a cammed V8. That being said, I voted performance. The reason why I voted performance is because if the only reason anyone ever got a cam was to have the sound of a cam, I'd go with the blower all day long and forget the cam. If you don't get significant performance improvement for an upgrade like that then there really isn't a point. That money could be better spent many other places. However, just because you want better performance doesn't mean you have to get a race cam. Get what meets your driving and future mod needs. Because I'm eventually going to get a blower, I'm going with a cam that is good for NA and good for forced induction. The two I'm looking at are BTR Stage 3 and Texas Speed VVT 2.2.
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Buying a cam based on how it sounds is like buying medicine based on how it tastes.

And buying a cam just for the sound practically defines the term "poseur"
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Buying a cam based on how it sounds is like buying medicine based on how it tastes.

And buying a cam just for the sound practically defines the term "poseur"

Well put. And while I believe the sincerity of everyone thatís posted so far, and I share your view... and without judging, (hey, itís thier money right?) I would say there are a great number of people forking over thousands of dollars just for a sound. I didnít open this thread to poke fun.....but like Jimmy said....the term is defined. Iíll be the first to admit I always laugh to myself when anyone asks me which cam sounds the best. At least tell people youíre cammed up for power and not sound right?
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