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Old 01-09-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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My New Cam, Headers, & Torque Converter

Link to the cam idling and video my daughter made for me:


Dyno Run:



Specifications and Pictures:

http://livernoismotorsports.com/tab.phtml?gk=740&t=HotRides

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Old 01-09-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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Thats a cool videos! car sounds nice!! Nice Job...
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:18 PM   #3
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:45 PM   #4
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Well, how do you like it..?..other than the obvious..lol.

Did it meet your expectations..?? Drivability..? Inquiring minds want to know!! Give us a report!

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Old 01-10-2011, 04:13 PM   #5
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Put 840 miles on it on the way back from Livernois Motorsports and was able to get 19.5 mpg-all highway. Have about 6200 miles on it currently.

Before the cam, I was getting 13.5-14 mpg with short driving distances and stop and go driving back and forth to work. Haven't done a lot of constant highway driving to get a good comparison. I'll monitor the mileage in the coming weeks.

Livernois said it is probably now around 510-520 hp at the flywheel. Dyno showed 445 hp at the rear wheel-105 hp gain over the baseline. There is some normal/expected slippage from the torque converter they installed that typically hinders the dyno number, but not on the street. Maybe 5-10 hp. The car sounds and drives great. Definitely feels and sounds like a muscle car now. Great acceleration, power, and the car really gets through the gears quickly. The best part is when it throws you back into the seat when getting on it. Awesome feeling! Very happy with the workmanship, customer service, and professionalism. They adjusted my Corsa cat-back system and fixed a few minor leaks. Kudos to them! The car looked as if they never touched it when I picked it up. No greasy fingerprints anywhere! LOL. They took 2 hours with me to go over the car, test drive & adjustments, and a shop tour. Free t-shirt too!

What would I have done differently? I probably would have gone with the lesser cam - Stage 2C cam, because this cam(2R Max) is very aggressive when the car is in gear and idling at a stop. The whole car starts to rock side to side, but not bad. It was startling at first, but I am becoming more use to it as I drive more and more around town. Putting it in neutral while waiting for the light calms it down. In park, it is fine.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:48 PM   #6
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What headers did you go with? 105 hp difference is quite a bump in power over stock with just headers and cam. That thing must feel like a completely different monster now.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:31 PM   #7
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Yeah! Monster is right! It was a bit of a shock seeing my car react that way. Driving it the first time with the cam I thought, "What have I done to this car". But I am really loving it now. I put Stainless Works headers on. I think they are now selling step headers that generates about 8-10hp.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:40 PM   #8
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Would you mind sending me a pm as to what it cost you. I just got a quote from a local shop and I want to see how it compares.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:06 PM   #9
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:22 PM   #10
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What are your cam specs?
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:06 PM   #11
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Go to the following link and scroll down to 2R Max Camshaft

http://www.livernoismotorsports.com/...3%3A+Camshafts
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:34 PM   #12
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do u have a m6 or a6
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:53 PM   #13
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445rwhp through an auto thats nice!!
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