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This is a discussion on CAM's within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I just got my Camaro and i want to start off with some mods. a friend of mine had his ...

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    2000 Camaro B4C

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    I just got my Camaro and i want to start off with some mods. a friend of mine had his camed but i dont know where to start to decide what to do first. im thinking cams. any suggestions?

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    2002 Z28 A4 NBM
    Sadly now demodded :(

    Hmmmmm, does your car have any mods already? If not, then there are a few things to consider:

    1 - Do you have to do an annual smog inspection? if so then consider what is and is not "legal".

    2 - You want to put power to the ground. All the HP and Torque in the world does no good if it isn't harnessed.

    3 - Your 1st mod should be weld in sub frame connectors (SFC). This doesn't make the car go any faster but it will keep it so the doors will close down the road as they keep the body from twisting. They will also help in weight transfer and planting the tires.

    4 - You might want to put an LS6 intake on it. These are found on 2001 and 2002 Camaros and are a big improvement over the LS1 intake.

    5 - Next up would be a good set of headers and a better exhaust system.

    6 - At this point you might want to think about a stronger adjustable aftermarket torque arm (TA).

    7 - Now that you've got "supporting mods" you can think about a cam.

    BTW, what tranny do you have? A4 or M6? This will also determine what gear ratio you have.
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    2000 Camaro B4C

    the only mods are an exhaust and a performance chip, its an A4 tranny. i am considering buying a K&N intake for it first. yeah ive got the smog testing. I just purchased the car a week ago, how do i know if i already have the SFC i believe i might. the car was a south carolina state patrol car so i know it has some basic things done to it to make it safe for the police. The department of public safeties had a performance chip put into it and an exhaust
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    2002 Z28 A4 NBM
    Sadly now demodded :(

    Your car does not have a "chip". The PCU is an EEPROM and, as such, you would use a programmer (HP Tuners, LS1 Edit, etc) to flash changes as you make them.

    What type of exhaust? Does it still have the cast iron exhaust manifolds?

    By K&N intake are you referring to the air cleaner? As in K&N FIPK?

    As an A4 your car will have either a 2.73 or a 3.23 rear gear. Look on the drivers door for the option codes (3 number alpha numeric stuff). GU2 = 2.73; GU4 = 3.23. The 3.23's also have an aluminum driveshaft.

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    2000 Camaro B4C

    yeah it still has the cast iron manifolds. i was talking to a local tuner and he told me that he could get me a K&N intake that would replace the existing one now yes i believe it is the air cleaner. it is a GU5 which is the 3.23. is it better to have the 3.23. also how can i tell if i have the SFC already
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    2002 Z28 A4 NBM
    Sadly now demodded :(

    Sorry, I must not have seen all you wrote in post #3.

    So what you have is a B4C not a Z28. B4C is the option code for a cop car. Don't worry, it's a Z28 in everything but name only. Several of my friends (including my mechanic) have B4C's. He also has a 9C1 (Caprice version of a cop car. He likes old cop cars). This would also explain why you have a hardtop.

    2.73 = more top end; 3.23 = faster accelleration

    There is a website containing all this info. I'll find it and post it.

    I doubt it has SFC's but you can check anyway. They would be welded in between the front and rear frame stubs. This is easier to check if it's on a lift.

    DPS might have flashed a performance program but they would've had to have reflashed a stock program in order to resell it to the public (most likely at option).
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    2002 Z28 A4 NBM
    Sadly now demodded :(

    Try this site. Apparently thery made only 254 B4C's in 2000.

    http://www.camarosource.ca/php/camar...eels&year=2000

    3.23's may be GU5. I've never been sure about that.

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    2000 Camaro B4C

    well if you had to pick one mod to do (im only 18 i dont have all the money to be doing serious mods all at once) what would it be?
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    2002 Z28 A4 NBM
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    Do you option codes here:

    http://www.camarosource.ca/php/camar...year=2000&tm=1

    GU5 = 3.23, GU6 = 3.42......

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    2002 Z28 A4 NBM
    Sadly now demodded :(

    Different mods cost varying amounts of $$$.

    Like the sign sez, "Speed is just a question of money. How fast can you go?"

    Do you know what movie that is from?

    Basically, how much $$$ have you got to spend? This will determine what you can do. If it was me I'd just be glad I had it, learn how to drive it (performance wise) and save $$$ for what you want.

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    2000 Camaro B4C

    yeah when i bought the car they said it was extremely rare and that only 70 were painted in silver. yeah im not sure either about the GU5 either i looked it up and got both 3.23 and 3.42 so im not sure

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    2000 Camaro B4C

    im looking to spend around 300ish

    haha yeah mad max
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    I would say for 300 get an intake and leave it at that. but SFC should be put on soon after.

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    2000 Camaro B4C

    yeah thats what i was thinking

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    Make sure you get at least 3 CAMS.

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    2002 Z28 A4 NBM
    Sadly now demodded :(

    You should change your car type to B4C. As you've seen, they're rarer than a Z28. They're are a few B4C owners floating around on this site.

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    2000 Camaro B4C

    yeah im gunna do that now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Make sure you get at least 3 CAMS.
    Dude, be nice to the NooB....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    Dude, be nice to the NooB....
    If you don't know there is only one cam....you shouldn't be looking for it.

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    yeahh...just be nice

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