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Getting That Lopey Idle

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    Getting That Lopey Idle

    I've got a 2002 Camaro SS, It's all stock. Slp options include: Slp rear exhaust, Slp Air lid, And touring suspension. the car sounds dam good when driving but i want that old school lopey idle, the car has 63 thousand miles and is an ls1 with a 6 speed.

    The car isnt equiped with traction control so yea it eats up the rear tires i just want this car to sound as badass as it is. Im thinking about going with the SLP Long tube header kit, the fram cold air filter, and a cam.

    If i were to just go with the header kit would i really need to change the cam?

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    SLP optioned car = cool

    SLP parts = shit


    You need a cam for that sound. And you should NEVER pick one because of how it lopes.

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    Ok what kind of cam would you recommend, my rear differential is equipped with 3.42 gears and positraction. i was attracted to the slp header kit because all the parts came in one kit but ill obviously shop around.

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    SLP headers are the bottom of the barrel. I would know....I got tricked into buying them (figured SLP did the Firehawk and SS so they should be okay) when I was first modding.
    I now know to avoid them like the plague. That goes for pretty much anything SLP offers.

    As for the cam. Any further plans?
    Upgrade gears?
    Upgrade heads?
    Upgrade tire?
    Drag race at all?
    Street only?


    You will want headers with a cam. Period.
    SLP headers are the LAST ones I would purchase....even after the cheap EGay ones.
    I have Kooks. Well worth the money.
    Kooks/ARH > Pacesetter > EBay > SLP

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    Nope the car will remain the way it is all i want is that beast lopey idle and headers, and to do this and still keep the car synchronized rite. No drag racing but i do road race every couple years.

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    Texas Speed 228r on a 114 LSA

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    i know hooker headers makes a pair how do you feel about those? kook might be the way to go, any way i should also mention that i would like to keep the car on the street so it still passes emissions.

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    id go with the pacesetters just for the cost ive found them new with offroad y for 549 all stainless but like stated already ur not gonna get the sound ur talkin about without a cam

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    ok here we go im thinking more about the 112 lsa for that choppy idle
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    Quote Originally Posted by WreckedLS1 View Post
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    ok here we go im thinking more about the 112 lsa for that choppy idle
    Daily driver?

    I will say it one more time....
    DO NOT get a cam for the sound.

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    yes it is a daily driver does the 112 lsa generate more lower rpm power than the 114 lsa

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    Just to get you started...
    http://www.howstuffworks.com/camshaft.htm

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    you seem prett\y smart about the cams mr luos... i know this isnt my thread but does 232 234 .595 .598 112 sound like a pretty good cam? its the one i was looking at im looking for street strip application but not my daily driver either

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00ls-1 View Post
    you seem prett\y smart about the cams mr luos... i know this isnt my thread but does 232 234 .595 .598 112 sound like a pretty good cam? its the one i was looking at im looking for street strip application but not my daily driver either
    I would look more for a 228 .590s lift type cam on a 112. 228 cams give you great mid range power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I would look more for a 228 .590s lift type cam on a 112. 228 cams give you great mid range power.
    I agree.

    Although with the newer lobes you can get away with a little more duration. I PM'd him to try to keep it out of this thread, but I like the choice of specs he has there.

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    I've got the GM Performance hot cam at 219 228 .525 .525 lsa112 and i love the way it sounds and so does everyone else I've met. The only thing is it is kind of picky when it comes to idling.

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    Hot Cam is probably your best bet if all you are after is a chopey idle. But keep in mind that you will definitely need to get LT headers and a tune. One of the sponsers here can even do a mail in tune if you don't know of a local shop with a dyno and a LSX tuner. There are other popular cams out there that will give you and eargasm but since this is your DD, Mr. Lous mentioned the TSP 228, also there's the TSP 224, MS3, and the list goes on. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will chime in but these cams come with a 112 and 114 LSA. The 112 LSA will probably give you the sound that your looking for but even a 114 LSA sounds good and a hell of alot better than stock. Also it seems to me that most people who go with FI have a LSA of 114 or higher. You might only be planning on a cam , headers, and a few more smaller mods right now, but once you're bitten by the bug.....

    Nice car by the way. Only 63K, good find.
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    I'm not saying it's the best route but a hot cam on a 112 is meant to work with stock exhaust manifolds and will give you a lope. There are other cams that are a lot more aggressive meant for stock exhaust manifolds in the 214/230 range on a 117lsa but the lift makes it noticeable.

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    Get the headers first, then when your ready for a cam try and keep the duration in the upper 220's to low 230's, to keep it streetable,nice cam sound, but still enjoyable for the times your in no hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. Luos View Post
    slp optioned car = cool

    slp parts = shit


    you need a cam for that sound. And you should never pick one because of how it lopes.
    +1,000,000


    just read the rest of lou's posts. you pretty much have this thread on lock lol ill leave any further comments i might have had to you.
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