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    Cam guys in here

    Just wondering what you guys with cam, supporting mods, and a tune are getting in gas milage. What is the differance after adding the cam? How badly did it decrease? What do u get in the city/highway?

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    with a automatic car thats stalled, on the highway, ill get around 300 miles to the tank.

    gas milage has alot to do with your driving style.
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    i don't have a car of course. but i gained mpg with my cam...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLKbandit98 View Post
    Just wondering what you guys with cam, supporting mods, and a tune are getting in gas milage. What is the differance after adding the cam? How badly did it decrease? What do u get in the city/highway?
    Mileage will depend on driver, size of cam, tune, environmental issues (weather, landscape), wheel/tire sizes, gearing, vehicle mileage, and multiple other factors.

    I have yet to cam my LS1, but have installed cams in at least 4 of my other cars. Some of the them were pretty aggressive. I didn't notice a significant mileage drop, except for when I was harder on the gas.

    With all that stated, a small to moderate cam with a good tune should only slightly reduce your mileage, unless you change your driving habits. If you get into it more, you will obviously lose more mileage.

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    I have a 99 T/A LS1 M6 Ws-6. 2 months ago I installed a Z06 cam and roller rockers. Prior to doing the cam work I was getting 19/26mpg(Cithy/Highway). Without changing my driving habbits I'm getting 19/24. IMO the 2 mpg that I lost is worth every oz.
    Just a side not, I have not tuned the motor yet. Itsa still running with the old cam tune.

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    on full bolts ons, a tr230, stage 2 heads, and high compression, I averaged about 200 miles per tank if I was good.

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    i need to put my cam in (hot cam) i think it might do a lil better on fule well i hope eather way i go way to fast on the hight way to care what kind a mpg i get some times 9 some times 30 ..30 if it rains few a few days 9 if im late for work

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    I'm getting 16mpg city, granny driving. Got cam, and a couple other goodies.

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    As long as I am nice, I get 15 in town and 20 on the highway. I have a 3400 stall, TR224 cam, headers, LS6 intake, 80mm TB, and some others. Mine has never really got good mileage, even stock I was getting 19/24 or so.

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    lol...if your worried about gas mileage my friend....your driving the wrong vehicle.

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    i dunno, my trip meter resets itself so i cant really tell lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbirdbrain89 View Post
    i need to put my cam in (hot cam) i think it might do a lil better on fule well i hope eather way i go way to fast on the hight way to care what kind a mpg i get some times 9 some times 30 ..30 if it rains few a few days 9 if im late for work
    translated to english:
    I need to put my cam in(hot cam). I think it might do a lil better on fuel, well I hope. Either way I go way to fast on the highway to care what kind of mpg I get. I sometimes get 9 sometimes 30. 30 if it rains for a few days and 9 if I'm late for work

    lol, sorry to be a dick, but sometimes spelling is important if we can't read or understand your post

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