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This is a discussion on few questions within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; so i was at the work the othhr day and i was talking about my car and he said he ...

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    so i was at the work the othhr day and i was talking about my car and he said he had a brand new tr224 cam he would sell me in the box for $200 is this a good deal. if so what else would i need to do to install it like what other parts are needed

    second question is how come sometimes ill put the car in reverse (m6) and it will sometimes grind so then i put it in drive then back to reverse and its fine again lol and no its not driver error what could be causing this? synchros?

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    Quote Originally Posted by screaminbird View Post
    second question is how come sometimes ill put the car in reverse (m6) and it will sometimes grind so then i put it in drive then back to reverse and its fine again lol and no its not driver error what could be causing this? synchros?
    i had this problem with a 3rd gen camaro i had before the t/a, try going down into sixth then going up into reverse

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    Quote Originally Posted by screaminbird View Post
    so i was at the work the othhr day and i was talking about my car and he said he had a brand new tr224 cam he would sell me in the box for $200 is this a good deal. if so what else would i need to do to install it like what other parts are needed
    $200 is a great deal, as long as the lobes are in decent shape and the cam is indeed what he says it is. Bare minimum, you need new push rods and stiffer springs (918s at least). If you want to get a little more serious, you could throw a ported oil pump and stronger timing chain on while you have the front cover off.

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    what do they run usually price wise and you wouldnt happen to have part numbers by anychance if not its not a problem. What cam do u have? will the tr224 havea rough idle with my stock heads and intake

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    Well the cam is a good deal if thats what you want..... here are the specs on one... they are 400 bucks brand new....

    Thunder Racing Custom Camshaft
    "TR 224-112" - 224/224 .563/.563 112 LSA 1700-6600 RPM Power Band. Excellent mid-range & high RPM power. Requires computer tuning on automatic transmission cars. Due to the fast ramp rate of this camshaft, the use of 1.8 rockers is not recommended.

    You should get with a new cam....
    upgraded springs
    new pushrods
    ported or high flow oil pump
    ls2 or similar timing chain

    that will be a solid setup....but with cams, also look into a ls6 or fast intake, lid or CAI, and headers.... your not going to see the true potential without supporting mods....
    Last edited by suede; 01-28-2009 at 03:01 PM.

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    well thanks for the input guys i have another wuestion will this cam be a good cam with a turbo setup and how will my car idle with this cam

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    anyone no about the idle or if its a good turbo cam

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    TR224's have a noticeable idle.
    But for a Turbo I would stick with a stock cam or something with a wider lobe spread that won't bleed off boost. JMO
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    any suggestions for a turbo cam with a real rough idle

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    Turbo Cam and Rough Idle are Not Synonomus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    Turbo Cam and Rough Idle are Not Synonomus.


    alot of where the rough choppy idle comes from is your LSA or Lobe Seperation Angle, a lower number like a 110 LSA will have a very rough choppy sound to it and be good for N/A applications, whereas say a 114 LSA will have a smoother not as noticeable sound to it and be better for boosted or Nitrous applications...

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    Quote Originally Posted by beer View Post
    i had this problem with a 3rd gen camaro i had before the t/a, try going down into sixth then going up into reverse
    +1. also, you can try lettin up off the clutch a little and try shifting. sometimes it doesn't fully go into gear. before you go gassin it make sure it pops into gear

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    the secoond i put it into reverse it grinds though

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    Sounds to me like a bad or going bad Reverse synchro.

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