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    Need some advice on a few mods

    Ok im getting a Cam, torque converter, and headers on my WS6 and was wondering if any of you guys had a preference on the type i should get... and I have a friend that has a ws6 and he put a cam that was too big and it made the car have some lag... so what size cam should i get, and for the torque convertor what would be better the 3000 or 3500 stall kit? id appreciate any kind of input. thanks!

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    Cam all depends on what you want. There are a lot of supporting mods to a cam that you need to consider like pushrods, valvesprings, locks, and retainers. Check our Thunder racing one of the sponsors. I run a TR230 230/224/ .575.565 on a 110 lsa. Very big cam and with my heads and full bolt on's plus a built LS6, I put down 500 rwhp before I dropped the compression from 11.5 to 8.8. Thunder lists some Dyno charts and cam specs and details and I found it very helpful when shopping around.

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    for a good overall performing cam, something like a 224/224 with a 3500 rpm stall cant be beat.
    i have the 224/224 with a 3000 rpm stall.
    no lag at all and with slicks i can hit high 11s.
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    a few bolt ons, 379 rwhp
    11.96 @113.25

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