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    Hey guys im looking for the best streetable cam something small with good gas milage and stuff like that i have a 2001 ws6 auto

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    Try Texas Speed. They have a great selection of cams for our cars.
    My ride is a 2002 Camaro SS SLP #3296 with 30k, LTH, 3" Y, CME, Frost tune, K&N, ported TB, Blackwing lid, Bellows, MSD, Denso Iridium, and 85mm MAF, Bilsteins, Eibach springs, SLP strut brace, Adj. Panhard, TA Girdle, UMI, Pro 5.0, Nitto NT555
    My wife has a 2004 GTO with the rare SAP, 18" wheels, K&N Cold Air System, MSD, Ported TB, Frost tune, Denso Iridium, Flowmaster cat-back, 3200 Yank, 75k

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    If you want a little bump without a lot of money, Try finding a Corvette club or something and follow (the rich ones) around to where they get their work done. I have on 2 seperate occasions got my hands on a couple of low mileage LS6 cams with the valve springs for CHEAP. Ls6 cams aren't much but they make good turbo cams for the beginner and may get you 40-50 hp if you tune it right. I'm about to stick my first one in my 05 Z71 with a couple of ported heads and expect to get about 60hp out of it since it has a pretty flat cam stock. It will pick up a few mpg's I'm sure from having more power to lug itself around with but it whould be a less noticeable gain with a F body. Not to take away from Texas Speed but this was just something I came across cheap and thought I'd throw it out there. I have less than $250 wrapped up in 2 complete LS6 cam and valve spring packages. One is about .550 lift with yellow springs, the other is .525 lift with blue springs

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    Here is a cam sticky you should read: Camshaft Guide - Information / Write up

    TSP 228r is very popular and a well known performer for the LS1 motor as well as the Torquer V 2.

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    Would u wanna sell one of them z06 cams?

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    I personally would not go through the trouble of doing all that work just to put in such a mild cam like the LS6. That's just me though. Plus, you have to be very careful when using a used camshaft. If you just want a small HP/TQ bump, then go for it though. You won't be seeing the HP numbers he is claiming without adding a set of heads too though.

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    I think T-rex is aggressive, but it sounds so damn good I'd DEFINITELY consider it if I was you. Listen to that take off at the end.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Guerrillakilla13 View Post
    I think T-rex is aggressive, but it sounds so damn good I'd DEFINITELY consider it if I was you. Listen to that take off at the end.

    Do you know what kind of exhaust is on that car? It sounds so sick!



    OP, what kind of HP are you looking for? Small or large? Would you like 400whp or close to it, or less like 350's? I have a Torquer V2 that made 387whp through stock ls1 heads and intake. I have a 6 speed and get 17mpg city and 23mpg highway and those are not babying it lol. Food for thought.

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    Well im really looking for around 400 or so

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    Quote Originally Posted by duranws6 View Post
    Well im really looking for around 400 or so
    Well for off the shelf cams check out the Torquer V2 or MS3, combined with headers and an LS6 intake will get you 400whp. I'm sure others will chime in on what other cams will get you there but I'm just not sure what they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2K_CAMARO View Post
    Do you know what kind of exhaust is on that car? It sounds so sick!



    OP, what kind of HP are you looking for? Small or large? Would you like 400whp or close to it, or less like 350's? I have a Torquer V2 that made 387whp through stock ls1 heads and intake. I have a 6 speed and get 17mpg city and 23mpg highway and those are not babying it lol. Food for thought.
    The guy who posted the video said "this was when the car was ls6 block 241 heads trex cam and n20. altho no n20 was used in this vid", but in the description it says bolt ons and t rex cam, so i'm not entirely sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guerrillakilla13 View Post
    The guy who posted the video said "this was when the car was ls6 block 241 heads trex cam and n20. altho no n20 was used in this vid", but in the description it says bolt ons and t rex cam, so i'm not entirely sure.
    Oh ok. Man that did sound awesome though.

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    I have the torquer V2 with PRC LS6 heads. With the stock LS6 intake I made 432rwhp on a dynojet. It runs strong on the street. Only got a chance to take it to the track once before winter and my best time was an 11.9 at 117mph. With better tires and suspension I think it might gain a few tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike396 View Post
    I have the torquer V2 with PRC LS6 heads. With the stock LS6 intake I made 432rwhp on a dynojet. It runs strong on the street. Only got a chance to take it to the track once before winter and my best time was an 11.9 at 117mph. With better tires and suspension I think it might gain a few tenths.
    Very nice. Auto or 6 speed?

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    If I were you I wouldn't do all that work just to put an ls6 cam in. Not worth it for the little power gain you will get. I have a custom ground cam 222/226 .598/.585 on a 114 lsa. I have ls6 heads and ls6 intake, ha r du.Ord 432 hp and 427 tq, I pass California emmisions with the stock cats and manifold on. the has ran a best of 11.25 @ 120 and I get 23 mpg so if I where you I would do some more research and look into a custom grind cam.


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    Texas Speed has very nice Cam packages.

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    First, we need to know if you'll be running stock exhaust manifolds or long tube headers. Second, do you want a smooth stock like idle(stealthly), or a slightly lumpy idle? Finally depending on the cam you go with I'd highly recommend a high stall TC in the 3000-3600rpm range. As far as cam size I'd go with at least a 212/218 115lsa but no bigger than a 224/228 114lsa. Your going to want a cam with more exhaust duration like I listed above with using the stock unported heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duranws6 View Post
    Well im really looking for around 400 or so

    Long tube headers, catback, and a lid, together with a good tune will get you almost there at the crank.

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