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Does adding a cam hurt your brakes, braking power?

This is a discussion on Does adding a cam hurt your brakes, braking power? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I was reading on another forum about this (vettes). Apparently a H/C package decreases the amount of vacuum you have ...

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    Does adding a cam hurt your brakes, braking power?

    I was reading on another forum about this (vettes). Apparently a H/C package decreases the amount of vacuum you have or some shit. Then I noticed my brakes don't work half as good as they used to and I just installed a good size cam.

    Any of you vets know?

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    it does ..that is why you will see a lot of cars with huge cams that are still street run electric vacuum pumps

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    it does ..that is why you will see a lot of cars with huge cams that are still street run electric vacuum pumps
    ^This.

    Or, when running a big cam with low vacuum back in the day we would pirate the hydraulic brake booster off of a truck (it runs off of the power steering) to still have power brakes.

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    If it's one of the bigger cams yes - put a vacuum guage on there and see what you have.

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    I didn't know this occurred. I'm guessing better pads and rotors won't even really help then...

    Funny how big of a noob I am, even though I do all my own work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allbaugh_04 View Post
    I didn't know this occurred. I'm guessing better pads and rotors won't even really help then...

    Funny how big of a noob I am, even though I do all my own work.
    sounds like me, I can fix/work on anything but still learn something new everyday

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