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We Cam'd a 3800 this weekend (vid inside)

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    Update: Dyno Graphs added, see post #6!!!






    Pics of the prgression here...

    forcedfirebird/Steves cam install - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


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    Last edited by Forced_Firebird; 05-30-2008 at 03:00 PM.

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    hell ye that sounds killer. would like to see what kind of numbers the car puts down let us know.

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    its does sound pretty wicked! what exhaust is on it? i'd be interested in see what numbers it puts down too

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    i normally laugh at 3800 and say there's no point but this one i would be proud to see, drive, and own. great job.

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    Thanks guys, getting tuned next week on a dyno in Palm Beach, will get back.

    Even though I really don't like them either, it did sound good.

    I'm a 60*v6 fan. The heads going on my 3.4 flow slightly less than Abbott racing heads, and the cam is much larger than the one in the vid. My car should have almost 90hp/liter (before the turbos go back on)

    We have only a 1/8 mile track right now as the 1/4 mile is being re-paved, but I promise to get back on the 3800 It should rev much nicer after the tune, and the limiter is going to be raised due to better springs and pushrods.

    Exhaust is a basic 3" IIRC with dual tips and one resonator. IMO it doesn't sound as good as true duals - even fire V6's tend to have a lot of rasp when the throttle plate closes.
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    Before and after tune (both numbers are after the cam install)...

    Max output: 199.9whp @ 5790 RPM (corrected, 194.7 actual) and 198.2wtq @ 4068 RPM (again, corrected 193.0 actual)

    Last edited by Forced_Firebird; 05-30-2008 at 03:11 PM.

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    sweeeet! i love the way that thing sounds.

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    what kind of cam? and did you put it in yourself, and how hard was it, or how much did you pay to have it done? that sounds great.

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    thats pretty friggin sweet!

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    Yea man it sounds great

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    The cam was installed in my shop. We have a CNC machining and fabrication facility on top of doing custom installs including turbos, building engines etc.

    Cam is a .512/.512 lift 210/220 duration.

    The customer helped, he's a young man trying to learn, but I actually removed/reinstalled the cam, and did all the critical tq's.

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    Sounds great. If the graph is showing both after runs, what did the car put down before the cam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davered00ss View Post
    Sounds great. If the graph is showing both after runs, what did the car put down before the cam?

    Not sure, the dyno runs were for tuning more that "just to see". It was a stock 3.8 with headers, intake and weight reduction.

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    Has a more agressive idel than my car w/ TR224 cam and ARF heads. 432rwhp/403rwtq.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davered00ss View Post
    Has a more agressive idel than my car w/ TR224 cam and ARF heads. 432rwhp/403rwtq.
    I'm hoping to have at least that out of my new V6 I just finished building. My cam is similar to this one, but will sound differnt due to the tubos when reving ...

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