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04 Z06 cam question

This is a discussion on 04 Z06 cam question within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So my buddy said this would probably gain me about 40-50hp by putting a Z06 cam in my stock LS1...its ...

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    04 Z06 cam question

    So my buddy said this would probably gain me about 40-50hp by putting a Z06 cam in my stock LS1...its an '01 engine

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    good question

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    im gunna have to say ........

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    196/207 .467/.479 116 LSA

    Z06
    Camshaft duration (@.050 in): 204 intake / 211 exhaust

    Camshaft lift (in): .525" intake / .525" exhaust

    There is just no way that would give you 50HP. sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    Corvette, F-body, GTO, `01-04 *
    196/207 .467/.479 116 LSA

    Z06
    Camshaft duration (@.050 in): 204 intake / 211 exhaust

    Camshaft lift (in): .525" intake / .525" exhaust

    There is just no way that would give you 50HP. sorry
    i agree

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    your buddy don't know jack or he ain't really that good of a buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    5.2 RWHP on a cold day
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    Z06 Cams

    There are two Z06 cams. The first one had a .525 lift and made a rated 385hp. The second had a .550 lift and was rated 405hp. I think the first one is the cam used in the LS2.

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    Z06 heads and cam on an otherwise stock LS1 engine will gain you 55HP (at the crank) over stock. So there's no way you're gaining 50 from just the cam. The cam will probably gain you somewhere around 15-20HP.

    However, swapping to an LS6 heads and cam setup is ideal if you want to increase power while sacrificing zero driveability, reliability, or fuel economy, since they are all stock GM parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    Z06 heads and cam on an otherwise stock LS1 engine will gain you 55HP (at the crank) over stock. So there's no way you're gaining 50 from just the cam. The cam will probably gain you somewhere around 15-20HP.

    However, swapping to an LS6 heads and cam setup is ideal if you want to increase power while sacrificing zero driveability, reliability, or fuel economy, since they are all stock GM parts.
    my cam is ordered, 220/224 .570/.580 112lsa and I'm already wondering if its going to be too small for my taste and give me the bump I want.....i hope porting my heads at the same time as the cam swap will keep me happy for awhile

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    my cam is ordered, 220/224 .570/.580 112lsa and I'm already wondering if its going to be too small for my taste and give me the bump I want.....i hope porting my heads at the same time as the cam swap will keep me happy for awhile
    ya i went with a 230/230 .600/.600 and i think i went to small! but if i would have gone bigger i prob would have gotten bored with that too. i guess u just cant win. Owell. ENJOY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf37 View Post
    There are two Z06 cams. The first one had a .525 lift and made a rated 385hp. The second had a .550 lift and was rated 405hp. I think the first one is the cam used in the LS2.
    Z06 camshaft specs:

    '01, 385hp p/n 12560950 duration 204/211 valve lift 0.525/.0525 lsa 116

    '02-'04, 405hp p/n 12565308 duration 214/218 valve lift 0.555/0.551 lsa 117.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackhawk01 View Post
    So my buddy said this would probably gain me about 40-50hp by putting a Z06 cam in my stock LS1...its an '01 engine
    Quote Originally Posted by rooster99SS View Post
    Z06 camshaft specs:

    '01, 385hp p/n 12560950 duration 204/211 valve lift 0.525/.0525 lsa 116

    '02-'04, 405hp p/n 12565308 duration 214/218 valve lift 0.555/0.551 lsa 117.5
    Ya i would have put both but i thought he said the Cam was out of an 01 Z06. my mistake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    Ya i would have put both but i thought he said the Cam was out of an 01 Z06. my mistake
    I've searched with no luck so far......you know where I can find the cam specs for an 03 suburban 5.3?
    yeah I figured what ever I went with for a cam it would get old and I'd want to go bigger eventually

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    I've searched with no luck so far......you know where I can find the cam specs for an 03 suburban 5.3?
    yeah I figured what ever I went with for a cam it would get old and I'd want to go bigger eventually

    2003---5.3L truck engine LR4 (cast block) or LM4 (aluminum block)
    191in/190ex---.466/.457---114LSA


    Here is the link
    http://chevythunder.com/LS1%20components.htm

    this site has alot of great info!
    Last edited by Dr.Crash; 12-31-2008 at 10:49 AM.

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    thanks for the responses from the people who actually took my question seriously

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    2003---5.3L truck engine LR4 (cast block) or LM4 (aluminum block)
    191in/190ex---.466/.457---114LSA


    Here is the link
    http://chevythunder.com/LS1%20components.htm

    this site has alot of great info!
    thanks man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackhawk01 View Post
    thanks for the responses from the people who actually took my question seriously
    i looked at the same cam you were asking about awhile back and got about the same answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    i looked at the same cam you were asking about awhile back and got about the same answers.
    yep.. this topic has been done to death. Bottom line though is it really just isnt worth the work. Why spend a full weekends worth of for minimal gains like that.

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