Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 63

400+ cam only cars...

This is a discussion on 400+ cam only cars... within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i have a 99 formula M6 car..right now she is getting forged goodies and she has every upgrade i can ...

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    allenhurst GA
    Posts
    306

    black
    99 formula firebird

    400+ cam only cars...

    i have a 99 formula M6 car..right now she is getting forged goodies and she has every upgrade i can get right now w/ the acception of under drive pulley, and expensive intake set up...everything else is done...
    i am currently running a lunati 234/236 .050 .544/.545 112 lsa cam...i made 380 rwhp and 350 tq when tuned and dynod...i am looking for the 415+ hp and more torque from a cam only set up...and since everybody is going to ask about my mods...i will list ahead of time...

    slp lid, SLP cool air pak, K&N filter(s), smooth bellow, 80 mm BBK TB, LS6 intake, MSD wires, NGK Plugs, 853 heads( 3 angle valve job, new locks, guides, retainers) comp hardened pushrods, crane springs .650 lift,crane lifters, ported LS6 oil pump,dbl roller timing chain,polished crank, mahle forged pistons, eagle forged H beam rods, SLP Lt's, 3" ORY loudmouth w/ tips, no cats, no converters...i think that's it...and since suspention stuff doesnt really count on this..i will leave it out..

    anyways like i said i am looking for that 415-430 hp cam only #'s

  2. #2
    O U 8 1 2 Spaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    over here...
    Age
    39
    Posts
    25,692

    []D [] []V[] []D
    1999 trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by QtrWhore View Post
    i have a 99 formula M6 car..right now she is getting forged goodies and she has every upgrade i can get right now w/ the acception of under drive pulley, and expensive intake set up...everything else is done...
    i am currently running a lunati 234/236 .050 .544/.545 112 lsa cam...i made 380 rwhp and 350 tq when tuned and dynod...i am looking for the 415+ hp and more torque from a cam only set up...and since everybody is going to ask about my mods...i will list ahead of time...

    slp lid, SLP cool air pak, K&N filter(s), smooth bellow, 80 mm BBK TB, LS6 intake, MSD wires, NGK Plugs, 853 heads( 3 angle valve job, new locks, guides, retainers) comp hardened pushrods, crane springs .650 lift,crane lifters, ported LS6 oil pump,dbl roller timing chain,polished crank, mahle forged pistons, eagle forged H beam rods, SLP Lt's, 3" ORY loudmouth w/ tips, no cats, no converters...i think that's it...and since suspention stuff doesnt really count on this..i will leave it out..

    anyways like i said i am looking for that 415-430 hp cam only #'s
    swap your stock rockeres out for roller tip rockers... keep your current rocker ratio...

    get a custom ground cam...

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Lex Vegas, KY
    Age
    42
    Posts
    17

    Maple Red Metallic
    2002 Pontiac Trans Am

    I did it in my 99 M6 Corvette. LS6 intake manifold, ported TB, LT headers, offroad X-pipe, Vengeance Racing Vindicator cam. Made 440 thru the stock catback.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    allenhurst GA
    Posts
    306

    black
    99 formula firebird

    which vindicator cam did you use? i think htey have got 2-3 out there..was it fairly streetable? post up cam specs please!! or atleast which one you used!

  5. #5
    Senior Member INMY01TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The great red state of MD.
    Posts
    5,755

    Black
    2001 Trans Am (sold)

    Lift is pretty low on that cam you have. Only cam only guys I know makin that kind of power have bigger cams like the G5X4 and a FAST 90/90.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    allenhurst GA
    Posts
    306

    black
    99 formula firebird

    how much can i expect to gain w/ aftermarket rockers w/ the stock ratio? and which is best? crane/comp/scorpion/?

  7. #7
    Senior Member INMY01TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The great red state of MD.
    Posts
    5,755

    Black
    2001 Trans Am (sold)

    I say skip the rockers, imo.

  8. #8
    O U 8 1 2 Spaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    over here...
    Age
    39
    Posts
    25,692

    []D [] []V[] []D
    1999 trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Lift is pretty low on that cam you have. Only cam only guys I know makin that kind of power have bigger cams like the G5X4 and a FAST 90/90.
    depends on the heads... a cam is only as good as the heads for the most part...

  9. #9
    Senior Member INMY01TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The great red state of MD.
    Posts
    5,755

    Black
    2001 Trans Am (sold)

    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    depends on the heads... a cam is only as good as the heads for the most part...
    Talkin cam only guys here so heads would be stock.

  10. #10
    O U 8 1 2 Spaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    over here...
    Age
    39
    Posts
    25,692

    []D [] []V[] []D
    1999 trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Talkin cam only guys here so heads would be stock.
    you'd need a large cam like 230+ from what i've seen from the people here... a t-rex, MS3 or MS4 would do it...

  11. #11
    O U 8 1 2 Spaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    over here...
    Age
    39
    Posts
    25,692

    []D [] []V[] []D
    1999 trans am

    TBH if you want thoes numbers the cam you have now would produce what you want with just a set of good heads...

  12. #12
    Senior Member INMY01TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The great red state of MD.
    Posts
    5,755

    Black
    2001 Trans Am (sold)

    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    you'd need a large cam like 230+ from what i've seen from the people here... a t-rex, MS3 or MS4 would do it...
    Thanx for posting what I did in your 1stl quote.
    Last edited by INMY01TA; 05-27-2008 at 01:19 PM.

  13. #13
    Senior Member INMY01TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The great red state of MD.
    Posts
    5,755

    Black
    2001 Trans Am (sold)

    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    TBH if you want thoes numbers the cam you have now would produce what you want with just a set of good heads...
    Bigger cam=$380
    Heads=$1,300-$2,200

  14. #14
    JUISSED Midnight02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Atlanta
    Age
    37
    Posts
    663

    Navy Blue Metallic
    2002 Camaro SS

    At the end of the day it depends on what you're looking to accomplish.

    Do you want to hit a certain number on a dyno? 400 rwhp?
    Or would you prefer to obtain a certain performance goal? 12's?
    Whatever the case may be, which is more important to you -- low/midrange power or power up top?
    What type of driveability requirements do you have? Daily Driver? Weekend Track Star?

    Those should really help us give you a bit of advice on cam selection.

    When I was cam only with bolt ons I was at 390 rwhp. Doesn't sound like much to shake a stick at upon first glance, however the torque figure was 388 and it made a TON of TQ down low. That translated very well to performance on the streets. While I could've gone with a much larger cam and it would've yielded significantly higher cam-only horsepower numbers, it would've been completely contradictory to what I was trying to accomplish in the end (440+ rwhp and 400+ rwtq).
    2002 Camaro SS M6, 2.5 PRC 5.3L heads, TFS 228/230 cam, FAST 92, bolt ons + a 10 lb bottle in the back.


    1989 Corvette L98, A4, Full bolt ons, etc.

  15. #15
    O U 8 1 2 Spaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    over here...
    Age
    39
    Posts
    25,692

    []D [] []V[] []D
    1999 trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Bigger cam=$380
    Heads=$1,300-$2,200
    bare stage II heads... $895.00 just swap over your other parts...

    check with our sponsors...

  16. #16
    Senior Member INMY01TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The great red state of MD.
    Posts
    5,755

    Black
    2001 Trans Am (sold)

    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    check with our sponsors...
    No.. Link please? If your talking Patriot heads cause they suck. This is all still beside the fact the OP is asking about cam only cars with 400+hp.

  17. #17
    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    23,785

    Red Tint Jewelcoat
    2008 Trailblazer SS

    Even still....why would you buy new heads and put the stock valves in them? And the old valve seals, and used valvesprings?


    Off topic, but...so was my first statement.
    To each their own concerning Patriot heads. Very happy with mine.

  18. #18
    Senior Member INMY01TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The great red state of MD.
    Posts
    5,755

    Black
    2001 Trans Am (sold)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    To each their own concerning Patriot heads. Very happy with mine.
    I was waiting for that.

  19. #19
    O U 8 1 2 Spaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    over here...
    Age
    39
    Posts
    25,692

    []D [] []V[] []D
    1999 trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Even still....why would you buy new heads and put the stock valves in them? And the old valve seals, and used valvesprings?


    Off topic, but...so was my first statement.
    To each their own concerning Patriot heads. Very happy with mine.
    he already has a cam from what i've read...

  20. #20
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Tx.
    Posts
    46

    Black
    2001 Z28

    T-rex is a good cam

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Pics of hot girls on cars thread(cars optional)
    By silverWS6 in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-09-2010, 10:04 AM
  2. Best looking cars from...
    By wheeliE-maxx in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 160
    Last Post: 01-24-2010, 03:28 PM
  3. Cars, Cars, Cars (Yard Full)
    By SHines-IT in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 10-31-2009, 09:42 AM
  4. Need help from someone who knows cars!
    By JayDe in forum General Help
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-28-2008, 03:39 PM
  5. Any CT cars?
    By Fugiero in forum Eastern Members
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-15-2006, 05:04 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •