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400 rwhp cam only

This is a discussion on 400 rwhp cam only within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Virginia speed, one of the better ls1 shops told me they would be able to easily get me to 400 ...

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    400 rwhp cam only

    Virginia speed, one of the better ls1 shops told me they would be able to easily get me to 400 rwhp with just a cam. i can understand getting 20 or 30 hp out of a cam, but 70-80+, cam only?

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    id say 400 is reachable with a full exhaust and cam relatively easily, it would have to be a big cam....IMO MS3 or such and one hell of a tune

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    Torquer2 cam, headers, ory, dyno tune= 400rwhp or damn close on a m6 car.

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    you will definitely need full bolt ons. a fast 92/92 combo should seal the deal if you land just under 400 with the ls6 intake. fast gives a good increase when you change internals, but stock bottom end it isnt a big jump unless you are on a number hunt.

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    my buddys trans am has pacesetter headers corsa catback ls6 intake mti lid with a ms3 cam my 420 rwhp car is a m6 with stock 10 bolt. car runs hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmg00camaross View Post
    my buddys trans am has pacesetter headers corsa catback ls6 intake mti lid with a ms3 cam my 420 rwhp car is a m6 with stock 10 bolt. car runs hard.
    wait til the 10 bolt is replaced with a quality piece. the weight will lower that number.

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    Definitely can. I hit 398 with my little 224/230 comp with mods in sig. Im lookin too add some heads and ported fast 92/92 and have Ed from VaSpeed tune it this april. Shootin for 440rwhp
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    Why so much focus on only hp? Get that torque up there too with a nice flat curve so the power is available wherever, whenever.

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    15 degree heads are wonderfull. Which is why these motors respond so well to a simple camshaft upgrade.

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    yeah it is doable on a good tune with cam and supporting mods. Virgina Speed is a great shop also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00z28bubba View Post
    wait til the 10 bolt is replaced with a quality piece. the weight will lower that number.
    I know he was so happy, I said wait till that 9 inch is in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    15 degree heads are wonderfull. Which is why these motors respond so well to a simple camshaft upgrade.
    which happens to be why trick flow heads are so effective. they offer 13.5 degree heads. i don't know if it is just their top of the line heads or all of their lsx heads.

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    Cam,headers and stall here, and 400 + on HP. But not really a dyno person here. All that matters is track times for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00z28bubba View Post
    which happens to be why trick flow heads are so effective. they offer 13.5 degree heads. i don't know if it is just their top of the line heads or all of their lsx heads.
    Ya that's an advantage for Trickflow. LS7 heads are even better at 12 degrees.

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    400rwhp here with cam, headers and ory.

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    I've been wondering one thing about these cam only #'s. How do they drive, and what are thier characteristics?

    If you put in a big cam that gets you in the range of 400+hp that motor is surely going to feel a lot different than one with a much milder cam and head package making 420+hp ... or am I totally wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Ya that's an advantage for Trickflow. LS7 heads are even better at 12 degrees.
    And Performance Induction makes 11* heads

    If Shawn says he can get ya 400 bank on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrepidman View Post
    I've been wondering one thing about these cam only #'s. How do they drive, and what are thier characteristics?

    If you put in a big cam that gets you in the range of 400+hp that motor is surely going to feel a lot different than one with a much milder cam and head package making 420+hp ... or am I totally wrong?
    I am hoping to join the 400+ rwhp club here shortly (when I get a tune). My cam is a 230/230 .612/.592 111+2 on a mail order tune. People kept saying that thing will have shitty street manners, blah blah.. Honestly, if u think this cam has bad street manners you should keep your car stock. Just my .02

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ws6er View Post
    I am hoping to join the 400+ rwhp club here shortly (when I get a tune). My cam is a 230/230 .612/.592 111+2 on a mail order tune. People kept saying that thing will have shitty street manners, blah blah.. Honestly, if u think this cam has bad street manners you should keep your car stock. Just my .02
    "Manners" or "Driveability" are a bit subjective, what one person thinks is fine could be untolerable to someone else...but when I mentioned how a big cam 400+hp motor might feel different than a mild head/cam 400+hp motor I was thinking more along the lines of each build being fit to a different task or driving style. Just theory on my part, I haven't tried 2 such different motors, but wouldn't the hp/torque curves and other factors be very different between the two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ws6er View Post
    I am hoping to join the 400+ rwhp club here shortly (when I get a tune). My cam is a 230/230 .612/.592 111+2 on a mail order tune. People kept saying that thing will have shitty street manners, blah blah.. Honestly, if u think this cam has bad street manners you should keep your car stock. Just my .02
    I didn't think dding my car with my 238/242 112 lsa cam and 3,800 stall was that bad either....just had to let it warm up alittle before you took off

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