This is a discussion on Baby cam within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I know alot of these have popped up recently so bear w/ me I have a chance to get one ...
01-13-2009, 09:22 PM #1
I know alot of these have popped up recently so bear w/ me
I have a chance to get one of a few baby cams for cheap. I have an a4 w/ full bolt-ons and was wondering what cam would be best w/o making it a hassle to drive w/ a stock stall.
1.220/220 112 lsa
3.220/220 114 lsa
I was hoping for a 220/224 on 114 but the guy recomended the #3. I want the cam to be stealthy and liveable so I might be going the #3 route does any one have experience with these?
P.S If I had the money I would do the stall, but for a decent one it would cost more than twice for one of these so don't
01-13-2009, 09:27 PM #2
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01-15-2009, 04:43 AM #3
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I ran an advertised 222/222 (actually measured 221/221) on a 114 for years. Made good power and drove nice. Even with the cutout open the idle was tame, but had just a hint of a lope. Anything near WOT and the sound gave it away.
A cam that small could work with the stock converter, and would require very minimal tuning.
How cheap are the cams you're looking at? I've still got mine w/Cam Doctor report... would let it go for $200 or so.
01-15-2009, 11:57 PM #4
I'm running a 220/224 112lsa in my a4 goat, it would barely start and idle without a tune.
look around on ebay, I pickedup my almost new 2,800 stall for $140 shipped
with any cam you will need better springs
01-16-2009, 01:06 PM #5
To the OP I've been looking into the same sizes havent really decided yet.
Mr. Luos why do you say #3?
01-16-2009, 06:24 PM #6
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01-17-2009, 05:19 PM #11
I'm looking at a GM hot cam I can get for a steal. Didn't have a cam in my plans till I seen it for a steal. It's a 112 219/228 525/525. Comes with the LS6 springs. Not knowledgeable on cams, would this be streetable and how noticeable would it be? Would it even be a real upgrade over my stocker?
01-17-2009, 05:28 PM #12
01-17-2009, 05:33 PM #13
300 bucks. What does the lobe seperation do? How does the intake and exhaust affect the powerband and torque?
01-17-2009, 05:39 PM #14
smaller lsa gives a more choppy idle and more power under the curve(not good for stock stall cars) I'm not 100% but I think the further apart the more torque you get.
01-17-2009, 05:49 PM #15
So if I wanted an idle that sounds almost like its going to stall out, what would I want? A low lsa and intake/exhaust with a big gap?
01-17-2009, 06:28 PM #16
sound is most affected by the lsa at idle at least. the intake/exhaust is a big affect under load im pretty sure. but a low lsa will give it alot more of a choppy sound. someone correct me if im wrong though
01-17-2009, 07:01 PM #17
01-17-2009, 07:28 PM #18
KNOWLEDGE is a powerful thing... Good lookin.
01-17-2009, 07:48 PM #19
01-17-2009, 07:48 PM #20
No problem it really is a great read explains in great detail
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