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    Ball park cam for stock motor?

    I hate to be another stupid cam thread but just looking for ball park. Car is internally stock, M6, stock axle. Bolt ons: lt, ory, lm1, whisper lid, free mods including polished maf and tb, 28 lb injectors. 95% street, 5% road course.

    Im tossing the idea of buying a used cam and slapping it in this winter. So, exact specs have yet to be determined. But I also dont want to get one too small and regret it later. If Im going to do another cam swap, its going to include heads.

    So....what is the best/biggest ball park cam for stock heads on the street? Im thinking 228 with just at or below .600", with moderate idle chop. Also, aggressive ramp rates yay or nay? Ive read that they like to break springs.

    Thanks with helping on my research!


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    From what I have read a Texas Speed 228r would be good for a stock engine.

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    228R is a good choice, or Torquer 2 for slightly bigger. I have a 113 LSA which is uncommon, but provides a nice moderate chop to the idle. The aggressive ramp rates compress the springs faster, so you may wanna change springs more often if you go that route.

    Lots of great-running street cars on a 224 duration cam too... The "best" cam really depends on your preferences and goals. Do lots of research and try and ride in some cammed cars before you decide what you want.

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    228, your choice of 112 114LSA. Or, get in touch with a guy like Pat G etc and get a custom cam spec'd out.

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    I tried not to use the word "best" since I know thats a can of worms. But since I dont have much play money Im keeping an eye out for used cams. Since I wont be buying exactly what I want, I can hopefully know what not to buy.

    Ive seen some low 230's for sale and they seem a little too big for my current set up. but then again I would like to upgrade to the ls6 intake.

    I also dont have an exact goal like I want 376.4 hp or I gotta beat just this one car blah blah.... But I do want to keep the stock rev limiter especially if I find an aggressive ramp cam. Looking for 3-6k rpm powerband and not real concerned with dyno numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RageAgainstTheMinivan View Post
    I tried not to use the word "best" since I know thats a can of worms. But since I dont have much play money Im keeping an eye out for used cams. Since I wont be buying exactly what I want, I can hopefully know what not to buy.

    Ive seen some low 230's for sale and they seem a little too big for my current set up. but then again I would like to upgrade to the ls6 intake.

    I also dont have an exact goal like I want 376.4 hp or I gotta beat just this one car blah blah.... But I do want to keep the stock rev limiter especially if I find an aggressive ramp cam. Looking for 3-6k rpm powerband and not real concerned with dyno numbers.
    If you want to keep stock RPM limiter, 228 is about the largest to go I would think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    If you want to keep stock RPM limiter, 228 is about the largest to go I would think.
    I agree, 224 or 228 cam would be ideal for your goals.

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    +1 for a 224 or 228

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