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This is a discussion on cam within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; how will a 218/224 550/550 on lsa 112 or 114 be on idle ,,lumpy or smooth?...

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    how will a 218/224 550/550 on lsa 112 or 114 be on idle ,,lumpy or smooth?

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    im not an expert but ive been reading alot about cams lately as i am getting ready to buy one. that cam is pretty mild so the idle wont be too rough. the 112 lsa is going to give you a choppier idle whereas the 114 will be smoother.

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    that's a really mild cam. The hotcam is like 218/228 .525/.525 if memory serves me correctly so you're in hotcam territory. On a 112 it'll be a little choppy but not much. Why not go a little bigger on your cam to say a 224/224 and make more power and still have good drivability with a good tune? I will say the hotcam and cams like it do fit a niche and for some people that's enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    that's a really mild cam. The hotcam is like 218/228 .525/.525 if memory serves me correctly so you're in hotcam territory. On a 112 it'll be a little choppy but not much. Why not go a little bigger on your cam to say a 224/224 and make more power and still have good drivability with a good tune? I will say the hotcam and cams like it do fit a niche and for some people that's enough.
    i just put a 220/224 .570/.580 112lsa and i like it.....just taking a little time to tune it in.
    thanks for the tips Orion, i got it to idle pretty good....and im an amature

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    i just put a 220/224 .570/.580 112lsa and i like it.....just taking a little time to tune it in.
    thanks for the tips Orion, i got it to idle pretty good....and im an amature
    What are you tuning it with? I was looking to get the same cam let me know how much you like it please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KING Z28 HAWK View Post
    What are you tuning it with? I was looking to get the same cam let me know how much you like it please.

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    im using one of my friend's hptuners program to do the tuning....it took me alittle while to get it to idle, but its my first time, ive been working on it alittle at a time over the last few days and am getting it closer to where i want it, but only took an hour or so to get it running. i love it so far and when i get it peaked out i think il really love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    im using one of my friend's hptuners program to do the tuning....it took me alittle while to get it to idle, but its my first time, ive been working on it alittle at a time over the last few days and am getting it closer to where i want it, but only took an hour or so to get it running. i love it so far and when i get it peaked out i think il really love it
    take advantage of those histograms.....they really help you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    take advantage of those histograms.....they really help you out.
    im slowly learning

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    As the others stated, the cam you've selected is very mild -- hence it wouldn't have much of an effect on driveability. The 112 LSA will produce a choppier idle than the 114. If your primary concern is adding a little performance with driveability, check out a 224/224 on a 113 or 114 LSA, although those cams on a 112 would still be quite street friendly with a tune -- one of the greatest benefits of the 112 LSA would be the sound of the exhaust with a little chop in the idle.

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    im thinking of going with a 220/224 570/580 on lsa of 114 0r 116

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas twister View Post
    im thinking of going with a 220/224 570/580 on lsa of 114 0r 116
    it took me about two weeks to get mine, but i ordered it right before the holidays. i got mine on a 112 lsa, but you have a choice 112,114, or 116 lsa

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