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    Im lookin to get a cam, but im not sure what im lookin for since sizes and different durations..? .. can anyone explain? all i want is to get the best horsepower gain for my car

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    Street? Track? Dyno queen?

    It is all in what you want.
    Do you drive the car everyday?
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    Supporting mods?

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    ull need full bolt ons before you consider a cam. Open up the intake and exhaust before H/C.

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    sorry to but in but what would be the diff between street track and dyno?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoney2677 View Post
    sorry to but in but what would be the diff between street track and dyno?
    All cams are different.
    Some perform better at the track, some on the street, and some just make power numbers but don't really perform on any pavement.

    Street would be more of a long powerband. Strong from any RPM's.
    Drag would be a nice flat powerband, but might be a little smaller.
    Dyno would be a short peaked powerband.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    All cams are different.
    Some perform better at the track, some on the street, and some just make power numbers but don't really perform on any pavement.

    Street would be more of a long powerband. Strong from any RPM's.
    Drag would be a nice flat powerband, but might be a little smaller.
    Dyno would be a short peaked powerband.
    ah i c. thanx for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by DubisSix
    I'm lookin to get a cam, but im not sure what im lookin for since sizes and different durations..? .. can anyone explain? all i want is to get the best horsepower gain for my car
    I honestly like to recommend the TR 224/224, on a 114-LSA, for those who are just starting out. You'll be very satisfied with the performance gain, and it's extremely streetable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street Lethal View Post
    I honestly like to recommend the TR 224/224, on a 114-LSA, for those who are just starting out. You'll be very satisfied with the performance gain, and it's extremely streetable...
    how much performance gain are we talking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by biga0206 View Post
    how much performance gain are we talking?
    well i don't have a TR224 cam but I do have a Comp Cam224 (224/224 .581/.581 @112lsa) and (preheaders, Stage II heads, and Ls6 intake) I gained 25rwhp cam only with the SLP Loumouth catback as the only mods done...

    great freaking cam for a DD (daily driver), pulls like a mother to 6600rpm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by biga0206
    how much performance gain are we talking?
    That depends on your other mods (same can be said w/all camshafts). It's all about the symmetry of your valvetrain, that is, the harmony. With the right set of heads, along with corresponding bolt-ons, proper compression, tuning etc., people have seen 400+ to the rear wheels, while remaining totally streetable....

    It's a very proven camshaft.

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    not to get too off subject, but what is the biggest somewhat sstreetable cam we can cramn into the LS1? is it over 250/250?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DubisSix View Post
    Im lookin to get a cam, but im not sure what im lookin for since sizes and different durations..? .. can anyone explain? all i want is to get the best horsepower gain for my car
    First off heres a link so you can at least somewhat understand.......http://www.highperformancepontiac.co..._cam_quandary/
    Second your ? is way too general!!! What car,motor,trans.,purpose,gears,weight,& does it have to go through emissions.......ect. Without ATLEAST that info your pissing in the wind asking for recommendations!!!
    Don't be afraid of the bottle!!! Be afraid of your tune!!!

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    I also recommend the .224 .224 .581 .581 112LSA, in my '98 Vette and runs GOOD

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    if you want to read up on cam knowledge, here is a good link for you:

    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=327734

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