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This is a discussion on cam? within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i am thinking about putting a new cam in my 98 camaro ss. so far it just has slp loudmouth ...

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    i am thinking about putting a new cam in my 98 camaro ss. so far it just has slp loudmouth exhaust and k&n cold air intake. i hear you can only go so big before you need different heads and its supposed to depend on what drivability. i want to keep it a daily driver but i want to add some more horsepower. any thoughts?

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    first you will need a ls6 intake manifold and headers. Then I would recomend a texas speed 228 cam. Get you up near the 380-390 hp range and still be very streetable. After that I would go for some new gears in your rearend to take advantage of the new set up.

    Don't forget when you swap the cam also get new valve springs, hardened pushrods, a new LS2 timeing chain/gears and might as well get a new LS6 ported and shimmed oil pump since it will all be taken apart anyway.
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    2000 SS Camaro Heads, Large cam, Fast 90, 9"w/430's and locker, yada yada yada... you get the picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays00ss View Post
    first you will need a ls6 intake manifold and headers. Then I would recomend a texas speed 228 cam. Get you up near the 380-390 hp range and still be very streetable. After that I would go for some new gears in your rearend to take advantage of the new set up.

    Don't forget when you swap the cam also get new valve springs, hardened pushrods, a new LS2 timeing chain/gears and might as well get a new LS6 ported and shimmed oil pump since it will all be taken apart anyway.


    then with a new set of nice heads you'll be over 400 easy...

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    Texas Speed 228 with a 112 LSA, my thoughts. I have the 114 LSA for my A4, love it. Very streetable.

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