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This is a discussion on cam advice within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; im lookin for a cam that will give me good low end power and a good hp increase..but this is ...

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    cam advice

    im lookin for a cam that will give me good low end power and a good hp increase..but this is my everyday car..so i was wondering if anyone can suggest a good cam for my 99 z28 m6

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    the 224/224 cam is a great daily driver cam.
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    will that give me good low end power

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99kamarokid
    will that give me good low end power
    well first off, youll need all the supporting mods for a cam.
    example, if youre car is an automatic, youll need a higher stall converter.
    youll also need headers/y pipe and catback.
    i have nice power threwout the powerband.
    in the springtime me and a bunch of locals go racing, youre more than welcome to come along and try out my car. its being stored now for winter.

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    why is it you need all those supporting mods for a cam? I'm sorry I'm kind of a newb about internal engine modifications.

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    transman---to maximize the potential of the cam. You should have the headers/CB completed first before the cam, IMO/

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    but realisticly you can just stick a cam in your engine and it will run fine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransAmMan
    but realisticly you can just stick a cam in your engine and it will run fine?
    you will need to have a ls1edit/hptuners dyno tune to make it run correct.

    slapping in a cam minus the upgraded exhaust will net you maybe half the true horsepower of the cam.

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    i got a the slp cold air intake kit and im planning on getting long tube headers before the cam...any suggestions of a cam

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99kamarokid
    i got a the slp cold air intake kit and im planning on getting long tube headers before the cam...any suggestions of a cam
    for an everyday car thats a M6, a 228/228 would be a good cam for you.

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    most cams for the LS1 will start making their good power above 2800 rpms. My cam really starts to scream above 3000rpms. If you want a good down low to go w/ your cam, get some good 4.10 gears. That, in combonation w/ your cam will give you a nice street beast.
    make sure you get all the supporting parts, hardened 7.4 pushrods, new valve springs ( .600 lift or higher depending on the cam lift), titanium retainers, spring seats, locks, double roller timing chain.

    My cam is 595/598, so .600 lift springs woulda been pushing it, I went w/ the PRC's .650 lift duel springs, I should have no problems w/ those bad boys. Good luck and take your time. Read as many tech. articals as you can, don't just jump into a project like this. Get all the required tools also.

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