Results 1 to 20 of 20

Cam best cam to go with?

This is a discussion on Cam best cam to go with? within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; ok i need to know whats the biggest cam i can go with with stock heads?ls1 1998 trans am automatic ...

  1. #1
    lilicedout24
    Guest

    Question Cam best cam to go with?

    ok i need to know whats the biggest cam i can go with with stock heads?ls1 1998 trans am automatic size namebrand part # if available and springs?im wrecking my brain on this cam situation

  2. #2
    member since may 2000 nhraformula's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    n/w chicago
    Age
    47
    Posts
    6,933

    black
    2000 nhra edition formula

    go to lg motorsports.com
    2000 nhra edition formula
    a few bolt ons, 379 rwhp
    11.96 @113.25

  3. #3
    Story of My Life!! BIG D's SS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Commerce Ga
    Age
    40
    Posts
    4,995

    Black, Blue
    07 TBSS, 07 GSXR1000

    Are you going to use a stall or stock torque convertor?

  4. #4
    Senior Member MadSeason's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Indiana
    Age
    35
    Posts
    2,000
    1994 POS

    Thunder Racing Custom "TRAK" Camshaft - 231/234 .640/.590 112 LSA
    Thunder Racing Custom Camshaft - T-ReX v.2 - 242/248 - .608/.612 - 110 lsa

    Those are in some 10sec cam only cars with stock heads

  5. #5
    Eric @ DMS
    Guest
    It all depends on your intentions with the car. Bigger is not always better. If you're just looking for dyno bragging rights then a bigger cam is the choice. Or if you're looking to constantly do well in the 1/4...bigger cams are better. However if you're intentions are to dominate on the streets (light to light), the biggest cams will actually hurt you. I would really take the time to assess what you want to do with the car. Is it a daily driver? Do you do more track racing? Do you want something that will dominate from light to light? Etc.

    Don't fall into the trap that you need the biggest cam. Top numbers aren't everything. It's how your HP/TQ curves look and your intentions. For example, I can take a mild heads/cam setup that we properly put together and destroy the pants out of a monster cam'd car from light to light. The big cams make their peak numbers at very high RPMs. If your car is a street application, you'll rarely see those rpms to benefit from the numbers. Milder cams that have good low to mid range power will do better. Of course, this is all assuming you want a street car. Good luck with your decision.

  6. #6
    Driving like i stole it!! dafizzman1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Centereach, NY
    Age
    31
    Posts
    184

    Arctic White
    1998 Formula

    that cleared up my confusion!
    If you have the means and the desire, be prepared to do whatever it takes.

    so far:
    suncoast creations functional ram air setup,pacesetter LT's/ORY,magnaflow,pro 5.0,hurst stick,LS6 cam,4:10 gears/stock rear(screaming for mercy!!!)
    -still more to come!!!!!!

  7. #7
    lilicedout24
    Guest
    thankx cleanered my head up to i wanna street race but ride time to time i have 4 cars so it cvan sit home no track races just street what cam you suggest any name brand? with stock heads just going to have them ported & angle job

  8. #8
    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    23,785

    Red Tint Jewelcoat
    2008 Trailblazer SS

    Light to light??
    Or higher speeds?
    2008 Trailblazer SS
    Yank PTB3600, Kooks 1 7/8" LT's, 4" intake, E-fans, Magnaflow, Sonnax kit, tranny cooler, tune.
    Lowered, HID's, tinted.

    1999 Pontiac Trans Am WS.6 #1747 SOLD
    531.1 RWHP 481.3 FT/Pounds all motor.

  9. #9
    lilicedout24
    Guest
    1/4 mile street racing

  10. #10
    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    23,785

    Red Tint Jewelcoat
    2008 Trailblazer SS

    If you are running that distance....a bigger cam is probably best.
    Something with good upper end power.

  11. #11
    Driving like i stole it!! dafizzman1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Centereach, NY
    Age
    31
    Posts
    184

    Arctic White
    1998 Formula

    ill be a street guy. light to light. ive heard good things about the thunder racing T-Rex cam. (or something to that effect)

  12. #12
    Senior Member Zboner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    cincinnati/northern ky
    Age
    31
    Posts
    9,045

    Black
    99 SS

    comp custom grind 228/230 .558/.591 112lsa
    95 WS6, 6 speed, FULL suspension, 9" spool, Vortech S/C HARD TOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    99 Z28/SS Vert Triple Black, H/C

  13. #13
    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    23,785

    Red Tint Jewelcoat
    2008 Trailblazer SS

    Quote Originally Posted by dafizzman1
    ill be a street guy. light to light. ive heard good things about the thunder racing T-Rex cam. (or something to that effect)
    You would want more of a mid-range cam.

  14. #14
    Driving like i stole it!! dafizzman1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Centereach, NY
    Age
    31
    Posts
    184

    Arctic White
    1998 Formula

    thanks

  15. #15
    Eric @ DMS
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by dafizzman1
    ill be a street guy. light to light. ive heard good things about the thunder racing T-Rex cam. (or something to that effect)
    T-Rex is way to big for light to light domination. This is a high rpm band cam. You'll do much better with a low to mid range cam for the streets.

  16. #16
    lilicedout24
    Guest
    thankx fellas i just purchased a thunder racing custom cam 224/224 563/563 112&push rods,compcams springs any opinions?

  17. #17
    One Bad Bird silver98TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Seneca,SC
    Age
    43
    Posts
    51

    Silver
    98 Trans Am

    Smile

    I have the same cam. My car is a DD car. You'll love this cam for red light to red light. Alot of torque down low. You'll need a tune to get the most out of it. You'll probably have traction issues. I know i did.

  18. #18
    Eric @ DMS
    Guest
    Nice cam. I've seen some good numbers come from that cam. Since you have a 112, you will definitely want a good tune. Have fun with your new power.

  19. #19
    Driving like i stole it!! dafizzman1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Centereach, NY
    Age
    31
    Posts
    184

    Arctic White
    1998 Formula

    a cam like icedout got, is it possible still to get 400rwhp (w/ other mods of course)
    (no f/i or nos.)

  20. #20
    lilicedout24
    Guest
    thankx i just got back in i order a custom built 3200 stall i have 342 in rear end i was told to try that out 1st before buying 373.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •