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This is a discussion on Cam Choice? within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I am looking at 4 Cams, all the same cost. I am completely cam ingorant so maybe someone can tell ...

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    Cam Choice?

    I am looking at 4 Cams, all the same cost. I am completely cam ingorant so maybe someone can tell me what the best bang for the buck would be out of these 4? Basically I am looking for a very streetable driver. I don't plan on going much over 400-450rwhp, once all my other mods are done.

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    Where do you want your power band? Do you plan on heads? Have you considered a package/combination that is known to make power and then only picking up the cam now? How much advance in the cames you have picked?

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    option #5 is the same cam i have,
    the 224/224 581/581 114 lsa.

    option #6 is the cam i should of got, 228/228
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    I have a 228/228 588/588 112 LSA. Its very streetable and pulls like a raped ape from 2500 to 6500 rpms.
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    i also have a 228/228 cam with 114 lsa tho n its very streetable, putting down 360rwhp and 360 rwtq with this Lid, LT's, ORY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackout99 View Post
    i also have a 228/228 cam with 114 lsa tho n its very streetable, putting down 360rwhp and 360 rwtq with this Lid, LT's, ORY
    im guessing its not tuned or not tuned right.
    the 228 cam makes close to 400 rwhp and your pumping only 360.

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    None of those cams will get you to 400rwhp without heads. I had the 224/112 cam, made 372rwhp on a dynojet. I got bored with that one.

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    I am pushing 430 to the rear with my cam and ls6 ported heads.

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    Option #7: 230/234 .612/.598 112

    I had a 224/224 .581/.581 112 w/ stage 2 pp heads and got 410 through the 10 bolt.

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    See, I told you all I was cam ignorant!
    It sounds like if I go with WS6ICK's set up, I will be right in the rwhp range I am looking for. Thanks for all your suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKXK189 View Post
    See, I told you all I was cam ignorant!
    It sounds like if I go with WS6ICK's set up, I will be right in the rwhp range I am looking for. Thanks for all your suggestions.
    I am using a 228/232 588/574 112 lsa with stock heads and a stock ls6 intake and throttle body. All other mods are done and I'm just touching 400 rwhp

    See sig for mods. And tune makes all the difference in the world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    I am using a 228/232 588/574 112 lsa with stock heads and a stock ls6 intake and throttle body. All other mods are done and I'm just touching 400 rwhp

    See sig for mods. And tune makes all the difference in the world!
    I'm an A4 though, so that same set up might get me to 370ish, maybe a touch more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKXK189 View Post
    I'm an A4 though, so that same set up might get me to 370ish, maybe a touch more.
    im making 379 and have a smaller cam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKXK189 View Post
    See, I told you all I was cam ignorant!
    It sounds like if I go with WS6ICK's set up, I will be right in the rwhp range I am looking for. Thanks for all your suggestions.
    Ya if you want to spend another $1300-$2200 for heads. Or you could just get a bigger cam and make the same power cam only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Ya if you want to spend another $1300-$2200 for heads. Or you could just get a bigger cam and make the same power cam only.
    Thats a double sided answer.

    Sure you could get a different cam, meaning a much larger cam. Then have your peak numbers be great on a dino, lose your streetabilty, and not make power till late 3 grand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Thats a double sided answer.

    Sure you could get a different cam, meaning a much larger cam. Then have your peak numbers be great on a dino, lose your streetabilty, and not make power till late 3 grand.
    You forgot lower ets and more cash in your wallet.

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    ^^^^lol. True!

    You could still get any cam listed above and probably make ~400. I made 410 with PP stage 2 heads and the 224 cam through the stock rear while wearing ET streets. I'm make a lot more now with this cam (in sig) and the same heads. I've also seen cam's much larger than mine that people dd. It can happen...just depends on the tune.
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