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    Cam choice, Camaro LS2

    Hey guys, Im finally at that stage where i can order the cam for my new motor. It is an LS2 with a .020 overbore, which totals about 370 ci. I have lightly ported/polished 243 heads with stock valves. I would like a cam and spring package from Texas speed, and am debating whether to go with the 228/228 or the Torquer2, which is 232/234 and slightly more lift. The car is an automatic, so I need something that will handle well on the street. I don't want to lose low end torque, but i really want to take advantage of those extra cubes in the LS2 block. Any recommendations? Also, can I use stock length pushrods with .040 head gaskets (vs. stock .050) to bump up the compression to 11.1:1 or so.

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    Usually you match the cam w/ the stall, what kind of stall do you have?
    Probably the bigger of the two people usually wish they went bigger.

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    You've got a bigger cubed motor, go to a larger cam than the LS1 spec's. A 24x/24x cam should be fine on that motor for what your looking out of it.
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    lol, see thats just my problem, everyone has a different opinion. I want to make sure I go big enough whereI won't wish i had gone bigger, but I dont want to go to the point where I am only making top end HP

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    what kind of converter do you have?

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    Well i will be choosing it based on the cam.

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    3500 should be fine for a street car.

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    Out of the off the shelf ones you listed I'd go with the Torquer 2. With a 370 I wouldn't hesitate to go with something bigger though.

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    Ok, yeah right around a 230 duration seems right. I really want power under the curve, I'm not planning on taking it to the track all that often so low end torque is a little more important than high end horsepower

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