Results 1 to 8 of 8

cam for a ls6 with stock heads

This is a discussion on cam for a ls6 with stock heads within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i'm looking to get a power bump with out getting new heads... (can't afford them atm) so i'm looking for ...

  1. #1
    O U 8 1 2 Spaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    over here...
    Age
    39
    Posts
    25,693

    []D [] []V[] []D
    1999 trans am

    cam for a ls6 with stock heads

    i'm looking to get a power bump with out getting new heads... (can't afford them atm) so i'm looking for the best cam for me... i like a lopy cam but i don't feel like doing all the damn push rods and springs...
    any ideas?

  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

    you have to change the springs.
    you can have stock heads and a huge cam. how much power you looking to make?
    you an a4 or m6?
    2000 nhra edition formula
    a few bolt ons, 379 rwhp
    11.96 @113.25

  3. #3
    O U 8 1 2 Spaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    over here...
    Age
    39
    Posts
    25,693

    []D [] []V[] []D
    1999 trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula
    you have to change the springs.
    you can have stock heads and a huge cam. how much power you looking to make?
    you an a4 or m6?
    is this the old nhra i know? from like a year or so ago?

    i'm looking to make as much as i can with out replaceing the heads... i know i have to do the springs *grumble*
    i have a m6... i'm looking for something that isn't gona kill my every day driveability but something that is nice and lopey with a all around curve...

  4. #4
    O U 8 1 2 Spaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    over here...
    Age
    39
    Posts
    25,693

    []D [] []V[] []D
    1999 trans am

    oh yeah... and this is a ls6 swap in my t/a... NOT the ls6 upgrade for a ls1...
    don't know if that makes any difference at all...

    and is post any website with the cam so i can order it!

  5. #5
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Real Spaz
    is this the old nhra i know? from like a year or so ago?

    i'm looking to make as much as i can with out replaceing the heads... i know i have to do the springs *grumble*
    i have a m6... i'm looking for something that isn't gona kill my every day driveability but something that is nice and lopey with a all around curve...
    yup, its me.
    cam wise i would get a 228/228 with a 112 lsa.
    Texas Speed 228R Camshaft
    TSP XS Series Camshaft: 228/228, .588"/.588" Camshaft With Your Choice of Lobe Seperation.

    http://www.texas-speed.com/shop/cate...MID=1&catid=44
    you can go bigger than above. a 228 is a good everyday driver cam that makes good power.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    indiana
    Age
    48
    Posts
    4

    silver
    2000 ws6 trans am

    Check Out Vinci Hi-performance They Have A Huge Cam Selection I Think You Would Like Their O56 Grind

  7. #7
    MrWillys
    Guest
    The LS6 already has springs that are good to .550 lift. If you go with the .228 / 112 LSA you will have reprogramming issues. The problem with the stock LS6 cam you have is its LSA is to wide. This broad LSA limits overlap, but flattens the powerband and actually limits power output.
    For a street application I would stick with at least a 114 degree LSA, and limit intake duration to 218 with a maximum of 224 on exhaust. The intake centerline should be 110. This cam will pull max HP somewhere around 5200 to 5600 rpm. You will shortening the power curve, but will be harder hitting. If you want it to run in the higher rpm range. Change the intake centerline to 114 and stand it straight up!
    This will give you some lope without ruining its daily driver appeal. However, I would consider some reprogamming to maximize this vacuum curve change.

  8. #8
    Senior Member INMY01TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    The great red state of MD.
    Posts
    5,755

    Black
    2001 Trans Am (sold)

    If you have an LS6 engine you can use the GM Hot Cam. This kit comes with and uses LS6 springs which you already have. I've heard this cam myself and it has a good lope. (112lsa)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Help: LQ4 with stock lS3 heads
    By dcalland in forum LSx Retrofit and Swap
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-02-2016, 10:19 AM
  2. AFR heads VS. Ported and beefed up stock heads.
    By hutcher04 in forum Internal Engine
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-14-2010, 09:27 AM
  3. For Sale: Stock 241 Heads and Cam
    By Shepp1691 in forum Parts For Sale / Trade
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-21-2009, 06:01 AM
  4. New Heads or Port/Polish Stock Heads?
    By Black02LS1 in forum Internal Engine
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 06-23-2007, 12:29 AM
  5. New heads or Port/polish Stock Heads?
    By Black02LS1 in forum Western Members
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-20-2007, 10:11 PM

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
  •