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This is a discussion on Camshaft within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; im wondering what kind of camshaft would give me the most hp/tq with stock heads, my z28 is my daily ...

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    im wondering what kind of camshaft would give me the most hp/tq with stock heads, my z28 is my daily driver so it does have to be streetable and since im on this site often i figured id ask the subject matter experts, thanks for the help

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    tr228 with a 112 lsa. If you are spending the money I would go with a Thunder racing 228. If you are going through the hassle might as well make it worth it. With supporting mods you will be around the 390-410 hp range. (you will need headers, new exhaust, slp lid and maybe some different gears)

    On a side note are you stationed at FT. Campbell? And your car looks outstanding!!!! If I might suggest A cowl hood would look even better!!
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    yep im here at ft campbell, thanks for the props on me car, i was thiking of the ulrta z hood

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    Quote Originally Posted by joker_01z28 View Post
    yep im here at ft campbell, thanks for the props on me car, i was thiking of the ulrta z hood
    Don't know what hood that is. I really like the cowl hoods on the Z's. What unit are you in? I was a Nightstalker back in the 90's. Spent lots of time in Clarksville, But I was stationed at HAAF, Ga. I was in Bco 3/160th S.O.A.R.(A). I had a good friend with family there as well.

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    i work at sabre, 15d

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    The cam I suggested will only work well with a new lid, headers and a aftermarket exhaust. Do you have a a-4 or a 6 speed? You might have to change your gearing as well and get a new convertor with your auto. If you do not plan on changing everything, a tr 224 might be better suited to you.
    Just depends on how much modding you intend to do.

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    my mods are pacesetter longtubes, pacesetter y pipe, slp cats, flowmaster cat back, k and n powershot filter, and im planning on getting a 3.73 rear ratio after talking with some of the folks on here

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    Quote Originally Posted by joker_01z28 View Post
    my mods are pacesetter longtubes, pacesetter y pipe, slp cats, flowmaster cat back, k and n powershot filter, and im planning on getting a 3.73 rear ratio after talking with some of the folks on here
    Ya, I would diffenately go with a thunder racing 228R with a 112 lsa. Great power curve and really streetable and has a nice lopey idle. Make sure you get a custom tune after install. Myself I am going with something a little more aggressive but mine is a summer only weekend warrior (cruiseing) and strip car.

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    Go with a torquer v3!!! Or a TSP Magic Stick. You can gain between 50 and 90 rwhp with a good tune with these. Anything worth doing is worth doing big!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays00ss View Post
    Don't know what hood that is. I really like the cowl hoods on the Z's. What unit are you in? I was a Nightstalker back in the 90's. Spent lots of time in Clarksville, But I was stationed at HAAF, Ga. I was in Bco 3/160th S.O.A.R.(A). I had a good friend with family there as well.
    I believe he is talking about the same hood that I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamauxx View Post
    Go with a torquer v3!!! Or a TSP Magic Stick. You can gain between 50 and 90 rwhp with a good tune with these. Anything worth doing is worth doing big!
    His is more of a daily driver with stock heads, The TR228 is perfect for what he is looking for. Bigger is not always better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bottesini View Post
    I believe he is talking about the same hood that I have.
    Oh OK, Nothing against your hood, it looks nice, But I like the cowl better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jays00ss View Post
    Oh OK, Nothing against your hood, it looks nice, But I like the cowl better.
    I can understand your point of view. Currently I am on debate about if I prefer the cowl over mine or not, but this one came with the car so the free factor helps some I do like that it makes it a bit unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bottesini View Post
    I believe he is talking about the same hood that I have.
    yeah im lookin for that food, we have the same rims, whit kinda tires do you have?

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    I am going with this cam, 230/230 .609/.604 with 111 lsa +2, It is a custom grind and more aggressive. You will lose some streetabity and I would not suggest it as a daily driver. I think the TR 228 is you best bet for your intentions.

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    I agree with Jays00ss, bigger is not always better. My cam is more aggressive than the 228, but my car is not my DD. I would even suggest that you consider a cam with a LSA of 114 for a DD. No, it won't have quite the lopey idle, but it'll be a bit more drivable.
    The most important thing is getting it tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joker_01z28 View Post
    yeah im lookin for that food, we have the same rims, whit kinda tires do you have?
    275/40/17 BFG G-Force KDW on the back, sports on the front. Just make sure you stay away from painting your car blue

    As for cams I know my goals are a bit different, but I am thinking to keep my around 226-228 with a lift from around .570-.588 not to sure about what I am getting exactly, but I have till summer to figure out all of my details. Anything I think in that range on an LS1 should make the car come alive pretty well for a street machine.

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    my car is still gonna be SOM i really like the color, the reason i was aking about the cams is my wife wants to know what i wanted for our aniversary present. i really do appriciate yalls help, would there be a big differance between 112 and 114 lsa? besides the idle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joker_01z28 View Post
    my car is still gonna be SOM i really like the color, the reason i was aking about the cams is my wife wants to know what i wanted for our aniversary present. i really do appriciate yalls help, would there be a big differance between 112 and 114 lsa? besides the idle?
    112 is more lopey at idle. A 114 is more like stock at idle. Myself I like a lopey Idle. I have always had a lopey cam in all my muscle cars. Everyone looks at a car with a lopey idle. For streetability issues its all up to you just make sure you get someone that knows how to tune your new cam.

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