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This is a discussion on Camshaft Question within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I'm looking into the possibility of getting a cam for my car. It's an 01 ws6, and i was wondering ...

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    Camshaft Question

    I'm looking into the possibility of getting a cam for my car. It's an 01 ws6, and i was wondering if anyone has put in a stock z06 cam from the c5's....if you have, what's involved? and what kind of tuning do you need as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramairgod84 View Post
    I'm looking into the possibility of getting a cam for my car. It's an 01 ws6, and i was wondering if anyone has put in a stock z06 cam from the c5's....if you have, what's involved? and what kind of tuning do you need as well?
    I don't think you'll be happy with rhe small gain you get from a Z06 cam. I'm running a cam I picked up off ebay (hr284 new regrind) 220/224 570./580 112lsa
    ihe sells them for $115 + $17 shipping, with the money you save you can buy a set of comp 918 springs.

    I didn't notice if you were an a4 or an M6, if you have an auto, I'd get a 3,000+ rpm stall first, I found my tci 3000 stall on ebay for $140 shipped (retail $519)

    after running this cam for awhile now I think I'm going to upgrade to a bigger 228 next year, don't get me wrong its a good cam for very cheap and has a nice broad powerband......it just drives too good for me lol

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    I agree w/mark,
    for the work involved you would be better off w/a cam
    close to his spec's.....a 220/220-581/581 w115 lsa will idle like stock and
    make more power than the Z06 cam

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    he's a m6 by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    he's a m6 by the way
    that makes it easier

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    I would skip the 220, and go to the 228. More bang for the buck, and for the amount of work involved, why mess around? Change springs, and think about pulling the heads to change the lifters.

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    My wifes car has what I call a very small "baby" cam in it and it works just fine.

    210/218 at .050 with .551 lift on both sides and 112 LSA. Very similar to an LS6 grind with duration and LSA moved around a bit.
    With only headers on this car (no other bolt ons) and still running stock LS1 intake it has trapped over 110 mph crossing in 3rd gear (6speed) with stock 3.42's. Has more potential as it was just bumping the rev limiter before I crossed.

    I have since installed an LS6 intake and dialed in the AFR so I look for the car to MPH a little better, especially if I keep it off the rev limiter

    Nice little cam that has a very slight chop at idle of 700 rpms,,,I bumped the idle to 800 to smooth it a bit, almost stockish now. Drives just like a stocker, and can lug the motor down in gear to 800 rpms without bucking and kicking. Very nice to daily drive with stock gas mileage as well.

    With the MPH it's pulling it should be easily capable of a low 12 second run. Not too shabby for a tiny camshaft and 3760 lbs race weight.
    I'll go bigger on my 02 just for giggles, but my wifes car will stay the way it is. It's all about what you want out of the car.
    Last edited by Firebirdjones; 05-06-2009 at 11:07 AM.

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