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Help with Cam choices

This is a discussion on Help with Cam choices within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So I haven't had much going on tonight so I have been reading through some threads and doing some thinking ...

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    Help with Cam choices

    So I haven't had much going on tonight so I have been reading through some threads and doing some thinking but still not sure.

    I am going to have OBX long tubes and LPP y pipe installed on Monday new plugs and MSD wires added onto that. I have an SLP lid already. Here is some more info on what I have.

    2002 Camaro A4,
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    So what I am wondering for a cam is just opinions on what to go with because I have the stock stall, the car is daily driver for now which I want to keep that if I do go out I can cruise and see friends in Ohio or TN I have read some about the Comp cam Thumpr but heard both good and bad for daily driver so just some general input and suggestions is what I'm looking for thanks guys!!

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    I don't know the specs on the thumper but just about any cam needs a stall first.

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    Yeah, I'd say get a stall first, but it depends on what you want in the car. I did stall, then cam, and it seems to work. My 228R cam from TSP is ok for daily driver and track. I actually wish I went bigger, but it was a little tough to tune and get a good idle.
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    TSP has suggested their 220 cam for stock stalls.Tsp has a sale on cam kits,$560 for cam/springs/push rods.

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    I have heard the 220/220 cam before and it doesn't sound to bad should I go with a 112lsa or 114 though? I don't need a car that has 500+hp. It would be nice but I just want my car to have a good sound some decent power close 400 would be fine with me

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    Hell you can go 224 on a 114lsa, one guy went 227/224 114 on a stock stall, but the idle of most cams on a 114 lsa is right where it starts to overpower the brakes 750rpm-800rpm at least. If you intend to get an aftermarket cam w/o a stall look into the cheatr cams
    219/228 115lsa 215/231 116lsa. I wouldn't go w/ a lsa less than 115 you would be nuts to try a 112 even stalled people usually go for a 114.

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    check out all of the sponsor for sales on a good converter.I have seen yank converters for $600-700 .the tsp 220 cam won't make 400rwhp with stock heads.I seen a thread on what hp #241 heads can make but it takes too big of a cam for a stock stall.

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    You want and need a stall, you just don't know it yet. We run lockup convertors so you won't even notice you have a higher stall while cruising down the highway.

    I'll recomend a 3,500 stall and a 228 cam

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    i`d get a tsp giant, great DD. lol JK JK
    but really,seems like you wont sacrifice much for power so it sounds like you want it to be just like stock with a better sound and a bit more performance. honestly, IMO i`d get anything in the range of a tsp 228 with a 114lsa or 224.
    also a custom cam like in between those two. i think the gain on average on the 228(just cam) is around 35+hp. anthing smaller than that, to me isnt worth the price tag. $650 for anything less then 30 is throwing your money away.

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