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This is a discussion on Help on CAM size within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I wanted to see if you all could help me out with what cam i should go. Well I want ...

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    Help on CAM size

    I wanted to see if you all could help me out with what cam i should go. Well I want a cam that you can hear the duration and have some good hp as well, I wanna go big or go home you know. I got a 02 ss nothing done to it but an hp tuning and an exhaust. Also if you could all help me with what am i gonna need to modify heads lifters rockers etc... And approximate cost



    And what do you all think is the biggest cam i could get with my stock heads lifters rockers and such

    Feel free to go off on replys jaja

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    you have the wrong mentality bud bigger doesnt always mean better. first off you need the supporting mods before you even think about a cam such as lt's, lid, valve springs and oil pump since your already in there. is the car a 6speed or auto? if auto you WILL need a convertor no doubt about that. you best bet will be to go with a moderate cam like mine a 228/228 .588/.588 on a 112 split. the 112 LSA is where your going to get all the sound out of it. dont go with a 111 or a 110 LSA unless you wanna have idling problems and for your tuner to hate you. Also you can get 243 6.0 heads from like a gto for dirt cheap ( only 200 around here) and those work alot better and are definately worth the extra time and few extra dollars. just dont go putting a massive cam in your ss because all its going to do is disappoint you trust me. others will say the same as well

    not trying to be a dick just dont want you to make the same mistake many others have made

    as far as cost i spent around 2000 but i did a few unnecessary extras but atleast plan on 1500 because its going to be the little things that get you.

    for just a cam swap your going to need the cam (obviously), valve springs (mandatory), all fluids, timing cover gasket, w. pump gasket, walve cover gaskets, silicone and im sure there is more that im forgetting
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    2000 ss camaro, forged lq9 370 short block, stage 3 PRC 243 heads, fast 102 w, big mouth throttle body, MS3 cam, 1.7 roller rockers, stage 3 t-56, monster stage 3, pro 5.0, 4.10's with moser axles, bmr tq arm, lca's, phb. SOLD (thankfully)!!!

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    Having a small cam is like having a small dick, everytime you go to use it you wish it was bigger

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    Thx wickedls1 for the info, and im pretty much still a noob haha so i got alot to learn

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    pretty much what wickedls1 said. I honestly wouldnt get a cam before a nice intake manifold/TB set up.

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    Lts, p&t tb, cat delete or high flows,
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    With an ms3 cam. You'll be happy.

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    Is this a daily driver?

    Are you an auto or manual?

    What gears are you running in the car? stock?

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    Yea its a daily driver but i wouldnt mind spending some lil gas lol

    its an auto and I got 3.23 gears and just an hp tuning and exhaust got an slp lid ls6 intake manifold and other than that im runnin stock

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    Buy a convertor first then do a cam swap. trust me you will thank me when your done. a 3600 from yank ran me $812 shipped to my door.

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