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    Help Picking a cam..

    Im going to be buying a cam with in the next week or so. And im am also going to be Giveing it a 75 shot with in the next month.. so i would like to know what would be the best cam for my daily driver. I only drive the car 3 days out of the week.. and it will be a street/strip car..

    These are the Cams that I am considering:

    Magic Stick 4 Camshaft
    239/242, .649"/.609" 111 LSA

    Lingenfelter GT2-3
    207/220 573/.580 118.5 CL

    Thunder Racing Reverse Split
    230/224 .575/.563 111 LSA

    Futral Motorsports FMS - F2-112
    224"/224" .588"/.588" 112LSA

    If you know of any other cams that would best fit what im looking for plz post them up. Thanks for the help
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    i no nothing really about cams....im in the same boat as u are...

    not trying to take over ur post..but help me along with him..
    i also need advice...something thats fast and reliable....
    im stock everything...

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99BlackTransAm
    Thunder Racing Reverse Split
    230/224 .575/.563 111 LSA
    ^ Given the choices, this one, without a doubt....

    Quote Originally Posted by ls1speedster
    i no nothing really about cams. im in the same boat as u are. not trying to take over ur post. but help me along with him. i also need advice. something thats fast and reliable, im stock everything.
    True power is found in the heads. With the right heads, you'd be surprised with just how well the stock camshaft can perform.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99BlackTransAm View Post
    Im going to be buying a cam with in the next week or so. And im am also going to be Giveing it a 75 shot with in the next month.. so i would like to know what would be the best cam for my daily driver. I only drive the car 3 days out of the week.. and it will be a street/strip car..

    Futral Motorsports FMS - F2-112
    224"/224" .588"/.588" 112LSA
    That is a very very good cam right there. That would be my pick of the cams you listed.
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    I'm pretty sure i've posted this before, but if you're not that educated on cams and what to go with, here's a link that should help http://www.ls1howto.com click on the f-body link that says cam and valvespring swap and scroll down about a page. You'll find a chart that pretty much explains all the dynamics of cams, their numbers, and what you can expect from what cam you choose if you're new and poking around in the dark. This chart helped me a lot in understanding cams. Hope it helps you guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99BlackTransAm
    Im going to be buying a cam with in the next week or so. And im am also going to be Giveing it a 75 shot with in the next month, so i would like to know what would be the best cam for my daily driver....
    Keep in mind that nitrous will benefit just about every cam out there, but the idea is to tailor the grind to suit your own individual, daily driving needs. The TR 230/224 would work well with your stock heads. I heavily favor the reverse split, with a positive degree of overlap (230/224 has +5)....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street Lethal View Post
    Keep in mind that nitrous will benefit just about every cam out there, but the idea is to tailor the grind to suit your own individual, daily driving needs. The TR 230/224 would work well with your stock heads. I heavily favor the reverse split, with a positive degree of overlap (230/224 has +5)....
    I would also take it on a 114 for driveability in ur A4 plus ur spraying.
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    Need more info. A daily driver that you drive 3 days a week? The MS4 and the Lingenfelter cam are complete opposite ends of the spectrum.

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    a4 and daily driver....another vote for the fms cam. The tr230 is a good cam too but for a daily driver I would go with the fms cam.

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