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    Question LS1 Hot Cam Install And questions!

    I know there are already a million posts on here about the "LS1 hot cam kit, including springs" but I still have several questions.

    On a stock car how will it affect gas mileage? This is my daily driver

    Will it make the car smoke?

    Should I have it done by a mechanic? Do the heads really need to come off?

    Last but not least drivability, what about cold starts and long highway trips, and so on. I am a college student and donít have the cash to make it a drag car, but this cam seems like a good mod for the money, depending on durability
    2002 Maple red Formula A4 with 40k miles

    Thanks for any input

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    you'd get more responses in the internal engine section

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    There are tons of more driveable cams that make more power. With the time and work needed to crack into the engine and swap cams, I can't think of a good reason to run that one.

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    Don't let Calico hear that. ^^ He's got the fastest car on the board. Hotcam only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    There are tons of more driveable cams that make more power. With the time and work needed to crack into the engine and swap cams, I can't think of a good reason to run that one.
    Totally agree. Don't waste your time and money on a hotcam when there are plenty others you can get that will give you more power. If your really worried about gas mileage, then yes, go with the hotcam. It's a very mild cam and you will see minimal power gains from it, but keep your stock driveability and gas mileage.

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    With my 226/228 .858/.588 lsa 112 cam I did not notice any change in gas mileage (at least when I am driving normal).

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    Thanks for the response!

    I really just want it to have that "cam sound" Sure its great to get a lot more horsepower but, it is already fast enough to take care of all the Rx8's i might see on my way to work or school

    Now i just have to to decide if i should pay someone 600$ to put it in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilot13blackcat View Post
    Thanks for the response!

    I really just want it to have that "cam sound" Sure its great to get a lot more horsepower but, it is already fast enough to take care of all the Rx8's i might see on my way to work or school

    Now i just have to to decide if i should pay someone 600$ to put it in?
    A 224 cam will have a better "cam sound" and make more power to boot. No more loss of drivability either.

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    Just don't buy that hot cam, please

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    if youre going to upgrade ur cam, getsomething a little bigger than the hotcam. i had it for about 6monthes, then upgraded to a 224. instantly regretted the hotcam.

    as for gas mileage, you shouldnt lose too much if you get a good tune, and the heads do not need to come off.

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    Cool

    I was quoted about 650$ for a tune, If everything else is stock do i really need a tune? Could i do it with a handheld programmer.

    I am going to try to install it myself

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    Yeah you need tuning, but I'd shop around

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Don't let Calico hear that. ^^ He's got the fastest car on the board. Hotcam only.
    that guy is a bit... off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilot13blackcat View Post
    I was quoted about 650$ for a tune, If everything else is stock do i really need a tune? Could i do it with a handheld programmer.

    I am going to try to install it myself
    the tune seems a bit pricey... most places will do a dyno tune for $300 - $400... forget about the hand held...

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