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    LS6 cam worth it?

    i have a chance to get an LS6 cam out of a z06 for fairly cheap....i hear the gains are 30 to 40 rwhp...is an LS6 cam worth it for a starter or wait and get a comp cam??

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiteRiderWs6 View Post
    i have a chance to get an LS6 cam out of a z06 for fairly cheap....i hear the gains are 30 to 40 rwhp...is an LS6 cam worth it for a starter or wait and get a comp cam??
    how cheap is cheap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by secondgearscratch View Post
    how cheap is cheap?
    $100

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    Personally, I'd pass. If you're going to go through the trouble of a cam swap, you might as well go with something with more oomph. $100 is cheap for a cam, but you could go with a $300 cam for more performance. Granted, you'd need new valvetrain also, which is more money. So, if you're looking to save some dough on the valvetrain, then I guess the LS6 cam is a good choice. But personally, I would hold out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackLT1Z28 View Post
    Personally, I'd pass. If you're going to go through the trouble of a cam swap, you might as well go with something with more oomph. $100 is cheap for a cam, but you could go with a $300 cam for more performance. Granted, you'd need new valvetrain also, which is more money. So, if you're looking to save some dough on the valvetrain, then I guess the LS6 cam is a good choice. But personally, I would hold out.
    thanks...i think i mite just get the TR224

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    Nice choice. Good DD cam with good power potential.

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    now be honest niterider, is money REALLY an issue for you right now.....

    spend the money like blacklt1 said, he damn right....

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    i hear the gains are 30 to 40 rwhp...
    hahahahahahaha, who ever said that is retarted!

    i have an LS6 Z06, and thar shitty cam WILL not gain you 40rwhp.
    my Z06 only dyno's about 20-30rwhp more than LS1.
    the LS6 heads and cam MAY gain 30rwhp.....

    get some ported LS6 or aftermarket heads, and get a bigger cam. 224and up.
    and do it right. a H/C job isnt real fun to do.... you dont want to do it more that you have to....

    good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M6HUGGERSS View Post
    hahahahahahaha, who ever said that is retarted!

    i have an LS6 Z06, and thar shitty cam WILL not gain you 40rwhp.
    my Z06 only dyno's about 20-30rwhp more than LS1.
    the LS6 heads and cam MAY gain 30rwhp.....

    get some ported LS6 or aftermarket heads, and get a bigger cam. 224and up.
    and do it right. a H/C job isnt real fun to do.... you dont want to do it more that you have to....

    good luck.
    X2 40rwhp from a LS6 cam is total BS.

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    the ls6 cam will give you about 10 rwhp.
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    a few bolt ons, 379 rwhp
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    Yeah, they're telling the truth.....but if the cam is $100, I'll take it.....got a friend who wants a stock sounding cam for a turbo setup he's building

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