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This is a discussion on Need cam advice within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have a 98 ws6 t/a . All I have now is a lid, filter, gears 373, and small converter ...

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    Need cam advice

    I have a 98 ws6 t/a . All I have now is a lid, filter, gears 373, and small converter , I have a a4. In the future I want to upgrade to full length headers, and duals. I will also replace the cam and intake. I need to run 12's! Without nitrous.
    What cam would be best for me ?
    I know I would need a tune also.
    This will be a dual purpose car, I autox it and drag it.
    When the cam is changed , what else should I change since the motor will be torn apart?
    Thanks.

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    You don't need to change the cam to run 12s.

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    If you AutoX with it....you will probably want a cam that gives a nice flat curve.
    I am thinking something like 224/224 580/580.

    Get headers and a sticky tire and you won't need the cam to go 12's though.

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    I am only able to run 13.6 @ 104 now. I have been told it is a slow track. Do you think headers and tune will get me close? I want to stay away from drag radials unless I can find 2 rims for cheap.

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    Headers can knock off .2-.3.
    Tune will probably knock .1-.2 off.

    Some decently sticky tires and you should be there.

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    Sounds like a plan. Maybe this winter I will do the heads and cam and look for 11's!

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    What stall??

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    I am not sure , how could I get an idea? It was installed by the previous owner when the tranny was gone thru. I do not think it is very big though.

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    Press the brake down as far as you can with the car in drive.
    Press the gas with the brake down. How high do the RPM's go?
    A stall allows more RPM when you leave the starting beam.

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    That is what I have heard. I will try that next time I drive the car.
    So when the tires start to break loose at the rpm , would that be my stall?

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    Not a fool proof method, but basicly.

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    Thanks!

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