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    need help with cam choice!!! thanks

    I have a stock LS6 block and i'm looking to add a CAM to work with my stock setup, i still want good street driveabilty and a little lope not much, and what will i need( push rods, ect) and what is a good size cam( specs)? thanks its and AUTO

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    Maybe around a 220 cam. I would call one of the sponsors on here, tell them your car setup, and they'll grind an ideal cam for your setup. If your looking to purely make it accelerate faster, being an automatic a higher stall converter will help you alot more than any cam with the stock converter.

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    +1 on the converter.
    try to decide on what cam you want first, then get a stall to complement it (most will say 3,000-3,600 for small cam).
    trust me, install the converter first.
    FYI, I'm running a 220/224 cam, and 3,800 stall. I wish I went with a bigger cam, a good tuner can make a 228 very drivable for you.

    at a minimum you will need valve springs,pushrods, tranny cooler and a tune

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    +1 for the stall, did my cam then stalled her its like driving a totally different car....but be sure to match the cam and stall
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    I have a 3300 stall-3-73 gears-stage 3 trans- auburn posi and standard tune-shift kit-port polish tb-

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    I wouldn't bother putting anything smaller than a 224 cam. Personally I'd go 228 as the drivability will be the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    I wouldn't bother putting anything smaller than a 224 cam. Personally I'd go 228 as the drivability will be the same.
    228 is the smallest I would go really. Many disagree. 224 is no doubt a good cam, but with the tuning skills of so many out there, you can makea slightly larger cam idle normal, Decel normal, Cruise normal, and have more top end power while keeping low end. Gears really help out the low end when swapping cams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    228 is the smallest I would go really. Many disagree. 224 is no doubt a good cam, but with the tuning skills of so many out there, you can makea slightly larger cam idle normal, Decel normal, Cruise normal, and have more top end power while keeping low end. Gears really help out the low end when swapping cams.
    Agreed %100.

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    If you have stock exhaust manifolds your limited especially with stock stall. 218/224 115 lsa 215/230 117lsa. Talk to frost if you are serious.

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    If you have stock exhaust manifolds you shouldn't be looking at cams imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    If you have stock exhaust manifolds you shouldn't be looking at cams imo.
    There is nothing wrong with them just don't expect it to sound like a hot rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    There is nothing wrong with them just don't expect it to sound like a hot rod.
    Or make the power it should be. Only thing wrong with them is that, well... they flow horrible and choke any aftermarket(even stock) cams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Or make the power it should be. Only thing wrong with them is that, well... they flow horrible and choke any aftermarket(even stock) cams.
    I tried to send you a PM but yor box is full

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    I'm looking at upgrading to a 240/242 .600/.600 112lsa in a month or two and pulling out my 220/224 .570/.580 112lsa.....its about the size of a hot cam and bumps power up across the rpm range.....it would work with stock manifolds, but like said above, headers would give you better gains

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    I tried to send you a PM but yor box is full
    whoops. Been full for a long time now. Try again

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    i just put a 228/228 with 588 lift with 112 lsa and a + 2 adv. works great still gota get it tuned but mine is a 6 speed

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    I got a zo6 cam with push rod from ls7 i had in my ls1 it made 400hp for sale 200.00free shiping

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    Quote Originally Posted by leez28 View Post
    I got a zo6 cam with push rod from ls7 i had in my ls1 it made 400hp for sale 200.00free shiping
    I've actually seen a few Z06 cam only motors push out over 400hp....for a "small" cam they make very good power

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