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need some cam help

This is a discussion on need some cam help within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i bought a 2000 ta with slp headers, 80 mm throttle body, 3 inch exhaust all the way out, a ...

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    need some cam help

    i bought a 2000 ta with slp headers, 80 mm throttle body, 3 inch exhaust all the way out, a different cam, and subframe connectors.

    But I dont know the size of the cam. I do know its a comp cam, and it dosent produce a choppy idle and u cant really hear it.

    Does anyone have any ideas what size it might be?
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    its hard to say what cam, but ill bet it nothing bigger than a 224 on a 114 lsa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goose_von
    But I dont know the size of the cam. I do know its a comp cam, and it dosent produce a choppy idle and u cant really hear it.
    How do you know it's a CompCam....?

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    The guy where I bought it said the former onwner had a comp cam put in it, but he never got the mans phone number so i cant call him to find out, I live in Kentucky but the car came from West Virginia

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    ^ There are ways of finding the former owner(s)....

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    Just curious what do you hope to gain by finding out the grind # or size?
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    ^ I would imagine he wants peace of mind. Not knowing would honestly bother me too....

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    If the car runs good who cares!! Unless you just want to say yeah dude I got a 530 lift Comp....Ect

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    ^ Reminds me of that commercial; of some guy working on his ride, with the words on the screen soon embellishing, "People who say if it's not broke don't fix it... just don't get it" lol. I hear what your saying, but if any tuning, and/or mods are to be added later on, it'd be a good idea to know the cam's specs ahead of time....

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    the car runs really strong, but like street lethal said it does bother me not knowing. and if i ever tell someone it has a cam in it, wouldnt it be nice to be able to tell them the size also

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    Quote Originally Posted by goose_von View Post
    the car runs really strong, but like street lethal said it does bother me not knowing. and if i ever tell someone it has a cam in it, wouldnt it be nice to be able to tell them the size also
    That is when it's time to make up some shit up......If it is already tuned and runs strong make up a cam to tell people. If it is a Comp as you think there isn't 50 choices. Not to mention if it was built a long time ago the grinds were really limited from them. What rpm does it make power to?
    Right there will limit down your choices on pitiable grinds.
    If you really have to know I guess pull it down to get the grind # off the end of it.
    I just can't see doing all that work to a good running engine just to be able to tell someone including myself it a 274 XE grind cam.......That just me though.
    We almost 90% of the time have a custom ground cam done to the head and car specs. We don't tell anybody the specs. But then again I can't remember the last person really asking for specs that knew what I was telling them. Kids ask all the time but we tell them what sounds good or crazy #'s and there response is cool that sounds like a good cam............

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    we'll when im driving the car it stays at around 2,000 rpm until i go to 5th and 6th gear then it drops back down to around 1,500 rpm, it seems to make power to about 5,500 rpm. if that helps any. i really appreciate the help

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    I would guess that this would be it if it is done at that low of rpm.

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