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This is a discussion on trying to pick a cam within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Im looking to buy a cam for my ls2. Its a dd and i want something thats gonna be good ...

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    trying to pick a cam

    Im looking to buy a cam for my ls2. Its a dd and i want something thats gonna be good on the street with a noticeable gain/idle

    Im looking at the comp cam .224/.230 .581/.588 114 lsa.

    Would this be a ideal cam for me?

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    That's a poplular grind, but too difficult to answer your question. If you run an auto you'll need a converter for that cam.
    It should produce plenty of vacuum to run your power brakes with an auto as well. If you really want to get into specifics on what you want out of the car as far as weight, rear gear, converter etc... it would be best to call Comp or several other well respected LS vendors that can spec a cam for you and your particular needs.

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    EPS cams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06_goat View Post
    Im looking to buy a cam for my ls2. Its a dd and i want something thats gonna be good on the street with a noticeable gain/idle

    Im looking at the comp cam .224/.230 .581/.588 114 lsa.

    Would this be a ideal cam for me?
    This is the exact cam I installed a month ago. I love it! It has a nice rumble. I have a sound bite on you tube, Check it out. Also my cam card claimed the lift actually ended up .581/.592. This cam also has 4 degree advance. I have an adjustable Borla with headers and in this video it is wide open. I toned it down a lot after the video. Don't forget stronger springs and pushrods. I also went with Scorpion racing roller tip roller rockers. Comp cams will make suggestions on other parts if they are who you are dealing with.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyZq0sh-bh8[/ame]

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    That's actually fairly smooth. Quiet the exhaust down and kick the idle up a tad and alot of people wouldn't even know it's there. I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    That's actually fairly smooth. Quiet the exhaust down and kick the idle up a tad and alot of people wouldn't even know it's there. I like.
    that's what I was thinking exactly. that's one hell of a sleeper

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    Quote Originally Posted by timowen1 View Post
    This is the exact cam I installed a month ago. I love it! It has a nice rumble. I have a sound bite on you tube, Check it out. Also my cam card claimed the lift actually ended up .581/.592. This cam also has 4 degree advance. I have an adjustable Borla with headers and in this video it is wide open. I toned it down a lot after the video. Don't forget stronger springs and pushrods. I also went with Scorpion racing roller tip roller rockers. Comp cams will make suggestions on other parts if they are who you are dealing with.

    Very smooth, sounds alot like my 224/224 114 cam.
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    Do you have LT headers or factory manifolds on your goat, also auto or m6 ?

    224/230,114 lsa = stock manifolds/shorty headers

    IMO, a 112 lsa would give better low-end; Example (224/230 112lsa)

    W/LT headers less duration split, or a single pattern would have better low-end, and sound better!

    224/228 112lsa , 226/226 112lsa, 226/230 112lsa, 228/228 112lsa, 228/230 112lsa, 230/230 112lsa
    Last edited by Blue28; 11-21-2010 at 10:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    Do you have LT headers or factory manifolds on your goat, also auto or m6 ?

    224/230,114 lsa = stock manifolds/shorty headers

    IMO, a 112 lsa would give better low-end; Example (224/230 112lsa)

    W/LT headers less duration split, or a single pattern would have better low-end, and sound better!

    224/228 112lsa , 226/226 112lsa, 226/230 112lsa, 228/228 112lsa, 228/230 112lsa, 230/230 112lsa
    Right now I have CAI, lt, no cats with magnaflows for now

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    FYI, you'll also need a higher stall TC (torque converter) if you have a auto trans.

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