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    What cam?!?!

    Ok I know this has probably been beatin to death but Iam pulling my hair out. I want to cam my 2000 ss m6. It is not heavily modded (only LT headers no cats and a 4.10 gear) But i want a cam that will not destroy drivability because it's not a race car. I want a lumpy idle tho. would the hot cam be good or what? My head is spinning from all the different suggestions so I figured I would ask the guru's on here! Please Help!

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    228/228 .58x .58x 112 LSA
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    Hi-po I don't need to make tons of power I just want a lumpy idle and a little more power nothing crazy

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    That cam I posted works well in many vehicles. With a good tune, it will drive nearly stock and have a nice chop to it. It will have good power under the curve with a nice gain up top. You could go a step further and start calling cam shops (who really know the camshafts better then us) and get a custom grind. Google PatG. Doesn't really sound like you need a custom grind, a 224/224 to 228/228 range camshaft works great.

    Add a cutout to the exhaust and you will really hear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLP00blueSS View Post
    Hi-po I don't need to make tons of power I just want a lumpy idle and a little more power nothing crazy
    You want sound over performance?
    Is that what I read from that?



    If so...just pull a couple plug wires..........

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    lol yeah the old plug wire trick. I wouldn't mind performance gains. Just at this point don't want to make a high horse power build don't have the funds

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    in my opinion for what you are looking for I would check out GM's ASA cam. that thing is sick it has a 110 LSA so it has a real nice chop. with 226/236 duration at .525 lift wich is perfect for what your looking for. with that lift it is barelly over stock you wont have to worry about your valvetrain getting week on you and changing out springs all the time. just upgrade to the ls6 springs, i think come as a kit from gm when you get the cam. and your set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02fbody35th View Post
    just upgrade to the ls6 springs, i think come as a kit from gm when you get the cam. and your set.
    I would go with more than LS6 springs...with any cam swap.
    Might be overkill, but better safe than sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLP00blueSS View Post
    lol yeah the old plug wire trick. I wouldn't mind performance gains. Just at this point don't want to make a high horse power build don't have the funds
    Even with a very mild ,great sounding cam you would still gain 35-40 hp .
    The 228 or 224 with a 112 lsa would probably work very well for you . You will still need valve springs though .The stockers barely work with the stock cam . You will also need a tune to get it to run just right . Gasket kit and a timing chain too. Check with our sponsors , Im sure they could help you out with YOUR perfect cam .

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    thanks for all the help guys. i will check into the gm cam and valve spring kit!

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    use comp 918s,or PAC 1218 springs.TSP sells a cam /springs/push rods kit starting at $590.cam change gasket kit is $75.

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    i went to the gm performance parts website and found the asa cam which is a 110 lsa (what is lsa?) which is a 236/236 duration the p/n is 12480110. Is this what you guys are talking about?

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    lobe separation angle.the degrees of separation between the intake lobe center,and the exhaust lobe center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLP00blueSS View Post
    i went to the gm performance parts website and found the asa cam which is a 110 lsa (what is lsa?) which is a 236/236 duration the p/n is 12480110. Is this what you guys are talking about?
    Dude!, that cam is nowere near what you are looking for!...............I second what Hi Po recomended TEXAS SPEED 224R or 228R on a 112 LSA both great cam's & will drive almost stock w/the chop your looking for!!....... Oh & def. use other springs than GM!.... Just go w/what TX SPEED sugg for that cam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRANS-DAD View Post
    Dude!, that cam is nowere near what you are looking for!...............I second what Hi Po recomended TEXAS SPEED 224R or 228R on a 112 LSA both great cam's & will drive almost stock w/the chop your looking for!!....... Oh & def. use other springs than GM!.... Just go w/what TX SPEED sugg for that cam!
    is that for auto cars or just standards????

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    is that for auto cars or just standards????
    The cam??

    Either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    With no real goal stated:

    228/228 .58x .58x 112 LSA
    that'll work. Our formy makes more torque than power 380/385 or so. Should way improve with a decent exhaust. 228/228 110lsa .610 lift, no idea on advance. Has a fat torque curve

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