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This is a discussion on what cam? within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; So my friend is getting a supercharger for his Mustang, so I need to one-up him and keep my car ...

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    what cam?

    So my friend is getting a supercharger for his Mustang, so I need to one-up him and keep my car at least as-fast. I live in California, so one of the few things I can do is get a cam for my car. I live in So Cal, so my gas mileage isn't too great to begin with, but I can sacrifice a couple MPG's. What would be a good cam for a daily driver that can add some horses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
    So my friend is getting a supercharger for his Mustang, so I need to one-up him and keep my car at least as-fast. I live in California, so one of the few things I can do is get a cam for my car. I live in So Cal, so my gas mileage isn't too great to begin with, but I can sacrifice a couple MPG's. What would be a good cam for a daily driver that can add some horses?
    being an automatic, I'd start with around a 3,500 stall and tranny cooler, then a 228-232 cam and keep atleast a 114 lobe seperation too help with CA emissions and a good tune

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    being an automatic, I'd start with around a 3,500 stall and tranny cooler, then a 228-232 cam and keep atleast a 114 lobe seperation too help with CA emissions and a good tune
    how much horsepower do you think that would add?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
    how much horsepower do you think that would add?
    I hate to throw out numbers, so if I'm wrong hopefully someone will correct me. if I were to guess I'd say a cam with supporting mods (valve springs, hi volume oilpump and such), Ls6 or even a Fast intake, lt headers, exhaust, and a good tune, may be 80-100 hp gain.

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    I already have a Fast intake. I'd probably get some new valve springs and roller rockers too.

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    a good set of heads would show even more of a gain....it just depends on how much you want to spend

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    I'm running a G5X3 cam on a 114 LSA, it sounds like I'm driving around in a dragster, but is still totally drivable.

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    5.3s and an f13 or f14 cam..

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    Are you wanting to pass emissions tests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UTVols98 View Post
    Are you wanting to pass emissions tests?
    barely.

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    You'll need to keep the cat's on so I wouldn't recommend the LT headers. Did you keep the EGR on when you swapped the FAST? The cam's these guys are recommending won't pass emissions. I'd look into a TR 224. Good daily driver with the low and mid range power and torque. Plus it'll pass emissions, barely, on a 114 LSA. I've seen a lot of people running this out in Cali and having no problems.

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    ya, I kept the EGR on, and I'm keeping the stock exhaust manifolds. I might get an electric cut out down the road too.

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    Cut-out will probably be your best bet. If you want more power out of the whole package, then get heads while your at it to match the better airflow of the FAST. You can at least go with some shorty or mid-length headers to compensate for the better flow going into the engine with better exhaust.

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