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What is a good cam for my car?

This is a discussion on What is a good cam for my car? within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have a 1999 camaro ss with an 2005 LS6 motor, and i would like to know what is a ...

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    What is a good cam for my car?

    I have a 1999 camaro ss with an 2005 LS6 motor, and i would like to know what is a good street drivable cam that i can put in, and how much does it cost in labor, thanks

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    I got mine from thunder racing, its a 224/224. I drive it all the time on the street, great power too. You an auto or a manual? I'm not sure on labor because I did the swap myself, but you could expect $500+ i bet.

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    a4 AND THANKS FOR THE INFO! HOW HARD IS IT TO PUT IN YOURSELF?

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    It wasn't to bad, but I was doing most of it by myself. I had to make a tool to help change the valve springs. Changin those sucked. It was a pain getting the retainers back in, and there wasn't a lot of room to get at the back valves. You can get instructions from ls1howto.com and I also had a chilton's manual at hand. If you have done work on cars before I think you could do it. I wrenched on my 1978 firebird all throughout high school, and did some motor swaps so I was confident I could do the cam. Check out the forums and look at the instructions on how to do it. If you feel confident, then I say go for it. But if you don't, have a professional do it. The main reason I did it is because of the $$. That and I wanted the experience and didn't want anyone else goin under the hood of my car. Also check out Thunder Racing, I have only heard good things about those guys and I have dealt with them a lot before and have no complaints. They are very helpful with choosing the right cam for your wants/needs. The reason I asked if you're a manual or auto is because some cams will require a tune for an auto, but not with a manual. It has to do with the torque converter stall speed.

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