Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 41 to 50 of 50

why does every one think big cams aren't streetable?

This is a discussion on why does every one think big cams aren't streetable? within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by MikeSomething I daily drive mine w/ a 237 cam and 3600stall... It actually frightens people sometimes. The ...

  1. #41
    I Like It Stroked 99Ls1fever's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Greeley,Co
    Posts
    1,006

    Artic White
    1999 Z28 408 Stroker M6

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSomething View Post
    I daily drive mine w/ a 237 cam and 3600stall... It actually frightens people sometimes. The cops don't like it much either...
    so nice, how many days do you drive it....

  2. #42
    O U 8 1 2 Spaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    over here...
    Age
    39
    Posts
    25,693

    []D [] []V[] []D
    1999 trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Then a 110LSA doesn't fit.
    i'm also thinking a custom grind... so depending on what i do... i might not go with 110... i may go with 111 or 112...

  3. #43
    Member fxgs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Camp Hill, Pa
    Posts
    719

    Onyx Black
    2002 SLP Camaro SS

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Then a 110LSA doesn't fit.
    Please excuse my ignorance as I am trying to learn as much as I can in laymans terms so I can understand all of this.
    Why is a 110 unreliable?

  4. #44
    Slow'er'Ass Mr. Luos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Thornton, CO
    Posts
    23,785

    Red Tint Jewelcoat
    2008 Trailblazer SS

    Quote Originally Posted by fxgs View Post
    Please excuse my ignorance as I am trying to learn as much as I can in laymans terms so I can understand all of this.
    Why is a 110 unreliable?
    Not really unreliable...just more trouble. More risk....requires more tuning, lower mileage, less driveability, etc...

    110-111 LSA's are reserved for race cars in my opinion. Not street cars.

  5. #45
    O U 8 1 2 Spaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    over here...
    Age
    39
    Posts
    25,693

    []D [] []V[] []D
    1999 trans am

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Not really unreliable...just more trouble. More risk....requires more tuning, lower mileage, less driveability, etc...

    110-111 LSA's are reserved for race cars in my opinion. Not street cars.
    they are a bit more tempermental... especially when coming to a stop...

  6. #46
    M3+LS1=Badass
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    lex-town, ky
    Age
    30
    Posts
    86

    Cosmos black
    1995 BMW M3

    A 237/242 112 lsa is about as big as I would go for DD'ing it. A good big-ish cam without being extreme. A good tune can keep it driveable

  7. #47
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Lewiston, Idaho
    Posts
    37

    red
    73 Z28

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I guess I don't understand getting a cam for the sound...
    I still remember the first time I pulled up next to a new '67 Z28. No stripes and just a 302 badge on the side but the rattle and lope of that solid lifter said it was one bad ass car.

  8. #48
    Veteran Hi-Po's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    10,461

    Black
    1999 TA WS.6

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I guess I don't understand getting a cam for the sound...
    I was reading the rest of the thread for this!

    I understand sound is cool. Really cool actually. But Ill reserve youtube for that "sound".

    On the street, the dude in tha lane next to you with the same goodies but a more street-able cam is probably gonna win. My two twelfth of a shilling. (.02)

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    why does every one think big cams aren't streetable?
    Because too many people cite examples of someone going with a 240* duration cam in an otherwise stock 10.1:1 compression LS1 with a stock intake, poor flowing exhaust, a manual trans and stock gearing, with a mail order tune.

    Bump up the compression and match the manifolds to the powerband, then gear it accordingly. You'd be surprised how well that works

  10. #50
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    lonestar state
    Age
    58
    Posts
    93
    Duration is generally related to static compression, too much duration combined with too low static compression equals low cylinder pressures which equals poor performance....
    too little duration combined with too high static compression equals high cylinder pressures which equals a tendency to detonate....
    Camshaft duration can also be increased with no noticeable loss in driveability if the displacewment is increased....
    a big cam in a large displacement engine will act mild compared to the same cam in a small displacement engine where it would act wild...

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Help: TSP Setup is this streetable
    By Eganslp in forum Internal Engine
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 11-13-2010, 07:58 PM
  2. 550+ rw streetable hp out of a 383 ls1 N/A ?
    By djdilliodon in forum Internal Engine
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 11-11-2010, 01:48 PM
  3. Is this streetable?
    By stangslayer98 in forum Internal Engine
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-18-2008, 08:56 AM
  4. Streetable HP
    By Phlash_riot in forum Almost Anything Goes
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-19-2007, 11:27 AM
  5. is this streetable for a cam
    By cjg454ss in forum Internal Engine
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 03-21-2006, 02:42 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •