What is the best cam for stock LS1? - LS1TECH

Log In 


Generation III Internal Engine 1997-2006 LS1 | LS6
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

What is the best cam for stock LS1?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-15-2008, 03:12 PM   #1
Teching In
Thread Starter
 
01stripperSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Asheville N.C
Posts: 25
Default What is the best cam for stock LS1?

i want a cam i just need some info...
01stripperSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 03:52 PM   #2
Banned
iTrader: (115)
 
99blancoSS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: ST Helens, OR
Posts: 9,894
Default

Here ya go!
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=918597
99blancoSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 05:30 PM   #3
TECH Enthusiast
iTrader: (6)
 
BREWS02WS6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 657
Default

Probably the stock one until you get some supporting mods to go along w/ it. Check the external engine section for lots of exhaust options.
BREWS02WS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 06:18 PM   #4
TECH Addict
iTrader: (5)
 
2000Hawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Miami, Fl. - Hurricane Highway
Posts: 2,458
Default

Your sig has lid, and catback, those your current mods not including the 100 shot? First get yourself some longtubes, hookers tuck up nicely, and TSP has just come out with some reasonably priced 1 7/8 LTs so check those out also. After that consider whether you want an off the shelf cam, or if you want someone to custom spec one to what you want. I can't see you going wrong with a custom spec'd cam since it done to the performance you want.
-Joel
2000Hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 06:31 PM   #5
TECH Fanatic
iTrader: (1)
 
LS1-NAVY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenwood, Indiana
Posts: 1,008
Default

Tr224
LS1-NAVY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2008, 08:55 PM   #6
On The Tree
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: HARRISBURG, PA
Posts: 135
Default

First, figure out what you want to do with your car

Then, Research

Next, decide on your supporting mods cause you will need more than just a cam. Depending on your choice of cam, valve springs, moly rods, install kit, full exhaust, possibly gears, etc, etc,

Then, Research

You will get 1,000,000,000,000 different opinion on cams, from little to big, from under the curve power, to peak number cams.

Then, Research

Next, Decide on what cam you want to get for your car.

Then, Research

Finally, take your time in deciding, there are right ups and reviews on just about every cam out there on the market. The Search button is your best friend here.....


.
MIKE02WS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 02:30 AM   #7
TECH Addict
iTrader: (5)
 
2000Hawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Miami, Fl. - Hurricane Highway
Posts: 2,458
Default

Well said ^, what cam may i ask are you running mike? You seem to be putting don't some stout numbers.
-Joel
2000Hawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 03:20 PM   #8
TECH Regular
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: South FL
Posts: 450
Default

You gotta let your car inhale and exhale, i.e. intake and exhaust, before you can even consider a cam swap.

'01 Camaro has the LS6 intake manifold, so that should be okay for now, although mine is holding me back. You have a lid already, so your "inhaling" should be okay for now.

Definitely need headers, go longtube w/ Y-pipe or X-pipe or H-pipe back to your catback.

Now you can research a cam. If this is your daily driver and only car, I would suggest not going much bigger than something in the mid 220 duration and between .560 and .580 lift, this way you won't have to replace your valvetrain every x-number of miles (depending how hard you drive the car)

Along with any cam swap, you'll need supporting mods to your valvetrain.

Best thing to do is RESEARCH as much as possible. Make some phone calls and listen to advice. Don't get suckered into throwing the largest possible cam in this car if it's a DD.
dankl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2008, 04:49 PM   #9
On The Tree
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: HARRISBURG, PA
Posts: 135
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2000Hawk View Post
Well said ^, what cam may i ask are you running mike? You seem to be putting don't some stout numbers.
-Joel

Its a Rapid Motorsports custom cam. I am unable to give out the exact specs for my cam. Maybe this thread would help you.


Dominator 2 Cam and TFS Heads...


.
MIKE02WS6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
turbo cam sbf Forced Induction 6 11-12-2015 09:45 AM
Gen III cam work in Gen IV? The stunningman Generation IV External Engine 11 04-30-2010 09:47 PM
LS1 Cam and Springs 99SS#20 Parts Classifieds 0 02-27-2010 07:43 PM
how many degrees is one tooth on the cam sprocket? 1dirtyZ Generation III Internal Engine 4 10-05-2003 12:05 AM


Tags
2000, 8421, biggest, cam, camaro, cams, camshaft, ls1, motor, patriot, performance, springs, ss, stock, tune

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 PM.