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Hey guys... I'm getting more and more into road racing and looking at replacing my cam with something smaller I believe.
Here is my combo:
'99 shortblock with Katech rod bolts 23K miles
AFR 205's milled .024", MLS gaskets
TSP 233/239 .603/.600" 112LSA cam
LS6 intake, ported TB
March UD pulley, Fidanza alum flywheel, T56
Jagsthatrun (JTR) 1 7/8" LT headers, Magnaflow dual 3" with cats/Xpipe/muffs
3:90 gears thru RX-7 IRS with alum driveshaft
no p/s or a/c
91 octane, 26* timing
This cam when compared to my buddies 225/225 .589" lift cam made 40rwtq less at 2500-3500rpm and about 20-30rwtq less from 3500-4500rpm with nearly identical mods (I have AFR's and he has Stage 3 GTP 5.3 heads being the only difference aside from the cam). Only at 6200rpm did my cam finally more power than his and only a few percent more. He made 428rwhp/405rwtq..... I only rev my cam to about 6,000 on the road courses to keep coolant temps down and when passing to 7100rpm if needed.
On the road course I can blow the tires off in 2nd when exiting corners if I try... but most of my corners require 3rd gear and traction is good. I have 285/30/18 Mich Pilot Sport Cup tires I'm running all around and once these wear out some Hoosier R3S03's same size.
What cam are you guys running and what do you think about me running a 224/228 cam? I can get a used one for $200. I think the powerband won't be as high and I'll gain a little more torque back.
Other mods are in my sig. I have 3:90 gears.