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Thread: Choosing a Cam

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    Choosing a Cam

    Cam choice is a minefield at best . . . nearly every tuner has an opinion about what works and what doesnt . . .

    I think it pays to have some sort of understanding before you book in for a Cam upgrade

    I your car is "Cammed" . . . post up some info and comment . . . good or bad

    Here is an interesting article from Lunati that is wort a read

    http://www.lsxtv.com/news/lunati-exp...profile-terms/

    If you have any other interesting articles . . . please post up a link

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    here are a few videos from VCM about there range of camshafts

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Ol-uVCvr8 forced induction

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZlHoR8_E2o auto stock stall

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm8r4uAchws street performance

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOi2PjMOms0 top power

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    Choosing a Cam

    Great clips, thanks for sharing
    Once I'm in my new place I'll be saving up for my next purchase, not sure what yet but it will be something older. Something I can tinker with, would love to fit one of the aggressive cams and have that awesome lumpy idle!
    But the way we're being stung with upgrades, to just about everything! I'll probably be fighting to keep my E!



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    When enough just isn't enough!

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    Hi everyone,I recently had a cam job done on my Maloo, I researched all the info I could find which was good to get an understanding of it all , but in the end left it up to my tuner Actives to give me the best advice ,initially recommending one,we then changed to one more suited to an auto, only a little difference in final out comes.The cam work exceeded my expectations more in the the way the engine performed,than the rwhp gained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camaloo View Post
    in the end left it up to my tuner Actives to give me the best advice ,initially recommending one,we then changed to one more suited to an auto, only a little difference in final out comes.The cam work exceeded my expectations more in the the way the engine performed,than the rwhp gained.
    Ed's knowledge and development of LS Cams probably exceeds anyone else in Australia . . . or the planet for that matter . . . the LS community in WA probably have the best choice of Cams (in stock) in Australia . . . and the good thing about Active is if your not totally happy with your choice they'll swap it - usually for something bigger - lol

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    I would like to comment I the importance of getting the right cam so your car doesn't turn from a car you love to a car you hate. Please do your research when getting a cam upgrade. Research the tuner most of all.
    I had a cam, otr ect Instal done by Eddie at Actives here in Perth and it was a pleasure to drive with a great power spread. I chose A gives after many hours of research on the net. It paid off!
    A mate of mine had the exact same model clubby and took it to a place we have all 'discussed' here in Perth as being very ordinary. The rwhp was a claimed 402 hp cam only ls1. My 388 rwhp ls1 would eat it not to mention his cas would use 2 l per 100 ks more than mine and was extremely fumey inside the cab. Through my badgering he took it to Actives for a retune where it run up 360 off the bat. Eddie tuned it to 377 plus also made it more drivable but still not as good as mine.
    Do your homework wherever you are!
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    happy to help

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    Ummm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by white_lie View Post
    Ummm?
    Luis is a well known tuner in Melbourne.







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