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Old 02-20-2014, 08:02 PM
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Mild LS1 Camshaft kits

Okay so I am looking for a mild camshaft kit for my car. I don't want anything big. Just want something that I can add without to much head work done. The only engine mods else I want with the cam is ls6 intake. With the full exhaust then adding a mild cam, ls6 intake and professional tune hoping for 450 rwhp.
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:46 PM
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Re: Mild LS1 Camshaft kits

With just those mods, you're going to need a very aggressive cam to reach that power goal.

The best hp numbers I've seen from a streetable, cam-only LS1 are 414rwhp, using a Futral F14HL. To reach 450 while retaining streetability, you're going to need to do some head work, or better yet a stroker.
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Okay so if I get a mild cam what rwhp will I be looking at?
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I made 390 with a ported stock heads and LPE 207-220 cam on the stock tune (02 M6 Firehawk). Car made 303 stock. 450 is going to take more than that.

The 403 in my sig made 450 through a very loose convertor. Stock L92 heads though!

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Re: Mild LS1 Camshaft kits

Forget looking for a peak power number, sounds like you'll be much happier with a cam that gives you torque in the rpm range that you'll be driving it in vs. trying to hit 450 with a stock head LS1.

I do packages in the 220-228 duration range for daily driver applications because it's nice to have a car that you won't hate driving when you're just cruising around.

Smog testing?
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Re: Mild LS1 Camshaft kits

ive seen 450hp dyno sheets on t rex cam only cars .... mine only made 371hp @ 5850 rpm and had 393.9 ftlbs torque at 4,300 rp ... but it was a quick tune for wot only. Drives very good on the has a bad low end bog (tune) but hunts pavement in high gear ... you will deff need a good set of heads and great tune for a mild cam to make 450 rwhp .... everything seems easy until you start trying it out yourself. And most pros wont tell you their lil secrets

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Use a mild cam get mild results. I only made 415rwhp and I have p&p 799s with MTI X1 cam 230/227 - .591/.571- 112 elec water pump, long tubes, etc. etc. I know there is more in the tune and switching to duals but not much. And that number is with a cut out open.
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