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Cam Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big75jimmy, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. big75jimmy

    big75jimmy Registered Member

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    I need a new cam for my 350 which will be my daily driver/weekend mud bogger. Right now the motor is all stock except for a crane cam that is too big and an edelbrock aluminum intake. I was looking into either a crane truck power cam or a holley truck avenger. Anybody run one of these?
     
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    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I run the Comp 4x4 cam. Lots of low end and a nice idle. Actually helped the mileage a bit too; 8 mpg now /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I am also using comp cams Xtreme 4x4 series. They work well.
    I would look into one of theirs.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    What makes you think the cam you've got now is too big?

    Mud bogging is all about RPM, and you may have the motor and the rest of the setup is working against it.

    What do you have for gears?
     
  5. big75jimmy

    big75jimmy Registered Member

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    Currently I have 3.08 gears and 33" Swamper SX's. When I still had the stock cam it accellerated alot faster than it does now. With the cam thats in it right now it doesnt make much low-end power, it runs great at 2500 to 6000 and likes die at stop lights, so I turned the idle up and now I have to put it in neutral at the lights. It probably needs a higher stall converter but a cam is about the same price and more lowend torque wouldn't hurt either
     

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