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what should i use for a cam?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dodgetruck91, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. dodgetruck91

    dodgetruck91 Registered Member

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    im looking for better throtle response, and more torque. i also woudnt mind a radical idle, what do u reccomend for a stock 88 with tbi spacer? thanks
     
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    unick 1/2 ton status

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    Ive heard RV cams work great thats all i know.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    First off you will need a cam that is computer friendly and it definantly won't be radical. Around 450" lift and 218 duration is a nice cam.
     
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    According to desktop dyno, with this cam 204 214 duration and headers you get almost 70 hp increase. It also showed a torque increase of almost 50 ftlbs and it has a nice flat torque curve at 350 ftlbs from under 2000 to 4000 rpms.
     
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    K5er4Life 1/2 ton status

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    you wont be able to go with a large cam with a TBI, the largest you can get away with is probably like a compucam 2040, thats 210/216 degrees @0.50, and .440"/.454" of lift. Maybe you could go a little bigger but this cam is better suited for a TBI instead of a RV cam.
     
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    Call up Comp Cams at their cam help line here, they'll ask what its for and give you the best cam for it.

    800-999-0853
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Call up Comp Cams at their cam help line here, they'll ask what its for and give you the best cam for it.

    800-999-0853

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    Good Advice! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I just got off the phone with them and they quote me CompCams part# K12-411-8 for $917.74! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
    Bill
     
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    A thousand dollar cam for a SBC? Whatever Comp cams.
     
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    I just got off the phone with them and they quote me CompCams part# K12-411-8 for $917.74! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
    Bill

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    So call Summit or Jegs and ask how much they charge for that part number. The manufacturer's list price is almost always higher than the dealer. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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