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Which cam to run?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BowtieRed, May 19, 2003.

  1. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    Ok, I don't really know a great deal about cams, but I know the higher lift and greater duration the rougher idle and more top end. I run mostly mud, so i'm not looking to bottom end power. I the most power i can get where i can still idle below 2000- even if it stalls out at first and cuts off before it warms up, like eal dragsters. what should i get? thanks,
    red
     
  2. Confedneck

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    where i can still idle below 2000- even if it stalls out at first and cuts off before it warms up, like eal dragsters. what should i get? thanks,
    red

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    you buildin a dragster mudder? lol lol
     
  3. Beast388

    Beast388 1/2 ton status

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    We need alot more info before we can start to answer that. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Comp Cams 268xe

    Summit part number: CCA-12-242-2

    Mild/rough idle, hella strong mid-range
     
  5. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    sorry my class ended as i was wrinting that post and i just entered it.

    I'm running a GM goodwrench 250hp 350. i'll be adding some larger headers and 3" pipes within the year and it has a rochchester 670 and an offenhausen dual plane intake manifold. i want this thing to sound like a dragster at top end!! but then of course i'd rather have more power. . . but i was thinking more alond the lines of a 292/296 cam with 510lift, which is the one in jegs that says "rough idle- anything larger will require high compression pistons" or something to that effect.
     
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    Go to Comp Cams website, take an hour and fill out that card. Be honest, and a bit conservative, then buy whatever they tell you.

    We probably won't be able to get enough information from you to 'really' make that call.

    If you don't like Comp Cams, then just do the same with your favorite Grinder.... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     

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