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Old 01-19-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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Cam lift's?

What's the highest lift cam I can use with stock shortblock and pistons?
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Re: Cam lift's?

wut year stang you have?
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wut year stang you have?
94 cobra, i was gonna do the idle to 5500 setup but I think I might do the 1,500 to 6,500 setup I'm just trying to find the best head/cam package
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Re: Cam lift's?

if u change heads..then the max lift cam you can run will most likely change. the size of the cumbustion chambers plays a huge part in cam selection. when you buy your heads you need to talk to the company to find out your options on a stock bottom end with their head
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Re: Cam lift's?

Probably much higher than you need unless you go with heads that have some SERIOUS flow. There's too many factors that come into play to give a specific number though. Plus, you should always measure to be sure, regardless of whether not the same combo worked for someone else. Every engine is different.
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Re: Cam lift's?

yup, u better clay those pistons...lol.
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[QUOTE="svtlx"]if u change heads..then the max lift cam you can run will most likely change. the size of the cumbustion chambers plays a huge part in cam selection. when you buy your heads you need to talk to the company to find out your options on a stock bottom end with their head[/QUOTE

Well there's 3 setups I'm thinking of Using, in the idle to 5,500rpm range is the Edelbrock performer 5.0 Heads w/ the performer cam with, .498 lift, or the 1,500 to 6,500rpm range with the Edelbrock RPM heads and cam,...... And the 3rd is Ford Racing GT40 Turbo Swirl heads , but I don't kno what cam to match with them!
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Re: Cam lift's?

depends on your rear gear and how u plan on driving it as far as cam selection. are you gonna be up at 6500 all the time
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What's the highest lift cam I can use with stock shortblock and pistons?
Sounds like a call to Comp Cams is what you should do. Go to the horses mouth...
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depends on your rear gear and how u plan on driving it as far as cam selection. are you gonna be up at 6500 all the time
No not really It's only gonna be a weekend driver, my trans is built up for 500hp I have aluminum drive shaft and 4:10s in the rear now ,.... I'm bot looking for crazy HP just something fun when I have the car out, im painting it in the spring and I'm redoing the interior now
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Re: Cam lift's?

if you got an auto...i think the 5500 would be ok.
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if you got an auto...i think the 5500 would be ok.
Yea it's a AODE
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Yea it's a AODE
Yea I'm prob gonna stick with the Edelbrock Performer 5.0 package
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Your ptv clearance isnt solely based on lift. Its also based on your lobe seperation. Thats also where a lot of your sound comes from. I have heard on stock heads that .544 lift is about the max. My car has an e cam in it now but i am changing my setup and the e cam clears no problem with .498 lift. I would check any cams ptv neway but a lot of guys run a .512/.512 cam with no problem and some guys run an e cam and 1.7s with no problem and thats approx. .524/.524.
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Your ptv clearance isnt solely based on lift. Its also based on your lobe seperation. Thats also where a lot of your sound comes from. I have heard on stock heads that .544 lift is about the max. My car has an e cam in it now but i am changing my setup and the e cam clears no problem with .498 lift. I would check any cams ptv neway but a lot of guys run a .512/.512 cam with no problem and some guys run an e cam and 1.7s with no problem and thats approx. .524/.524.
Well I have 1.6s and it's either gonna be the E-303 or the Performer 5.0 cam, they there both .498 I think and the dur, is almost the same about a .002 difference
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The 5.0s respond better to more duration on the exhaust side. I would recommend staying away from the letter cams. My e cam pulled harder than the stock cam but it just doesnt hold a candle to some of the other ots cams out there. If youre looking at a hci package the trickflow setup is decent. The tf stg 1 is a decent cam that a lot of people have had success with.
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The 5.0s respond better to more duration on the exhaust side. I would recommend staying away from the letter cams. My e cam pulled harder than the stock cam but it just doesnt hold a candle to some of the other ots cams out there. If youre looking at a hci package the trickflow setup is decent. The tf stg 1 is a decent cam that a lot of people have had success with.
Well I already have the Edelbrock Performer 5.0 intake , would that work with the trickflow twisted heads?
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Yes. Or you could hock the performer and get the whole trickflow setup. Or get eddy heads and use a tf stg 1 cam. All up to you.
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Re: Cam lift's?

The trick flows twisted wedge heads and Track heat intake and their fuel rail and their cams is what I am going to soon as I get the extra money. They have a real nice setup.
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Yes. Or you could hock the performer and get the whole trickflow setup. Or get eddy heads and use a tf stg 1 cam. All up to you.
Now that mix matching heads and cam will that hurt anything or as long as it's the same power range !
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You may not get the very best performance possible but if you do your research you should come up with a good combo for your car.
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