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Old 06-27-2014, 09:45 PM   #1
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Tuning cam

I bought this car 2 days ago and the guy says it has a cam in it and it defiantly sounds like it has a light cam in it. I have no idea what kind it is Bc he didn't know. Will it hurt the car to run this without a tune? Thanks guys


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What car?

What mods?
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A 94 Gt 5 speed

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That's all I know off but I doubted the cam at first but I think it has one. At idle I can hear it loop some but it's not aggressive


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Camming a stock motor only moves the power band around and may actually cost one power. Without a tune it will run like ***. I personally would not buy a car where the owner said "I think it has a cam but I dunno" unless it had a clean body and I had other plans for it. That's just me.
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Camming a stock motor only moves the power band around and may actually cost one power. Without a tune it will run like ***. I personally would not buy a car where the owner said "I think it has a cam but I dunno" unless it had a clean body and I had other plans for it. That's just me.

It was a used car dealership and he was confident it had a cam but you know them. You never can trust a car salesman.


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I would search through the car and see if you can find a cam card. It's typically a card or piece of paper that has the specs on the cam.

Without knowing the specs of the cam, it will hard for a tuner to do his job.
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I would search through the car and see if you can find a cam card. It's typically a card or piece of paper that has the specs on the cam.

Without knowing the specs of the cam, it will hard for a tuner to do his job.

Is It like bolted somewhere? Or just a slip of paper?


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Its a card you get with the cam. Very occasionally you get a sticker too. It would be in the glove box or in the owner's manual case if its anywhere.

I mean at 200k it might even be a good idea to pull out the motor/trans anyway and do a full refresh.
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So what your saying if you put a cam in a srock motor you loose power?

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I've been posting that in pretty much every thread you've made about putting a non stock cam in a stock E7 headed motor.
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What you got to remember it is a combination of parts that make the power.


These old 5.0 came with anemic heads and intake. It was equipped with a cam that was designed for power below 5k.


Back then a light platform and great low end torque is what sold these cars.
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No u didn't say I will loose power u said I will not gain power its a totally different question

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The best cam for a stock motor is the stock cam!!!


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No u didn't say I will loose power u said I will not gain power its a totally different question

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I've said multiple times you will gain nothing, you might lose power depending on your cam selection and that putting a non-stock cam in a 5.0 HO motor is completely pointless unless your wallet is too heavy and needs to be lightened by like $1k or something for the cam/pushrods/gaskets/tune.
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