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Old 06-22-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Cams?

Hello everyone, I have an 01 GT. All the basic bolt ons, 3:73 gears, upper intake, steeds pulleys, bbk Cai, bassani catted x-pipe with flowmaster cat back. I might be forgetting something. I would like to ad some cams, but not sure which ones to get. I want something with power through out the whole power band. What I really want is the lope. Any suggestions would be appreciated. BTW I've looked at tons of cams and videos. Just can't make up my mind.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:11 PM   #2
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What's your hp right now
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Re: Cams?

I have a 02 GT and I installed a set of stage 2 Comp Cams from American Muscle and the cams ruined my engine. My pistons hit my valves causing piston damage and bent valves. I called Comp Cams and they told me I only have about a 50% chance of these cams working although they sell them on American Muscle saying they fit my car without problems. Comp Cams and American Muscle didn't do anything to rectify the situation.
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What's your hp right now
Not sure. Haven't had it on a dyno yet. Maybe close to 300 HP.
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I'd say with the mods you have you'll be around 250 ish
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:04 PM   #6
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Yeah, I'm just lying to myself. Wishful thinking. I think stage two cams would be a bit much. I was looking at American Muscles stage one cams. Don't think I'll do much more to the car. Just trying to get the maximum power out of what I've got. Maybe put a set of headers one day too.
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Do you have a tuner like SCT or Diablo? Headers are good for around 10 to 15 rwhp if you go with long tubes and about 6 to 8 rwhp if you go with shorties.
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No, not yet. I bought the car used and supposedly it was tuned for what it has, but not sure. Tuner will be one of my next purchases especially if I add cams and headers.
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I have a 02 GT and I installed a set of stage 2 Comp Cams from American Muscle and the cams ruined my engine. My pistons hit my valves causing piston damage and bent valves. I called Comp Cams and they told me I only have about a 50% chance of these cams working although they sell them on American Muscle saying they fit my car without problems. Comp Cams and American Muscle didn't do anything to rectify the situation.
The cams really ruined your engine? Dang man that sucks!
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:42 PM   #10
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I have a 02 GT and I installed a set of stage 2 Comp Cams from American Muscle and the cams ruined my engine. My pistons hit my valves causing piston damage and bent valves. I called Comp Cams and they told me I only have about a 50% chance of these cams working although they sell them on American Muscle saying they fit my car without problems. Comp Cams and American Muscle didn't do anything to rectify the situation.
That's what I'm afraid of. Getting the wrong ones. Sorry to hear you had a bad experience. That sucks.
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250? What's did they come out with
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250? What's did they come out with
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:51 PM   #13
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What did the gt have stock
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What did the gt have stock
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What I thought I was wondering why he said he probably had around 250
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What I thought I was wondering why he said he probably had around 250
Probably meant rwhp, but I would hope to be a little higher.
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I run Anderson Motorsport N22, it's a mild cam, but pleased with it and they are great to deal with. MMFF did a write up about how to add 50 more HP with boltons and they used this cam. You might be able to read about it on their sight if you do some digging. Just my 2 cents.
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I run Anderson Motorsport N22, it's a mild cam, but pleased with it and they are great to deal with. MMFF did a write up about how to add 50 more HP with boltons and they used this cam. You might be able to read about it on their sight if you do some digging. Just my 2 cents.
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What I thought I was wondering why he said he probably had around 250
I was talking rwhp thats all that really matters. I think a stock 99-04 GT puts down about 220 rwhp.
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Oh okay I didn't know it was that low on rwhp. Sorry
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Oh okay I didn't know it was that low on rwhp. Sorry
Don't be sorry it's all good
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I have a 02 GT and I installed a set of stage 2 Comp Cams from American Muscle and the cams ruined my engine. My pistons hit my valves causing piston damage and bent valves. I called Comp Cams and they told me I only have about a 50% chance of these cams working although they sell them on American Muscle saying they fit my car without problems. Comp Cams and American Muscle didn't do anything to rectify the situation.
You did something wrong on the install then. Those cams must be degreed to around a 110* centerline and have new springs to prevent ptv contact like you had. With the proper degreeing and springs these are great cams for our cars and can be run with zero issue. The stage 2 comp 270 cams are probably the most popular and best sounding cams that will work in a stock 2V motor
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:40 AM   #23
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Yeah I had them professionally installed with springs. Comp Cams them selfs claimed these only work in about 50% of 2v Mustangs. Send them an email for the hell of it asking if they recommend these cams in your car.
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Cody is correct. The install was done wrong and if they started the motor without checking for ptv clearance that are far short of a professional. Those cams are designed for stock 2v clearances and with the correct install should have plenty of clearance.

For the OP give nick at MHS a call. He will set you up with what you need and even degree the cams for you so its just a drop in install.
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