Im looking for a good all around cam for my 01 Z. Right now I have LG street headers, X pipe, Borla stingers, Halltech and a retune. Im thinking a good mid-top cam like the LG G5X1? Any suggestions? I want it driveable, but I expect to lose some drive quality, I just want more power, the sound and then more power.
kinda in the same boat buddy. I have been talking with anthony at LG about my setup. I told him i wanted a good cam for street use/open track events. I dont want max power but i wanted a cam with good low/mid range power. The two choices he gave me were the g5x1E and the g5x2.
I'm running a G5-X2 on a 114 LSA and my good buddy Mike (illmac77) is running a G5-X1E w/ AFR 205s (I have stock heads). I wanted something that made power but was still daily drivable if I wanted it to be.
I'd never go any bigger than my cam... in fact if it's a true daily driver I'd go w/ the G5-X1E. Mike made 455ish rwhp and I made 436... but he's got a smidge better low speed drivability... I'm not talking about cruising at 1100 rpms... I laugh when tuners show that as proof of streetability, most all cams will cruise at low RPM. The real areas are how does it do in stop/go driving and crawling through a parknig lot?
Plus... another huge area is who's doing your tuning. My car sucked after the first tuner didn't know what he was doing. After having a good tuner (Ed Hutchings at Automotive Technology Inc.) do a full street tune the car drive's near stock.
If I could do it all over again I'd go with a smidge smaller cam and some great heads. Tony Mamo at AFR has a H/C package using a 224/228 cam that makes 470ish rwhp.
Any place that can order you a custom cam from Comp such as Thunder Racing and Texas Speed will work. There's a few of us on LS1tech running this cam on difference LSAs. Patrick G on there can hook you up.
^ How is it easier on the valvetrain if it has faster ramp rates?
From what I understand, it doesn't slam the valves closed as hard as some other lobes. I'm not a cam guru so I don't know all of the details other than what I've read on LS1tech. I don't have the typical sewing machine sound under the hood either.
^ Oh... well then maybe it opens them fast and lets them down easy... I've got a nice singer under the hood, but she makes good power so I'm fine w/ it. Plus my hood is vented and I have yella terras which kick it up a notch.