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    Re: Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make?

    You will absolutely 1000% need to swap out your stock squeeze tube. That will be significantly holding you back once the cam is in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trukk View Post
    You will absolutely 1000% need to swap out your stock squeeze tube. That will be significantly holding you back once the cam is in.

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    Re: Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make?

    Quote Originally Posted by trukk View Post
    You will absolutely 1000% need to swap out your stock squeeze tube. That will be significantly holding you back once the cam is in.

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    Gonna pick up a silicone 4" elbow, 4" pipe, 4" to 3" reducer and clamps tomorrow.

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    Re: Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make?

    Quote Originally Posted by trukk View Post
    You will absolutely 1000% need to swap out your stock squeeze tube. That will be significantly holding you back once the cam is in.

    -Chris
    Gonna pick up a silicone 4" elbow, 4" pipe, 4" to 3" reducer and clamps tomorrow.

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    Re: Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make?

    Quote Originally Posted by HAMSTAR View Post
    Gonna pick up a silicone 4" elbow, 4" pipe, 4" to 3" reducer and clamps tomorrow.
    I was going to say...if you're going in on that, you might as well do carbon fiber. I'm still planning on dumping all three of my intake tube designs and doing a solid 4.0" ID tube.

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    Re: Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make?

    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic View Post
    I was going to say...if you're going in on that, you might as well do carbon fiber. I'm still planning on dumping all three of my intake tube designs and doing a solid 4.0" ID tube.
    WRT CF, it's a matter if return on investment. The air moves through the pipe so fast that it isn't affected by the heat of the pipe. The temp sensor is another story, and I will eventually get to sensor relocate to the filter, as you have done.

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    Re: Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make?

    Quote Originally Posted by HAMSTAR View Post
    Install and dyno will be next week. So, let's have some guesses on max TQ and HP? Where in the rev band do you think she'll peak HP and TQ?
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    Re: Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make?

    Quote Originally Posted by HAMSTAR View Post
    WRT CF, it's a matter if return on investment. The air moves through the pipe so fast that it isn't affected by the heat of the pipe. The temp sensor is another story, and I will eventually get to sensor relocate to the filter, as you have done.
    I'm not talking about the heat rise (which is typically between 0.7 - 1.3 degrees F). I'm talking about the structural strength. Silicone tubing is very pliable and will not hold up to forced induction. Carbon fiber tubing is about 50% stronger than aluminum and 75% of the weight.

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    Re: Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make?

    Oh yeah I'm going with Al. Can't justify the cost of carbon fiber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FuzzyLogic View Post
    I'm not talking about the heat rise (which is typically between 0.7 - 1.3 degrees F). I'm talking about the structural strength. Silicone tubing is very pliable and will not hold up to forced induction. Carbon fiber tubing is about 50% stronger than aluminum and 75% of the weight.
    With the short nature of the run and the complex shapes (two rather awkward turns) necessary for the Eforce on our cars I am not sure rigidity will be an issue. I'm not even sure that you will be able to utilize a CF tube on the intake because of mounting difficulties. I would hold off on the CF until you get it put together with your existing silicone tubes.

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    Re: Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make?

    Quote Originally Posted by sssnake View Post
    With the short nature of the run and the complex shapes (two rather awkward turns) necessary for the Eforce on our cars I am not sure rigidity will be an issue. I'm not even sure that you will be able to utilize a CF tube on the intake because of mounting difficulties. I would hold off on the CF until you get it put together with your existing silicone tubes.
    Definitely the smart approach.

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    Re: Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make?

    Ok, I have the new 4" tube and parts. What's the best way to connect te stock 4" PCV tube to the new DIY aluminum pipe? I have a mightymouse catch can on order but probably won't get it till after the tune and install. I would like to just use the 1/4" ID OEM tube.

    I know I need a nipple of some sort. What should I ask for at Home Depot? Also, what's te best way to fix/adhere the nipple to the pipe?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make?

    I used something similar to this:
    http://www.beveragefactory.com/draft...FYed4AodgUUAHA
    but it was a 90 degree bent one.
    Sealed around it from the outside with RTV gasket maker.
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    Re: Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make?

    Here's a quick vid I took to show off the idle. I pop the hood, too, so you can see the valvetrain is quiet as a mouse. I did a little driving today, and this cam is deceptively smooth. I can break traction in third gear now just by stomping it-- that is definitely new. It's also obvious I'm going to have to relearn how to drive it somewhat, since the power band has changed so significantly. We'll find out exactly how next week.

    2006 CTS-V LS2 cammed idle vid - YouTube

    You may notice the stock intake tube is still on there. That's because we ran out of time to work on the DIY intake. We're going to press it into a slight oval shape where it passes the PS pulley. Hopefully it will pick up some more with the wider intake tube.

    Oh yeah, and my engine bay, not to mention my car, is dirty as ****. Just got it back from the shop. Gonna take it for a bath later.

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    Re: Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make?

    That sounds pretty quiet with that size cam! I am sure the WOT isn't that quiet but look forward to some further videos and sound clips!

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