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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; The sound is a deep bass note. I can't hear it in my laptop speakers, I have to put on ...
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    Re: Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make?

    The sound is a deep bass note. I can't hear it in my laptop speakers, I have to put on headphones. But yes, it is WAY more civilized than I thought it would be, and perfect for me. The stock resonated x pipe really keeps the rasp down. It really fits the character of the car.

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

    I have been running cam specs in my head for a year since I bought the car and when I do it I am thinking about going 220/224 with a 114 lsa and under 600 lift like maybe 580 or so. Want to keep it quiet and calm and keep the semi sleeper thing going. Looking at a lot of the texas speed cams is wwhere I got my numbers and reading reviews of what others have done. I want more than stock but not nuts! Yours was nice and look forward to your numbers!

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

    Hamstar how is the power curve compared to stock? Ups and downs compared to... ? Thanks

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

    Quote Originally Posted by carlson_mn View Post
    Hamstar how is the power curve compared to stock? Ups and downs compared to... ? Thanks
    This is tentative as it's not been dyno tuned yet, only street tuned. This is really a mid range and top end cam. My driving style so far has been to rely on bottom end torque, so I am relearning my style. It is aboit the same frlm 2k RPM, starts breakif from stok at 3k, then screams from 4K and up.

    My tuner has said this cam needs air and he wasn't kidding. I felt a noticeable gain after I swapped out the stock intake tube for 4 inch. We are expecting a big gain once I get a FAST 102.

    Due to the overlap, cruising in a low gear with idle revs doesn't work well any more. If you creep around in cities, this is a consideration.
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    Re: Tuner specced me a cam-- what'll she make?

    Thanks dude. Yeah I'm cruising in the cities all the time as my DD so I like to hear from people that go with another style of cam. I definitely enjoy cruising in that 1200-1500rpm range smoothly so I think I really enjoy the stock cam.

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    I really like the sound seems nice and calm. Does it buck if your rpm is too low? Stock you can basically let the car drive itself with no gas. My last gto had a large hpe s2 cam that hated low rpm. How's your car with that cam?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Blown_Red_97z View Post
    I really like the sound seems nice and calm. Does it buck if your rpm is too low? Stock you can basically let the car drive itself with no gas. My last gto had a large hpe s2 cam that hated low rpm. How's your car with that cam?
    Yes, but the bucking is very slight. Nothing like my friend's car, which has a MS4 style cam.

    Honestly, the sound is really down to the exhaust. Right now, it's a little loud for me. I may go back to stock muffs and add e cutouts.

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

    Dyno today. Peak 403/371, SAE corrected. Broad, flat, torque curve, just like I wanted.

    Lessons from dyno run: Low pressure in intake plenum tells us she needs a FAST. That will be next. Clutch is slipping-- LS7 with lightweight flywheel will happen sooner rather than later (before the FAST). I look forward to being able to wind her up faster.

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

    Iwas just thinking to myself today that I hadn't seen any numbers yet! Good timing and great numbers! I can't wait till I get to do mine! I bet your MPGs go down a little bit now! Hehehe!

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

    Congrats my man! I hope you enjoy driving it. We have got to get a MD/VA meet together soon! I was pretty close at 390/380 BTW...

    I just took my flywheel/clutch out for the McLeod RXT. I don't know what flywheel it is but it's lightweight aluminum with replaceable friction surface and set up as a direct replacement for the dual mass to reinstall everything with the OE slave cylinder. Pretty sure you want to go new with the LS7 everything, but thought I'd throw it out there if you have a pain in your right rear hip pocket area from all the mods you just had done.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DMM View Post
    Congrats my man! I hope you enjoy driving it. We have got to get a MD/VA meet together soon! I was pretty close at 390/380 BTW...

    I just took my flywheel/clutch out for the McLeod RXT. I don't know what flywheel it is but it's lightweight aluminum with replaceable friction surface and set up as a direct replacement for the dual mass to reinstall everything with the OE slave cylinder. Pretty sure you want to go new with the LS7 everything, but thought I'd throw it out there if you have a pain in your right rear hip pocket area from all the mods you just had done.
    Thanks, man, I appreciate the offer. Yeah, I'd like to go with a new everything LS7 setup...

    Absolutely on the VA/MD meet. Any dates that work for you?

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