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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, LS9 cam on the way in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Bump for Monday mornin folks....
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    Re: LS9 cam on the way

    Bump for Monday mornin folks.

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    Re: LS9 cam on the way

    drumstix, how do you like the ls9 cam? did you lose any lowend??

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    Re: LS9 cam on the way

    Love the cam. No loss of low end at all. It picked up 20 ft lbs off idle or so. When the car is warm I even get some lope when I let off and decel but none at startup since the idle is a little higher. It's very mild but it's nice to have a little reminder once in a while.

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    Re: LS9 cam on the way

    hey guys i'm new here. how much power is the ls9 cam worth? i hear 15 to 30 rwhp? thanks

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    Re: LS9 cam on the way

    30-35

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    Re: LS9 cam on the way

    really 30-35rwhp? alot of shops i've been talking to claim it's not worth the effort of the cam swap without putting something bigger?

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    ...unless you're already in there for something else

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    Re: LS9 cam on the way

    gmx322, do you know for sure if it's worth 30-35?

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    Re: LS9 cam on the way

    Quote Originally Posted by GMX322V S/C View Post
    ...unless you're already in there for something else

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    Re: LS9 cam on the way

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    gmx322, do you know for sure if it's worth 30-35?
    Of course. We both did it. Just compare ours to those with the same mods and no cam..

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    Re: LS9 cam on the way

    so is it really worth the 30rwhp? i don't get the little devil thing. i know i don't want a cam that is lopey. i have been thinking about a thunder racing 214-230 cam also.

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    Re: LS9 cam on the way

    No, it's not lopey. It's hard to quantify the exact increase due to the cam alone, since it synergizes with other mods that improve flow through the engine--CAI, porting, headers, etc. But the ballpark sounds about right. The other characteristic not mentioned is the engine continues to make power right up to and through the stock redline, so the rev limit can be raised nominally with better valve springs.

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    Re: LS9 cam on the way

    are there any other cam grinds that are similiar to the ls9 cam with more gains?

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    Re: LS9 cam on the way

    Lingenfelter used to make one that cost 4X as much.

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    Re: LS9 cam on the way

    Quote Originally Posted by 94guy View Post
    are there any other cam grinds that are similiar to the ls9 cam with more gains?
    Did you read the entire string?

    Also, don't limit your research to CTS-v, as you should also look into LS3's with 1900TVS blowers on them, like in Camaro's and other vehicles. Just stay within the LS3/LSA/L92 engine family, or at least with these heads, to get a reasonably close comparison.

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