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ok ive started out wanting a g5x3 from lg but my tuner said it wasnt good on the street so ive narrowed it down to a few but i want mostly a really strong lopey idle but still have it fun to drive on the street

with the cam we would also be getting:
built LG heads with comp 921's
built trans/stall converter
oil pump
timing chain
fast intake and tb
push rods
trans cooler
the car is a 2000 automatic with about 57000 miles on it we already
have lg pro headers borla exhaust and vortex intake, is there anything else would we need

heres the cams ive chosen
G5X1 228 232 .588 .574 112
SI5 231 237 .589 .595 112
C cam- 232/234 595/598 lift 112 lsa
 

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C cam- 232/234 595/598 lift 112 lsa
That is close to the Cam that I'm running in mine. It's streetable with plenty of lope and attitude :thumbsup:
 

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C cam- 232/234 595/598 lift 112 lsa
That is close to the Cam that I'm running in mine. It's streetable with plenty of lope and attitude :thumbsup:
thanks pat:thumbsup:

im still a long ways away from doing it but at least i have a better idea :D
 

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also do you think they would work ok with the afr heads built by LG
 

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Remember that what works for some might not work for you. These cams that other ppl have on their cars, are on 6spd for the most part and do not behave the same in an automatic. Supporting mods are also important and so is the use of your car. Most of the ppl that advertise 450-500+ #'s to the wheels only drive their cars 5k miles a year, if that! What kinda life do you want for your engine based on its use decides how big you should go. I have an 01 auto w/cai, ported and polished tb/maf (same results as fast 90mm, a lot cheaper), full exhaust catless, bb bullets, ls2 stage 2 heads, comp cam (very mild) 212/218 .558/.563 115 lsa, and tuned. It dynoed at 402whp/398tq. The heads are a 243 ls2 casting on 59cc chamber 2.05/1.57, 5 cnc machined, stainless valves, bronze guides, gold .650 dual springs, titanium retainers, 5 angle valve job from patriot performance (through byunspeed) for 1,300 dollars. The cam was 400 dollars. It is very driveable, nice choppy sound to it, (even on drive) and very powerful (3200-6500 rpm band). I'm very pleased! I'll post when I lose a race, haven't yet on the street! Track time with street tires, 32psi on tires, not hooking and bad 60' was 12.8. I hope this helps!!
 

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I know you have an automatic (to the OP). If you have a stall I would honestly say go with the biggest thing you want... In my limited experience, an auto can take a huge cam compared to a 6 speed and still be daily driveable. I just got the TSP Torquer V.2 and it's being installed right now, the specs are the same as the "C Cam" and I feel it's about the most I would personally want on my 6 speed, though if I had a stalled auto, I would have gone bigger.
 

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Remember that what works for some might not work for you. These cams that other ppl have on their cars, are on 6spd for the most part and do not behave the same in an automatic. Supporting mods are also important and so is the use of your car. Most of the ppl that advertise 450-500+ #'s to the wheels only drive their cars 5k miles a year, if that! What kinda life do you want for your engine based on its use decides how big you should go. I have an 01 auto w/cai, ported and polished tb/maf (same results as fast 90mm, a lot cheaper), full exhaust catless, bb bullets, ls2 stage 2 heads, comp cam (very mild) 212/218 .558/.563 115 lsa, and tuned. It dynoed at 402whp/398tq. The heads are a 243 ls2 casting on 59cc chamber 2.05/1.57, 5 cnc machined, stainless valves, bronze guides, gold .650 dual springs, titanium retainers, 5 angle valve job from patriot performance (through byunspeed) for 1,300 dollars. The cam was 400 dollars. It is very driveable, nice choppy sound to it, (even on drive) and very powerful (3200-6500 rpm band). I'm very pleased! I'll post when I lose a race, haven't yet on the street! Track time with street tires, 32psi on tires, not hooking and bad 60' was 12.8. I hope this helps!!
thanks for the info but i think weve decided on a cam the g5x2 232/240 .595/.608 112lsa ive heard that cam in person and its exactly what i wanted so i think im just going to go with the heads from lg and get the cam at the same time but thanks for sharing your info:cheers: (btw i heard a .565/.565 lift in a camaro and wasnt really big enough for me)
 

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Hey KLRBEE, I drive the Hell out of my Vette and this cam set up is very tame until you lay into the trottle :devil:

g5x2 232/240 .595/.610 112lsa
You may need to fly cut the pistons for clearance with the .610 lift Bro :thumbsup:
 

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Hey KLRBEE, I drive the Hell out of my Vette and this cam set up is very tame until you lay into the trottle :devil:

g5x2 232/240 .595/.610 112lsa
You may need to fly cut the pistons for clearance with the .610 lift Bro :thumbsup:
OOPS! my mistake i meant .608 and when i called lg (when i was planning on doing the g5x3) they said the x3 didnt need to be fly cut so its not that much smaller but its still big:devil:
 

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OOPS! my mistake i meant .608 and when i called lg (when i was planning on doing the g5x3) they said the x3 didnt need to be fly cut so its not that much smaller but its still big:devil:
:thumbsup: Good deal. You've done some homework on it :D
 

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