LSX Podcast #14 – LS Fest Recap and Cam Tech!

A couple of Comp Cams LS/R Cams for GM LS Engines. Your cam choice may be the most critical engine component you choose!

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Tech: Let’s Talk Cams!


During this episode our own “Grumpy” Tony Whatley ran down the basics of camshaft technology, and we also talked about specific applications when running a naturally aspirated engine, or if planning one that will use power adders.  Long story short, the APPLICATION of your engine is the key in choosing a cam (drag race, autocross, street machine hero, etc.), so start there and then hit the technical topics:

-Cam Lope
-Cam Surge
-How big a cam can you go and still maintain drivability?
-Can You Just Swap A Cam – or do you need to match the heads/intake/injectors, etc?

When making your cam choice, we recommend just calling the COMP Cams Tech Line and go from there. They’ll walk you through the process end-to-end and will (if needed) make a custom grind just for your ride.

Upcoming Events:

1) Lingenfelter Battle of the Brands Sept 21-23, Norwalk OH

2) October 11-14, LSX Series Final Race, Lucas Oil Raceway, Indianapolis, Indiana

Listener Mail!

Feel free to e-mail in your questions, and we’ll do our best to answer it. We’ll also be covering a lot of the topics thrown out in the forums in each show, and the next one already looks jam packed. You can contact us with questions for the show as follows:

John Ryan:

Tony Whatley:

Rob Kibbe:

Don’t forget to get the show in iTunes and Stitcher. Thanks for listening…and hammer down!

-Rob, John, and Tony



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The next winner will be selected September 15, 2012!

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