Best Cams For Supercharger/procharger?

Discussion in '2005 - 2009 Specific Tech' started by damibu, May 30, 2013.


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What cams are you running?

  1. FRPP Hot rod cams

    33.3%
  2. Comp Thumpr cams

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  3. Comp NSR cams

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  4. Detroit Rocker cams

    33.3%
  5. Crane cams

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  6. Other

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  1. damibu

    damibu New Member

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    I just hit 18K on my 07 mustang so I think its time to start with some bolt ons. I plan on running a forced induction setup in the future but i wanted to get cams real soon. My question is what cams are the best for power and will work well with a supercharged setup. Id prefer not to change the springs as im on a pretty tight budget. Thank you for all responses in advance
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  2. Rick 91GT

    Rick 91GT SN Certified Technician Site Sponsor

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    Personally I'd save for the supercharger and put it in with the stock cams. Then when your ready to dig into the motor do cams, springs, etc..

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    +1 for what Rick said. Save your money for the blower. Cams don't give you a whole lot of power and it's a pricey mod. That's probably around $1500 for parts and a shop install that would be better spent on a nice blower setup.
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    damibu New Member

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    Well I appreciate the advice. Ive always wanted to run a whipple but thats a bit pricey. Id imagine with tune and other supporting parts it would cost around 8 grand, thats a bit much for me right now :notnice:
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    You can get the FRPP Whipple kit for 6340 if you pay cash/money order or 6440 with CC. The kit comes with all the supporting parts you would need except for mid 08 they switched spark plugs $90 and I had to buy some gaskets they were supposed to be included in the kit but were not. The only other thing you'd need is coolant. It comes with a PROCAL tune from Ford that is pretty conservative but gets the job done. That is what I was running on my car when it put down the numbers in my Sig. If you are having a shop install it you're looking at 1k+ most likely.
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    I do love the sound of a well cam'd 4.6, but there's no substitute for boost. Save your cash and go FI.
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    I have to go with the above, I saved and held off until I put on the blower
    A nice set of cams really does sound awesome...
    Doc
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    Detroit Rocker is definitely the way to go. They're good for about 20-30 rwhp on a blower, don't require springs, allow you to retain the full 60° of camshaft timing for better torque and driveability, and sound great. Rent a timing chain wedge and you can install them in your garage in under two hours with hand tools and a bottle of lube for under $900. If you need a tuner, Brenspeed sells an SCT X3 with a custom tune for $380.
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