Need help picking a good OTS cam..

Mike86Stang

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With the existing combination in my sig, I've gone 13.27 103.7mph with a 1.97 60ft. I'm rather concerned about the low MPH & I've come to the conclusion that it must be the cam. I originally picked it for going TT but I notched my pistons too deep & don't want to risk it, so I'll wait until this one blows up :D
Specs:
220 int @.050
226 exh @ .050
.510 lift with my 1.7 RR
It's on a 115 LSA
Steeda say this cam is meant for 94-95 cars with the picky computer & I think it's too tame for what I'm trying to do. Hell the sucker idles like it's stock IMO :notnice: I'm in the hunt for low 12's high 11's NA now :flag: so 103/104mph won't cut it~!

I need a cam that can pass smog in MD (not nessicarily smog legal) but still give me great NA performance with a peak HP point of 6000 RPM. It'll get reved to about 6250, & I drive it everyday so it can't be too nasty.With the current cam it'll rev cleanly to that point but the HP/TQ seems to lay down right around 5500 rpm :bs: & honestly I want a cam that will make my car scare me :lol:

Cam lift shouldn't be a big deal(but I'd like to stay kinda low on the lift scale) I have enough clearence to run a .640 lift cam but the valve springs are only good to .575 (stock edels) & hopefully the one we come up with will work with those springs. As a side note I do have a F-cam but I've heard it's NA performance leave something
to be desired...

TIA
Mike
 
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If you could find a Wolverine 1087 that is a nice OTS cam,, but bad thing is they don't make that cam anymore. Or the tried & trued Lunati 10114(thinh that is the grind), but has lift around 500/510 range.. Comp Cams also make's some good OTS cams in their XE grinds..
 

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You know what the specs on the wolverine or Lunati cams?
I was thinking of the XE274HR-14(114 LSA) or the XE274HR-12 (112LSA),
but i'm not really sure if they would make thier peak power where I want it,
besides the LSA /Lift the 274 HR is pretty similar spec wise to my steeda:shrug:

Thanks Mike;)
 

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Don't remember everything, but the W-1087 was around mid 22x's and low 23x's on the duration and the lift was like .510/.534. The Lunati cam was close to the same on the duration but the lift numbers were .500/.510.. As far as the LSA's I want to say they were around the 112 or 114 mark, but not quite sure. ...
 

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I have the XE274 cam. its really nice. If you looking for something cheap, the FMS cams are decent. They might be better than what you have too. The F cam will be nice with your set up in my opinion.
Go for the 274 cam, but if you can get a cheap FMS cam, i would go with that.
 

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Thanks for the info Mike, I'll try to dig up more info on that Lunati...

N8Miller... I have a F-cam in my possetion as it is, & the XE274HR seems
like a good bet too the 112 or 114 LSA I'm not sure of though. Worst case
I'll sell the F-cam & the Steeda to pay for the Comp or Lunati... just need some help deciding on one :shrug:
 

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:lol: Well to be honest a couple reasons I don't want to rip the eingine apart more than I have to, plus i'm not allowed to do this kinda thing much. Wifes got a real hard on about working on the car too much :owned:

I'll let you know what I decide on the cam, I may end up getting rid of it,
i'm not sure yet...I'm going over a bunch of diffrent cams to compare specs & narrow things down a bit.

Mike
 

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5.0 Mustang and Super Fords magazine did a build on a CHP 347 10:1 with AFR185s, RPMII, 30lbers etc with the XE266HR (216/[email protected] .544/.555 112*) and the motor made good power from 1600-6000......flywheel HP 431-5600; TQ 426-4100 ....... not bad!!

With the 274 grind it made roughly 20 more hp/tq

That engine would run your Fox in the 12s on street tires!! :flag:
 

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Mike why not contact EDC and see what he recomends? Or Buddy Rawls
 

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Well I talked to Ed about he he told me to go with a smaller intake & the cam I have
now was all wrong NA or Turbo wise. He basically recomended I buy two cams from him, even though he offered a good deal I just don't want to buy a cam for each purpose.

From what I have so far the following cams look the best
XE270Hr-14 218-224 .510 lift w 1.6 (i have 1.7's) 114LSA
F-303 226-226 .510 lift w 1.6 114 LSA
Crane449651 226-232 .544/.559 lift w 1.7's 114LSA
Lunati51025 224-232 .535/.544 w 1.6's on a 110LSA

Any opinions on these cams guys? Which would you pick if it was your car
based on the info I've given you?

Thanks Again!
Mike
 

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Well I think the F-cam is going in for now, & the intake thing will wait... I gotta know if this Steeda is the problem before I start swapping intakes.

If it wakes up as much as I expect it to I may try & spring for the XE270HR-14 just to see what happens...

Any other opinions on this??
Thanks
Mike