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Question on a SSV L98 Cam install

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by timmo666, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. timmo666

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    Hey Guys,

    Looking at a cam install for my SSV.

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    Model: 2006 VE SSV Sedan
    Colour: Black
    Engine Type: L98 6.0L V8
    Engine Mods: Orssom OTR, Mafless Tuned
    Power: currently 241rwkw
    Exhaust: Hurricane 1 7/8 headers, HM/Perry 2.5" catback, 200 CPI cats
    Gearbox: 6 Speed Manual
    Brakes: Standard Calipers with slotted DBA Discs
    Suspension: King Springs SSL's all round with Monroe GT shocks


    so thats all the car has done to it so far.
    basically i want a cam thats gonna let me join the 300+rwkw club, and give that nice lumpy note on idle.

    i have been looking at getting a cam install package through VCM.

    my main question is:
    can i get a cam package that will take me to the 300rwkw mark, where that is all that needs to be installed and thats it?

    because im feeling like with 300rwkw i would need to install a Heavy duty clutch (currently have stock standard clutch)
    and also upgrade the diff gears from stock 3.46 to 3.7's - but i dont know if its 100% required.

    is there anything else that needs upgrading when doing a cam install?

    this car is a daily driver if that changes anything.

    not the most mechanically minded person, so sorry if these seem like dumb questions.
    your tips and thoughts are appreciated.

    thanks,
    Timmo
     
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    i have been told by the installer that i can do just the cam and valve spring package to start with.
    keeping stock clutch and diff gears.

    then he advised that before i go on the dyno or to drags i get the heavy duty clutch installed.

    he said there shouldnt be any need to go to 3.7 diff gears unless i plan to race it, which i dont.
    as a daily driver he reckons to just leave the 3.46 diff gears in, And eventually do the heavy duty clutch before any dyno runs\modifed tunes. thoughts?
     
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    VCM cam 21 is a good small all round cam,i have it in my l98 with an stock auto/stall and should get your 300rwkw
     
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    VCM 21 is on the list of cams im looking at, just a little worried about my clutch and diff before i go ahead
     
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    Give VCM a ring and ask them,they are very easy to deal with and if your not sure on what you need they will help you out.Your diff will be fine,but the 3.7's would be more :driving:
     
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    You should ask how much an engine out job would be!
    Then cam and clutch can go in at the same time and it shouldn't be anywhere near the price to do them separately.


    Worth a thought
     
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    So i've opted for this cam

    217/225@50 .600/.578 LSA113 - VCM 21

    supposed to be around the 300Rw/Kw mark

    should be fitting it next week - will post results once done!


    Timmo
     
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    Good stuff,are you changing your diff ratio?
     
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    Nope - VCM tells me i dont need to with this cam but can always do it at a later date to get more pull/acceleration out of it.
     
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    I made 307rwkw with a 217 225 114 through an auto.

    VCM otr
    1 7/8" 4-1's
    Hi flow cats
    Dual 2.5" cat back..

    Basically same cam..

    Good luck mate
     
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    cheers mate, im hoping to break the 300rwkw mark!
     
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    Did that cam require a stall converter in the auto?
     
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    Na mate, it is very well behaved too, very snappy low down grunt but still has the legs to match..
     
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    Should get there being a manual too..

    Make sure u post up ur results mate.. :)
     
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    most definately will!
    first cammed v8, gettin just a little bit excited lol
     
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    It will be a totally different machine to operate mate, the sound the shaking the torque.. I didn't get out of my car for a week when I had mine cammed lol
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    That one. That cam is very highly recommended.

    For around town the clutch will hold up fine. If you are regularly drag racing I'd look for an upgrade. Same deal with the diff.

    Excellent choice. Don't be surprised if you are just shy of 300 but the torque will more than make up for it. Excellent cam for around town with a nice idle that won't get you into too much trouble.

    Reaper
     
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    thanks for your input reaper,
    cant wait to feel the extra grunt when i hit the go pedal :D
     
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    haha i bet, reckon I could just sit outside in a deck chair, stubby in hand listening to it idle lol.
     
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    How did you go timmo666.
    Did you go ahead with the install?
     

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