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January 21st, 2016 01:05 AM
07 Boss You definitely don't want Hot Rods if you're not gonna change gears. I think that would be miserable to drive.
January 20th, 2016 11:36 PM
4vGts ill get you his username in a few i gotta find it.
January 20th, 2016 10:39 PM
ghunt I just registered, did a couple searches, nada.
January 20th, 2016 10:18 PM
4vGts do you have a profile over there?
January 20th, 2016 10:08 PM
ghunt
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Originally Posted by 4vGts View Post
there was a guy on s197 forums i think looking to sell his cms stage 1 cams for a good price go look!
Yeah you're gonna have to give me more to go on than that.

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Originally Posted by Svtwin73 View Post
I'll have a set of Hot Rods for sale in a couple weeks, car is headed to shop for long tubes and new blower cams. PM if interested.
Also, PM sent.
January 20th, 2016 09:48 PM
4vGts there was a guy on s197 forums i think looking to sell his cms stage 1 cams for a good price go look!
January 20th, 2016 06:25 PM
Svtwin73 I'll have a set of Hot Rods for sale in a couple weeks, car is headed to shop for long tubes and new blower cams. PM if interested.
January 20th, 2016 04:02 PM
ghunt I think I'm just going to pick up the CMS Stage 1's this winter and throw them in, see how I like the car, and go from there. If it needs gears I'll get those done.
January 20th, 2016 12:05 AM
4vGts I turn 2600 rpms at 70mph with 430s.
With the 373s it was like 2300 rpms

So far I've got the same fuel milage
January 19th, 2016 04:52 PM
Lemkau77 wouldn't save the correct changes
January 19th, 2016 03:40 PM
BIGCHRISS197 Roughly 2200-50 in 5th at 75mph on a 27" tire.
January 19th, 2016 03:26 PM
lindertw I have 4.56's and hit 2500rpm @ 65mph with my 26" race tires on. I average 26+ mpg driving to the track (180 miles round trip). First gear is not too short, I think 4.56's are just about perfect...

gears are quiet, exhaust is quiet (frpp shorty headers, oem h-pipe with cats, frpp gta mufflers), no complaints at all - wish I would've done it sooner (had 4.10's for several years)
January 19th, 2016 01:23 PM
ghunt So I have to ask, you guys with 5 speeds and 4.10's, what RPM's are you turning at 75 mph in 5th gear?
January 19th, 2016 12:43 PM
07 Boss You can still get the cams and you might not mind how they feel. Ultimately it is up to you and what you feel/think. I mean like you said the difference between 3.55's and 3.73's is pretty small and might not be that big of a deal for you. Were just telling you that to get the most out of them you would need to swap gears. You having a stick means that you can yourself make the driving adjustments you need to to keep the rpms up to keep you in the cams effective range. But on that note you also seem to not want to wind up the motor a bit.

IMO these motors run better up in the rpm's, well most motor do, but it just seems like these things are happy cruising around at 3K rpm's. My car makes max torque right around 3600-4000. My car cruises right at 2800-3000 on the freeway all day long. My shift points are set really late. I don't go into 5th gear until at least 65-70 mph.

Anyways, if you don't mind the little bit of sluggishness down low it still might be worth it. For most of us we just wouldn't go that route and ultimately you are the one driving it, not us.
January 19th, 2016 12:15 PM
fzr confused I love my cms cams....but I have 4.10's. Depends who does the tuning though. Bama could not get it to work, but lito had zero trouble. Car will still drive with 3.55's ok.
January 19th, 2016 11:04 AM
ghunt
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Originally Posted by 4vGts View Post
I did my cams for less then 450.
How? I can only assume used cams, I'd buy used ones if I could find any.

And yes I know the car has a fair bit done but I always like to have projects going on, especially during the winter when it's just sitting and I can't drive it.

So I've found other threads where people said they had CMS Stage 1's with 3.73's and their car drove great. I can't imagine there would be that much of a difference between 3.55's and 3.73's in that regard. I suppose I wouldn't be totally opposed to gears if it didn't cost so much to have them installed, and I don't think that's something I would want to attempt myself.
January 19th, 2016 09:54 AM
Bullitt95
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Alright then, no cams it is I guess. God nothing outside of bolt-ons is even affordable for this damn car.
You car already has a list of nice mods. Just enjoy it for what it is.
January 19th, 2016 09:43 AM
4vGts I did my cams for less then 450.
January 19th, 2016 07:27 AM
ghunt Alright then, no cams it is I guess. God nothing outside of bolt-ons is even affordable for this damn car.
January 19th, 2016 02:26 AM
Bullitt95
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Originally Posted by 4vGts View Post
Change gears
That's another cost to consider when you're contemplating a cam swap.
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