Stage 5 Cams

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  1. Mastayugi91

    Mastayugi91 New Member

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    Guys how come nobody uses stage 5 cams on sn95's. Most guys do the stage 3 cams and call it a day. Im guessing the stage 5 would require you to do the heads because of the lift so they dont want the expense. But why dont they go with a stage 5 cam?

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  2. lwarrior1016

    lwarrior1016 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    I have stage 5 cams......
     
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    lwarrior1016 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    To run a cam that big effectively it takes increased compression, ported heads, lower gears, long tubes, tune, all the good stuff. If you take a stock engine and install a cam with a profile like that itll be a dog until 4K rpm. Its a lot more work that just a cam swap to make a cam that big work effectively.
     
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    WTF is a Stage 5 cam?
     
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    lwarrior1016 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Comp 278's are considered a "stage 5"
     
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    This is stage 5

    [video=youtube;HTPadpXy_s0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTPadpXy_s0[/video]
     
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    "Stage" cams are just a marketing gimic.

    When you get to the point of needing a cam that large, your going to go with a custom grind for what type of power adder you have, compression ratio, head flow rate, rpm range of the engine and how much power you plan to make.
     
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    lwarrior1016 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    ^ Thats right and it just so happens I got a killer deal on the 278's and they fit my bill just right.
     
  9. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    I forgot Comp changed their advertising and combined the NPI and PI cams into stages.

    Used to be:

    NPI
    262H
    268H
    274H

    PI
    262AH
    270AH
    278AH

    So which one is the stage 5? Wouldn't the 278's be a Stage 6 LOL!
     
  10. 96blak54

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    Solid lash them up.......stage 7!!
     
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    On Sale only at American Muscle, Stage 37 cams.
     
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    lwarrior1016 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Ill have them soon!
     
  13. 97stanger

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    because most of us just go power adder :)
     
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    Booooooo!!! where is the dislike button in this place?
     
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    haha I had to say it!

    But seriously, like said a "stage" doesn't really mean anything. One company's stage 5 might be another companies stage 2.
     
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    Im running a stage 3 7/16 cam...:headbang:
     
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    7/16 is for the lope.
     
  18. 96blak54

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    Yea....7parts of the 16 is lope....lol
     
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    This reminds me of when I was in high school and all the rednecls with their old beat up Chevys would talk about their 3/4 race cam's!!!!! Lol


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  20. 96blak54

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    Yea...my circle of school buddies would start chanting "foe fifty foe fifty foe fifty foe".....cause sll they talk about was swapping to a 454ci