What kind of hp gains are yall seeing with a cam swap w stock heads?

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    Nuttinbutcrumbs Active Member

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    So with the pushrod 302 a cam swap will gain next to nothing with stock heads, maybe 5-10 hp at the wheels. What kind of gains are yall getting after a swap? What's the stock lift and what is the lift of the popular cams used with stock bottom ends?
    Just curious.
     
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    Nuttin? No ones done a before and after dyno?


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    What year?

    96-98 NPI with stock Intake you might gain 15-20hp because the Intake is a POS.

    99-04 PI you will gain 25-30hp on a stock engine.
     
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    He mentioned a stock 302. Idk if most go to the work of swapping a cam, and then leave the junk E7's bolted on. Cant find a set of GT40/40P's?
     
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    But this is the 2v section

    I will start off by saying the question is too general.

    caveat don't expect LS numbers from a modular cam swap. With a 4.6 lift can quickly run you into PTV issues.....

    In my personal opinion cams are mostly cosmetic when not a part of a specified combo. Its totally fine to pick a cam soley on how it sounds.... its better to have a great combo H/C/I/FI though. There is so much to this topic...
     
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    Oh, sorry, my bad. I usually just click on threads that are "unread". The wording is not great, and definitely vague.
     
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    Yall answered it well enough. I understand combos etc. I was just curious because it seems like there are quite a few modular guys doing cam swaps w out swapping heads.
    *edit* no not too many pushrod guys are swapping cams unless they do the whole topend. H/c/i

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    Besides the rods our heads are the shittiest thing Lol

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    I wouldnt say that
     
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    Rods heads oil pump/tensioner

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    They only junk to the forced induced guy!
     
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    Lol yeah ****ing plug bosses and flow bench results

    Like you would pass on some trick flows

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    LOL

    Ill admit....mine has aftermarket rods...lol
     
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