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Speed Secrets: 5.3 LM7 Cam and Intake Test! How good is the TBSS manifold

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What kind of power gains can you get when you upgrade both the camshaft and intake manifold on a 5.3-liter engine? That’s what the team at Speed Secrets set out to find out, working with the experts at COMP Cams. What’s really cool about the experiment on this is, we get to look at the power gains from the combo, ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: 6.0 Truck Motor: LS3 Cam vs. Comp Cam!

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There’s swapping the cam, then there’s a cam swap – but what’s the difference? In one instance, you are likely talking about swapping from one cam to another, but when you talk about a cam swap, what you’re usually talking about is making a serious upgrade to an aftermarket cam that puts your engine is a better position to make ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Control Your Boost – Cam Swap vs. Pulley Swap!

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Everyone knows that it is very simple to make more power with more boost but how does less boost produce more horsepower? Well, the answer is very logical and actually kind of a simple notion in and of itself. You see, boost is essentially a measurement of restriction and by increasing the flow of an engine you cannot only increase ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Camshaft Swapping a Boss 302

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A legendary small block from Ford, the Boss 302 was originally offered only in 1969-1970 Boss 302 Mustangs and the Mercury Cougar Eliminator. In 2007, Ford started offering an engine using the Boss 302 nameplate as a crate engine. Getting your hands on an authentic Boss 302 might be a bit of a task. However, building a replica Boss 302 ... Read More »

Better With Boost: LS Turbo Cam Swap

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By Richard Holdener/Photos By Author What turbo motor couldn’t use an extra 100 hp or so? Okay people, say it with me, if you want to make your LS more powerful, change the cam. A cam (and springs) should always be the first upgrade you make to any LS motor, as it is the last component that the otherwise perfect factory ... Read More »

Let’s Talk Torque: LS Truck Upgrades

We all know a cam is the go-to upgrade for any LS, but for truck guys, mild is the new wild, especially when you combine it with a cheap set of cylinder heads!

Words and Photos: Richard Holdener We all know that adding a cam to an LS application is the go-to method of power production. The question then becomes, how much cam do I add? Cam swaps can easily improve the power output of an otherwise-stock LS application by over 100 hp, but are all LS owners looking for maximum power production? ... Read More »

Building Better Boost: Turbo LS Cam Swap

Why do you need to upgrade your cam when you have boost?

When it comes to improving power on almost any motor, few things can rival boost. This is especially true of the LS platform, as they seem to take to boost like a proverbial fish to water. The great thing about boost is how easy it is to get extra power. Whether it comes from a supercharger, or (like in our ... Read More »

The 100 Horsepower Upgrade: Cam Only 5.3L Test

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Words and Photos: Richard Holdener  Despite being introduced way back in the 1990’s (1999 to be exact), and being replaced by the new Gen V LT engine family, the LS engine still reigns supreme. One need only look at the popularity of the LS for all manner of performance, including its use for engine swaps. If market sales are any ... Read More »

Ford 306 Cam Swap

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Words And Photos: Richard Holdener Nostalgia is a funny thing. Case in point, the original muscle cars. Naturally, we fondly remember the hot muscle motors of the original muscle car era, but truth be told, are these memories tainted or otherwise artificially enhanced by nostalgia? As powerful as the original Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger motors were, the new ones are even ... Read More »