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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 »

COMP Cams® NSR Drift Cam for GM LS Gen III/IV Applications

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Memphis, TN – COMP Cams® introduces its first ever No Springs Required camshaft specifically designed for GM LS powered drift cars. The NSR Drift Camshaft is designed to provide a significant bolt-in power increase, with some applications gaining over 90 HP.  Along with major gains in power, excellent throttle response is achieved and valve train stability is maintained up to ... Read More »

COMP Cams® Hustler™ Camshafts Expanded for CT350/602 Crate Engines

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Memphis, TN – COMP Cams® introduces two new cast iron Hustler™ cam grinds for CT350/602 Small Block-based crate engine owners not afraid to push the limits of the rule book for extra horsepower, torque and usable RPM range. The Hustler™ profiles are now available in two stages for the CT350/602 crate engines based on Small Block Chevy applications. The Stage ... Read More »

COMP Cams® Hustler™ Camshafts Expanded for GM CT525 LS-Based Crate Engines

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Memphis, TN – COMP Cams® is expanding the Hustler™ Camshaft Series for CT525 LS-based crate engine owners not afraid to push the limits of the rulebook for extra horsepower, torque and usable RPM range. The Hustler™ profiles are now available in two stages for the CT525 crate engine. The Stage 1 Hustler™ cam profile offers .004” more lift than the ... Read More »

Power For Peanuts: Gen V Big Block Power

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By Richard Holdener/Photos by Author  We all love big-block Chevys, right? But does that love affair include the much –maligned, peanut-port motors? For the uninitiated, peanut port refers to the small, oval-port heads used on the Gen-V 454 truck motors run prior to the introduction of the Gen VI in 1996. When Chevy introduced the Gen VI iteration, they replaced ... Read More »

The A Team: Cam, Chemicals and Boost

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The first step on the road to success with any LS, even a boosted one, is always a cam swap!    When it comes right down to it, all dyno testing is fun, some tests are just more fun than others. Case in point, any test that involves what we call the A-Team, meaning a motor from the wrecking yard, ... 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 »

COMP Cams® Hustler™ Camshafts for GM 604 Crate Engines

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Memphis, TN – COMP Cams® has created a Hustler™ camshaft series featuring two new billet camshafts, as well as two regrind options, for GM 603 and 604 Crate Engines owners wanting to press the rules a bit. The Stage 1 billet cam is ground to the same factory lobe lift, but with three degrees more duration and a lobe that ... Read More »

COMP Cams® LST™ Camshaft Packages for GM LS Applications

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  Memphis, TN – COMP Cams® LST™ (Low Shock Technology) Camshaft Packages for GM LS applications take the guesswork out of choosing the right valve train upgrade package for your specific engine and desired performance. The “Low Shock Technology” behind COMP Cams® LST™ Camshaft Packages features lobe profiles designed to maximize horsepower, while improving stability at higher RPM. These profiles ... Read More »

COMP Cams® FSL™ Series Camshaft for GM LS3 Engines

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Memphis, TN – COMP Cams® has added an application to their award winning FSL™ Series Camshafts. This series, introduced late last year, was the first performance aftermarket camshaft series to pass the stringent California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (E.O.) process for a domestic engine in almost 20 years. The CARB E.O.-certified camshaft offers drop-in convenience, with no valve ... Read More »