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Chevy High Performance – The Four-Lobe Symphony

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In the April issue of Chevy High Performance, editor Jake Amatisto works with the COMP Cams staff to learn about the company’s brand new 4-Pattern Camshafts. These hydraulic roller cams are designed to optimize valve events based on runner length. Amatisto’s story goes into detail about the technology behind this revolutionary line of canshafts and how they will benefit street and ... Read More »

Mopar Muscle – Bolt On And Go

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For their March 2013 issue, the talented editorial team over at Mopar Muscle magazine installs a very cool Xtreme Energy Camshaft™ from COMP Cams along with flat tappet lifters in their 383 Chrysler Newport convertible in an attempt to add some power to the ride. A COMP Double Roller Timing Set and Engine Break-In Oil complete the COMP Performance Group™ components. The ... Read More »

Street Rodder – Gone, But Not Forgotten

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Shaver Racing Engines’ stroked and bored 348 and 409 engines are profiled In the August 2012 issue of Street Rodder Magazine. A COMP Cams hydraulic roller cam, COMP valve train components, including Ultra-Pro Magnum™ Rockers, roller lifters, checking pushrods, a sprocket and chain set and a FAST™ EZ-EFI are featured in the builds. Click on the link below to read the story. We ... Read More »

Engine Swaps – Budget Valve Train Upgrade For LS Engine For LS Engines (COMP Cams)

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In the Summer 2012 issue, the team over at Engine Swaps Magazine makes a few performance upgrades to its LS engine with some cost effective products from COMP Cams. Included in the editorial here is the COMP GM LS Retro-Fit Trunion Kit, along with Beehive™ Valve Springs, Hi-Tech™ Pushrods and the GM LS Valve Train Upgrade Kit (Gen III/LS1/LS6) for mild ... Read More »

Latest Trends In Optimizing Camshafts For Forced Induction

From turbo-equipped OEM vehicles straight off the showroom floor, to hot rods and muscle cars featuring huge aftermarket blowers, boost is one of the most popular ways to make added horsepower. Using information provided by Billy Godbold, Valve Train Engineering Group Leader at COMP Cams, we will explain the variety of forced induction systems currently available and the types of ... Read More »

Dean Harvey And COMP Cams Give Drag Racers A Winning Combination

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Drag racing has long been one of the cornerstones of the COMP Cams business model. From the company’s early days as a humble cam shop in Memphis, to its current standing as an industry leader in valve train technology, straightliners have helped shape and mold not only the products that COMP offers, but also its image in the performance industry. Whereas ... Read More »

Advantage By Design – The COMP Formula For Success

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You can purchase cams from separate manufacturers with identical duration and lift numbers, but more often than not the camshaft from COMP will outperform its twin. That’s not luck. It’s due to the “systems” approach to engineering and manufacturing that COMP engineers pride themselves on. When choosing a cam, the stats in the catalogs can tell you a lot, but ... Read More »

Engine Masters – Bigger, Better, Boost

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As part of their Summer 2012 issue, the editorial staff at Engine Masters Magazine (produced by Popular Hot Rodding) adds a turbo to an LS3 stroker engine outputting big horsepower and torque. The power plant features a COMP XFI™ Hydraulic Roller Camshaft, a FAST™ LSXR™ Intake Manifold and a FAST™102mm Big Mouth Throttle Body™. Read about the major horsepower made by ... Read More »

Super Chevy – Here Comes Modern Mouse

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Following the Major Mouse and Danger Mouse series of articles that covered all manner of small-block performance, Super Chevy Magazine now brings us the Modern Mouse series. Beginning with a 5.3L (LM7) truck motor, the Modern Mouse series kicks off with a FAST™ XFI™Electronic Fuel Injection System , LSXR™ Manifold, Throttle Body and Fuel Rails, as well as a COMP camshaft. ... Read More »

Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords – Smog-Legal Killer

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In the April 2013 issue of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, the editorial staff continues to build their emissions-friendly ’92 SSP coupe. Among other products, a variety of COMP Cams components are used in the project. COMP parts include a boost-friendly camshaft, lifters, a spider valley tray kit, Hi-Tech Pushrods™ and a composite distributor gear. You can read the story by clicking on the link below. ... Read More »