Mild cam upgrade

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  1. Drok

    Drok Senior Member Supporting Member

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    https://www.briantooleyracing.com/btr-low-lift-truck-cam.html

    Im looking for mild cam where i wont need a ton of extra work just to use it ie: tune, torque converter, etc

    Anyone have this one or know if itll work for what i want ? From what the site says it seems like it would be but idk crap about cams Thanks (ive read and searched already but most i find are bigger ones)
     
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    Year/engine / miles?
     
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    With afm/dod? Its the biggest hinder to swapping a cam. To use gen 3&4 cams you need replace the afm lifters -heads need to come off.
     
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    Even if its turned off ?
     
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    yes, the lobes on the stock camshaft are ground specifically for the afm lifters.

    there are very few companies (TSP, probably comp cam) that make an AFM specific grind. but i do not know if the cam can be swapped without pulling the heads.
    on a non AFM engine you can rotate engine and trap the lifters in the guides and/or insert a rod from the front to hold the lifters up and swap the cam without pulling the heads.
     
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    Ah gotcha. Thanks for the info. Ill look into the delete parts then.
     
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    Comp makes one that I was going to put in my 13 Silverado when I had it but it’s kind of meh
     
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    Texas Speed has cams for that engine.
     
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    That's a lot of duration for a street camshaft. It'll need a converter in an SUV. Low lift is good for street and not having to mess with valvetrain.

    The engine dyno numbers are not real world. It would be nice if these companies actually did it the old way, in the car/truck and at the track! Real world testing! Tell us step by step what was done to maximize the cam's performance after the baseline runs of before and after camshaft installation.

    There's a Crane Cam that I like but its engine dyno numbers are 48 horsepower and these engine dyno tests are almost always done with long tube headers.
     
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