Choosing the correct camshaft for your application varies widely depending upon your vehicle's modifications and its intended use. The camshaft is the mechanical brain of your vehicle. No other component has a more dramatic effect on the engine's efficiency, power, and driveability than the cam.
Because of this, you must choose wisely. Since information is power, the more information we have about your combo, the better we can go about selecting the right cam, ideal for your application.
Patrick Guerra provides general cam information on numerous automotive discussion forums (screen name Patrick G), but if you would like specific cam recommendations, the information below shows how to get the process started.
Custom Camshaft Ordering
Patrick Guerra can specify a camshaft for the General Motors LS Engine family that is custom-tailored for your application for a $25-$40 fee. For payment instructions, see below. You will be provided with a cam recommendation sheet containing lobe numbers, duration, LSA, plus camshaft advance, and if available, recommended spring selection and recommended pushrod length. You can then e-mail or fax your Guerra Group custom camshaft sheet to the recommended vendor for grinding. Please keep in mind that The Guerra Group does not sell the cams. They only provide the profile information which you can use to have the ideal cam ground for your application.
** You now have a choice of cam suppliers: Engine Power Systems or Comp Cams. While Comp has been a long time supplier of cams for the Guerra Group, the new custom LS camshafts from Engine Power Systems feature 8620 aircraft grade, vacuum degassed, carburized steel cam cores. This offers a significant wear advantage over the 5150 induction hardened steel commonly used by most other cam vendors who grind LSX Camshafts. Ground under license by Cam Motion, the all-new EPS lobes will rev higher, run quieter, and last longer than most of the ‘fast ramp rate’ cam lobes that are currently mass marketed for use in the LSX Engine. The new EPS cams are also guaranteed to be within 1/2 degree of specified duration and most importantly, specified intake centerline. If you order a cam that is 112LSA with 4 degrees of advance, you are guaranteed to get a cam within 1/2 degree of 108 intake centerline with the new EPS cams. Please specify whether you want Comp lobes when ordering because otherwise, all cam recommendations will feature the new EPS lobes. The cost for a custom EPS LS hydraulic or solid roller cam is $445 and the cost for an LS cam hydraulic cam with VVT cam phasing is $495
Instructions to receive your cam specs:
1. Submit your $25-$40 payment via PayPal. Order buttons are below.
2. To make sure we have all the information on your vehicle, engine, and it's intended use, we need to have you download and fill out the information sheet by clicking here: Custom Cam Questionnaire
3. Fill out the questionnaire as completely as possible then send back as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org . If you have trouble attaching the document, you may copy the entire document and paste the text into the body of your email. The questions highlighted in red are very important. Please make sure you answer them. If you do not know some of the answers reply with "don't know" or if it's unmodified, then reply with "stock".