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Picking a cam for torque

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Old 12-19-2013, 12:53 AM
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I'm planning a kegger mod and second fix with hughes plate, harland sharp RR, new timing set and cam change.

Operating range is generally 1800-2600 almost all the time. I do wheel the truck and more torque everywhere would be a bonus. If anyone is running a cam for towing or torque (both) post up the brand and model # or the specs.

And does anybody know the stock cam specs for a 2000 dodge ram 5.9?

I'm open to suggestions, so get back to me.
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:04 AM
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I can't speak to how much torque this cam has YET but on paper it looks great. I have it in the 5.9 engine I have just rebuilt for my Jeep. This is the cam I am using "Competition Cams 206029 CRS262HR12 Camshaft" and the spec's are: 800-5000rpm; Adv. Dur. 262 Int./264 Exh.; Valve Lift .480 Int./.512 Exh.; Lobe Angle 112 deg.
I also added 1.65 rockers on the intake and 1.7 rockers on the exhaust for a little more lift. I'll know come springtime just what this cam is like once I get the Jeep back on the road.
You'll want to add a better exhaust and air cleaner to go with your other mods.
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:52 AM
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Way ahead of you, I've got truck headers, no cat, flowmaster 40 series, volant intake...
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Old 12-19-2013, 08:04 AM
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comp cams 20-745-9 i have this cam in my 360, along with 1.7s. low end torque=priceless!
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A "Sausage" cam has been mentioned a few times as being a good torque cam for these engines.
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comp cams 20-745-9 i have this cam in my 360, along with 1.7s. low end torque=priceless!
Did this cam require custom tunes from SCT?
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I'm still looking for the best cam that'll work with my setup to gain some more power when I get my m1 too.
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I'm still looking for the best cam that'll work with my setup to gain some more power when I get my m1 too.
$400-$600 isn't worth the trouble for the 20 hp that an intake costs. Mod your kegger and do the cam.
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Here is what I found for stock cam specs:
http://enginetechcatalog.com/Interch...mshaft+-+Stock
No clue as to how accurate it may be.

Dave
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$400-$600 isn't worth the trouble for the 20 hp that an intake costs. Mod your kegger and do the cam.
Intake alone? No it's not. Intake+cam+heads? Hell yes it will open the engine up

Do it right ChillyPhil get them shtty stock heads off
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