6.0 ls camshaft opinions

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Re: 6.0 ls camshaft opinions

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Re: 6.0 ls camshaft opinions

Post by Newold1 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:06 am

Why are you so hung up on small cam profiles in that 204/212 durations?

The stock camshaft in that 6.0L is a 204/211 @ .050.

Do a minimum 210/218 @ 50 with minimum .550" lift

ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT TO SHIFT AT 6000 RPMS! :roll:
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Re: 6.0 ls camshaft opinions

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Re: 6.0 ls camshaft opinions

Post by Keith Morganstein » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:56 am

Newold1 wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:06 am
Why are you so hung up on small cam profiles in that 204/212 durations?

The stock camshaft in that 6.0L is a 204/211 @ .050.

Do a minimum 210/218 @ 50 with minimum .550" lift

ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT TO SHIFT AT 6000 RPMS! :roll:
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Re: 6.0 ls camshaft opinions

Post by ns158sl » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:53 pm

I have a Isky ground 212/212 561/561 on a 112 in a stock 5.3 with shaved heads. It can idle down to around 650 with pretty good chop, but I brought it to 725 and it still has a good idle. Extremely good low end and midrange. I had a dyno graph somewhere but it peaked around 5600 rpm.

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Re: 6.0 ls camshaft opinions

Post by Newold1 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:38 am

I will say it again, for a truck 6.0L that is not racing just call Camotion and order KIP's Stage 2 6.0l truck camshaft and you are done! 210/216 116LSA .550" lift. :wink:
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Re: 6.0 ls camshaft opinions

Post by tt 383 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:19 pm

Not sure if op will see this but it gives a good idea of factory cams and a few shelf cams in a 5.3 and the ls2 for a factory grind or the Crane 210/218 seems to be about the best of both worlds. Is their anything in between? Jegs has some ls grinds as does Elgin if trying to low-ball...
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Re: 6.0 ls camshaft opinions

Post by Newold1 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:43 pm

Most cams are just that cams. It's the particular specification and valve timing events that make a good camshaft for any particular application.

For a 6.0 L LS engine thats in a late year truck a smooth maximum torque at those 1500 -3500rpm ranges that works the best. They need to be in that 210-212/216-218 range with a 115-117 LSA and .500" to .550" lift range to provide the best result. Their are many shelf cams from about $300-$400 per camshaft that will do this from quite a few camshaft suppliers and custom camshaft grinders with today's computer CNC cam grinding machines can make pretty much anything you want. This always seems to be over thought when people start asking what cam should I use. :roll:
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