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I've always heard good things about comp cams but the cam that they suggested for me doesn't seem like it'd be worth all the trouble with how much power it'd give me. That's why I'm kinda liking the trick flow cam now just because everything I've read has been good about it. Do you have any idea which cam it is? I've heard running anything over .510 lift is where you start getting into valve clearance issues. How bad would a smaller cam like this hurt gas mileage?
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No matter which manufacturer you go with, watch where the power comes in, if too high on the rpm range then you lose low end torque and TORQUE is what you want.

Remember, torque gets you moving, hp keep you moving.

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Yea and with the tires and weight of the truck I'd like to have more torque than horsepower.
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I would have to look at the exact number on the cam but when I chose my latest cam it was for low end power… it start making power at about 1500 rpms and goes to 5500 but will whine higher.
I don’t need anything above the 4 to 5000 range so this the cam should work well.
As I stated earlier the cam has a lot of lift .500+.
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That's how I am too. I really dont need anything over 4500 rpm's.
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Im running a TFS stg I with 1.6 rollers, its a good strong cam from 2500 to 6500 would be good with steep gears and or 2800 stall conv.
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IMHO… Street Truck 4x4… I would not get too high on the RPM Range, that will take away drivability.
Higher RPM Range, less Lower Torque Spec and less sit of the pants feel, also if off roading then higher RPMs will be needed for running a trail.
Don’t start fooling around with Torque Converter Stall Speed, you think drivability goes away quick with a high rpm cam, up rev your stall speed and you will lose drivability so fast it ill make your head spin.

Now if this is a 2x4, then we maybe talking another story.
If drag racing, high rpm and stall speed is the name of the game.

99rngr, what are you planning to do with this truck after you upgrade the cam ?
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I'm really not even sure. I'd like to make it pretty quick. But not take away the driveability and still be able to take it offroad a little. That's why I'm wanting more torque just so it can still get out of its own way. It's my daily driver, I'm just wanting a little more power.
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