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Ok I know this has been a pretty well talked about subject, but mines pretty specific. I got 8 cam choices to choose from, I am building a 383 stroker and I am all done the bottom end. I have 1.6 roller rockers and ported heads ready to go on and my delema is the cam. I have not purchased a torque converter yet, these are my choices for cams,

#229-1730 - 204/[email protected] - 270/280 ADV. DUR. - 420/443 LIFT - LOBE SEP 107/117. Good daily usage, economy, smooth idle, and light towing. power range idle-4200
#229-1713 - 327/350hp GM# 3863151 222/222 [email protected] - 306/306 ADV. DUR. - LIFT 447/447 - 110/118 LOBE SEP. - PERFORMER - GOOD IDLE - power range 1500-4800
#229-1993 - 230/230 [email protected] ADV. DUR 320/320 - LIFT 480/480. THIS IS A SERIOUS CAM - FAIR IDLE - SUPER PERFORMER CLASS III - power range 2000-5200
#229-1988 - 214/224 @.050 - ADV. DUR. 280/290 - LIFT 443/465 - LOBE SEP. 107/117 - PERFORMER CLASS II
#229-1991 - 224/[email protected] - 290/290 ADV. DUR. - 465/465 LIFT - LOBE SEP 107/117 - PERFORMER CLASS II
#229-1994 - 232/[email protected] - 292/300 ADV. DUR. - 488/488 LIFT - 106/110 LOBE SEP. - SUPER PERFORMER CLASS III
#229-2202 209/[email protected] - 266/266 ADV. DUR - 414/414 LIFT - 108/112 LOBE SEP. - MPG PERFORMER RV CAM CLASS I
#229-2205 214/[email protected] - 280/290 ADV. DUR - 443/465 LIFT - 100/124 LOBE SEP. - PERFORMER CLASS II

I want to have that cam sound at idle and power for pulling and a little street racing, I pull it in the truck pulls, Any good suggestions from the cams above along with a torque converter? Thanks...
 

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for a 383 with a lot of torque you will want something in the range of a mid 22x duration and as much lift as you can go and keep it on a 112+2 LSA
 

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Should I be expanding my choices? Can anyone find me a decent deal on a good cam set? I have been looking around to try to find used but havent had much luck.
 

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I edited my previous post, something like a 224/228 on a 112 would net a shitload of torque both peak and under the curve in a 383
 

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you gotta remember Kyle, this is a GEN II engine...

-how much weight, and how often do you plan on towing with this thing?
 

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Other then the occasional truck pull, I pull a sled trailer (small one) probably 5 times a year but thats it other then the occasional street race.
 

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keep the stall about 2800 with a very big cooler for that kind of pulling (sled)

what gears, tire size etc... all these things are important in making a wise choice. also... intake/heads... what are you doing for this area?

have you read the 305/350 sticky??
 

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Yes I've read that sticky, lotsa info. Im running a 10 bolt with 3:73's right now, planning on upgrade to 14 bolt and built 4L65E this year sometime. For tires im running my 285's and im most likley keeping that tire size. The sled might be sold here this week so that would be the end of that trailer pulling, but theirs always the occasional bumper to bumper hook up. My heads are ported now thats about it, and the intake is stock, I plan on the marine intake down the road sometime also, but thats not in my price range at the moment.
 

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if you have ported heads and plan on a marine intake swap then I'd say go with something like that 224/224... plan on putting some 4.10's in that 14B
 

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I have a 218/224 in my Vortec 383. The real power does not really come until about 2500. Also you cannot hear the cam in mine unless you have a really good ear. Very few can tell I have a cam and just think I have an aftermarket exhaust. Also why is the lift so low on those cams?
 
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