Even if you’ve improved your engine’s breathing capability with an intake, cylinder heads, headers, and performance exhaust system, you still won’t be getting the full benefit of these mods if the valves don’t open and close at the right time, or don’t open long enough or far enough to allow the optimal quantity of gases to flow. The camshaft controls valve operation, and few other components have as much impact on engine performance.

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      # sp9059
      Rollin' Thunder Hydraulic Camshaft by Edelbrock®. Rollin' Thunder camshafts are designed to improve horsepower and torque, produce a great sounding performance idle and provide excellent vacuum at idle to support power accessories....
      Performance - Roller camshafts produce higher lift velocity and faster valve action produces increased horsepower and torque gainsDrivability - Produces great sounding idle while providing excellent vacuum at idle to support power accessories
      $245.03 - $1,130.25
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      # sp20830
      BareBones Hydraulic Flat Tappet Camshaft by Lunati®. BareBones Camshafts allow you to get an upgrade in horsepower without killing your budget. A good fit for mild race, street and off-road applications, the BareBones line has a...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $118.97 - $717.63
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      # sp23055
      Performer RPM Camshaft and Lifter Kit by Edelbrock®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Edelbrock features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $209.71 - $307.08
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      # sp9062
      Torker-Plus Camshaft by Edelbrock®. Designed to work with Torker II manifolds for performance from 2500 to 6500 rpm, these camshafts are ideal for high-performance street, drag or marine applications. Torker-Plus cams have a...
      50-state emissions street legalThe finest quality at a great price
      $312.63
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      # sp14495
      Performer-Plus Camshaft and Lifter Kit by Edelbrock®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by Edelbrock features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $227.46
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp9055
      Performer-RPM Camshaft by Edelbrock®. Designed for street high-performance applications, Performer RPM cams provide power from 1500 to 6500 rpm. These hydraulic lifter camshafts are dyno-matched to Performer RPM manifolds for...
      50-state emissions street legalThe finest quality at a great price
      $231.66 - $290.60
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      # sp4301
      Performer-Plus Camshaft with Lifter Kit by Edelbrock®. Designed for optimum torque from the low-end to the mid-range, Performer-Plus camshafts match with Performer manifolds for vehicles operating from off-idle to 5500 rpm. They...
      Optimum torque from the low-end to the mid-rangeSmooth idling cams for daily drivers, trucks, vans, RVs and 4x4s
      $157.27 - $253.20
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      # sp28894
      High Performance Camshaft by Melling®. Melling offers a full line of camshafts for domestic cars & light trucks, import vehicles, marine and high performance engines.
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $63.20 - $370.09
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      # sp53468
      Tuner Series Turbo Camshaft by Blox Racing®. BLOX Racing Tuner Series camshafts are designed and manufactured using OEM-spec, chill-cast camshaft cores.Tuner Series Turbo camshafts provide an ideal balance of lift and duration for...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $456.00
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      # sp53465
      Tuner Series P2 Camshaft by Blox Racing®. BLOX Racing is pleased to add two new profiles to its list of high performance B-series camshafts. Like all BLOX camshafts, each is manufactured using brand new, chill cast cores. All...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $472.00
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      # sp53450
      Competition Series High Speed Lift Camshaft by Blox Racing®. BLOX Racing Competition Series camshafts are designed and manufactured using BLOX Racing's own chill-cast camshaft cores. The Competition Series cores are cast with...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $488.00
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      # sp53452
      Competition Series Turbo Camshaft by Blox Racing®. The Competition series cores are cast with wider primary and secondary lobes in order to provide better valvetrain stability at higher RPMs. Each camshaft profile designed offers...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $464.00
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      # sp53467
      Tuner Series Stage III Camshaft by Blox Racing®. BLOX Racing Tuner Series camshafts are designed and manufactured using OEM-spec, chill-cast camshaft cores. Tuner Series Stage 3 camshafts are ideal for highly modified street and...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $456.00
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      # sp53451
      Competition Series Stage 2 Camshaft by Blox Racing®. BLOX Racing Competition Series camshafts are designed and manufactured using BLOX Racing's own chill-cast camshaft cores. The Competition Series cores are cast with wider...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $416.00
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      # sp53466
      Tuner Series Stage I Camshaft by Blox Racing®. BLOX Racing Tuner Series camshafts are designed and manufactured using OEM-spec, chill-cast camshaft cores. Tuner Series Stage 1 camshafts are ideal for mild to highly modified street...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $456.00
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      # sp53469
      Tuner Series Type-A Camshaft by Blox Racing®. BLOX Racing Tuner Series camshafts are designed and manufactured using OEM-spec, chill-cast camshaft cores. Tuner Series Type-A camshafts are ideal for stock to mild engine builds....
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $480.00
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      # sp53460
      Race Type-C Camshaft by Blox Racing®. BLOX Racing camshafts are designed and manufactured using OEM-spec, gun-drilled camshaft cores. BLOX Racing K-series DOHC i-VTEC Type-C camshafts are designed for RACE ONLY engine builds....
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $680.00
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      # sp53464
      Tuner Series High Speed Lift Camshaft by Blox Racing®. BLOX Racing Tuner Series camshafts are designed and manufactured using OEM-spec, chill-cast camshaft cores. Tuner Series HSL (High Speed Lift) camshafts are ideal for mild to...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $480.00
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      # sp53456
      K-Series Type-B Camshaft by Blox Racing®. BLOX Racing camshafts are designed and manufactured using OEM-spec, gun-drilled camshaft cores. BLOX Racing K-series DOHC i-VTEC Type-B camshafts are ideal for mild to highly modified...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $680.00
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      # sp53453
      Competition Series Type-C Camshaft by Blox Racing®. BLOX Racing Competition Series camshafts are designed and manufactured using BLOX Racing's own chill-cast camshaft cores. The Competition Series cores are cast with wider primary...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $496.00
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      # sp19326
      Camshaft by Brian Crower®. Set of Two. 266/272 Spec. Duration: 264°/264°. Duration @ .050 Int/Exh: 204°/212°. Lift (mm): 10.18/9.66. Lift (in): .401"/.381". Position: Intake/Exhaust. Kit: BC0140. All Motor Street BC0061. Short...
      $360.26 - $1,202.50
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      # sp28714
      PowerMax Hydraulic Flat Tappet Camshaft and Lifter Kit by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleBump up engine power to the next level
      $225.15
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      # sp17682
      PowerMax Cam and Lifter Kit by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by Crane...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleBump up engine power to the next level
      $197.42 - $430.19
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      # sp17651
      Hydraulic Roller Camshaft by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by Crane Cams....
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleBump up engine power to the next level
      $359.30 - $775.31
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      # sp17649
      Hydraulic Flat Tappet Camshaft and Lifter Kit by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleBump up engine power to the next level
      $200.42 - $518.85
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      # sp28703
      DOHC Camshaft by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by Crane Cams. Revel in an...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleBump up engine power to the next level
      $477.91 - $724.63
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      # sp17703
      SOHC Camshaft by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by Crane Cams. Revel in an...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleBump up engine power to the next level
      $162.14 - $531.07
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      # sp17665
      Mechanical Flat Tappet Camshaft by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by Crane...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleBump up engine power to the next level
      $130.86 - $383.77
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      # sp17666
      Mechanical Roller Camshaft by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by Crane Cams....
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleBump up engine power to the next level
      $369.85 - $450.97
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      # sp17656
      Hydraulic Roller Tappet Camshaft by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by Crane...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleBump up engine power to the next level
      $345.62 - $673.87
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      # sp17626
      Energizer Cam and Lifter Kit by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by Crane...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleBump up engine power to the next level
      $190.05 - $242.42
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      # sp17702
      Saturday Night Special Cam and Lifter Kit by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleBump up engine power to the next level
      $296.09 - $508.76
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      # sp17659
      Mechanical Flat Tappet Camshaft by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by Crane...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleBump up engine power to the next level
      $130.88 - $412.24
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      # sp17650
      Hydraulic Lifter Camshaft by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by Crane Cams....
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleBump up engine power to the next level
      $130.02 - $406.51
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      # sp17647
      Hydraulic Flat Tappet Camshaft by Crane Cams®. High-performance engine builders and street tuners who crave for maximum performance out of their vehicle, choose these top-grade performance products painstakingly designed by Crane...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleBump up engine power to the next level
      $116.26 - $256.89
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      # sp57019
      High Performance Compu-Pro Level 3 Hydraulic Flat Tappet Camshaft by Crower®. 1 Piece. INT/EXH - Dur @ 0.050" Lift: 214°/218° RR: 1.6/1.6 Gross Lift: 0.488"/0.490" LSA: 112° RPM: 1800 to 4500 Redline: 5000. These cams offer...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $182.24
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      # sp21543
      Original Performance Modular Camshafts by Crower®. 1 Pair. INT/EXH - Dur @ 0.050" Lift: 216°/216° RR: 1.8/1.8 Gross Lift: 0.581"/0.581" LSA: 114° RPM: 1500 to 6500 Redline: 6500. Designed specifically for supercharger...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $742.21 - $1,422.39
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      # sp21553
      Stock Lift Rule Performance Level 5 Hydraulic Flat Tappet Camshaft by Crower®. 1 Piece. Extensive cylinder head modification, bigger titanium valves, lightweight valve train, maximum flow carburetion or fuel injection, racing gas...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $249.74 - $255.14
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      # sp21532
      Compu-Pro Performance Level 5 Mechanical Flat Tappet Camshaft by Crower®. 1 Piece. Extensive cylinder head modification, bigger titanium valves, lightweight valve train, maximum flow carburetion or fuel injection, racing gas...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $255.14 - $259.19
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      # sp21546
      Power Compu-Pro Performance Level 2 Hydraulic Flat Tappet Camshaft by Crower®. 1 Piece. More power and an extended rpm range. Excellent low end and mid-range power. Perfect combination of power and mileage with extended rpm range....
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $182.24 - $193.04
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      # sp57023
      Modular Camshafts by Crower®. Set of 4. INT/EXH - Dur @ 0.050" Lift: 206°/206° RR: 1.8/1.8 Gross Lift: 0.475"/0.475" LSA: 114° RPM: Idle to 5900 Redline: 6400 . Stage 2 - Designed specifically for supercharger applications for...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $1,355.19
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      # sp21545
      Power Beast Performance Level 4 Hydraulic Flat Tappet Camshaft by Crower®. 1 Piece. INT/EXH - Dur @ 0.050" Lift: 221°/229° RR: 1.5/1.5 Gross Lift: 0.455"/0.470" LSA: 112° RPM: 2000 to 4800 Redline: 5300. Upper mid-range to top...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $175.49
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      # sp21556
      Ultra-Action Performance Level 5 Mechanical Roller Camshaft by Crower®. 1 Piece. INT/EXH - Dur @ 0.050" Lift: 256°/260° RR: 1.5/1.5 Gross Lift: 0.626"/0.627" LSA: 105° RPM: 3000 to 7000 Redline: 7500. High torque oval track...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $391.19
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      # sp57022
      Mileage Compu-Pro Performance Level 1 Hydraulic Flat Tappet Camshaft by Crower®. 1 Piece. INT/EXH - Dur @ 0.050" Lift: 192°/196° RR: 1.6/1.6 Gross Lift: 0.424"/0.430" LSA: 112° RPM: Idle to 3500 Redline: 4000. Enhances throttle...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $187.64
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      # sp32736
      Camshaft by Elgin®. Each Elgin PRO STOCK camshaft is precision-machined and hardened from a premium-quality blank manufactured in certified U.S. facilities. As a leading supplier of performance, standard automotive and RV...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $46.72 - $110.87
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      # sp32737
      Camshaft and Lifter Kit by Elgin®. Includes 1 Camshaft and 16 Lifters. Elgin cam and cam/lifter kits cover every conceivable performance requirement – from oval and drag racing to street performance to light-truck towing...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $137.69 - $167.39
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      # sp28809
      Camshaft by Chevrolet Performance®. The camshaft is one of the most important factors in determining an engine's overall performance profile and capability. These precision-engineered, extensively-tested camshafts allow you to...
      Designed to unlock more performance out of your vehicleDeliver a reasonable balance of strength and durability
      $144.44 - $348.74
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      # sp21955
      Performance Camshafts by GSC Power-Division®.
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $525.00 - $884.70
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      # sp19362
      Hydraulic Flat Tappet Camshaft by Howards Cams®. 1 Piece. All Howards™ cams use the highest-grade quality cores available. Computer designed with knowledge of over 65 years of peformance and racing camshaft manucacturing....
      $133.91 - $143.99
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      # sp19374
      Retro-Fit Hydraulic Roller Camshaft and Lifter Kits by Howards Cams®. Includes Lifters, Assembly Lubricant. All Howards™ cams are ground at Howards Cams™, not reboxed like some cam companies. All Howards™ cams use the...
      $618.31 - $674.95
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      # sp19370
      Oval Track Lift Rule Hydraulic Flat Tappet Camshaft by Howards Cams®. 1 Piece.
      $148.49 - $153.35
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      # sp19378
      Steel Billet Mechanical Roller Camshaft by Howards Cams®. 1 Piece. All Howards™ cams are ground at Howards Cams™, not reboxed like some cam companies. All Howards™ cams use the highest-grade race quality cores available. All...
      100% ground at Howards Cams™ (no re-box)High grade race quality cores
      $322.49 - $347.49
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      # sp19373
      Retro-Fit Hydraulic Roller Camshaft by Howards Cams®. All Howards™ cams are ground at Howards Cams™, not reboxed like some cam companies. All Howards™ cams use the highest-grade race quality cores available. All hydraulic...
      $298.74
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      # sp19367
      Mechanical Flat Tappet Camshaft by Howards Cams®. All Howards™ cams use the highest-grade quality cores available. Computer designed with knowledge of over 65 years of peformance and racing camshaft manucacturing. Howards™...
      $148.49 - $187.64
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      # sp19363
      Hydraulic Roller Camshaft by Howards Cams®. 1 Piece. All Howards™ cams are ground at Howards Cams™, not reboxed like some cam companies. All Howards™ cams use the highest-grade race quality cores available. All hydraulic and...
      Great for Street, Touring, Street/Strip and Bracket ApplicationsManufactured on Dedicated High Precission Machines
      $298.74
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      # sp63602
      Camshaft by Isky Racing Cams®. Max #1 Solid. A racing camshaft is a precision product that requires tender loving care in its installation. Probably anyone with some natural feel for mechanics can install a racing camshaft,...
      $365.75
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      # sp21635
      Oval Track Solid Flat Tappet Camshaft by Isky Racing Cams®. A racing camshaft is a precision product that requires tender loving care in its installation. Probably anyone with some natural feel for mechanics can install a racing...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $176.72 - $219.19
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      # sp21636
      Oval Track Solid Roller Tappet Camshaft by Isky Racing Cams®. A racing camshaft is a precision product that requires tender loving care in its installation. Probably anyone with some natural feel for mechanics can install a racing...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $395.16 - $436.05
    • (0 reviews)
      # sp21640
      Solid Flat Tappet Camshaft by Isky Racing Cams®.
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $251.56 - $638.62
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      # sp21634
      Oval Track Hydraulic Flat Tappet Camshaft by Isky Racing Cams®. A racing camshaft is a precision product that requires tender loving care in its installation. Probably anyone with some natural feel for mechanics can install a...
      Designed to deliver trouble-free, consistent performanceRight for your vehicle and lifestyle
      $172.56 - $193.35




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    OE camshafts are designed for the vehicle’s factory configuration, and if you’ve modified your vehicle and/or have specific performance goals, your engine can produce much more power with an aftermarket performance camshaft. From increased mileage to towing, better street performance and a “lumpy” idle, to all out racing, we have the right grind for every application including hydraulic and solid, flat tappet and roller lifters.

    Along with the mods listed above, compression ratio, transmission type, differential gearing, and vehicle weight must be factored in when choosing a cam. Specs will vary, but in general performance camshafts have higher lift to open the valves further, increasing airflow and power. Performance camshafts also typically have longer duration – the valves are open longer, which increases high RPM power. Longer duration is typically accompanied by increased overlap (when both intake and exhaust valves are open), which can enhance cylinder filling at high RPM, but can also result in less vacuum for power accessories at low RPM.

    Lobe Separation Angle (LSA), the number of camshaft degrees between the centerlines of the intake and exhaust lobes, is another spec you’ll encounter. In general, a camshaft with a tighter (smaller) LSA makes more torque at lower RPM and increases cylinder pressure; valve overlap is increased, with less idle vacuum and a rougher idle. A wider (larger) LSA reduces maximum torque but the power band is widened and peak torque occurs at a higher RPM. There is more vacuum at idle and idle quality is improved. A cam can also be advanced or retarded during installation to alter the RPM where peak power is delivered.

    There are flat tappet and roller performance cams and the proper lifters much be used with each kind. Roller cams have much more aggressive ramp rates that would cause a flat tappet lifter to dig into the ramp. These ramp rates allow the valves to open faster and remain at high lift for most of the opening duration, which increases power. Roller cam and lifter kits are available to convert older flat tappet engines. Flat tappet cams should always be purchased in a kit that includes new lifters. As a rule, the entire valvetrain should be upgraded when a performance camshaft is installed, especially the valve springs.

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