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Hey guys, this is my first time posting on a forum and I had some questions about finding a cam to put in my 2001 mustang gt. I have a Steeda CIA, BBK lt headers, BBK O/R X pipe and borla stingers. Everything else is stock. Does anyone have any suggestions on a decent size street/ strip cam that will work with what I have? Also, I was reading that some cams require a higher gear like 3.73's, and I'm not sure what gears I have in there stock, does anyone know? Should I put some higher gears on there before I cam it? :headscratch:
 

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Welcome to the site. I don't know anything about cams, but I can hopefully provide some input towards your current gears. Use this link to put in the information. It should tell you the gear ratio that you have right now.

http://www.corral.net/tech/gearcalc.html
 

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3.27 would be the stock gearing, if you still have them.

Cam selection for these cars ALL depends on what you want to do with the car. You need to figure out your power goals and the ultimate function of the car (daily driver, street/strip, strip, road racer, etc, etc) before anyone can venture any sort of guess.

The various Stage 2 cams out there have been very popular. In this case you are looking at cams that do not require reworking the bottom end of the engine (ie, they do not create interference with the pistons - stronger cams WILL).

I would recommend you do some thinking as to what you want out of the car, and come back to us and we can guide you as to how best to get it.
 

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Well, I want it to be mainly a street car because it is my daily driver. So I want it to be mean on the street but i'll also take it out to the track some weekends just for fun but mainly just a mean street mustang is what I am looking for.
 

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Hitech stage 2 cams seem to work pretty well on N/A GT's.
 

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The HiTech Stage 2's are not a bad choice at all. You can run them with the stock springs, too, whereas most of the other Stage 2's have a more aggressive profile and will require stronger springs (ie, Comp Stage 2 Cams with Beehive Springs).

Note that there is no easier time to pull the heads and get them ported than when replacing cams, and ported heads will just about double the power gains from the cams...
 

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i would say hitech stage 2 all the way they yeild a really good gain without having any piston to valve clearance problems but depending on how many miles are on the car i suggest replacing your stock valve springs while you have the car apart and now would be the most cost effective time to have your heads ported their is only about a 2-300 dollar price diff. to pull the heads and replace the cams and the gains will be almost double hope that helps and welcome aboard
 
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