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#1 Old Oct 20th, 2004, 02:17 AM
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Camshaft selections for VG30E

I am debating on which camshaft I should purchase. I have a '95 Hardbody
4WD V6 pickup and need more torque. I have the VG30E engine and notice that there are several manufacturers that provide cams for my application. Stock camshaft profile is: 0.374"/248deg

1. JWT S1 0.440"/260deg
2. JWT S2 0.473"/266deg
3. Z Store S1 0.420"/240deg
4. Z Store S2 0.427"/270deg
5. Z Store S3 0.435"/280deg
6. Isky Cam S1 0.425"/256deg
7. Isky Cam S2 0.430"/264deg

Which camshaft from the above will give me the best torque at low-mid range
rpm? I do a lot of off-roading and have large tires and need more power.

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I am debating on which camshaft I should purchase. I have a '95 Hardbody
4WD V6 pickup and need more torque. I have the VG30E engine and notice that there are several manufacturers that provide cams for my application. Stock camshaft profile is: 0.374"/248deg

1. JWT S1 0.440"/260deg
2. JWT S2 0.473"/266deg
3. Z Store S1 0.420"/240deg
4. Z Store S2 0.427"/270deg
5. Z Store S3 0.435"/280deg
6. Isky Cam S1 0.425"/256deg
7. Isky Cam S2 0.430"/264deg

Which camshaft from the above will give me the best torque at low-mid range
rpm? I do a lot of off-roading and have large tires and need more power.

Thank you,
Read the article here: http://www.nissanperformancemag.com/...04/pathfinder/
They installed what looks like the Isky Cam S2 (0.430"/264deg) which is in the middle of your list. They also added a set of headers and a free-er intake (previous article).

The article at least gives you an idea of how their setup worked out.

I would personally stay away from anything too radical as the high lift-longer duration cams tend to idle rough and not have a lot of low end power. They only seem to provide a benefit at higher rpms.

Brian

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Have you tried installing a high-flow intake and exhaust/headers first? Try that and see how the seat of your pants feel changes. BIG difference over stock when done properly.

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Have you tried installing a high-flow intake and exhaust/headers first? Try that and see how the seat of your pants feel changes. BIG difference over stock when done properly.
Actually, all three of them together will give a better bang for the buck. They all serve the same purpose, that is to improve the flow of air/gases through the system. The only difference is they work on different areas; before the heads(high flow intake), through the heads (camshaft), and after the heads (headers and low restriction muffler). If you leave one out, then you have a potential bottleneck in that area.

I believe this another "more than the sum of its parts" thing.

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