It's hard to beat a classic! Since it's introduction to the market in 2008, the Tick Performance Polluter V1 camshaft has been well known and respected as the BIGGEST nitrous-friendly camshaft you can fit into a stock LS1 or LS6 without any piston-to-valve-clearance worries (although it's always smart to measure during installation.) It's been making great power, great torque and responding incredibly well to large doses of nitrous for years!
Tick Performance Polluter V1 Classic Camshaft for LS1 & LS6 Engines
242/244 | .61x”/.61x” | LSA112
Designed for: LS1, LS6, LQ4 and LQ9 Engines (325-364ci) with Cathedral Port Heads (as they're equipped with stock)
Basic Operating RPM Range: 3000-7000
Expected Horsepower Gains: 50-70RWHP over the stock camshaft in a well-optimized setup
Aftermarket Headers Required: Yes, Longtube Style
Stall Converter Required: Yes, 4000+RPM
Rear Gear Upgrade Required: Suggested for maximum performance (4.10+ for manual transmissions, 3.73+ for automatics)
Works Well with Nitrous: Yes (shot size less than 250)
Will Pass Most Smog Emissions: No
When we began testing our Polluter V1 cam in 2008, one result was a huge surprise to us: the TORQUE! This cam made 417rwhp & 391rwtq in a regular, every day cam only 2001 Camaro SS with cheap headers and an LS6 intake. No bells, whistles, dyno tricks or crazy expensive parts: the Tick Performance Polluter Cam makes great numbers and drives surprisingly well with a good tune, too. Make sure to check out all the pictures on this page for miscellaneous dyno graphs, and make sure you check out all the videos on this page for a sample of the NASTY idle this camshaft provides.
This camshaft is designed to fit stock engine/cylinder head combinations without the need to clearance your pistons, but since it is a TIGHT fit, we require that you verify piston-to-valve clearance during install. We strongly suggest the use of Tick Performance or Brian Tooley Racing Valvesprings and hardened pushrods with this camshaft (sold separately.) Countless hours were spent developing this camshaft to perform precisely the way we advertise, so as a result, changes to the LSA or any other specification of this camshaft are not available.
Posted by Derek Crockett on 30th Aug 2012
I am a victim of perfection. I tried 4 camshafts before The best GM shop around designed the "POLLUTER". MS3 was not enough lift, MS4 didnt have the LSA I wanted, T-Rex was not as street friendly as i wanted, and the a custom grind from a local speed parts shop wound up needing me to fly cut or go to a different bottom end. Then the stars aligned and Joey told me about this cam. this cam on my forged 347ci motor, trick flow 215cc heads and fast 90/90 through a 6 speed and moser 9'' rearend made 468 on stock injectors maxed out and 482 on bigger fuel system. This is huge.
Posted by Brad E. Kimes on 26th Jul 2012
Owner of a 2004 C5 Corvette that just had the Polluter installed and I really love it! The TrickFlow 215 CNC heads with the FAST LSXR102 really opened up my LS1 motor. 465RWHP on the dyno and it was 98 degrees that day!!
While the idle is awesome, the power rush over 4000RPM is even better. I decided to keep my Vette and now it can keep up and even pass most of the new ones!! Thanks, TICK PERFORMANCE!!