New for 2013: Tick Performance proudly presents our brand new Elite Series of Camshafts specifically for LS1 & LS6 Engines! Using the latest and greatest technology available, industry-renowned camshaft expert Martin Smallwood was able to mastermind a complete line of Camshafts that are designed to meet every goal from mild to wild. Our Elite Series of Camshafts are all manufactured by COMP Cams and feature a mixture of LXL, LSL and HUC lobes (with a few other tricks up our sleeve, as well.) Although we suggest measuring for piston-to-valve clearance during ANY camshaft install, every Elite Series Camshaft is designed to fit in a stock engine & stock heads with adequate clearance unless otherwise noted. These cams are designed to maximize power, reliability and valvetrain longevity.
Tick Performance "SNS" torqueMAX Stage 2 Camshaft for LS1 & LS6 Engines
Standard Lobes: 227/235 | .61x"/.62x" | LSA110+3
Milder Lobes: 226/234 | .60x"/.61x" | LSA110+3
Designed for: LS1, LS6, LQ4 and LQ9 Engines (325-364ci) with Cathedral Port Heads (as they're equipped with stock)
Basic Operating RPM Range: 1800-6400
Expected Horsepower Gains: 35-45RWHP over the stock camshaft in a well-optimized setup
Stall Converter Required: Yes, 3200-3600RPM
Rear Gear Upgrade Required: Suggested for maximum performance (3.73+ for manual transmissions, 3.42+ for automatics)
Works Well with Nitrous: Yes (shot size less than 200)
Will Pass Most Smog Emissions: No
Want usable power across the board that doesn't require you turn 6500+RPM to make peak power? You'll love this camshaft! "SNS" stands for Saturday Night Special, because this camshaft is going to turn every head at the weekend cruise-ins! This SNS torqueMAX Stage 2 Camshaft is perfect for guys looking for the lopey idle and peak power numbers of a larger camshaft without giving up any driveability or TORQUE down low in the RPM range. If power UNDER the curve is what you're looking for, this cam is for you! We strongly suggest the use of Brian Tooley Racing Valvesprings and hardened pushrods with this camshaft (sold separately.) Hundreds of 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.
Option Guide: Do I want the Standard or the Milder Lobes?
If you want a few thousand more miles from your valvesprings and are willing to sacrifice some horsepower/torque for those miles, we also offer this camshaft with milder lobes (choose the "milder" camshaft during checkout.)
Posted by Aaron Seehafer on 20th Feb 2013
I ordered the Tick Performance "SNS" torqueMAX Stage 2 Camshaft with standard lobe, and received it in less than a week! Martin at Tick Performance was a great help with choosing this cam. Martin described to me where the hp/tq would be in the powerband, and gave me a lot of other details about how this cam would perform. There are a few dyno graphs and youtube videos of this cam performing, and all I can say is WOW!! I highly suggest this cam if you want a lot of low end hp/tq as well as a lot of midrange hp/tq.