New for 2013: Tick Performance proudly presents our brand new Elite Series of Camshafts specifically for LS2 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 Turbo Stage 2 Camshaft for LS2 Engines
235/231 | .61x"/.59x" | LSA114+6
Designed for: LS2, LQ4 and LQ9 Engines (346-364ci) with Cathedral Port Heads (as they're equipped with stock)
Basic Operating RPM Range: 2400-6400
Expected Horsepower Gains: 60-70RWHP over the stock camshaft in a well-optimized setup (the higher the boost, the higher the gains!)
Expected Torque Gains: 35-45RWTQ over the stock camshaft in a well-optimized setup
Stall Converter Required: Yes, 3600RPM+
Rear Gear Upgrade Required: No, unless your car has an automatic transmission with a 2.73 gear (we suggest 3.23+ for automatics)
Works Well with Nitrous: No, designed for turbocharged applications
Will Pass Most Smog Emissions: No
Our Tick Performance Turbo Stage 2 camshaft is an awesome performer, intended for use with 346-370ci single turbocharged motors using a turbocharger with up to a 96mm turbine wheel (especially heavier applications.) The twist with this camshaft (since its a reverse split) is the torque it produces! This cam also works very well for you guys with smaller 83-92mm turbine wheels that can’t run a cam with a lot of overlap for fear of choking the turbine wheel, but still want a nice idle note. Whether it’s a stock cubic inch build, forged bottom end build, or a junkyard motor that you just want to slap a turbo camshaft in and run fast on the street (and at the track) with - 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 need the 3-Bolt Conversion Kit?
In 2007, GM began installing a camshaft in select LSx engines that used one large bolt to attach the timing chain gear. All Tick Performance Elite Series Camshafts use 3 bolts to attach the timing chain gear, as the earler LSx engines used. If your engine is a 2007 or newer (or if you're not sure which camshaft style you've got), we suggest adding the 3-Bolt Conversion Kit during checkout for an extra $24.99. This Conversion Kit includes everything that you'll need to convert your single-bolt setup over to the 3-Bolt setup (the proper timing chain gear and a set of 3 ARP camshaft bolts.) If you'd prefer to retain the single bolt style camshaft (not recommended), please place your order with us via phone.
1x GM 12586481, 1x ARP 134-1003