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[NSW] Kilowatts

Discussion in 'General' started by Imposter34, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Imposter34

    Imposter34 New Member

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    Just wonderin if anybody would know roughly how many kilowatts i should have in my vs 5litre if my engine has just been rebuilt and has had a stage 3 cam put in or would i have to run it on the dyno
     
  2. immortality

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    Stage 3? doesn't really mean a lot unless you mention the manufacturer or know the cam specs.

    Ideally you would have the engine tuned which should also let you know what sort killerwasps it's making.
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    Well the VS club sport had 185kw from memory so your probably getting close to that.
     
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    Its a stage 3 crow cam plus it has a stage 4 performance chip and extractors does that give me any more kilowatts
     
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    I had a camed 5 litre which made 146kw at the wheels. As others have said depends on cam. Go get a power run done to find out. Only costs $70 or so from memory
     
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    What is a "stage"? Every cam manufacturers "stage" is different. Can't tell you anything without specs. Crow's "stage 3" is going to be different to Camtech's "stage 3" which will be different to Lunati's "stage 3". Just link the cam you bought.

    Tuners don't tune in "stages", otherwise it would be some tickbox exercise and everybody would tune cars themselves. Without anything to go on like a dyno sheet or any other info, we can't tell you anything. If it's an ebay chip it's likely garbage. Also worth mentioning that typically a cam change (usually especially something that markets itself as "stage 3") really needs to be dyno tuned.

    "Stage" is a marketing term. Can't tell you anything unless you give actual part details like the actual specs or part number of the cam etc...
     
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    i think the stage 3 crow cam for the 304 is the 4503 cam (227°/220° @ .050" 113lsa).
     
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    Depends on the dyno too. Some will read higher than others.
     
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    Kilowatts/horsepower are just numbers and something to brag about. If you like how your car goes, that’s great......If you don’t, mod it more until you do.
     
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