Tick Performance proudly offers our Elite Series of Camshafts designed specifically for LS2 Engines! Using the latest and greatest technology available, we've put together 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 Cam Motion and are updated with a new version every time an advancement in valvetrain technology becomes available, so they're ALWAYS cutting-edge! 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 3 V2 Camshaft for LS2 Engines
237/242 | .633"/.608" | LSA111+3
Designed for: LS2, LQ4 and LQ9 Engines (346-364ci) with Cathedral Port Heads (as they're equipped with stock)
Basic Operating RPM Range: 2800-7000
Expected Horsepower Gains: 60-70RWHP over the stock camshaft in a well-optimized setup
Expected Torque Gains: 30-40RWTQ over the stock camshaft in a well-optimized setup
Stall Converter Required: Yes, 3600-4000RPM
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 200)
Will Pass Most Smog Emissions: No
"SNS" stands for Saturday Night Special, because this camshaft is going to turn every head at the weekend cruise-ins! Freshly re-designed for 2014, the torque curve produced by the SNS torqueMAX Stage 3 is down-right insane and you’ll be blown away by the shape of the curve from this larger sized cam. It will pull cleanly to 6800-7000rpm if need be, but shifting at 6600-6700rpm is recommended. We strongly suggest the use of our Tick/PAC Dual 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.