Tick Performance proudly offers our Elite Series of Camshafts designed specifically for 4.8, 5.3, LS2, LQ4 & LQ9 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 towMAX Stage 1 Camshaft for 4.8, 5.3, LS2, LQ4 & LQ9 Engines
208/216 | .561"/.561" | LSA113+4
Designed for: 4.8, 5.3, LS2, LQ4 & LQ9 Engines with Cathedral Port Heads
Basic Operating RPM Range: Idle-5500
Expected Horsepower Gains: 25-35RWHP over the stock camshaft in a well-optimized setup
Expected Torque Gains: 35-45RWTQ over the stock camshaft in a well-optimized setup
Stall Converter Required: No
Rear Gear Upgrade Required: No
Works Well with Nitrous: Yes (shot size less than 200)
Will Pass Most Smog Emissions: Yes
New for 2017! Ever since we first released our Elite Series of Camshafts, one question has consistently been asked: which one is best for TOWING? Now, we're proud to release the all-new towMAX Camshafts, specifically designed for guys who tow and are looking for more power where they need it - UNDER the curve! This camshaft is perfect if you're looking to delete the factory DOD/AFM and VVT systems. We strongly suggest the use of our Tick/PAC Dual Valvesprings (although you can get away with using PAC #1219 drop-in springs) 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.