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 Turbo Stage 1 V2 Camshaft for LS2 Engines
227/231 | .625"/.605" | LSA114+4
Designed for: LS2, LQ4 and LQ9 Engines (346-364ci) with Cathedral Port Heads (as they're equipped with stock)
Basic Operating RPM Range: 2000-6200
Expected Horsepower Gains: 45-55RWHP over the stock camshaft in a well-optimized setup (the higher the boost, the higher the gains!)
Expected Torque Gains: 20-30RWTQ over the stock camshaft in a well-optimized setup
Stall Converter Required: Yes, 3200-3600RPM
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 1 V2 Camshaft is freshly re-designed, an entry-level upgrade that is intended for guys who are using a single turbocharger with up to an 87mm turbine wheel on a stock cubic inch motor. You will notice a difference in idle, but nothing drastic. Performance, on the other hand, will be MUCH improved when you jump on the throttle! 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.