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post #1 of 8 Old 04-30-2010, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
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Edelbrock Performer cam

I am considering installing an Edelbrock performer cam in my 360 I'm getting to drop into my CJ5. Is it worth the trouble to install it. How much "seat of the pants" difference is there over stock. I already have the Performer intake and a 600 Holley with headers. Also have the MSD 6a hooked up. Just wanting to get a couple of opinions on if it was worth it to you. Thanks

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post #2 of 8 Old 04-30-2010, 05:51 AM
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THat's pretty much the setup I have.

I don't know if the cam alone is going to make a HUGE difference. It will make 'some'. That edelbrock stuff works really well when you use it all together as a system.

I would say go for it.
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post #3 of 8 Old 04-30-2010, 11:21 AM
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I have the performer rpm package on my 304 and it made a huge difference in seat of pant's feel. I think it was worth the cam and lifters. With a 360 I bet it's even more noticable.
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It's quite a simple upgrade, I replaced the timing gears and chain whilst I was at it

'86 cj7, 360 cui, msd ignition, hedman htc's and still upgrading
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-02-2010, 08:16 AM
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Slapped a Perfromer cam and intake on my 360 when I rebuilt it. The enigine is powerful and idles fine. A cam shaft is like the brain for you engine. A friend of mine who builds drag cars is religious about cam shaft upgrades. To answer your question, "is it worth it?" I'd say yes. There is more to it then just the cam though. Edlebrock says to use "Sure Seat" valve springs with the cam. I also used their performer timing chain and new push rods/rockers (factory replacement rockers and Comp Cams push rods). My cam came with new lifters. Another thing to keep in mind is cam break-in! I have read and been told that flat tappet cams can fail prematurely if they are not broken in properly. Eldlebrock said to run the motor at 2000-2500 RPM for the first 20 min upon initial start up. Also with flat tappet cam break-in you may want to consider buying a bottle of ZDDP addative, bought my ZDDP (by Lucas) at a local auto part/machine shop for about $9. I have seen it on Summit Racing's website also. I think Royal Purple sells a break-in engine oil now too that has ZDDP addative in it already. Good luck!
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-02-2010, 08:38 AM
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^Or you can just use the Rotella oil.
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Was going to run the Performer RPM cam, was talked out of it.
went with a Comp Cams Xtreme energy 4x4 cam.

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^Or you can just use the Rotella oil.
X2 absolutely !
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-02-2010, 04:27 PM
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I have an Xtreme 4x4 cam also. X4270H
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