Given the hype surrounding Wade Phillips’ Denver Broncos defense coming into the Super Bowl, it makes sense they scored the first touchdown of the game.Midway through the first quarter, with the Carolina Panthers struggling to get anything going offensively, Broncos linebacker Von Miller blew by the Panthers line and stripped Newton. Cam Newton and Von Miller have a bit of history—the pair were drafted first and second in the 2011 draft.
Sure, it's easy to just pick the cam listed at the bottom of the cam manufacturer's page to ensure a radical idle, but you want more than just a signifying sound.
Like all other performance modifications, the best results are obtained when parts are matched to complement each other.
Lower gears, freer-flowing exhaust, cylinder-head characteristics, and transmission type must all be considered before deciding which camshaft to choose.
To make this decision properly, you must determine what you want from your car.
This is first time the two top picks in the draft have faced off in a Super Bowl. 1, but (Carolina) didn’t see that way, they took Cam Newton and they won a lot of games,” Miller told ESPN this week.
Carolina surely still takes Newton, who won his first MVP this season, but a bit of sweet draft day payback for Miller.
For example, the same performance camshaft installed in a 400ci small-block will sound significantly tamer and have a lower powerband than the same cam installed in a smaller 283.
This is because (all else being equal) the smaller engine has less volume (less pumping capability) and less engine vacuum.
Do you want it to be a double-duty street/strip car, a tow vehicle, or a very dedicated performance ride that sees limited street use?
Compression ratio and engine size will also affect which camshaft is best.
Before we travel too far ahead, let's lay down some guidelines first.