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Old 08-15-2009, 04:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OEM 'L' Cam vs. 'N' Cam

I am considering replacing the OEM 'N' cam in my new (1999) crate EVO motor, with a 1988-92 vintage 'L' cam. Looking at the specs for the two cams, it definitely appears the L is hotter, but I wonder how much hotter, and if gas mileage would be better or worse. Has anyone ever swapped an L with an N cam?
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.472 (N) vs .495 (L) lift. Some other little things, but not as stuffy as the N grind. I believe the N grind was HD's worst EPA cam made.

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Or you could put a mild performance cam in it, maybe an EV27, and be much better off.
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Or you could put a mild performance cam in it, maybe an EV27, and be much better off.
My thoughts exactly...tons of mild options out there.
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