LS2 Tick Performance Stage 1 SNS TorqueMAX Camshaft


Model Number: SNS0012
Tick Performance

Tick Performance proudly presents our brand new Elite Series of Camshafts specifically for LS2 Engines! Using the latest and greatest technology available, industry-renowned camshaft expert Martin Smallwood was able to mastermind a complete line of Camshafts that are designed to meet every goal from mild to wild. The Elite Series of Camshafts are all manufactured by COMP Cams and feature a mixture of LXL, LSL and HUC lobes (with a few other tricks up our sleeve, as well.) 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 “SNS” torqueMAX Stage 1 Camshaft for LS2 Engines

Standard Lobes: 223/231 | .61x”/.61x” | LSA110+2

Designed for:

LS2, LQ4 and LQ9 Engines (346-364ci) with Cathedral Port Heads (as they’re equipped with stock)

Basic Operating RPM Range: 1400-6400

Expected Horsepower Gains: 35-45RWHP over the stock camshaft in a well-optimized setup

Expected Torque Gains: 15-25RWTQ over the stock camshaft in a well-optimized setup

Stall Converter Required: Yes, 2800-3200RPM

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: Yes (shot size less than 200)

Will Pass Most Smog Emissions: No

“SNS” stands for Saturday Night Special, because this camshaft is going to turn every head at the weekend cruise-ins! This SNS torqueMAX Stage 1 Camshaft is perfect for guys looking for the lopey idle and peak power numbers of a larger camshaft without giving up any driveability or TORQUE down low in the RPM range. If power UNDER the curve is what you’re looking for, this cam is for you! We strongly suggest the use of Brian Tooley Racing 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.

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