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Ford Performance Hot Rod Performance Camshafts (05-10 GT)

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  • Aggressive 60's Muscle Car Lopey Idle
  • Increases Horsepower
  • Safe with Stock Valve Train
  • Fits 2005-2010 3V 4.6L GT
Aggressive Sound. Give your 4.6L 3-valve Mustang an aggressive lopey idle reminiscent of the classic muscle cars of the 60's with a set of Ford Racing Hot Rod Cams. No other cam manufacturer can offer the same aggressive sound and durability of these cams, in fact no one will believe it's a modular engine.

Safe Upgrade. These Hot Rod Performance Camshafts were engineered by the same Ford designers of the stock cams to provide the most powerful cams available that are safe with the stock production valve train of your 2005-2010 GT. The Hot Rod Performance Cams are compatible with production springs, followers, and lash adjusters up to 6800rpm.

More Power. Ford dyno testing has shown a 50hp gain with a stock intake manifold and CNC heads at 6500 RPM. The same vehicle without the CNC heads, but with long tube headers and cold air kit installed will see an impressive 30hp gain.

Required Upgrade. To realize the full power potential that these Ford Racing Hot Rod Performance Camshafts have to offer, AmericanMuscle recommends a custom Bama tune with a Mustang Handheld Tuner to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) for proper operation.

Application. Designed as an upgrade for the 2005-10 Mustang GT 4.6L 3V engine the Ford Racing Hot Rod Performance Cams require custom calibration to achieve optimized performance.

Technical Notes. Increases lift from the stock 11mm to 12mm. Duration at .050", intake 221 degrees, exhaust 240 degrees, lobe separation 110 degrees. Long Tube Headers are not required for these cams to perform properly; but they will increase your performance gains.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details

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  • (2) Cam Shafts
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  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10

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Great product, love the lopey idle!

Great cams, love the new sound and feel of my baby! Installing the cams themselves didn't take too long at all...but taking off the timing cover to inspect the timing really stopped me up! I had to order ...

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A whole new animal

Had a buddy who is a master mechanic do the install. I already had a full exhaust (LT headers, high flow cats, and Magnaflow catback). For me its not quite loud enough so im thinking about cutouts. We ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Should you replace the springs. I know its not required but I don't want to take any chances


  • Not at all. Drop them in and go.


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Breaking them in ? Is there a break in period for camshafts?


  • When installing new camshafts, there is a 20-30 minute break in period after installation where your car needs to be at about 2500 RPM in order to supply the camshaft with the necessary amount of oil for the break in period.


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Stock Valvetrain? How "safe" are these cams with the stock heads, valves, and springs?


  • They are advertised as safe. I have had mine with the stock heads, springs and valves for about 6 months without issue.


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Are these safe for daily driving, with stock gears and springs?


  • Yes these cams are safe with the stock valve springs, and daily driving.


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VCT Solenoid Replacement Bolts a must? Read in Fords install that they require for the VCT Solenoid attachment bolts to be replaced. However, I've spoken to some who act like they have no idea what that even is. Having a tough time finding that specific bolt pattern anywhere locally and am hoping I can get away with not replacing those bolts?


  • The only thing that is needed for these cams to be installed is (2) cam phaser bolts. They are $20 for one so make sure that you order 2. Be advised that you will also need a "Bama tuner" for after.


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how much horse power would my 2007 gt have by adding ford racing cams with the mods i allready have i have ford racing intake with 62mm tb ford racing cold air intake and exhaust back ford racing shorty headers


  • My car has not been on a dyno but I did not notice much HP difference with these cams. I know it says that it improves HP with CNC heads and LT headers but I have to believe that most of that increase is actually the heads and headers.


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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$250-$500

  • Performance Gain 4.368421 4.4
  • Fit 4.877193 4.9

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    January 20, 2016

    A whole new animal

    Had a buddy who is a master mechanic do the install. I already had a full exhaust (LT headers, high flow cats, and Magnaflow catback). For me its not quite loud enough so im thinking about cutouts. We installed the cams, a ford racing CAI, UD pulleys, and 3.73 gears all at once. It made a world of difference. First time i got on it i could tell it had a lot more pep in its step. Stock tires officially wont hook anymore in 1st and 2nd. It spins all the way to 60ish mph! I only have a handheld tune from Bama. Tune is good except it almost dies sometimes when it comes to an idle, but smooths out within a few seconds. Plan to get a dyno tune eventually to fix idle and get full potential of the cams. Don't get these unless you have full exhaust and CAI because your gains will be minimal. Considering the restrictive 3v heads the 4.6l has the cams give you a nice boost in hp and tq. Warning: Everyone will want to race you. lol


    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Tea, SD

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 28, 2015

    Take your time

    I went by the instructions from American muscle and they were to the tee!!! I started at 8:00am and started it at 1:00pm with one person. You want a great sounding ride, buy the ford cams.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Cape Coral fl

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 10, 2013

    Hot Rod cams= amazing sound

    I installed these my a family member in about 4 hours in the shop at home. Install was easy and didn't even use a timing wedge or spring tool. He held the gear and chain while I swapped each cam. Sounds awesome and using bama tune. Pulls great mid range and up. Lost a decent amount of low-end torque though.


    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Columbia, SC, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 02, 2013

    Ford HRRC

    These cams will wake your mustang GT up.great added power and aggressive sound.who needs the radio when you can sit at the light and rock from the cams lope.Best performance mod for the buck.


    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Newport News, VA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    February 27, 2013

    Great product, love the lopey idle!

    Great cams, love the new sound and feel of my baby! Installing the cams themselves didn't take too long at all...but taking off the timing cover to inspect the timing really stopped me up! I had to order the whole cam drive kit and ended up replacing those items as well; cam gears, timing chains, etc etc. I'm sure an afternoon or a Saturday would have been sufficient to install them had that not happened. The instructions recommend getting a timing wedge, but after this experience I would say disregard that and do the whole work-up while you're under the hood. Take the extra time to pull off the timing cover and give it a once over! Also don't forget valve cover gaskets (and timing gaskets if you do the timing inspection). Great product, would buy again!


    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Lakebay, WA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 21, 2012


    Easiest cam swap of my life!!! I installed these by myself in my garage and was driving the car in under 3 hours. These things just drop right in. soak' em in some cam lube and get after it! The sound is great through my exhaust system: BBK long tube headers, O/R x-pipe and Borla s-type stingers. Ordered a new tune from American Muscle/Bama prior to install so that it was ready at install. I highly recommend these to anyone considering the purchase.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: Other San Angelo, Tx

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    October 04, 2012

    Awsome Muscle car now!!!

    These cams make the car so much more fun,,,just like the old days,,,rock'n'roll!!! A must have if you want that old type of performance, and sound!!!!


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Salem, OH 44460, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $500-$1000

    June 29, 2012

    Cool Cams

    I had these cams put in by a Ford dealership. They did a very good job. However, due to my 2005 mustang being, "heavily modified" it required a Dyno tune. That means more time and $$$. I got my car back after the install and tune. I have to admit it is a sweet ride! There is a subtle shake of the car at idle and the engine sounds extremely powerful (which it is.) Absolute fun!


    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Kansas, USA

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  • 5/5

    July 05, 2011

    hot rod cams

    these cams are an excellent upgrade. my car sounds awesome & has more power. people wonder what you have under the hood. no problem driving slow in in traffic or anywhere else. car even sounds better when you wind it up; a complete different sound. i had the ford dealership install them so i could keep my warranty.

    bob stanley

    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    August 25, 2010

    excellent sounds

    These cams sounds greeaat. I took my time installing them in my garage, so i took all day to do it. If your mechanically savvy and have the valve spring compressor and timing chain wedge, you should be able to handle the install yourself. My only gripe is that its hard to drive slow, the car likes to chug a lot now in the lower rpms, in first and second gear. If you have a heavy commute in your mustang, i'd say put off this product, until you get a different car to commute in. But if your like me, and dont give a damn and want your mustang to sound sick and perform better, GET EM! I have other bolt-ons including a 4.10 rear end with a 93 race tune, and get about 14 mpg, so dont expect great gas mileage, but then again, if you have a V8 Mustang...gas mileage should be the least of your concerns


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  • 5/5

    September 12, 2010


    Ford did great with these cams it was very simple to do. I started this at 4pm and was finished at 7pm. If you have just the regular tools and a inch pound torque wrench and a foot pound torque wrench and you are very careful with the timing chain you can finish this very fast and then listin to your stang talk to you all day long at the stop lights. The sound is amazing!

    Stevie Nowlin

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  • 5/5

    June 07, 2011

    Old School Muscle!!!

    First of all, do yourself a favor and buy the SCT X3 tuner because with a Bama custom tune, these Cams ROCK the house! Before the install, my performance mods were a BBK TB, FR 4:10 gears, STEEDA UP's and CAI, and JBA Longtubes and O/R pipe with Bassani exhaust . After installing the FR Cams and the custom tune, it evolved into a MONSTER!!! I also want to praise Ryan for his AMAZING customer service. Honestly one of the nicest guys I've EVER had the pleasure to do business with. I have been a Mac owner for the past couple of years and had to breakout my old PC laptop to transfer the new custom tune to my handheld. After having issues, Ryan was able to EASILY remote access my PC with a few clicks on my end, then quickly took care of business. It was pretty impressive and amazing. One word describes Ryan's service, my car, Bama products, and all my experiences with the American Muscle business....AWESOME!!!


    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    January 12, 2011

    Love my Hot rod Cams

    For anyone considering these cams do yourself a favor and ignore the negative feedback. I have Cold air intake, 62mm throttle body, FFRP intake manifold, axelbacks and these cams with a tune from BAMA and even in heavy traffic on the highway with 3.55 gears there is no issue with low speed driving. Plus their is a HP increase to be happy about. The sound around 2000 rpm and up not only sounds like a hot rod it also has an exotic sound to it. Bottom Line I am very happy with my purchase. 20 MPG average is what I'm getting and that's with hard driving.


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  • 5/5

    May 19, 2010

    Hot Rod Cams

    Great product! LOVE the sound! put down 340rwhp with an email tune and some minor bolt ons. I get compliments everywhere on the sound!! Great streetability too


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  • 5/5

    June 07, 2010

    Hot Rod Cams

    Sounds scary! I got o/r h and violator axleback and when I started it for the first time, I got shivers. best mod ever!Along with the bama tune, this is a mod you can feel! Also, the car shakes when your on idle...sweet


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  • 5/5

    September 12, 2009

    love 'em

    More power and a bad a** sound. Some low end torque loss but nothing major. Am still able to get around fine with my stock 3.55's. MPG's have dropped by 1mpg on hwy and 2mpg in town. A custom dyno tune will make the most of these, but an e-mail tune will do. AM does not currently offer e-mail tunes for these (9/09) so expect to purchase one from an outside source. Bottom line, if you have all the supporting mods these are great. The looks you get at traffic lights are priceless!


    Year: 2009

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 22, 2011

    Breathtaking idle. Awesome daily driver manners.

    I installed these with a buddy, took us just over 3 hours. We didnt use the special tools, just used some hose to jam the chains, and he held the cam gears up. They drive incredibly well. There is no noticeably loss on the low end, in fact, I picked up a little power everywhere, and a LOT up top. Past 4500 it just pulls and pulls and PULLS. My other mods JLT CAI GT500tb FRPP intake manifold Meziere electric water pump JBA Long tube headers/shorty H with high flow cats Flowmaster American Thunder mufflers FRPP 4.10 gears And of course, a tune on my SCT from BAMA To say it sounds awesome, is an understatement. I find myself intentionally taking ways that will have stop signs and red lights so I can stop and listen to it idle. I will caution you though, it makes your car LOUD when you first start it up, and a little louder when warmed up. Like really loud, like I am going to add in a set of resonators because its far too loud for neighbors at night and in the morning.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Austin TX

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  • 5/5

    September 23, 2010

    Jim F

    Took my time to install and had no problems. Cams sound great!!!

    James frakes

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  • 5/5

    May 16, 2011

    05-09 Ford Racing Hot Rod Cams

    I must say that these cams are one of the best mods I've done so far and let me tell you I've done quite a bit. I had them installed at the local Ford Dealership and took about 2 days total for install. You will need to purchase the Bama tuner in order for the cams to operate to specs. The sound of the car is amazing but for those who don't know this what is called a radical cam and it will literally shake your car at idle. So be prepared to intimidate the car next to you. Can't be more happy with this purchase.


    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    April 15, 2010

    hot rod cams

    great price. they give the car that old muscle car sound. next off to the dragstrip to see if it lowers my et. car has more power at midrange and up.

    jerry dewitt

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