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

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Aggressive 60's Muscle Car Lopey Idle
    • Increases Horsepower
    • Safe with Stock Valve Train
    • Fits 2005-2010 3V 4.6L GT

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey everybody, I'm Justin with americanmuscle.com and this is my detailed review of the Ford Racing Hot Rod Performance Camshafts available for your 2005 to 2010 3-Valve GT. The Ford Racing Performance Hot Rod Cam should appeal to just about any 3-Valve owner out there who is looking for a set of aftermarket cams that's going to give some serious chop or serious lope at idle. One that's going to provide some pretty decent mid to top end gains, and unlike any aftermarket big lope cam, is going to be able to be used without any extras such as aftermarket valve springs or cam phaser limiter kits. Now first and foremost guys, the big appeal or the big draw with the Ford Performance Hot Rod Cams, is going to be that iconic classic muscle car big lope idle. Now this thing will offer some additional power benefits over your factory camshafts, but that's not going to be the number one priority with the hot rod cams. Yes, they're going to give you some additional power, but if making more power is your number one priority, there will be other options here on the site that will provide bigger gains. Now the hot rod cams get that big choppy lope idle by giving you a lot more duration over your factory camshafts, which also happens to result in some more midrange power. You know, speaking of duration, these cams are going to offer duration at 50,000s of 221 for the intake side, and 240 for your exhaust side. Now compare that to your factory camshafts with a duration at 50,000s of 175 degrees for the intake side, 193 for the exhaust side. And it's pretty obvious to see why you're getting that huge chop at idle, because this is a massive increase in duration over your factory cams. In addition to that big duration, you are getting 1mm of additional lift out of these cams from Ford Racing over your factory cams, which isn't a ton obviously, but it is enough to contribute to some top end power gains especially in the upper RPM range, while still being a no spring required cam. Now when you do start getting into the higher lift camshafts, that's when the big power gains really start to come. However, it is at that point where the requirement for those extra valve springs or aftermarket valve springs are required, in addition to the limiter kits, which is just going to add to the overall cost and the install difficulty. And again, that is one of the nice things about the Ford Racing Hot Rod Cams. You can essentially drop these things in and go, without the need for the aftermarket valve springs or the limiter kits, and you're still going to get that awesome idle, you're still going to be making more power over your factory camshafts. Now you will need an aftermarket custom tune with these things, along with a new cam belt, but those two are pretty much going to be a requirement any time you upgrade your cams regardless. But let's talk about the power a little bit more because that is obviously a big expectation when adding a set of aftermarket cams like this. And guys, this is going to be one of those cases where the more mods you have, the more gains you'll see when using the hot rod cam shafts. Now long tube headers are going to be a biggy here, guys. But going even further, looking at aftermarket intake manifolds, even ported heads, all of these are going to yield you even bigger results or gains when using the Ford Racing Cam Shafts, in addition to of course the basic bolt-ons or intakes, mid pipes, exhausts, things like that. And you can use forced induction with the Ford Performance or Ford Racing Hot Rod Cams if you like. But sticking naturally aspirated here, anywhere from 20 to 30 wheel with your basic bolt-ons long tube headers is not unusual. However, don't expect much when it comes to torquings, which are going to be minimal at best. The Ford Racing Hot Rod Cams will be one of your more expensive options on the site when it comes to aftermarket camshafts at just over 800 bucks, but you do have to consider one thing here, guys. Other aftermarket big idle cams like the Comp Cam Mutha Thumpr for instance, do require the use of additional parts like that cam limiter kit, which is ultimately going to add to the final price tag. So again, even though these might be a little bit more money initially, you don't need any extras. So ultimately they're going to be the most affordable option when it does come time to get them installed. Speaking of the install guys, this one is going to be a full three out of three wrenches on my overall scale of difficulty, because you do have to dive into the engine a little bit here to get these guys installed. So if this is something you don't feel comfortable with, don't be afraid to leave this one up to your local shop. Now if you do plan on tackling this install yourself, just make sure to leave a full day in the garage just to be on the safe side here, and of course you're going to want to have a decent set of tools on hand, including a specialty tool called a wedge tool, and this is just going to be used to hold that timing chain in place. Now we actually have some pretty detailed instructions located on the product page here for the cams, so these guys will definitely help you out if you are planning on doing the install on your own. Wrapping this one up guys, the Hot Rod Cams from Ford Racing are by far and away one of the most popular modifications for 3-Valve GTs, with over 100 5-star reviews on the site, and it's easy to see why. The hot rods definitely live up to their name with a nasty idle that would make even some push rod guys jealous, along with some pretty solid power gains overall when paired with some supporting mods and a tune. So be sure to check out a set for your 3-Valve right here at americanmuscle.com.

    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

    MPN# M-6550-3V

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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    5 Top Rated Questions

    my gt has 109k on her just wondering if milage would be an issue i'm 2nd owner so I don't know how she was maintained

    • Installation of the Ford Performance Hot Rod Performance Camshafts on a 109k mile engine is fine, However there are some additional parts I'd recommend since they all work together. Consider replacing the Timing chain and guides to ensure long term longevity and as a preventative maintenance option.

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    will this work with my 2010 mustang gt it has roush m90 supercharger? should i go ahead and upgrade valve springs?

    • Not with this cam, not required. New springs are only good on cams that have higher lift.

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    HP without headers Does anyone have any idea what kind of horsepower I could expect without doing longtubes? I live in a somewhat restrictive state that longtubes may cause me to fail inspection. My current mods are 3.73 gears, Airaid CAI and Bama 93R tune.

    • You can expect 15-20 HP gain. These definitely perform better with as open an airflow as you can allow. They are a too end can, so you won't notice anything as far as lower rpm difference. They shine above 2500-3000 rpm. I live in CA-- the most restrictive state in the union. I understand your woes-- however American Muscle offers some great alternatives. Pick up some Pypes Shorty headers. Way better than stock. Get the Steeda Charge Motion Control Delete plates (pre-2010 cars only) -- this eliminates the restrictive butterfly valve system on the intake manifold. Both are CARB compliant. You can always free up another 15 HP with an Offroad X pipe, which deletes your catalytic converters, however you will not pass smog with these installed. Get smogged, install awesome Xpipe later that day, rock on! It takes 6 bolts total to swap the x pipe, so it's an easy fix/swap as needed. In short, get these cams... They sound great, work well with a proper tune, and there's plenty of other legal, and quasi-legal stuff American Muscle can hook you up with to make your steed awesome. Enjoy!

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    I just installed hot rod cams and lt headers by pypes on my 2007 mustang gt/cs I got great old school sound and very noticeable torque and hp.installed bama tune really sounds great was wondering what to expect as ford idle rpm and will this increase fuel use

    • Yes, a good tune can help against this but in the end the bigger lopes will be grabbing more fuel.

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    It this cam legal in Illinois?

    • We would expect these Ford Performance Hot Rod Cams to be legal in the state of Illinois. However any modifications you have concerns about their legality you should reference your local and state vehicle codes.

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    10 More Questions
    I have an 06 auto GT I was wondering other then the tune and cam phase bolts, what is required for it? I have the stock 3.31 rear end. I want to get everything I need 1 answer
    If I install these cams. Can I get a tune from Bama to install for these cams? 1 answer
    looking for a cam with loud idle, light car shake as well as performance. would these do all that? 1 answer
    Can I use the same bolts for the chain?? 1 answer
    Chris J said no custom tune required......JeffAM said a custom tune is required. Which is it? 1 answer
    Other then a AirAid instake I have a stock 3v 4.6 mustang and want to install these camshaft but don't know the name of the required tune I need to go with these cams, what is the name of the required tune I need to ask my local speedshop to do for me after installing these?(I like things the hard way, I want to install the recommended headers after the cams if possible) 1 answer
    Can these cams be installed in 06 GT with stock heads?? 1 answer
    How well will these work with an automatic transmission? I currently have a K N Cai., Pypes shorties coupe and mid muffler exhaust, and a Bama 91 performance tune. What can I expect? 1 answer
    Dose work with whipple supercharger 1 answer
    After hearing cams in another mustang, I really want them for my 09 Bullitt, however I do autocross - Torque is a huge factor in that type of racing. So my question is, If my car has a ton of supporting mods ie CAI, TB, under drive pulley, shorty headers, exhaust and tuner - will I still be losing a lot of torque when installing these cams? And if so, approx. how much of a loss? 1 answer

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    Overall Rating 4.8

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    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$250-$500

    • Performance Gain 4.326633 4.3
    • Fit 4.894473 4.9



    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 17, 2019

      Quality

      I have yet to install the camshafts but out of the box they look like a great product! Can’t wait for the install

      Sandman84

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 05, 2019

      Bad A**

      Made a huge differnece compared to stock. They sound amazing also. Im running Shorty headers with an O/R x pipe leading to a rousch cat back system. I get plenty of looks and compliments. It also was way easier to install than I had anticipated. Cant go wrong!

      BillM

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 02, 2019

      FRPP Hot Rod Cams

      This is my second set. For a cruiser I highly recommend them. Very easy to install, just finished a few hours ago. Currently running without a tune, but she will hold an idle. Not even hunting too much. These are good for a middle ground cam. Old school lope, good mid and high end, without sacrificing low end with a good tune, which even Bama can do, I've used them on my last car. Can maintain mileage and low end driveability. The above reasons are why I didn't hesitate to buy them when I bought another S197. No extra parts, no special tools other than a torque wrench. In my humble opinion, the perfect cruising cam. Made by the same people who made the car and engine. Are there cams that make more power, sure. None that can literally just drop in wherever the cams were when you shut the car off. Now, long tubes will give you more gains. Alone, these will give around 10 to the tire. But planning your build and modifications accordingly, these are a great all around cam for a daily driver, or show car, weekend cruiser. Would recommend.

      LeoP

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 13, 2019

      Frpp hot rod cam

      Simple installation. Did by myself in 4 hours with basic hand tools.

      Sl05gt

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      March 07, 2019

      Love it

      Have yet to put them in, but I got fast shipping in Topeka so I loved that. The only down fall is with doing any cams you will need to change your valve Springs and wish they included a set to save time along with cam phasers bolts. But I got all that and can not wait to get them in when the weather gets better.

      BrodyV

      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      March 06, 2019

      07 Gt 230,000 miles

      Problems and more problems. Broke a lifter after a bunch of miles. Ordered some stuff from Ford Racing to put her back together. As long as she was apart, got the Hot Rod Cams. Purchased a X4 tuner many years ago from AM, Lost the patch cable, no Problem Stephanie Ext 151 sent me a new cable at no charge. Bahma created my tune. Installed cams 8 codes came up. Problem with tuner. SCT upgrading my tuner for free! Lots of stuff, BEST UPGRADE EVER! Car is fantastic and straight nasty! Have a mild exhaust, SLP Performers. Dropped a factory cat, replaced with Magnaflows, factory H pipe in place. Car is crazy loud! Car completely shakes at all movements at every RPM and revs way higher at any speed. Driving like grandma right now to break everything in. Cannot believe how much fun I am having driving slow. Feels like a completely different car in a good way. Dropped the phase limiters and put lockouts in. Car is like a rock! If you want to have a true muscle car, get these guys, no disappointment!

      MarkS

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      March 06, 2019

      Exactly what I was looking for

      Great lope and sound. You can feel the car picks up a few horses as well. Afternoon install but definitely prepare well in advance.

      RobertC

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      February 27, 2019

      Fantastic sound and Performance gain

      Put these in with the FP Intake Manifold and the FP blue valve covers. The sound is intoxicating lol. You WILL need a tune immediately after install. My prior tune wasn't able to keep it idling after installing all of these items. The BAMA folks got it to me and it worked like a charm. Especially after the tune was fully integrated. No phaser limiters were necessary. Make sure you have the timing wedge before you start! It's a required tool. I got lucky and local store had one. Worth every single penny folks!

      LukeG

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      February 21, 2019

      Great Classic Idle

      The set of cams made the car sound great at idle with Pype Bomb Axle-Backs and Pypes High Flow Cats. Also, with a 93 tune from Bama and a Roush CAI the power feels like it picked up quite a bit. However, you don't really feel the power until 4000 rpms. It's still a great product that changed the driveability of the car.

      ilovelotsofpie

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 18, 2019

      One of the Best sounds in a modern muscle car

      I installed these cam shafts during a Saturday along with livernois lockouts, new chains and guides, melling oil pump and new water pump. I must say the chop is very noticable and deep. If youre looking for that old school muscle chop with good drivability, look no further. I got the car dyno tuned last week and i made 308 to the wheels and 275 torque to the wheels. I lost 3 mpg due to the lockouts. The tuner told me I could get more power out of the limiters instead of the lockouts. The car drives great, I dont have any bolt ons other than pypes h-pipe and axle back violators. The car is LOT faster on top end. I plan on turboing it in the future and I am sure that my 3.55 gears will give more than enough power with boost. I cant give an honest review on the low end because my clutch has started slipping in first after the cam shaft install.

      Bwall

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      February 13, 2019

      Set yourself apart from the rest

      The questions everybody wants to know. I have an 05 4.6 L 3 valve Mustang GT I put the Ford Performance Racing cams and a Bama tune in I am running 3:55 gears with a 5-speed transmission and it seems to be an excellent match. Installation of a cams took one day and I did it by myself. Make sure to purchase a wedge tool. There's a lot of nice Mustangs out there but when you pull up and your car has a thump to it it definitely sets you apart from the rest.

      raymond

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      January 27, 2019

      Nice power, nice sound

      Install took about 7 hours,and I really took my time. Car sounds awesome,definitely feel the power gains. No loss on bottom end. I have longtubes and factory cai(2010),flowmasters,h-pipe. Helps to have a buddy there. My wife helped me, no need to remove the chain from the cam phasers this way. I did the rev-x tuner with bama tunes. I've had to call and get a few things changed but support here is awesome.

      JoshG

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      January 22, 2019

      Nice sound

      I changed the lasher's and cam phasers and all the timing at once. I left car in garage a week did a little each day. Job seems really hard, but in the end not that hard to change everything out if you take time and read the instructions from the install.

      WilliamK

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      January 03, 2019

      Awesome

      installed on a stock motor. Have full exhaust, C A intake and TB spacer. no tune, runs great. Will be getting a tune to maximize performance. Love the exhaust note now. Can definitely feel a top end gain. haven't ran it hard yet but I feel its there.

      VinceV

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 02, 2019

      Hot Rod cams

      Install took about two and a half hours, and was able to run them with no issues on stock tune for 3 or 4 days in an automatic car.

      Trevin

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      December 21, 2018

      IT’S A MUST!!!

      The car sounds and performs amazing. I get thumbs up everywhere I go. She just wants to GO! It’ll be your favorite mod for sure.

      LuisM

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      December 11, 2018

      Great

      Ford Performance hot rod cams have a great sound to them.

      ArturoQ

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      December 04, 2018

      Hi

      I installed this came but I got a problem after installing the cams the car got a problem to star before I installed the cams the car started fine but now the car doesn't start after 3 or 10 time I take the car to tuned and they got a problem to get the car started in the first time but after is on the car run fine but the problem is to start the car

      JesusA

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 11, 2018

      Tune is Meh...

      Cams sound great. They thump perfectly. Problem is the tune BAMA sent out. The car goes down the road fine, but as soon as you push the clutch in and slow down, the engine’s rpm’s drop below 400 and then surge back up to 800-1000. Taking it to an actual tuner to get a proper dyno tune.

      Musclemustangdave

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 03, 2018

      That chop

      To start with the sound makes it worth it took me and a buddy about 5 hours to do it... I had the wedge tool and I recommend you use it.. I replaced the cam phasers while I was already there to... minimal-gains above 4000 rpms but I didn’t get the cams for power I wanted that rough idle sound

      Zach

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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