I would like to put an aftermarket cam in my 97 trans am. I want something I can cruse with but also pull some horsepower.
Do you plan to have headwork or add headers? Where rpm wise do want your power at? Do you know what your rear end ratio is?
Generally speaking a cam is not going to do you much good without increasing flow and reprogramming your pcm. Check out Lloyd Elliot's site for a great set of matched performance packages. IMHO he is the man. Check out shoebox's site at shbox.com. he has a section with some great walkthroughs on common modifications and a plethora of reference materials and photographs of components. There are clickable diagrams that are uniquely awesome.
Check out lloyd elliots page. Elliotmotorsports.com i think...Honestly I'm completely new to this so I dont know what rpm range i would like, I may in the future put new headers on. Any suggestions on what I should put in considering I am newer to working on engines