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Old 04-04-2011, 09:31 PM   #41 (permalink)
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we tried installing a set of these a few nights ago. turns out they were ground off. i'm pretty disappointed. literally everything (especially regarding the timing) was checked. they did like 5 or 6 valve/hot lash adjustments as well. the shop has done MANY k-series cam installs and this was the first time they ever had problems. even derek at innovative chalked it up to bad cams. i hope this is just a one time problem as i've seen ips, skunk2, etc. cams that were off as well. currently sending them back and will be ordering prayoonto 2's.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:01 PM   #42 (permalink)
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we tried installing a set of these a few nights ago. turns out they were ground off. i'm pretty disappointed. literally everything (especially regarding the timing) was checked. they did like 5 or 6 valve/hot lash adjustments as well. the shop has done MANY k-series cam installs and this was the first time they ever had problems. even derek at innovative chalked it up to bad cams. i hope this is just a one time problem as i've seen ips, skunk2, etc. cams that were off as well. currently sending them back and will be ordering prayoonto 2's.
wtf, what's up with k's and bad cams...this platform has had more problems with after market cams than any other I've seen and I've been modding/in this scene for 8 years
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:11 PM   #43 (permalink)
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how much are these cams? And how much to get installed?
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:25 AM   #44 (permalink)
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how much are these cams? And how much to get installed?
expect just under 1k for the cams and installation...including valve lash. Installation will not include tct though.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:45 PM   #45 (permalink)
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cams were ordered today! should be installed and tuned within the next 2 weeks, ill post before/after dyno! and after that before/after with IM/TB!
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cams were ordered today! should be installed and tuned within the next 2 weeks, ill post before/after dyno! and after that before/after with IM/TB!
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:14 PM   #47 (permalink)
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cams were ordered today! should be installed and tuned within the next 2 weeks, ill post before/after dyno! and after that before/after with IM/TB!
Thanks! let us know if you have any issues too
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:43 PM   #48 (permalink)
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ya lets hope not...
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:05 PM   #49 (permalink)
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would you say that these cams would be a better investment than say a RH and catback? What does this do for reliability/dd?
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:44 AM   #50 (permalink)
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would you say that these cams would be a better investment than say a RH and catback? What does this do for reliability/dd?
rh and catback are way more reliable. cams don't add real power without supporting mods.
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rh and catback are way more reliable. cams don't add real power without supporting mods.
and a good tune!
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:10 PM   #52 (permalink)
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make sure you get your basic bolt-ons before something more major like cams. without the basics you wont see the gains. RH and catback paired with an intake and hondata w/tune will yield good gains, then look into IM/TB (or boost), then cams
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make sure you get your basic bolt-ons before something more major like cams. without the basics you wont see the gains. RH and catback paired with an intake and hondata w/tune will yield good gains, then look into IM/TB (or boost), then cams
I didn't notice any 'real' gains with IM/TB/Injectors/e-Tune

I'm still neck and neck with i/h/e albeit the one's with quality parts

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you wont notice many gains at all with IM/TB on stock cams. Those supporting mods are targeted for cams with more lift and duration with stock. on the dyno some small amount of HP can be gained from those mods but we are talking very minor increase. also depends on the particular intake, header, and exhaust. these things must flow good as well...
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:21 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I've recently seen two Si's show gains from cams while running lightly modded. One w/ Skunk2 Stage 1 and the other Stage 2 cams, both on Flashpro.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:30 PM   #56 (permalink)
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you will see some gains but without more air entering the motor (ie intake mani/tb), you won't get the full potential. power comes from more efficient motors, you need flow both in and out of the motor. increase fuel and air flow my friends, its a combustion engine afterall
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think of an engine as a giant air bump. the faster you can move air through it the faster it will go. the least amount of restrictions and turbulence causing bends and kinks the better. cams just allow for more air to fill the combustion chamber. i wouldn't do cams unless i did every bolt on possible to insure i get the max out of the cams.
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:26 AM   #58 (permalink)
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cool, I was checking out the skunk2 and kelfords earlier. Any idea which would be best bang for your buck?
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cool, I was checking out the skunk2 and kelfords earlier. Any idea which would be best bang for your buck?
Are you looking into the stage 1 drop in cams or stage 2 for either brands?
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:45 AM   #60 (permalink)
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in for more info on these as well....
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