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Old 21-Mar-2006, 03:26 AM
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adj. cam gears

So i got an LS head of zeeman the other day and it comes with adjustable cam gears. The motor will be pretty much stock, except for intake and exhaust. Can these be adjusted to produce more power or better left at stock settings
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Old 21-Mar-2006, 11:59 AM
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ya, shoulda asked me when you were here.
I'd just leave them at the stock settings. You might be able to squeeze a few ponies out of them if you adjust them to +2 on the intake and -2 on the exhaust. But i wouldn't mess with them until you're at the dyno. B/c its really hard to detect even a 5whp gain on the butt dyno. It may seem like you've gained power but in reality you could've lost power.
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well is it worth doin the +2 on the intake and -2 on the exhaust?
i mean safely without damaging anything or lacking serous hp
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its safe provided the head hasn't been milled too much, i've never milled it and i don't think the previous owner did either, try it out.
I adjust it 1 degree at a time though. But i honestly don't know how much power you will gain with stock cams. I mean honda does a good job of tuning their engines to make maxium power and fuel economy with their parts from the factory.
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oh and i wanted to tell you the other day that the head has 99 LS cams in it too.
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I mean honda does a good job of tuning their engines to make maxium power and fuel economy with their parts from the factory.
agreed.. one or two degrees won't really gain you anything noticeable anyways, i'd just leave it stock. But it's up to you. Maybe u may be able to gain a few more hp, but i doubt itll be anything above 3-5whp
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Originally posted by zeeman
oh and i wanted to tell you the other day that the head has 99 LS cams in it too.
oh nice. But yah i guess ill leave em stock, take it for a drive, then adjust it, see if it does anything..

andrew how many pounds do i torque the head bolts?
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