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Old 12-18-2004, 23:49   #1 (permalink)
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can any one explain cam dial in to me ,i have read threads about guys/gals installing cams but haven't had them dialed in. Does this mean u need a performance chip installed or can u tune the computer/engine to suit the cam? I have a au xr6 hp and am thinking about buying myself a cam for christmas.
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Old 12-19-2004, 00:32   #2 (permalink)
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The way I understand it is you need to change your cam gear for an adjustable one, which allows for more adjustment than just advancing or retarding teeth on the gear. I'm guessing dyno time is part of the whole deal.
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Don't waste your money!!!! The cam you have auxr6hp is good for around 140rwkws with a chip and xorst .It has been shown that those figures are pretty much on the money.
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The way I understand it is you need to change your cam gear for an adjustable one, which allows for more adjustment than just advancing or retarding teeth on the gear. I'm guessing dyno time is part of the whole deal.
so basically i need to buy vernier cam gear and a chip or the cam exercise is pretty useless?
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Don't waste your money!!!! The cam you have auxr6hp is good for around 140rwkws with a chip and xorst .It has been shown that those figures are pretty much on the money.
An SS vy pulled up at the lights yesterday and i thought what the hell, bye the time my auto changed into 2nd he was doin 140kmh but thats only a guess because i couldn't see him. Dont think 140rwkw is gunna catch him
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so basically i need to buy vernier cam gear and a chip or the cam exercise is pretty useless?
You need to get the vernier gear, the chip will help but you can live without.
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My au with stock cam and xorst kept up with those
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My au with stock cam and xorst kept up with those
Didn't know stock I6 AU's ran high 13 to flat 14 second quarter mile times

To answer the question, no you don't need an adjustable vernier cam gear, all that allows you to do is adjust the power curve to suit. A nice mild cam would be a good upgrade, yeah the XR6HP cam is fine but you can pick up a fair bit of mid range and high end (depending on cam) power with some of the decent aftermarket cams out there. First thing though would be to get a good exhaust system (if you haven't already), then think about cams.
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You need to get the vernier gear, the chip will help but you can live without.
ok thanks psycho , i was hoping to put the chip on at a later date, i will still buy the cam and store until i get the cam gear,cant save for a dev3hl all in 1 hit as the money always seems to go on other things.
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My au with stock cam and xorst kept up with those
Hey useless, he could of had a supercharger under the hood for all i know just know he was pretty QUICK! Only other run ive had was with a auxr8 and i shut him down pretty good.
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