Originally Posted by Chartoo
I got a 6 in my xe. Its standard apart from extractors and a 2.5 exhuast system.
I wanna put in a mild cam that will increase the performance a bit but not effect fuel economy too much. I know its gonna take a dive but i've still got to drive they thing around.
In the end i want something that will offer some performance gains with not having to do anything else to the engine appart from mabey re jetting the carby to suit the cam.
What can anybody sugest? . Any ideas on cam prices and installation prices or other ideas greatly appreciated.
If you want something cheap and good, hop onto www.vpw.com.au
and suss out the Megatork cams, they are a pretty good price, alot cheaper than alot of the more popular brands but still have good grinds.
I'd recommend getting a new cam, new lifters, and while your at it a new timing chain. With alot of the megatork cams they recommend upgrading valve springs due to the extra lift and standard springs not been able to cope with it. Also check out crow cams, and wadecams if you want to spend a bit more.
You will have to face the fact that the standard camshafts in the XE/XF's were pretty poor, so it will definantly chew a bit more fuel depending how wild you go. A few members on this forum have upgraded cam along with a decent tune and have had good results - giving a few of the newer cars a run for theyre money, even some VN/VP V8 commies - pretty good for a 6 cyl falc!
ALSO!!! Remember to upgrade the distributor gear with a steel hardened gear from Crow cams - $39 last time I checked as the standard gear on these are very weak and have a tendancy to disintegrate!