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i have been thinking about possible getting a set of cams for my car but i dont know how much it would help. I read that i would get more TQ, but i was wondering how much it would cost to install them and if i would need cam gears as well. Thanks for he help
 

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More aggressive cams are not going to increase your torque out put of your engine. What they do is make your engine more efficient at higher rpms allowing your engine to make its max torque at a higher rpm, allowing you to take advantage of your complete rpm range. This increases your peak hp. As far as cam gears go, as far as I understand, they allow you to fine tune your valve timing. If they are necessary or not I don't know.
 

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ok well thanks for the help...i dunno if ill do it but i was wondering thanks again
 

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^^ listen to that person! unless you are building a big power srt-4 you really dont need the cams. drivability would suffer from the lumpy idle cams give you. you can get a boost controller for way less and make more power than a set of cams and gears. plus not to mention you should upgrade your valve springs when you go with a more aggresive cam just so they dont wear out your stockers and cause all sorts of problems down the road and thats even more $. sure when done with the right parts the differance is like night and day, but really on a turbocharged motor there are way more mods that are cheaper and that dont hurt the driveability of the vehicle. but then again im curious to hear what a set of mild cams on an srt-4 would sound like. so i guess you should just get cams and post a sould clip of your car at idle for all of us. :thumbsup: DONT forget the valve springs
 

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Ummmmm new cams. Nothing better than the sound of a V8 with a big cam at idle. It would be cool to hear what an SRT-4 would sound like with a set of high performance aftermarket cams though too. Off the top of my head I can't think of anybody on here who's replaced the cams on their daily driver SRT-4.
 

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we will find out how much cams work in the srt-4. i just ordered a set of crane cams and i should be putting them in this weekend and the tuning them next weekend at a dyno and then its off to the track. i will post results soon.
 

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we will find out how much cams work in the srt-4. i just ordered a set of crane cams and i should be putting them in this weekend and the tuning them next weekend at a dyno and then its off to the track. i will post results soon.
Yeah plz let us know how that goes. Post a vid of how it sounds and stuff!! :thumbsup:
 

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well it seems as thought crane is in the process of making my cams so i wont get then until next weekend i hope. i will keep you guys updated as to when i get them in the car and what happens at the dyno and the track
 

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I think people are a little misinformed here when it comes to *turbo* cams. When a turbocharged car has cams specifically made for them, there is very little overlap, maybe as much as a stock cam (which would mean no loping). The reason the turbo cams have little overlap/duration is because if the duration is too high the pressurized air/fuel mixture can gat pressurized directly out of the combustion chamber and out the exhaust. A good turbo cam instead uses high lift to achieve hp (which in most instances would require valve springs but I don't think it would be necessary on our cars due to a low redline). On a NA car, cam gears are often used to move the powerband to dufferent places in the RPM, but on a turbo car (with dohc) you have the added bonus of being able to advance the intake cam, and retard the exhaust cam, making less overlap, and therefore less loss of pressure. Therefore they can help you use a higher duration cam than normal, or more efficiently use you current turbo cam.
I have heard that the exhaust ports are very small in the srt4, so I'm sure that there is good power to be had as well as increased turbo response in at least a good exhaust cam.
 
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