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Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by formby, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    would CTR cams be a good choice for a F/I set up? i currently have a b16 int and a gsr exh cams

    i know i need dual springs...but what about the retainers?

    can i use oem ctr springs with a set of stg 2 and up cams?

    and whats the deal with the lost motion assembly. can i use the b16 ones? (1999)



    i dont want to waste my money but i would like to upgrade...is there a kit i could purchase? would a good port and polish be better... were would be the best place/brand?
    any websites would be appriciated...

    feel free to ad anything i missed (components)
    thanks for the help :D
     
  2. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Ic an't help you on what you wanna know but I just got finished p&ping my LS head, Intake mani and TB. It's not too hard but it takes time, I just gasket matched the intake/exhaust ports on the head and Mani and bored the TB out a few mms. I can try to get some pics but they aren't gonna be good.
     
  3. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Titanium Retainers tend to uhmm roll the edges after a while and are considered "Wear Parts". However there is a process used to make em stronger to reduce the wear.

    Dual Valves Springs are simply stronger/stiffer and allow for more Lift becuase they'll close faster and seal stronger.

    CTR Cams, im not sure if they are good for FI but, if youre going to spend 450 on cams why not just get a set of cams and springs for an FI Set Up?
     
  4. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    i am just concidering my options...i heard gsr cams are the best for F/I from the factory
    when i bought my head it had no cams so i got one b16 and one gsr for free from my friend...
    i runs okay but i am finalizing my turbo set up and would like to work on the internals of the head....

    are the exh spring on a gsr dual... some one told me they were
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    was there a big difference
     
  6. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    The pic is terrible, the ports aren't all choppy and uneven as it looks in the pic.

    Theres always a difference when you alter the flow. LS heads flow liek shit so it should make a noticeable difference. I haven't used this one but on my last swap I took off a few mms and noticed a change, this one I took it all the way to the gasket.
     
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    They dont look to bad, if I still had my camera Id snap some shots of my head. Just make sure you clean that head really well to remove the shavings, but you knew that already, didnt ya?
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    there is this company that uses a frog in its ads they sell cams and TBs' are they any good (sorry i dont know the name)
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    maybe u mean GUDE, I havent heard anything bad.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Gude it is... Im not sure. I've heard they are good.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    grab a gsr Intake cam and call it a day.

    if you're going turbo, i've seen gsr cams make countless cars push well over 500 hp
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    do you think that running 2 different cams can hurt my motor
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Probably not. Unless you fuck the timing up or something.
     
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