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CTR and GSR cam combo, worthwhile?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by xj0hnx, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    I am negotiating a deal for a CTR intake cam and a GSR exhaust cam. Would the GSR cam be worth installing, or is the B16A one good enough to work with the CTR? I will be getting either an ITR or AEBS intake manifold soon to help take advange of the cam, but for now I would have to get one or the other.
     
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    i'd only get the gsr cam if it were free. why not get an itr/ctr exhaust cam to go with it?
     
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    Well, the guy is throwing in the GSR cam, and is offereing the CTR for $200, so it sounds good (maybe too good), but hey I have sold some stuff for much less than it was worth just to get rid of it. I am just wondering if the GSR cam is worth putting in to compliment the CTR, or would I be wasting my time and money on the seals etc...
     
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    I thought the 98+ ITR cams were the same spec's as the ctrs cams?
     
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    Yes, they do.
     
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    if he is throwing it in, then yes take it, i believe the gsr has slightly longer duration
     
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    I'm pretty sure it's the other way around... GSR has higher lift and less duration, but eh- I'm not sure on that. I know that the GSR cams are the best OEM cams for a turbo setup, that's for sure.

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    John- I would go ahead and get both cams, then sell the GSR exhaust cam somewhere for a few bucks and try to get the CTR/ITR exhaust cam, along with the ITR valve springs.
     
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    why not put both CTR cams? and yes you might gain very very little from the GSR cams since b16 is correct with that..
     
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    Because the guy only has the CTR intake. I'd replace both, but not going to pay 350 for an exhaust.
     
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