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identifying type-r cams

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by HATCHET_HONDA, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. HATCHET_HONDA

    HATCHET_HONDA scottie fizzle

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    so i was wondering how to identify true type r cams.. i see quite a few for bid on ebay but EVERYTHING on ebay says type r so im really skeptical on whats what.. are there any identifying marks to look for? they look the same to me
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Depending on the year, and if they are jdm/usdm, the ends have different looks. Just google it, I had to a long time ago. Honda-Tech had something on there with pictures.
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    COOL...so just look for the "rings" on the dizzy side of the cam huh? simple enough...ive seen plenty of "type r" cams for auction that didnt have those
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    asked a guy sellin some cams on ebay for close up pics of the ends of the cams..he said that they are aftermarket jdm type r cams so they have no markings...does that make sense?
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    yes it means they are not genuine honda most likely. some imitation design by an off brand
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    then they could be anything really... lol and hes asking like $250 for international shipping...he lives in valpo which is odd
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    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    lol of all places.......
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    found some cams from A 99 ITR.. they look legit, we'll see how it goes. i want this swap to have the good stuff but i dont have 5-$600 to throw around for cams..ahhh so close!!!after cams, mounts and a clutch and i can bolt er together!
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    itr camshafts are awesome in a b16, but you wont get the complete powerband of them unless you get your valvetrain upgraded to redline at 9k. I had 96 jdm cams in my new b16, and it didnt REALLY pull until around 6200-6500, and if you hit your redline at 7900-8200, you wont enjoy them, but thats just my personal experience. (assuming theyre going in a b16 of course)
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    HATCHET_HONDA scottie fizzle

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    yea, they are.. b16 block and gsr head with skunk2 springs and retainers...but im having trouble installin all that new stuff. cant find a valve spring compressor tool or a shop that works on honda heads. check my other posts

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