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Skunk 2

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Slimtadder, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. Slimtadder

    Slimtadder Senior Member

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    Skunk 2:

    Are there cams billet aluminum?

    Are crane and crower cams regrinds?

    Next question it 12.5 to 1 to much compression for a B16A1 to handle period? Gas would have to be 92+ right?

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    I'm pretty sure they are...not sure about material, but they are built from fresh blanks. I don't know that you would call it billet... they're cast and then machined- but they are not regrinds.



    Crane, probably not- Crower, no. You can pay Crower to regrind cams for you though.



    Nope. 12.5:1 on a B16A1 is doable- just make sure that the engine components are in good shape... rings, valves, head junk, etc. Gas would definitely have to be 93 octane or so with careful tuning.
     
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    My question is why are skunk 2 cams so sought after when the other companys like: Crane and Crower seem to be just as good?

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    because crane and crower are not as good.

    its as simple as that.
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    according to what?
     
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    well, based on what i've heard from people who have used crower cams (never really used crane) but i know that the quality of skunk2 cams are better and less prone to breaking.

    crower cams have had problems in the past, and there is a reason why they aren't as popular or "sought" after compared to toda, skunk2 and oem honda.
     
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    i was just wonderin' cuz brian bought a pair of crower turbo cams not too long ago.
     
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    Crower over crane? I'm just asking cause crane is been around forever. What's the cheapest anyone has seen Skunk 2 cams?

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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    i'd take crower over crane any day, but i'd also take crower over skunk2 also. crower has been around way longer than crane. crane started in 1970 and crower has been around since 1949.
     
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    i bought crower, because no one else caters to non-vtec folk- especially in a turbo design. IF jun made turbo LS cams, id be all over them- but they are so stuck up on fuel economy bullshit known as VTEC that they won't make 'em :)

    crane- i dunno... their website is gay.
    It sounds bad, but thats how i judge 99% of my purcahses. if they are too cheap to build a proper website, chances are their products are just as bunk
     
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    So can I say Crower is on the same page as Skunk?

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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    no one is the same as anyone else. so no.

    every comapny has a little better feature than the other, and so on..
     
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    Who would you go with in my case?
     
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    what are you looking for?
     
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    A B16 with complete head up grade and 12.5 to 1 comp. JE pistons. Just want a good setup.

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    i'd go skunk2 stage 2 or toda spec b's
     
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    i was gonna go for skunk2 stage 3's what you reckon
     
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    Skunks are great if you still neeed to drive the car on a regular basis... the low lobe is left unchanged so under normal driving you retain some fuel economy and a decent idle... with Todas the low lobe is also changed so there is more power under VTEC.. but fuel economy and smooth idle are sacrificed for it
     
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