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supercharged B16A2 ~ B16A2 or B16B cams?

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  1. stmotorsports

    stmotorsports Senior Member

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    ok so when I got my 2000 Si the po had ctr cams in it. I've since installed a jackson kit. Should I necessarily go back to the stock B16A2 cams ie- ctrs no good for boost? I'm wondering if there is far too much overlap in the ctrs and either compromising peak cyl pressures and/or wasting fuel

    thoughts?
     
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    any cam made for all motor will hurt performance in a turbo/supercharged vehicle... i've heard GSR cams work great for turbo applications.. so i'm sure they'd work with a supercharger too.. plus you could sell the CTR cams for $350-400 and buy GSR cams for around $100
     
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    or you could keep the ctr cams and get adjustable cam gears, then tune it on a dyno. if you install a jrsc on a type r and a b16a, the type r will make a good bit more power, so do you really think the cams are hurting it that bad? have you dynoed tuned the car since installing the jrsc?
     
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    Or you could get the proper cams for the application, get adjustables and THEN tune it on the dyno, and see even better results.

    All motor cams on on a turbo/supercharged application is like shooting yourself in the foot. You're pretty much pushing air right through the motor with little to no combustion because of the overlap.
     
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    GSR cams FTW!! .. cheapest alternative
     
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    the Type-R engines really don't make that great of power when boosted. Obviously they make higher gross numbers than a B16 but less net gain from being boosted. B16s respond notoriously well to boost whereas the itr/ctr motors really don't as much. Assumedly the cams have something to do with this(?)

    I havent dyno'd the car, it's the stock jrsc street (6-7psi) kit on the stock obd2 ecu. I have no plans on converting to obd1 as this entire swap will be going into my dd in the next few months.
    I figure that's when I'll do the cam swap only because I'm going to be in there anyways

    exactly what I've been thinking & why I want to get the cam issue straightened out

    I'm thinking the cheapest way out is just to find some stock B16 cams, I usually see them going for next to nothing. Gsrs too prolly, I'm just wondering how much difference there would be between the 2
     
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    GSR cams are considered by jackson racing as the way to go. Pick up a set of cam gears while your at it if you plan on dyno tuning. Tuning out some of the overlap with gam gears yeilds amazing results onm FI cars.
     
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    :werd: A simple change of cam profile can completely turn a car around. There's a guy in Seattle with a 98 hatch with ~500whp on a built LS-VTEC with B16B cams inside of it, he'd prolly see another ~15-20whp with a cam change and retune.
     
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    hmm maybe I could get away with gsr cams then... which really sux cause I had a set but got rid of them thinking they weren't good for boost :bonk:

    I was definitely planning on getting a set of gears for the new build to dial out some of the overlap
     
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