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V-TEC cams on non-VTEC motor?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by dizzy_drifter, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. dizzy_drifter

    dizzy_drifter New Member

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    Just like the title reads, is this possible. Ill tell you why... I am doing a b18b1 swap into my EF civic, i just happend to find a motor in my same town, but the head comes without the cams, so my question could i use vtec cams on the non vtec head, i wanted to use a set of type R cams, thought i could gain a few horses and finish the swap, kill 2 birds with one stone.
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    No, they will not fit. If you want extra horses in your non-vtec head, get a set of Crower 403 cams, or something comparable. They will probably cost around the same as a set of ITR cams, maybe even a little less if you shop patiently and wisely. Make sure to tune it as well.
     
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    dizzy_drifter New Member

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    Thanks i do realize that it wouldnt result in much hp because the valvtrain wouldnt ever engage the vtec lobes, i just thought maybe the pre-vtec lobes mights add a little performance, found some for $100 well thanks anyway
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    No, they won't physically FIT in the head. Look at where the cam journals sit.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    On top of that, most primary lobes on VTEC cams are actually smaller than the lobes on non-VTEC cams...
     
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