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whats the deal with camshafts???

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by TeamUrbanChaos, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. TeamUrbanChaos

    TeamUrbanChaos Certified H22 Super-tech

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    ok so lately ive been seriously debating on if i am really going boost my H22 but at the same time ive also been looking into some other horsepower options like valvetrain upgrades and top end components but honestly i really know nothing when it comes to cams and springs or any other top end components. my question is....after doing some research, a good set of cams go for at least $400.00 - $500.00 for a set and a set of good dual valve spring got for about $300.00. with this in mind, for the approx. $800 that i would be spending for valvetrain upgrades, am i going to get that much horsepower in reality or is really more like a 800.00 bolt on?? i mean....realistically i could build a full turbo kit for my H22 for at most $1200 and thats with everything. im not looking to get 400 horsepower but at least a good 40-50 HP is really what i want but im also not looking to spend like 3000-4000 on mods either im basically just trying to get a little extra horsepower so what would you guys recommend??
     
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    I say boost.
    You explained why.
     
  3. pissedoffsol

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    h22's suck for boost...until you tear 'em apart and build them for it.
    i'd go all motor for the gains you want.

    score some jdm type S pistons, and with the headwork and a larger cam, for under 2k, you can probably pick up 20-30 whp if you have i/h/e already
     
  4. TeamUrbanChaos

    TeamUrbanChaos Certified H22 Super-tech

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    but thats the whole point.....i dont have anywhere around 2k to spend and i not planning on redoing the bottom end so thats why i asked what would be the best to do? and for $2000 id definatly want more than 20-30 horsepower
     
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    boost it....you should def be bale to run 8 lbs safely without tearing it down. and on a good tune should be able to make 250 to 280 whp which is far better than anything youll achieve all motor $ for $
     
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    yeah, id say just do a light turbo setup for your goal if 250-280 WHP is all you want...mani, turbo, fmic, bov, wg, p72, crome. done i wouldnt put it past 8psi and then id just call it a day.
     
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