B16 Cam timing


Senior Member
I was wondering what most people have found as far as a good cam timing for a b16 with stock internals. Ive always heard +2 -2. I was reading this article on sports compacts car website:
and it says that the intake advanced 3 degrees was the really only thing that helped the engine.
let me know what yall think.


Super Moderator
With stock everything, there really is almost no point.

Also, for one engine, advancing the intake cam x and retarding the exhaust y degrees will not effect even another b16 or GSR, ect the same way because 2 identical motors will behave diffrently. If you are going to run non stock timing, do it the right way. Either do it on a dyno (pricy) or do trial and error with the butt dyno. Using tuning from other cars is pointless.

Import Builders

Senior Member
On a smaller cam, say B16A, advancing the cam should almost always show benifit because your effectively allowing more breathing. Its kind of like adding more duration.