what cam is best to run n/a on stock motor?

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what cam is best to run n/a on stock motor?

Post by edub20 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:05 pm

i'm unsure of what cams is best to run with my setup, i have 97 dohc highline with iceman intake, 60mm tb, indy intake mani, unorthodox udp, mopar pcm, kirk longtube header, no a/c, no p/s, no cat, and 2.5 dynomax exhaust. i was goin with the crane nitris grind cam(#12) but would the turbo grind be better(#14). i'm still tring to go n/a tho.

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Post by 98moparR/T » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:25 pm

I say 14 if it is sohc your talking about
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Post by edub20 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:42 pm

no its DOHC

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Post by speedjunkie » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:56 pm

i think 16's with stock bottom end would be a good combination, maybe raise compression by removing middle layer of headgasket.
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Post by edub20 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:57 pm

would that be safe?

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Post by Tyler » Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:04 am

Get head milled, and P&P.
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Post by twiztidklown1 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:25 am

Crane 18's ... Yes they like higher compression and a ported head.. But they will still make more power then the 16's on a stock head...

Plus im sure you will want more later so why buy 16's now just to replace them later...
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Post by 98moparR/T » Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:37 am

yep 18s if you want to deck your head, and 16s if you want to be on the really safe side
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Post by Lackof » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:23 pm

speedjunkie wrote:i think 16's with stock bottom end would be a good combination, maybe raise compression by removing middle layer of headgasket.
I run 16's on a stock bottom end with PnPed head.

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Post by neon_freak » Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:25 pm

anything after 16's require aftermarket valve springs
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Post by Lackof » Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:47 pm

neon_freak wrote:anything after 16's require aftermarket valve springs
all bigger cams require upgraded Valve springs and retainers

If you run them without it you have a very good risk of damaging your internals.

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Post by neon_freak » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:53 am

i heard you can run up to 16's with no probs on stock valve springs
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Post by Tyler » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:21 am

^^^
I wouldnt risk it. Reving high and driving spirited may tear up those springs. Not worth the risk of destroying the motor.
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Post by 98moparR/T » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:09 am

just get pt cruiser valvetrain parts, they aren't too expensive
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Post by Lackof » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:27 am

when u do mods do them right the firs time or else you pay in the end ... badly ;)

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