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Old 05-22-2008, 08:08 AM
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Quick one...just wondering if cam gears, possibly different cams would be a significant difference on a stock motor, with the stock computer? Same question goes for an aluminum flywheel. I'm doing a clutch swap soon, and I wonder, should I get an aluminum flywheel while everything is apart? Or is it a waste of money?
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A lightweight flywheel will give you better throttle response when rev matching. Also, cam gears are only going to help you if you can go to the dyno and tune your valve timing.
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+1 for the flywheel, -1 for the cams.
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you need to get rid of the stock computer. no gains to be had with it.
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If I wasnt a cheap ******* there would be cams and adjustable gears on my head....but i didnt even opt for even a valve job when i ported it
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You are far from needing cams. Save your money, on a turbo car, you don't need a ultralight flywheel. You will need to get your stock flywheel resurfaced when you put in a new clutch, so while you are at it, just ask your machinist to shave some weight of it, shave it down to 13-14lbs and you will be happy and have done it on the cheap.
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