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Old 03-01-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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After the years i have been on here it seams no one uses cat cams... Intergal was one of the only affordable cams out there for the 1.8l but now there gone from what i can find. kelford makes 1.6 but no 1.8 stuff just like HKS. Cat cams out in the UK has a lot of cams to choose from and they are 675 shipped from the uk also.

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Nice! Looks like they offer some reasonably aggressive setups! Plus they have a cat logo lol. Thank you for sharing.
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Any time, me and another guy from my work are planning on building a turbo NB and a NA setup.
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A lot of guys on here need cams, but most of them dont even know it.
Glad to see some more options out there.
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At what point do cams really start to help peak power/torque?
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No US distributor yet?
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I never even heard of this company. I will have to check them out.

Props for sharing this info
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Interesting, really wish I could remember camshaft stuff. I've got family in England if anyone wants help shipping though.
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Anyone have a link to "everything you wanted to know about cams for those with reading comprehension and technical knowledge of an invertebrate"?
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^ id appreciate the same info.
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I prefer my cam-less koenigsegg setup.
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I was going to neg you for that but the avatar saved you.
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No US distributor yet?
It takes many, many clicks to find International Dealers and some scrolling to find
www.qedpower.com
VAC Motorsports | Your BMW Performance Authority
Sure, they focus on VW and BMW, but they might be able to help with Catcams if ordering from overseas yourself is too scary.

It would be interesting to know the specs for the engine they have designed the "full race" version to. Almost 2mm "overlift" considering the size of the valves possible.
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Some turbo camshaft selection info: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution - Turbo Magazine

General cam technical info: Cam Basics



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i knew as soon as i posted this i would get that response. oh well, adding cams to my wish list.
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No US distributor yet?
They will ship them to you, i have contacted them by EMAIL and they told me $675 for a set of cams shipped to my door in the USA.



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I never even heard of this company. I will have to check them out.

Props for sharing this info
They are big in the BMW world.

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Interesting, really wish I could remember camshaft stuff. I've got family in England if anyone wants help shipping though.
They will ship to the USA, and its cheap.

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Sure, they focus on VW and BMW, but they might be able to help with Catcams if ordering from overseas yourself is too scary.

It would be interesting to know the specs for the engine they have designed the "full race" version to. Almost 2mm "overlift" considering the size of the valves possible.

No need to buy from a dealer they will sell them to you right from the UK.
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Cams for the Highschool or above reader

Cams for all levels of reader

Honestly though. You're much better off paying that same money or a bit more, handing them the flow bench chart from you head, and saying I wanna make big powa wit mah turbo.
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No bp4w or vvt options?

I like that they don't have extremely high durations like some of the jdm brands have. I never understood whose miata needed 300*+, seems silly. ~11mm lift with ~260* yes please!

I had no idea the hydraulic lifters could support some of the lift numbers listed on these cams, but they are listed hydro? Anyone know the limits before we start killing lifters?
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