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The Awnser...N/A cams, are they worth it

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk3 (2000-2002)' started by BIG4244, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. MexxT

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    If I can, I will.
    But I think it is going to be my dyno now, and the new dyno compaired.

    It makes 318bhp and 434Nm now.
    But I'll keep you updated ;)

    I traded in my 312mm brakes plus 75 bucks for 2 cams. :p
    so free upgrade for me and made some money haha.
    Only need to order some gaskets and seals.
    oh and a new tensioner for the belt! it has a lot of miles on it, so better replace :p
    belt is brand new.
     
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  2. Big-Pete

    Big-Pete Always on the Limit

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    deffo didnt look at the spec list of mine and just copy it to a tea?

    wosners/rods/cams all the same. what power did it make?
     
  3. MexxT

    MexxT Guest

    Sorry, Im dutch, I can understand/read English verry well, but this you have to explain haha.

    what do you mean?
     
  4. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend
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    thanks for the info. Cams, and particularly the testing. Thankyou for Sharing :thumbup:

    VW Prices for these are £254+vat each............ so finding used engines with these in... is the only "cheap" way of upgrading...

    I can source "others" which are n/a spec which I am about to test in our lupo, and less ££
     
  5. james.l

    james.l GT3071r LCR

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    i've got a set that have been sitting in the garage for AGES. Got a bit of surface corrosion on the lobes now
     
  6. Chambers_CUPRA

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    AGN cams?
     
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    What cams are you going to be testing bill?

    Be interested in gains over the OEM cams
     
  8. Prebs

    Prebs Full Member

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    Hmmm, looks like the ADR largeport head i have in my shed might come handy afterall.

    Much apriciated test results, thanks.
     
  9. james.l

    james.l GT3071r LCR

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    adr
     
  10. Sim

    Sim who?

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    We are also using ADR cams in our stroker. I hope the engine can get in the car next week :( (still weeks until first crank)
     
  11. csd_19

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    Bill,

    did you ever get round to testing your other n/a spec cams - curious to see how you got on :)
     
  12. teamx

    teamx Active Member

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    The exact answer I have been searching for...
     
  13. fourtwofive

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    Loving it nice little mod!!!
     
  14. teamx

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    Will be doing this in the not too distant future. Got my hands on an ADR intake camshaft
     
  15. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend
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    It did nothing........ no gains in peak numbers.
    lost some low down, held on to the peak longer. that was all.

    3 cars tried them on now, same results on all of them

    not worth the bother
     
  16. Chambers_CUPRA

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    I've got some for sale ;)
     
  17. teamx

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    Yet the OP had good results?

    What gives?
     
  18. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend
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    no idea

    3 x cars here no benefit of note

    i dont know why not vs the op's results.... which looked ace and why we bothered to try it..
     
  19. teamx

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    Well I only paid the equvalent of £47 for it so gonna give it a shot. Will report back once its been installed.

    Thanks for the clear cut response, most people suger coat things way to much
     
  20. ibizacupra

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    lol... direct/blunt = me
     

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