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Old 10-05-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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going bossted, question about adj. cam gear

well as the title says I'm going boosted in the very near future. My question is should I ditch my adj. cam gear or keep it for when I go get some real dyno time on the S/C kit? will it help or hurt?


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Old 10-05-2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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Speaking as a non-svt owner I would have to believe that you would keep it.
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:19 PM   #3
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i belive once you go FI you would tune them so you dont have any valve overlap.
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Is it on the intake cam or exhaust cam? If it's on the exhaust, keep it. For mild FI such as the JRSC, you definitely want VCT. Keeps your torque up throughout the rev range.
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yes I am keeping vct on the intake side. just wanted to know if I should keep the gear on the exhaust side as I plan to have mcnews tune it in the spring when the car is back on the road and boosted. I'm not sure how "good" of a tune the ford racing ecu flash is or if I could get some more power out of it with a wideband and some dyno time.
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Oh, an adj. cam gear isn't very useful if you are remote tuning. You would have to adjust it yourself and datalog and still might not know if you're actually gaining power. Usually only good for dyno tuning. Ask McNews if it matters. I have an adj. exhaust gear. If Tom tells me to ditch it I will, but hopefully I can keep it. The intake side makes a much bigger difference anyways.
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Ray ended up leaving my exhaust cam at 0 degrees on the gear with the JRSC. There was barely any change at +/-2 degrees.
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no remote tuning. I plan to make the 5 hour drive down there to have someone I KNOW knows this engine do it right. I think I might as well just leave it on for the time being. if it turns out I don't need to adjust it on the dyno then I'll take it off next time I have the timing belt off for whatever reason.
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