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Old 04-13-2005, 04:45 PM   #1
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What brand Cam Gears?

What is a reliable brand of cam gears for a FI zx3? Im looking at Jackson Racing, AEM, OBX, and Fidanza. Thanks


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they're all CNC machined, they're all laser etched, meaning they're all roughly the same quality, so pick the least expensive cuz the brand won't make a difference

in my opinion, AEM and Fidanza have the best reputations out of those that you listed
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How about Focus Central, Ford Racing (Esslinger) or Unorthodox Racing cam gears.
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Esslinger cam gears are suppose to be the lightest, dont know what effect that has though.....
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Old 04-13-2005, 06:39 PM   #5
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I have Kent Cam gears, they serve me well, I bought them used, so the price wasn't really a factor.
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JRSC s/c grind cams :)
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the thing you have to keep in mind is marketing. esslinger is a very good brand too, that's why ford racing has esslinger make all their parts for them. the cam gear and the underdrive pulley from FR are made by esslinger. I wouldn't be surprised if the FC cam gears were made by Fidanza. focus sport sells a billet flywheel for $400 that's made for them by fidanza, and I know you can get a fidanza flywheel for less, but it's the same thing
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what ever you get be sure it to be 5 bolt pattern....
i have shm and they look great....
but again...if they do the job, the brand is less than important...
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yes, they all are not the same, don't choose on w/ a hex pattern bolt. make sure its 5 bolt and the esslinger's carry arp bolts. do not buy the cheapest. i have seen too many cam gears slip timing.
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focus sport sells a billet flywheel for $400 that's made for them by fidanza, and I know you can get a fidanza flywheel for less, but it's the same thing

This is from Focus Sports website.....

Our FocusSport Aluminum flywheels are essential for any Focus enthusiast who desires a faster revving engine. The FocusSport aluminum flywheels, which weigh in at 8.5 lbs. for the MTX75 and 12.5 lbs for the Getrag, are much lighter than the heavy OEM unit that tips the scales at 21.5 lbs. for the MTX75 and 24.5 for the Getrag



Fidinza's pdf catalog show their flywheel for the 2.0L SVT Focus with Getrag tranny weighing in at 9 lbs........

So, same maker but different product.
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