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Old 09-13-2012, 11:52 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by sgtsmasher View Post
im still lost on the whole how to actually tune them though. i mean i know you guys said to get them dyno tuned for best results.
what if i dont have a dyno to adj them correctly?
Then it'll be trial/error. If you can data log should help to verify your butt dyno. Watch for increases in load and air flow. Make a few different logs at the same settings and average them. Should reduce the error factor of a single WOT log.

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would i just be screwing myself in the long run if i just took the stocks off and threw these on and tried adj them that way?
No.
You can run the gears in any location you want with no damage. [b]But it is the best idea to turn the engine clockwise by hand after major adjustments to make sure nothing's binding.


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with the 5 bolt design do you loosen them up move the gear then tighten them again?
Yes.
Loosen the 5 bolts, use the center bolt to move the cam gear and hold it in place if need be, tighten all 5 lock bolts, then go back over then a second time to make sure you tightened them.
The bolts don't need to be gorilla TQ'd. Nice and snug is all you need, best guess, about 20 ft/lbs.
Over-tightening them will result in stripping the threads. And FWIW, 2 bolts still holds the gear in place,,, ya, I've stripped a few
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