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Old 03-04-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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not sure what to think of these adjustable cam gears... should i stay away?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/00-04-FORD-F...d9decc&vxp=mtr

ive never seen this brand of cam gears before and ive always been of the mentality that for things like cam gears the brand doesnt matter much but im worried these may actually fly apart... what do you think?


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Old 03-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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Venom used to make a butt load of parts for Hondas and Nissans back in the day. But I have never heard of anything made by them for a Ford product. But apparently after doing a Google search on them. It seems as if they have been making them for the Focus for quite awhile. Just I have never heard anyone say anything about them. As for the build of them...I would be hesitant they would rattle to pieces as well just by looking at them lol. But you never know.
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It looks like a decent gear to me. They're mechanically so simple it seems like it would be hard to find a modern designed cam gear that just didn't work.

I'm more skeptical at this point about the quality of materials used. I changed the timing belt on my car last year and found that the CFM cam gear that's been on there for less than 75K miles was wearing significantly where the belt rides, so I got a stock one from a junkyard and used that instead. I see that Venom one advertises "hard anodizing" to resist this, so at least they're aware it's a potential problem.

Thanks for posting this, I'd kind of like to have an adjustable gear again and that's a good price.

Want to buy a questionable used CFM gear for really cheap?
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CFM or nothing IMHO.
I have a set and they are as advertised and light (I bought their 1st design because it's lighter, only a few grams though).

Sometime in the past I made a post (not thread) about what I felt about cam gears and what was better or worse and why. Maybe around 2010'ish, in some cam gear thread; which I searched for and couldn't find.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:57 AM   #5
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What about obx? They seem very similar in design to cfm
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They seem decent enough to me, and like it was said earlier they made lots of parts for the imports. I'm running MAC adjustable cam gears and they were cheap but I've had no problems with them. They almost seem identical to the Findanza cam gears except for the fancy center with teeth
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If anyone has a pair of gears they want to sell feel free to shoot me a pm. Either way im getting gears somewhere by the end of the week
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They do have four bolts for holding to my MAC gears which only have 3. I'd buy it myself if it were two of them. I already have a one for the SVT, but being that I just bought a VCT delete I'd much rather have a matching pair.
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They are that horrible blue LOL

They look different but probably work just fine.

Are you gonna dyno-tune them?

It is a big difference.

Are you getting one or, a pair?
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450whp+ turbo build. of course im going to dyno tune them! and im getting a part obviously. but i think im going to stay away from the venoms though. they just look like they will sling themselves to pieces.
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