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Old 02-24-2015, 03:27 PM   #1
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Ford Focus SVT 03 - want to cam

(First off someone put this thread in the correct spot, I'm on my phone and it wouldn't let me)
I really want to cam out my 03 SVT but I dont know what all is required/recommended or what. I've heard the Cat Cam 2291013 are good with stock internals. CFM has all kinds of different cams and I don't know what would be best.

If anyone has cammed out there SVT with these cams (or different ones) please tell me everything I need to know and everything I should do.

Or if there are other cams that anyone would recommend please tell me!

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Old 02-24-2015, 05:48 PM   #2
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may want to research a bit more. there are major differences between the zetec and svt engines. most all the cams your seeing are for the regular zetec.
the svt engine cams are pretty much perfect as they are. any modifications to the head can cause catastrophic failure since this is an interference engine using domed pistons.
That is why timing is critical on them and if the timing belt breaks its by by engine as the valves and pistons try to become one with each other.
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Moved to "SVT Performance".
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The OEM SVT pistons I have seen are not a dome design. They are a flat top with valve recess cut out on 1 side (I think the exhaust side).
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:08 PM   #5
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Yes I have been looking on CFM and I am making sure the cams I'm seeing are for the SVT.

Does VCT deleted have anything to do with getting cams?
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:36 PM   #6
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Why do you wanna cam it? While N/A it's always H/C/I and Cams are the finishing touch, you want them to finish up a build. If you have no other mods, because I see none in your sign. I wouldn't bother.
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:59 PM   #7
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Yeah I also made a post on Focus SVT on Facebook and everyone is saying its not cost vs. performance effective. I'm getting this idea from here: CAT Cams. I doubt I'll be doing it anytime soon since, like you said, I have no other mods (besides a tune).
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You would need a tune for that.Thats an additional 550. Is that worth your money.
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3 inch Exh helps the SVT 5-7 hp from header back , TB helps a little on take off and lower end , Tune is a big + if you dont have one , drop in filter

With out spending 1000+ on each additional mod there isnt much more to do

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Old 02-25-2015, 01:15 PM   #10
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I have Toms tune. I'll probably just do what Tom has suggested
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