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Old 02-13-2007, 11:52 PM   #1
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stage 1 crane cams

just a quick question..are the stage ones straight drop ines or do they need to be shimmed?..also is a must to upgrade the valve train for these cams?


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no upgrade needed.
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Old 02-14-2007, 06:49 AM   #3
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No cams are just drop in. You will probably have to adjust the valve lash.
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IMO: You might want to consider FR Stg.2’s, has much better performance, uses stock valve train & on sale for around $165.00. And according to Ray at McNews...The best cams he has ever tested for a Zetec.
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IMO: You might want to consider FR Stg.2’s, has much better performance, uses stock valve train & on sale for around $165.00. And according to Ray at McNews...The best cams he has ever tested for a Zetec.

thanks for the info..already have the stg 1 cranes.. ..got a deal with them and a port 00 intake mani..for 250..just wanted to know whats exactly involved in installing them..some says since they are new cams to replace the buckets
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it took me about 2hrs to change my cams. you wont know what size buckets you need untill you put the new cams in and check the valve lash.
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will stg 2's work with an atx??? i've heard both yes and no thats why I ask. thanks
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^^^ from what I'm told yes. stg 2's should work on an ATX
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Before I would put new cams in I would check to make sure the new cams are within specs.
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