what gains would there be from putting in adjustable cam gears on an otherwise stock engine (apart from intake)? or should i get new cam shafts as well? if i get some i will most likely tune them using the butt dyno. any thoughts?
You need to post this on the duratec threads since you have a 05'. I don't know how well the duratec responds to cam gears but the zetec loves it. Has for you butt dyno I would'nt. my was broken or calibrated wrong when I got my cam gears lol.
i don't have cam gear and i bet there is more people out there that can help you better then me, but i believe that cam gear will improve the Tq. through out the rpm ranges... where there wasn't tq feeling there, there would be after.
i was talking to one of the mechanics i know and he said there is a diffrnece power wise when it comes to cam gears, im putting on aem ones on my zetec with stock cam shafts, i could try guessing hp wise but i don't want to be wrong lol all i know is it does make a diffrence.
You may gain a few ponies, but not much, if the cams are already aligned right for max power, then doing the cam gears won't do you anything, on a stock motor, i don't think your butt dyno will be able to tell!!
fair enough ^^^. i think i may be one of the lucky ones who got good timing from the factory. i test drove a few foci before i bought mine and i was sure this one felt stronger than the others even though they were all stock.