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    Re: Performance cams for our engine?

    Thanks, SC2150.

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    Re: Performance cams for our engine?

    4 cams are $1499 plus $15 S&H.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SC2150
    4 cams are $1499 plus $15 S&H.

    4? I thought the 3.6 had dual cams?

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    Re: Performance cams for our engine?

    2 per cylinder head. 4 cams total.


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    Thanks I need to set a Appointment to get that done. I can lvm with Karen at 4pm today. Call me ASAP thanks!!!

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    If anyone has experience with installing cams, I'd love to here from you. I'd like to get my hands on a set in the Spring and try the install myself. As long as I take my time, I'm fairly confident in my skills. I'm sure I can find videos/walkthroughs, but first hand experience is always a plus.

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    Re: Performance cams for our engine?

    Quote Originally Posted by SC2150 View Post
    $5600 (plus tax)

    Cams, Heads, New timing chains, Iceolator, CNC ported TB, all installed and tuned (includes gaskets, fluids, head bolts, etc.

    So pretty close to the cost of a supercharger installed?

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    Re: Performance cams for our engine?

    Very close.....and I would go with the SC if it was me personally, but this to go NA is pretty much the ultimate there (until the stroker crank is released).

    Dont do the timing chain, ported TB, etc. and this is in the high $4 grand range which brings it down a few grand below the super charger.

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    Whats the adverage rev limit after the cam kit like?

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    Re: Performance cams for our engine?

    We still limit in the tune to 7k, but they pull through 8k where the stock ones start to fall off as far as peak power around 6700-6800.
    RX Performance Products/RevXtreme.com 941-721-1826

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    Have you gotten a motor to guinnie pig and see what you could redline at w no rev limiter? It would be interesting to see what numbers you could pull.

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    Re: Performance cams for our engine?

    Not yet, we stopped before 8k but the curve showed no sign of dropping yet.....with the stock valvetrain we dint want to push it further.
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    Ohh boy

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    Re: Performance cams for our engine?

    Installing 4 cams in a DOHC motor is a long slow labor intensive process. You heard SC1250 mention 2-3 days. And they have done it before. Double or triple that if you are doing it for the first time. Mostly hand tools tho.. Front end and top end of motor comes apart. Tricky part is putting it back together and getting the timing chains installed with all 4 cams and the crank properly aligned, and on the compression stroke. Next slow part is doing a valve adjustment procedure on 24 valves, mostly likely with a feeler guage and replacing shims, and rotating the motor slowly. Last motor I did this way needed special tools to hold the valves open while removing shims and different size replacement shims. Haven't looked at the valve adjustment method on the 3.6 LLT yet, but on any DOHC there is hardly any other way of designing the valve adjustment. Then pop on the valve covers and intake and you are almost done!! :-) Easy right?

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    Re: Performance cams for our engine?

    VERY diificult and leigh described it well. The 3 timing chains have to be installed and timined by slowly rotating in a several step process.....not for the light of heart.

    We see 30 RWHP gains soild with the cams alone.

    Heads compliment it all as well:






    And of course add the RX supercharger or turbo's:








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