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post #1 of 9 Old 03-24-2005, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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I' have basic mods on my car and a friend of mine has a set of cams that i can get cheap .Are they worth ir. what do cams do for a wrx
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Without a bigger turbo, you won't see any gains from cams. Also, larger cams put more stress on the valvetrain. Some cams won't fit with the stock valvetrain as well.
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cams will do for the wrx what they do for all other cars, well alot more for turboed than n/a cars. Also, the wrx is alot harder to install cams in that say , an EVO (pretty easy and only one).
What kind of cams are you looking at?
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I think they are hks 272 cams,but i have the stock turbo at 15 psi and full racing exhaust so i dont know if they would work fine or if i would loose alot of low end with them.
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You will probably lose low end, and put a lot of undue stress on your valvetrain.

And, are you sure they are HKS cams? I didn't know they made any cams for the WRX.
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Not 100% sure about the brand thanks for the advice ,can you explain me what do you mean by stress in the valve train

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Aftermarket cams have more lift/duration. That makes the drivetrain do more work, and therefore wears it out much faster.
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by drivetrain, do you mean valve train???
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by drivetrain, do you mean valve train???
Yep. Sorry....
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