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 Post subject: is a regrind better than xr6 cam
Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:03 pm 
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have an nc ghia but am rebuilding a eb xr6 engine. question is will it be worth buying a regrind cam to use over the stock tickford cam. would i see a worthwhile gain and someone told me you lose lift but gain duration with a regrind. any info would be appreciated

 

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Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:04 pm 
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Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:05 pm 
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when they grind the original cam to change the profile they only grind a small amount off, and then you fit 1 extra shim into the lifters and it makes up for the amount taken off the cam, so you will see a good gain depending on which cam you pick

 

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 Post subject: Re: is a regrind better than xr6 cam
Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:09 pm 
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Sorry mate, it all depends on what you want.
I assume you mean a cam ground more aggressivly than a Tickford cam?
In this case it would be less economical, require different tuning, better breathing mods and would be better suited to harder driving (less low down torque).

You will gain top end power but loose drivability and it will need mods to complement it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: is a regrind better than xr6 cam
Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:15 pm 
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ok well i got the tickford computer with it. my lane already has proper cai not pod on pipe technology.
lukey exhaust pacemakers and a few other little things. i want a good punchy engine but dont want to lose too much low down, if thats even possible. wat cam would fit the bill if any.

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Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:21 pm 
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ok well i got the tickford computer with it. my lane already has proper cai not pod on pipe technology.
lukey exhaust pacemakers and a few other little things. i want a good punchy engine but dont want to lose too much low down, if thats even possible. wat cam would fit the bill if any.

thanks for the info guys


A turbo...But seriously, I would rather do diff gears first. I have had two wade grinds and my car is screaming for a set of 3.73s. I do like a bit of low end grunt and this would benifit the whole rev range and hide some of the downfalls of a bigger cam.

 

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Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:30 pm 
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you can fit a vernier cam gear and adjust it to make the power of the cam come in earlier and also again it depends on the grind of the cam you pick as to how much down low you lose and how much up top you gain.

 

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Posted: Tue May 22, 2012 11:56 pm 
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if i were to get a grind which brand is decent thanks again

 

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Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 7:03 pm 
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NCIIGHIA wrote:
someone told me you lose lift but gain duration with a regrind. any info would be appreciated


Stop listening to that guy.

 

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Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:08 pm 
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thanks for the advice guys will probly stick with tickford cam for now and save to get a billet one thanks for the quick replys

 

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Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:17 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: is a regrind better than xr6 cam
Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:45 am 
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would it still work effectively without a bbm, it is designed for a car running one.
wouldnt i lose more low down as its designed for a bbm which helps low down torque.
if i were to go that route would an au xr6 cam fit???

 

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Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 12:14 pm 
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Au cam won't fit unless you use the au head and rocker gear , or maybe just the au rocker gear , not to sure .
Should be fine with out bbm , as you don't have one you won't notice any loss .

 

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Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 1:19 pm 
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ok then au out el an option, though still rebuilding bottom end so have a little time. thanks guys if anyone knows for sure bout au cam would like to know, but may aswell get a grind if im gonna change it.

 

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