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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:08 pm 
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Would it be worth the money to change an EF XR6 std cam to another brand such as the wad cam how much difference in performance.

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:55 pm 
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i had a wade cam in my EF XR6 and it was slower by 0.5 sec on the 1/4 mile.

so personly i say no don't do it.
but thats just me, and i'll never buy an other cam from wade.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:05 pm 
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I run a wade cam in my car has given good results . also to see results you need to do some air induction work read my specks.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:48 pm 
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what wade cam you got?
and how much was it?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:08 pm 
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DO NOT PUT A WADE IN A XR6
they are good cams but the stge 2 is basically the xr6 cam i have doen this and lost power and gaindf fuel econ

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:11 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
DO NOT PUT A WADE IN A XR6
they are good cams but the stge 2 is basically the xr6 cam i have doen this and lost power and gaindf fuel econ


we all know the XR6 one is bigger than a stock one. but talk to wade and they'll try and tell you the XR6 cam is the same as a GLI cam.

so that makes three of us that have lost power from using a wade cam

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:22 pm 
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I dont want to hear this. I am about to install my wade cam soon, even ordered it also. Its the new profile, 1604 I think. I will be able to tell you how it goes in a (almost stock) EF XR6.

Gimme a PM in two weeks and I can fill you in.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 3:14 pm 
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drazull it could be fine as that was not the profile i used
Wade did know my car had a different cam than the forte etc yet they still sent me the same cam as what i had originally....
i sold the wade to a friend and we put it in a au fairnmont and the car went heaps better and this is withouth exhaust!

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:58 pm 
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frank has an au - so for starters theres a big difference

i got a 6rwkw gain from putting the cam in, my mate with the xr6 ef engine got a 5RWkw gain also, they are a good bang for your buck

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:46 pm 
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(I e-mailed this to Wade last week, still waiting on the reply)
When you put your cam in, do you need to use Vernier Cam gear to get the timing right?

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 6:48 pm 
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Disco Frank, sorry mate I read the thread as efster having an XR6 and wanting to replace that cam with one from wade. I have recently ordered my the new 1604 grind to go in soon. I hence assumed that we had the same cars?

Anyhow, I went to repco and asked after the venier timing gears. Had a vauge idea of what they were but could'nt help. Went to O.G speed shop after a timing gear set for an EF Falcon, will pick that up tommorow. Shop counter assured me this would ensure that my new cam had the correct timing.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:33 pm 
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drazull wrote:
Disco Frank, sorry mate I read the thread as efster having an XR6 and wanting to replace that cam with one from wade. I have recently ordered my the new 1604 grind to go in soon. I hence assumed that we had the same cars?

Anyhow, I went to repco and asked after the venier timing gears. Had a vauge idea of what they were but could'nt help. Went to O.G speed shop after a timing gear set for an EF Falcon, will pick that up tommorow. Shop counter assured me this would ensure that my new cam had the correct timing.
nar thats cool i reading the same way as you are....
\as for the timing gear set that is what u need what u need :)

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:06 pm 
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i had a wade cam in my EF XR6 and it was slower by 0.5 sec on the 1/4 mile.

so personly i say no don't do it.
but thats just me, and i'll never buy an other cam from wade.


I thought we'd come to an amicable agreement when we offered to replace your cam with another grind of your choosing at no charge. We haven't heard from you since.

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:03 pm 
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yeah thats the gist i got too when i bought mine, if its crap (or dont match your car specs) wade are happy to discuss other options..

as for mine 1004-112 i fkn love it. its similar to xr6 though so prolly not worth upgrading.. go another step up,. billet stg 3 or something and chip it.

i am impressed with the price, (hint buy 5 and get a discount with mates)

my cam goes really hard with decent exhaust extrators and manny :):):)

my mate (Smackdown) has just put his crow stg 3 in his ef. and its made a diff but the chip was for an el so hes getting it reflashed.. without the chip it seemed similar to the wade st 2, but we'll see how it goes next week with the fuel ratios better. :) hot high hopes.

CHRIS : is there a time limit for sending back the cams from our cars,, we been waiting ffor the last guy to do his install, then we'll send all 5 back. im hanging out for my deposit back! :)

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:16 pm 
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look you will see a increase in an xr6 engine like i said, we have dyno results of a 5rwkw gain
for just under 130 thats excellent value

 

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