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Old 02-10-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Cams Benefit? w/o SC?

Is there much of a benefit from installing cams on a 07' GT, if it's NA? Or is it mostly just a great sound?
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Depends on the cams and the tune. What were you thinking of going with
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Re: Cams Benefit? w/o SC?

The Ford Racing. I've got CAI and an SCT tune
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not a big gain with the ford cams,i have them and it was not that much of a gain other than the great idle!!,maybe 20 horse to the wheels including the new tune that went with it.
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not a big gain with the ford cams,i have them and it was not that much of a gain other than the great idle!!,maybe 20 horse to the wheels including the new tune that went with it.
That's not bad, that's enough to make the badass sound worth it. I don't want to get radical, it's a DD.
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If you have manifolds expect 10-15 rwhp with nice long tubes and a good exhaust more like 20-30
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Re: Cams Benefit? w/o SC?

Mild Cams by themselves don't necessarily give a significant performance increase unless, as Newline stated above, they are coupled with better intake & exhaust setups along with better cylinder heads. The more aggressive the cam, the more aggressive the performance gains.

The Ford Racing Hot Rods cams are very mild & still use all the factor valve springs, lifters and all that, so the cams by itself won't do a whole lot to improve performance. However, with new intake + manifold, new headers, and new cylinder heads you'd be looking at a pretty large performance gain from the whole package.

However, that's not necessarily the biggest "bang for the buck" option on S197 cars because by the time you pay for all those parts, you've invested probably 80% of the cost that you could have with a T/C or S/C which have a lot more power potential.

N/A 4.6's max out right around the 400 rwhp mark with a very aggressive setup; those are pretty rare to find and have had a lot of time put into their setup. I'd guess with the FRPP cams, full intake, full exhaust & heads you'd be looking around 350-360 rwhp for roughly $5-6K worth of parts & labor. S/C or T/C with labor and dyno time can be can for $7-8K (or less) with a safe potential of 450 rwhp on stock internals. The limits are much higher once you start building the motor.
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if its a dd then i would say do it,you will love the sound and it wil still be reliable as stock,mine is also a dd with a few more mods.
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I purchased the comp cams stage nsr from Brenspeed added on with an sct tune.. Made out 30extra rwhp
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