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Old 02-15-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
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Would used cams be a good idea?

I saw a pair of Big Mutha Thumpr Cams for $333. I was just wondering would buying used cams be a good idea? The sellers they are like new and has great reviews and feedback so it seems like a legit seller.
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I saw a pair of Big Mutha Thumpr Cams for $333. I was just wondering would buying used cams be a good idea? The sellers they are like new and has great reviews and feedback so it seems like a legit seller.
Hmmm that's a tough one, for the price maybe but Id take them to an engine shop to get inspected
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Yea but see that's the thing. I can't physically see them until I have payed for them and they have been shipped.
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Roller cams can be purchased used they will be fine hydronic can not
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Ok also what else will be needed? All that is included are the cams. Cam phaser upgrade? Anything?
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Make sure they are the nsr(no springs required)or you will need new springs also.

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Make sure they are the nsr(no springs required)or you will need new springs also.
I think you will also need phaser limiters but im not 100% sure about that.
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I think you will also need phaser limiters but im not 100% sure about that.[/QUOTE]

Detroit Rockers are the only ones that I've seen that don't need phase limiters. Some say recommended but not required, whereas you're taking a chance. You will need new cam bolts, they are stretched upon install and have to replaced with any cam. Depending on mileage, you may need to change the VCT sprockets. I trashed one at 97K and had to replace it. AM sells a cam install kit for a little over $300. It's a helluva deal, you'd pay $265 for one sprocket by itself. The kit has both, along with bolts, chains, other sprockets, etc.
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