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what is the bes preforming came for a day to day car and were shoud o go to get one. and when thay have the motor apart are their any other thing that i can get done that will help get some more HP
 

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Re: new to cams (neal359)

It really all depends...
For a daily driver, if you prefer something as close to stock as possible, but want a little extra 'zing' I would suggest a mild cam like a 256 or 260. This is also advantageous in that you don't really need a chip or new valve springs if your car is a 96.5+ and is good if you ever decide to go forced induction (supercharger or turbo).
BUT...if you plan on going all motor, no forced induction, and aren't too picky about a slightly lumpy idle, then a 266, 268 or even 270 is the way to go. If you have a 96.5+ though, you will need to get new valve springs and no matter what year the car is, you should get a chip for it.
Might also be a good idea to get a cam gear to set the power band where you want it - down low or up high in the rpm band.
 

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Re: new to cams (Red Baron Golf)

thanks
i think i am going all motor and will do a 266 with new spring and a chip i will first get the giac chip than the cam and spring from tt.
what do you all think of this setup??? http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
 

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Re: new to cams (neal359)

You should just get everything from TT, 'cause they'll program the chip to match their cam specs. Its better in the long run, and TT chip is cheaper then GIAC. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: new to cams (CNY_VDUB)

Yeh I just got a TT 268 cam, gear, HD valve springs and retainers, and the chip. I like how it runs . . . you can feel the lumpyness a little, but nothing bad. Definatly feels better than stock. IMO I think you should do the springs no matter what because they are right there when you do the cam so it only adds about 20mins to the total install time. But I like the TT. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: new to cams (1997 Golf GL)

How much quicker would you say your car is accelerating wise? I mean stock our cars are supposed to do a 0-60 run in 9.2-9.7 seconds and the 1/4 in 16.7. How much faster do you think you are at right now? 'Cause I am still pondering the Forced induction thing, but I may just be happy with that for a while. I would like to make it to like 15.7 or so.
 

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Re: new to cams (CNY_VDUB)

CNY_VDUB i was going to for a long time do the neuspeed s/c but i dont think its worth the $$$$ you con do the cam chip spring and a nice intake for under $1000.00 and the neuspeed will still be fast but not worth an extra $2000 imo
 
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