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cam gear installed?

i've done a search, but everything was old and not updated. i was wondering if anybody had installed a new cam gear on their car. some people were saying it looks easy, but then there was no update to know how to do the install. also, has anybody besides AEM come out with them yet?
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i'm glad that you said "cam gear" and not "cam gearS" [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/IMG]
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No, only AEM has the cam gear out for our cars so far.
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is there any difference...when you put those on our car?
cause our is sohc ..not dohc..can you stiff feel the difference.
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Since most timing is computer controlled now a cam gear wont benefit terribly much unless you get a new chip. But they do make a difference non the less.
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The reason you buy a cam gear is because it's built to be easily adjustable and maybe even slightly lighter than stock. The stock one might be adjustable (I haven't looked at it yet). Even if it is, then it's not as accurate as the one from AEM.

Some people say that cam gears for our cars don't do anything. I think they're not explaining that properly. Remember that the cam gear is tied in by a grooved belt to the crank shaft. As the crank shaft turns, the cam shaft does so as well. The cam shaft controls when the valves open and close. The valves let in fresh air and let out exhaust gases. I think the amount of fuel that gets injected into the engine is also tied in to this process (not sure though).

In a SOHC engine, you can make the intake and exhaust valves open sooner and close sooner, or open later and close later by adjusting the cam gear. This basically changes the power curve of the engine, but does not increase the horsepower. In a DOHC engine you have a greater control over these valves because one cam gear controls the intake valves and the other cam gear controls the exhaust valves. Then you can have the exhaust valves open sooner and the intake valves close later. That way you can adjust the power curve and actually increase horswpower too.
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im so glad we only have to get only one cam gear! SOHC rules!!!!!!!!!
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lol. dohc is better, didn't u read the post by grey?
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i want it badly...and the pulleys (gettin those in a week!).

BTW: the VAFC is going to be obsolete soon, so don't waste time & $$$ gettng one and trying to make it work...

...just get the AEM computer like me!
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