What cam and chip for a MK1 2liter

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What cam and chip for a MK1 2liter

Post by Rishaad Khader » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:13 pm

Hi guys , please help decide on a set up for my motor.
Basically what to put a cam and chip.
What would be the best set up for daily use.
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Re: What cam and chip for a MK1 2liter

Post by ADZ » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:24 am

Each individual is different some guys can live with a 288 and some cant stand a 272, you will have to figure out what suits you most people go with 276 estas billet good all round cam good performance if you looking for something daily and not too wild that's your cam also if you running mp9 it would be better mp9 can handle it no issues

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Post by ICE King » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:52 am

:iagree: As above . 282 will also be a option , not as mild as the 276 and not as wild as 288. perfect balance between the two and since no head work and still on mp9.
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Re: What cam and chip for a MK1 2liter

Post by ADZ » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:56 am

oh yeah I'm running the same ADY with a 282 estas on mp9 works 100%

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Post by G 4 LYF 86 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:29 am

I had a 2l 8v with 276 can and a uniq chip it ran great as a every day run around with some great power
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Post by Rishaad Khader » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:26 pm

ADZ wrote:oh yeah I'm running the same ADY with a 282 estas on mp9 works 100%
Was you ideal effected in any way. Correct me if I'm wrong you ideal gets effect when the is overlap with lobes.
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Post by ADZ » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:57 pm

yes it was affected, the idle is lumpy but for me I like it, it has never switched off can take off at 1000rpm and it's smooth, if that is a concern then maybe you should look at an estas 272 or 276

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Post by panic-mechanic » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:11 pm

If you do not want your ideal affected then I suggest you leave your standard cam in. They are ideal for a nice ideal. They have much less of the is overlap with lobes.
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Re: What cam and chip for a MK1 2liter

Post by Rishaad Khader » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:24 pm

ADZ wrote:yes it was affected, the idle is lumpy but for me I like it, it has never switched off can take off at 1000rpm and it's smooth, if that is a concern then maybe you should look at an estas 272 or 276
I don't mind the ideal ,actually like it myself.
Did it burn rich though , thats actual my only concern.
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Re: What cam and chip for a MK1 2liter

Post by turbowheelchair » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:53 pm

Rishaad Khader wrote:
ADZ wrote:yes it was affected, the idle is lumpy but for me I like it, it has never switched off can take off at 1000rpm and it's smooth, if that is a concern then maybe you should look at an estas 272 or 276
I don't mind the ideal IDLE ,actually like it myself.
Did it burn rich though , thats actual my only concern.
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Re: What cam and chip for a MK1 2liter

Post by JonaDTD » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:47 am

This same question has been burnt to death, then revived, then disected, and then reincarnated, and chopped into tiny pieces and placed in a pizza oven.

TLDR - cam is up to what you can handle, and what you want. I ran a 276 and hated it, went 288 and found it so much smoother.
Also, Estas only - nothing else.

For everything else, there is the search function. Some can handle 288 upwards daily, some people don't like it. Daily generally holds best with a stock car.
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