Power band of 288 estas cam

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Power band of 288 estas cam

Post by sheheen29 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:08 am

Hi Guys

Can someone please tell me where does the power kick in with a 288 estas cam on a 2l 8v motor?

I’ve heard a lot of guys complaining about bottom end being dead. Will decend headwork better the bottom end in anyway?

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Re: Power band of 288 estas cam

Post by Howie-WP » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:01 pm

:cry: :cry: if Nellis was still around, he would post relevant dynosheet.
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Re: Power band of 288 estas cam

Post by panic-mechanic » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:42 pm

power comes on realtively strong form around 5000 rpm. Yes you will lose low down power and torque. Some of it can be recovered by running higher CR but it will always be less than on a lesser duration cam. Head flow work will not improve the bottm end no.
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Re: Power band of 288 estas cam

Post by sheheen29 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:26 pm

panic-mechanic wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:42 pm
power comes on realtively strong form around 5000 rpm. Yes you will lose low down power and torque. Some of it can be recovered by running higher CR but it will always be less than on a lesser duration cam. Head flow work will not improve the bottm end no.
Cool. Why does most people say it’s important to have headwork when running a wilder cam? Where does head work help? I just need to understand it because I don’t want to waste money on headwork if it’s better for me just putting in the cam.
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Re: Power band of 288 estas cam

Post by HendrikCTI » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:30 am

Putting in only the cam will yield OK'ish performance. To get the full potential out of any performance cam, the cylinder head must be optimized as well. The two go hand in hand.
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