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Old 08-25-2004, 04:59 AM
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Well I am soon (hopefully, unless the entire rearend is shot out of the thunderbird) to install a set of cams in the GT. I am trying to decide between the VT stage 1s and the comp cams stage ones. The two websites post the specs as:

VT :Stage 1 N/A @ .050 lift 224/226 duration: $595

Comp Cams (best price so far) : DUr @ .50 224/232 Lift .500-.500 LSA 114

So it looks like the comp cams are a bit more agressive? According to a [email protected] dynotest on a engine with some head work these didnt lose any tq down low, acutally making more than the stock cams. So what is a guy to do?

BTW both are supposed to be non regrinds, and the comps I know for sure are billets. I am starting to lean toward the comps.
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Old 08-25-2004, 09:50 AM
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i would go with the comp cams, just because its a more aggressive..
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Old 08-25-2004, 03:41 PM
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Yeah plus Comp Cams has been around a long time, and you know you'll get a high quality product.
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Old 08-25-2004, 04:15 PM
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VT > Comp

Im not just saying that because I went with VT... I did loads of research and if you want something thats just gonna bolt right in with no problems then you want VT. Comp has a real bad problem with base circle issues, not being the same as stock - which means you will have to measure and shim alot of lash adjustors to setup the valvetrain properly or your gonna get valvtrain noise and lost hp. Also, VT cams can be had for $525 from

Comp has good looking specs, but they aren't measured the same as other cams and their specs are misleading. I'd run stock cams before I spent any money on Comp (well not really but you get my point). Oh and .500 lift is less than what you have stock - get the PI cams at least from Comp if you go with them. VT cams are designed for stock springs as well - saves money and time.
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Old 08-30-2004, 12:03 AM
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Id go with Crower cuz they make more cam options. Anyone ever try or heard anything good about these? Im thinking of going with them when I get my GT.
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Old 08-30-2004, 12:48 AM
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anybody but comp cams
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Old 08-30-2004, 02:17 PM
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VT cams are an excellent choice. but when you change your cams, you really want to change your springs as well. the stage 1's will give you some nice gains, but leave you wanting more. the stage II's can be had for the same price, and since it's best to do the springs regardless, this is the way to go if you have big plans for your car. i have comp 270's, and have no issues with them. and since i did mine while my heads were apart for porting anyways, i had them installed for $550. the springs i had done for $400, ( the ones i bought required cutting for them to fit) since they were all removed for the machine work anyways.

if you just want a lil bit more umph, get the VT 1's. if you have big plans and want to do much more with your car in the future, get the stage II's or 270's.
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