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TFS Stage 1 Camshaft TFS-51402000 by Trick Flow Specialties
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Description: TFS-51402000
Valve Setting Intake: .000 in.
Valve Setting Exhaust: .000 in.
Advertised Duration (Degrees): 275 intake/279 exhaust
Duration at .050 in. Lift (Degrees): 221 intake/225 exhaust
Camshaft Lift: .312 in. intake/.319 in. exhaust
Valve Lift with 1.6 Rocker Arms: .499 in. intake/.510 in. exhaust
Lobe Separation (Degrees): 112
Intake Cam Timing at .050 in. Valve Lift:
Opens 3 degrees BTDC
Closes 38 degrees ABDC
Max lift: 108 degrees ATDC
Exhaust Cam Timing at .050 in. Valve Lift:
Opens 49 degrees BBDC
Closes 4 degrees BTDC
Max lift: 116 degrees BTDC
Firing Order: 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
Characteristics: Good idle, strong mid-range power. Aftermarket intake, heads, and headers recommended. Requires modified Mass Airflow sensor. Best with 9:1-10.5:1 compression ratio.
Posts: 50
Registered: July 2004


Registered: July 2004
Posts: 50
Review Date: 11/19/2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $100.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Power Increase throughout the entire RPM range. Very nice idle note. Relatively low price. Guaranteed performer.
Cons: None

To start off I am going to state that these results were from my combination which means that they may not be exactly the same for everyone.

First we will start with my engine specs(other than cam):
89 HO Roller Block
Fully Ported E7 Heads (Stock Int Valve/1.55 Exhaust)
Hedman Shorty Headers w/ 2.5\" X-Pipe, then dumps
1.7 FRPP Roller Rockers
Weiand Action Plus Intake
Carter 625 Carb
AOD w/ 2500 Stall

Most research that I had done yielded people\'s number one complaint with a non-stock camshaft as being the loss of low-end torque. This is not the case with the TFS Stage 1 cam. I was expecting it to perform as well or worse than what the stock cam did on the low end. This is the exact opposite of what the results really were. The low end picked up greatly and everywhere throughout the entire RPM range picked up also. The motor now pulls easily to about 6,000RPM where before it would die off around 5,400 or so. The car will now absolutely blow the tires off instead of a tiny slippage that was present before with the stock cam. I even tried running a larger size 245/50/16 pair of Futura GTX IIs and it still slaughtered them.
I never had a concern with traction before, but now it has jumped to the top of the list.

One would figure that with such a great power increase drivability would go down. This is just not the case with my combination now. There is no bucking or surging at any rpm and everything is as smooth as can be. I have not had a chance to calculate gas milage, but it does not appear to have taken any large hit. The engine also does not have a problem starting up in the morning and staying running.

I would recommend the TFS Stage 1 cam to anyone who has motor specs similiar to mine or to someone who is looking for a fail-safe performance cam for a rather small amount of money.
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Registered: June 2008
Location: L-Town
Posts: 396
Review Date: 11/19/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $150.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Decent bottom end power, pulls hard from 3500-5500, no valve springs required
Cons: less bottom end than stock, maybe could pull a little more rpm in the big end

I recently installed this cam with a BBK 70mm throttle body and spacer, 24lb injectors, 24lb mass air meter, and AFM 4" power pipe. It was like night and day from stock. My car went from being a decently mild street car, to a much hotter street car. With the GT40p heads on my car, this setup should make around 280hp/300tq to the wheels which is plenty for a hot street car. Definitely recommended for those who don't want to do valve springs with high lift cams.

1993 LX Coupe
Show: Front 18x9 Black Bullit wheels, Rear 18x10 Black Bullitt deep dish wheels, Cervini's 2.5" Cowl hood, Autometer Phantom 10K tachometer, Autometer Ultra-Lite carbon fiber FP gauge
Go: GT40P Explorer motor, Edlebrock Performer intake, AFM 4" Power Pipe, TFS Stage 1, ProForm 1.6's,Granetelli 24lb MAF, MSD Blaster Coil + distrib, Taylor Pro wires, UDP's, GT40p long tube headers, o/r 2.5" H pipe, 2.5" cat back w/ Flowmaster 10 Series mufflers, 3.73s
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