Everyone's installing cams for the sound... That's the wrong reason to install a cam. Remember those BBR cams from a year or so ago? They sounded great but that engine didn't last too long.
Hi jonballi,I have heard the audio clips from the BBR cams. The valvetrain made more noise than a solid lifter V-8! Not good in my opinion.
Installing cams for a big gain of 50 HP like in an LSx motor would make sense. Installing cams so your car just "sounds" like it is fast is absolutely crazy.
I'd also rather not rattle my teeth out of my head. My car rides rough enough as it is!:shigrinHi stlwagon,
You got that one right! Who give a $%(%* about the sound? I want to sneak up smoke 'em. What good is a vintage sounding lope if the car has no stones? Buying cams for sound = ricer think. I have some nice stickers that are good for at least 15rwhp if anybody want to send me $500! LOL!
Hi Silverstang07,if the price was more reasonable, i would install cams just for the sound, and a little power........i was about to do this, but im not in the mood (neither is my wallet) to spend almost 2 grand changing cams, valve springs, etc.........it just seems that the cams with no springs required are a waste of time, and the ones that give you good gains are way too expensive installed. I myself would love to have the choppy sound of a radical cam because the only thing i do with my car is drag race, besides drive it on the street..........I think it is a personal preference about the "sound" cams give you, some people see it pointless BUT some people love it (me).
BRENSPEED sells the 16mm sparkplug adaptor for $30.Hi Silverstang07,
Do the cam install yourself! Just find somebody to help who has some experience and a garage with shop air and a few tools. There are no special tools required to do a cam and spring installation except for the shop air and sparkplug adapter to hold air pressure in the cyclinder to hold the valves up as you swap springs and the spring compressor tool you can buy at the local Ford dealership. You can do the swap in the car if you take your time and triple check your installation.