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Ok so it looks like I might have done it wrong. I need to go back and set to TDC and pull the ext. cam cover to verify I am lined up with the cam marks. Then loosen the hex bolts on HKS ext. cam. Wrench of crank bolt and turn till I get to 4* retard which is 2 ticks on the HKS cam gear.
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you can loosen the bolts on the cam gear and use a wrench on the camshaft to set the right timing. you do not need to remove the valve cover to adjust your cam gear.

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Thanks leonard! I got it setup.
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Bump this up for the Noobs out there.....

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Great job on showing us how to install a cam gear. Thanks
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Anytime, just trying help out!

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just curious leonard. have you dyno'd your car yet? did you notice a difference with the bc cams? i want a fast N/A daily and those cams might be in the future of my IS.

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Due to your posts in this section and the BC cam thread Leonard, I was able to finish my cam gear install in under 2 hours. Thanks

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Due to your posts in this section and the BC cam thread Leonard, I was able to finish my cam gear install in under 2 hours. Thanks
Glad I could help out and i am glad this thread is working!

And as for a faster then stock relaible NA setup i would go with the cams, cam gear, intake, and full exhaust. and if you want to step it up get some sort of EMS to tune with to take full advantage of the setup. as for my car i was dynoed once but i was on the stock ECU and i made 205whp and 210 torque and it was 60 degrees when i was dynoing. now i am tuned on the emanage ultimate and i want to say it added another 10 to 15 whp and a few more ftlbs of torque.

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this thread is kinda old but i dont think its a FULL DIY just yet...

quick question.

after you put on the cam gear how do you adjust the gear itself?
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you can loosen the bolts on the cam gear and use a wrench on the camshaft to set the right timing. you do not need to remove the valve cover to adjust your cam gear.
Here you go dba, just up a few posts.

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Wow ty for this its alot easier then i thought it would be might just buy a cam gear and do it now

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this thread is kinda old but i dont think its a FULL DIY just yet...

quick question.

after you put on the cam gear how do you adjust the gear itself?
Loosen the five or 3 bolts on the cam gear and put a 17mm wrench on the bolt holding the cam gear to the cam and very gently tap it towards the way you want. and make sure you tighten the 3 or 5 bolts so your cam gear does not slip.

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this is a great thread. only thing im unclear on, although not as large as with upgraded cams. putting a cam gear on stock cams and retarding it 4 degrees, will or will not yield a performance gain.

im pretty sure the answer is yes, but when someone asked the thread got a little unclear.
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