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it will yeild in a small power gain, but the thing a cam gear really does is make the power band more consistant. it will make it smoother and more graduale rather then feeling spots where power some what falls off then come back. to have full benefits of the cam gear some NA mods are needed such as: intake, exhaust, cams, or some type of piggy back or stand alone ems.

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thats what i plan on doing anyways, but was just curious. thanks for the answer and continued great threads.

out of curiosity, any reason you went with the titan motorsports gear as oppose to hks, aem, etc.?
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thats what i plan on doing anyways, but was just curious. thanks for the answer and continued great threads.

out of curiosity, any reason you went with the titan motorsports gear as oppose to hks, aem, etc.?
not a problem, and actually i didnt go with any of the cam gears you listed. I bought a Unorthodox Racing polished billet cam gear. if i were going to buy another cam gear and wanted the JDM style i would buy a JUN cam gear

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Ok, so i just got a Fidanza cam gear from another memeber on here and want to clarify setting before i get it done. It doesnt say which way is adv or retard. It's got 12 on both ends with the adjustment line underneath. I heard you go to the right for retard so does that mean the adjustment mark gets turned toward the right 12, correct?
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Ok, so i just got a Fidanza cam gear from another memeber on here and want to clarify setting before i get it done. It doesnt say which way is adv or retard. It's got 12 on both ends with the adjustment line underneath. I heard you go to the right for retard so does that mean the adjustment mark gets turned toward the right 12, correct?
If your looking at the cam gear left is retard and right is advance.....

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Clockwise = Advance
Counter Clockwise = Retard

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Thanks for the help, so for the scale it's basically -12......0......+12
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you are correct!

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Excellent, + rep for the nice quick help
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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.
Woohoo thats the answer i was looking for the whole time lol.

very good info as i just ordered my OBX cam gear.

i finally could relax...for a bit until i actually install it lol.

btw OBX is cheap on ebay. anyone know the reason why? ex. crappy material, not built correctly, or a ripoff?
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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.
So retarding the exhaust cam gear (to my preference) should be done after everything is properly installed right?

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Yes leave the cam gear at 0 till everything is installed and the car runs. There is no sense in creating a problem or helpping another problem out. Once the car has been started and it runs fine then I would retarde it.

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Thanks for clarifying!

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