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HELP!!! AEM adjustable cam gear timing recommendations HELP!!!

I have a 98 Civic EX and I need to know where I can find timing
charts or recommendations to get the best increase in HP from
the adjustable cam gear
 

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i just got my cam gear and i put it on and advanced it two degrees. i dont think it did a whole lot, so if anyone else can reply, i was sort of wondering the same thing. sorry i couldnt help, but thats what i did. oh and i have the d16y7, no vtec, im sure that makes a little difference.
 

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CiViC2000 said:
i just got my cam gear and i put it on and advanced it two degrees. i dont think it did a whole lot, so if anyone else can reply, i was sort of wondering the same thing. sorry i couldnt help, but thats what i did. oh and i have the d16y7, no vtec, im sure that makes a little difference.
i have a D16Y7 to and i want to get a cam gear. how much of a difference did it make on your car? if you advanced the timing don't you have to use higher octain gas? did u put it on yourself and if so how hard was it?

Thanks,
nick
 

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you guys are talking about a single cam, so what to you expect? and with out a dyno tune there is no real way to tell if your adjustments are REALLY doing you any good
 

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trent is right guys. the only way to see if you are getting any gains at all will be with dyno tuning. your "seat test" wont be able to feel the miniscule amount of hp\torque being gained or lost. save up put some more mods on it and then get it dyno tuned.
 

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I have a cam gear on the d16z6 that is going out of my car this weekend in favor of a JDM b16a SiR2. I had the gear retarded and that seemed to work for me (I also have JG Throttle body and intake manifold, AEM CAI, 2.5" cat-back, and VAFC). Every application is different. By the way, anyone looking to buy an AEM cam gear (it's red and only been on my car for like 3 months). Any other SOHC VTEC parts..anyone??
 

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Lets educate the apex shoppers of america into realization of what a cam gear is meant to do. First off, anyone can buy a set of cam gears, advance them and gain horse power, you burn more fuel, use more air and arent gonna notice much difference....if you do this, you may as well spell rice burner in spray paint on your car....cam gears are meant as a tool for adjustment when dynoing your car after significant modifications ie, headwork, supercharging/turbocharging and exhaust/intake mods. Basically you guys that went to your Circle K of import parts got sold on something that just burns extra gas for 3-5 horsepower. I didnt get my cam gears until after i raised my compression ratio, added exhaust/intake had a 3 angle valve job, switched to ITR cam gears and put in my MSD.....

Your not hardcore if you think your hardcore, I am just a n00b with an attitude.

92 Civic B18C - 13s N/A
 

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you dont realize

you dont realize that not everyone wants or can afford an engine swap.. they just want to make what engine they have faster.. like me.. also,, another thing,, you say a cam gear will only produce 2-3 hp.. which isnt much, your right,, but you add that to the 5 hp an intake adds,, 4 an exhaust adds,, 2 ignition,, 5 for pulleys,, and thats like 15+ hp.. again,, not a lot,, but enought to make the difference for us no swapping SOHC drivers.. its all about what makes you feel better...


Oh,, and I've heard that retarding ir 3 deg. is best.. just tinker with it and try different settings.. its mostly for lower end torque..
 

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retard the cam to move the peak power down in the revs. you'll feel that with your butt dyno. you'll also have a lower peak hp, but hey, that just means one more win for me.

if you want hp, you have to advance the cam, moving your peak hp higher in the rpm range, giving you a few ponies. the only way to really know if you are getting the most out of your cam gear is with a chassis dyno, but then you already knew that.

on a side note. please remember that your distributor is driven by the cam, therefore retarding your cam will advance your ignition timing. (advanced ignition combined with a retarded cam will increase the feeling of more low end power). the opposite is true if you advance the cam, the ignition timing is retarded. retarded ignition timing will make the motor feel laggy, negating your gains of advancing the cam. why do i do this, make my competitor go faster????????????
 
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