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Re: Does anyone make offset cam keys for the 4G63?


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 429952 posted 01/14/07 11:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I used to do this with toyota 3tc motors until cam gears were made for the 3tc.all keys work either + or - like a 2deg key you can use as a +2 or -2 depends which way you install key.I think its a waste of time on a 4g63 since cam gears are available.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 429956 posted 01/14/07 11:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
this would be a good alternative to cam gears if you were positive of exactly what changes you needed to make. but given every car is different, and i'm sure all cams aren't equally centered on the lobes the same, cam gears seem to offer a much better alternative. what if you change cams? granted you could swap bushings, but what if your ideal point is between say 2*-3*??? then which one do you use...you see where i'm going with this. it is a nice alternative though.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 429966 posted 01/15/07 12:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
First off you have to measure your center line before you start anything. When I did my Daytona the cam was centerlined at 118*, I used a 5* offset key, which is 10* on the cam, it was then the 108* that I wanted. If you know what you are doing you shouldn't have to do it more than once; measure it put in the offset bushing (double check if you want), then put it back together. Also if your centerline is only off by 1* on the CRANK changing it wouldn't make a difference power wise. Oh and if you do change cams, cam gears are worth what $5-$10, you already have the bushings from the last time. For me it's the price difference, not worrying about the bolts slipping, and the cam gear breaking.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 429975 posted 01/15/07 01:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i guess you make a good case. i was looking at it more from an advancing/retarding standpoint. i.e: making those adjustments depending on your set up to extract a bit more power after centerlining the cams. but you do make a good case none the less.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 435873 posted 01/27/07 09:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
So has anybody tried those bushings yet? I'm interested in it but having a few reservations about how well they would work. First, is there enough room to drill that hole in the cam gear bigger without hitting the center bolt hole? Second, if you put the bushing in there, will the center bolt hold it in place or do you need to find another way to secure it? And third, if the center bolts holds it in place, will the bolt still be able to seat firmly against the cam gear, or will the bushing be too thick and leave a gap?

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