performance cams

performance cams

by HOT-ROD » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:36 am

Was just wondering if anyone has had anything to do with these?
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Is it something worth buying and fitting or just not worth the bother.
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Re: performance cams

by Mark1 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:48 am

What make are they?

I have Piper cams in the V6 and like them.
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Re: performance cams

by HOT-ROD » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:28 am

They don't have a name. What you see in the ad is what I have. I had a Kent cam in my nova and loved that, that's why I'm thinking about putting them in my cally. Just not 100% sure if these are gonna be any good.
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Re: performance cams

by Mark1 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:33 am

With out knowing who made them and type they are I don't think I would touch them
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Re: performance cams

by Callyman » Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:55 am

Ping a PM to Phantom (Andy)

I think he may have after non gen cams in his throttle bodied XEV.

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Re: performance cams

by rips » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:34 pm

callyman wrote:Ping a PM to Phantom (Andy)

I think he may have after non gen cams in his throttle bodied XEV.

If no joy pop the post on the FB page and I'll tag him on it.


Well worth asking someone who has done a similar mod.

XEV's are not popular for engine tuners. I have been told that the reason for this is the angle of the inlet & exhaust ports does not encourage good flow at high rpm, so squeezing more power from them is difficult.
Also £99 for a pair of cams is cheap & you usually get what you pay for. Piper charge several times this, although they don't make a pair for the XEV.
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Re: performance cams

by HOT-ROD » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:15 pm

Cheers lads have pm'd him. Just wait to see if I get a reply.
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Re: performance cams

by Phantom » Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:10 pm

I have Piper cams in mine, they are something like 276 degree which I'm not sure what stage this would equate to now

Piper do cams for the XEV!

http://www.pipercams.co.uk/pipercams/ww ... 13&go.y=10

if you don't know what they are don't touch them

also look at the QED website if you want some inspiration

http://qedmotorsport.co.uk/qed-shop/vau ... tec-x20xev
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Re: performance cams

by Chavtastic » Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:34 pm

I'd ask for the lift and duration for starters
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Re: performance cams

by rips » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:33 pm

Phantom wrote:Piper do cams for the XEV!

http://www.pipercams.co.uk/pipercams/ww ... 13&go.y=10

Odd that I couldn't find them.
£450 + VAT for an extra 10hp sounds about right. Anything less would probably bring problems.
Engine upgrades are very expensive per hp increase. Sadly it is usually cheaper to buy a faster car.
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Re: performance cams

by Callyman » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:00 am

Put an XE or a let in it.
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