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Cams and springs…..

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hey guys,

 

I was just wondering what people have done with their sr's when upgrading cams.

 

I only want to go to a 256 step cam but im not sure if i need to change the springs when i do that?

 

Tomei state that they should just drop straight in with no need to change springs

 

i just wanted to see if anyone has done this without changing springs

 

Cheers

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I wouldn't without doing springs. Your right there anyway. Peace of mind

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Small lift cams are fine to use with stock springs.

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As already stated, you CAN use stock, but it's recommended you also upgrade the springs

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I've been using poncams 256/11.5 with stock springs for well over a year without a problem, however if you have a high km engine it'd be better to change them, or if you wanna rev higher than 7000rpm

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Yeh thats what i thought they are right there but at the end of the day it comes down to money as well.

 

if i were to change the srpings as well what brand would you guys recommend or have you used.

 

Tomei , Brian Crower or any others.

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While ur there the 300 or so is worth it if you know how. People who dont know how are taking a massive gamble. I personally wouldnt risk it. Up to you though.

 

I went with tomei springs to match my poncams. Heard bc are harsh and I have non vct blacktop. I want my cams to last.

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Don't put bc springs with ya poncams. Get the springs that are designed for those cams from tomei. I'd keep stock over bc springs anyday with that size cam. I have never heard of an issue keeping your standard springs and tomei say it's fine.

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Thanks for the responses guys.. i will be upgrading springs as well now.. thanks for the info guys

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Recently there was a discussion on here about how stock retainers are better then bc retainers due to the material their made out of being stronger. Just something to think about.

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Stock ones are perfectly fine. I did this with mine.

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I read that thread it was quite interesting, the titanium retainers seem to wear out quicker.

So do people usually buy new stock retainers or just reuse the old ones?

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This is a once off I've heard of. Just reuse your old ones. There's no need to buy new if there not worn. That's what I did for my track car.

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sweet as ill just reuse stock retainers as there all goood

 

Stock ones are perfectly fine. I did this with mine.

are you talking about the springs being fine or the retainers??

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