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I did a search, so please dont tell me to search for it. I didnt find what I was looking for.

I recently bought a modded MKIV. The car is a single, with HKS 264 cams. I noticed earlier today that the cam gears arent zeroed out like I had always heard to do when installing aftermarket cams. I dont remember the settngs off the top of my head, but something like -2, +4 (int, exh) comes to mind. Should I go out and reset them to 0 degrees, or is there any purpose in having them set like that?

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Chris
 

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Only way to really test it is to dyno tune it. That way they are adjusted correctly. Most people do however zero them out with cams.
 

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I dont know if he had them dyno tuned or not.. I'll get in touch with him and find out :) I guess that gives me something to do next week if he didnt have them dyno tuned and just set them that way for fun :lol:
 

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go dyno the car as is....then do another run with the cam gears set to zero. see which setting makes more power and you can decide from there.
 

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I talked to the guy who I bought the car from.. He said with them zeroed out the car made like 5-10 more rwhp.. but with them set as they are, the car lost the 5-10 more rwhp up top but made 5-10 rwhp more in the midrange. Cant decide what I would rather have. I guess I'll see for myself when I go dyno again :)
 

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If he degreed the motor the cam gears would probably be offset from 0, depends on how thorough of a job he did on installing them, When I built my motor I degreed the cams/motor be in perfect "time" if you can dig it up Twinsturbo did a series on why/how to degree a motor properly.
 
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