Are fast road cams worth getting


Road Burner
Lyndhurst, Hampshire
VW Golf 2.0 TDi
What are your thoughts and experiences on fast road camshafts?

Are they worth it? Do they make much of a power gain? Do they kill the low down power like many other mods?
Lots of different profiles available, but you also need to have the correct valves and if possible a reworked cylinder head too extract the best. Now many people just fit the cams, personally I have no experience of this. My setup is as described above from the engine builders. For my own setup it was ruddy marvellous, low end grunt was not what I wanted, but mid to high range performance but this too works in tandem with the turbo choice. @obi_waynne knows a thing or two about these and he might be able to go in to some depth for you. Good luck sir :)
They do make a big difference. Don't go too extreme. Beware, some cheap cams are quite soft and don't last very long at all.

Setup the rest of the engine, a cam on it's own is not fully realising it's potential

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