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Was wondering how much HP/TQ i would gain if I did this mod? I'm into drag racing and I need more TQ then HP........ What are the best mods to improve the TQ of the 10R???

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degreeing the cams don't really gain hp but merely moves your power curve around alittle...if you want more hp/tq for drag racing, you're gonna have to crack it open and do some engine work...3mil, head/cams,etc...190-195 realisticly...everyday rideable also...give us a call if interested..803.285.8093

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Just degreeing the cams will net you 2-5 hp.


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Just degreeing the cams will net you 2-5 hp.
Granted if the cams are off a mile you can see a gain from degreeing, BUT usually all you see is the power band moved up or down the rev range. Cam timing is determined by what you're going to be doing with the motor. A road racer will need his power in a certain spot and a drag racer another, and a hill climber another. It also depends on the camshaft in question. a big cam may need a little more advance to help the bottom end some. While a smaller cam may like to be retarded to help it work better on the top. It's all about trade offs. Give here and get there. If you're seeing 5 or so HP from degreeing I'll bet if you compare grafts you'll probably see it missing from some other spot in the rev range.

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Granted if the cams are off a mile you can see a gain from degreeing, BUT usually all you see is the power band moved up or down the rev range. Cam timing is determined by what you're going to be doing with the motor. A road racer will need his power in a certain spot and a drag racer another, and a hill climber another. It also depends on the camshaft in question. a big cam may need a little more advance to help the bottom end some help while a smaller cam may like to be retarded to help it work better on the top. It's all about trade offs. Give here and get there. If you're seeing 5 or so HP from degreeing I'll bet if you compare grafts you'll probably see it missing from some other spot in the rev range.
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degreeing the cams don't really gain hp but merely moves your power curve around alittle...if you want more hp/tq for drag racing, you're gonna have to crack it open and do some engine work...3mil, head/cams,etc...190-195 realisticly...everyday rideable also...give us a call if interested..803.285.8093

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Granted if the cams are off a mile you can see a gain from degreeing, BUT usually all you see is the power band moved up or down the rev range. Cam timing is determined by what you're going to be doing with the motor. A road racer will need his power in a certain spot and a drag racer another, and a hill climber another. It also depends on the camshaft in question. a big cam may need a little more advance to help the bottom end some help while a smaller cam may like to be retarded to help it work better on the top. It's all about trade offs. Give here and get there. If you're seeing 5 or so HP from degreeing I'll bet if you compare grafts you'll probably see it missing from some other spot in the rev range.
I called muzzys and that is what they told me. I do agree that changing cam timing will move the power the powerband.


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has anyone tried the cams that kalwasaki is selling? The intake cam
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There are a few members here that have the race intake cam. Do a search.


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