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Old 12-10-2002, 10:25 PM   #1
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Default Cam Gear weight: AEM vs. Skunk2

For inquiring minds that want to know, Skunk2 cam gears are lighter than AEM cam gears.

I have both of them right here the AEM is defintely heavier. You can pretty much already tell because the skunk2 a smaller internal piece, but anyways it's lighter so I expect it spins better freeing up hp!

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Skunk2 cam gears are really nice especially when you consider they can be had for under $200 shipped if you look around. I doubt you'll notice a difference from the weight though even with oem cam gears.
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[Modified by satan_srv, 2:25 AM 12/11/2002]
like the man said..

it's the same concept as lightweight wheels...rotating mass has a big impact when you consider weight.
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I'm gonna guess the stock gears are even heavier....I was surprised at the difference between the AEM and Skunk2...

Skunk2 gears plus my super strong belt = one badass rotating assembly!
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just out of curiosity....what belt are you running satan?....ive only heard of one belt for an h series motor besides the oem belt....and im curious to hear if you have any -/+ feedback on it. thanks
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Default Re: Cam Gear weight: AEM vs. Skunk2 (satan_srv)

i got SKUNK2 cam gears on my car. just installed them last week. i have to tune them though...
do you guys have clearance issues? mine rub somewhere making this whistle-like sound. people think i have a supercharger... i removed the top cover, but from what i hear i need to remove the bottom one as well. is this true? if so, i got a project to do this weekend.
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just out of curiosity....what belt are you running satan?....ive only heard of one belt for an h series motor besides the oem belt....and im curious to hear if you have any -/+ feedback on it. thanks
Power Enterprise....when the motor goes back together...
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Mine won't rub! THese are the old AEMs....

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Default Re: Cam Gear weight: AEM vs. Skunk2 (satan_srv)

the skunk 2's are still lighter then the new aem ones. my girl has aem, i have skunk 2.

to the guy who was rubbing, did you take the cover between the cam gears and the head off?
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While we are on the subject of cam gears, i was thinking of getting some AEM's but one of my friends told me that they can do more harm than good on your engine by decreasing the engine life is this true?
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to the guy who was rubbing, did you take the cover between the cam gears and the head off?
no, like i said, that's my project for this weekend. it does sound kinda sc-like and i want to get rid of that sound...
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oh, when you said bottom, i was thinking lower, as in the one near the crank pully. if i was you, i would just cut the one behind the gears off. screw taking the timing belt off to get that out.
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Im ordering some cam gears for my F22A1 here shortly...
I think ill go skunk2...

but really how much HP will you gain?

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oh, when you said bottom, i was thinking lower, as in the one near the crank pully. if i was you, i would just cut the one behind the gears off. screw taking the timing belt off to get that out.
actually i have to change the timing belt anyway so it doesn't matter. it will be a fun project.
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used to run skunk2's on my h22a about 2 years ago. i personally didn't like the the actual quality of the gears.

str used to have the best ones in my opinion.
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Im ordering some cam gears for my F22A1 here shortly...
I think ill go skunk2...

but really how much HP will you gain?
I really doubt you will have any gains with cam gears on an F22A1, especially with stock cams. Sorry to keep shooting down the F22A. I suppose you could prove me wrong..
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Ive always heard horror stories about the AEM cam gear because it only has 3 bolts and can slip, whereas the skunk2 cam gear has 6 i believe.
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aem cam gears suck *****
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whats the installation cost on cam gears (average?)
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Old 10-06-2003, 04:02 AM   #20
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whats the installation cost on cam gears (average?)
whoa old school post. Usually cam gears are installed with new cams, so whatever a cam install costs cam gears are usually included.
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Did you actually put the cam gears one a scale. Just curious of numbers.
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anyone use the STR cam gears?
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http://www.jgenginedynamics.com/CAM%20GEARS

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Old 10-06-2003, 02:23 PM   #24
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I had 3 to compare... the h22a skunk2 i had were extremly lighter than aem... also to fit the new style skunk2 you need to grind the plastic part of the cover.. (the half moon to clear, because the bolt is exactly the lenght needed to fit.. so when you clear the spacing you actually go through the plastic.. here is a pic to compare..


look at the plastic cover...

this is my h22a built motor for my ek, mind you the headers different,so is the intake and other things

More PoWA!

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Old 10-06-2003, 02:28 PM   #25
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why did you put those breathers on your valve cover and intake
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