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Which skunk2 Tuner Series Cam to use for BW257SXE? Tuner1 or Tuner2?

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Old 03-16-2017, 04:34 AM   #1
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i need help once again from the guys with experience,i'm almost done with the build. i have some new manly rods with 84mm cp pistons 9.1 compression ratio, and also have a new borgwarner s257sxe. going to use gsr crank and upgraded springs . i'm at the point where i'm trying to decide what cams i should buy,i was thinking skunk2 tuner series stage 2 or 1, not to sure, want to get closest ones to oem integra type r. the goal is to be at 450 hp 500 max!
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all those goodies for just 500 :O let it eat haha ill do stage 2 that's what im about to put on now
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yeah just don't want to take all the reliability away that's why i'm shooting for those number and i'm on a sleeved block...do you happen to know which one of the skunk2s are like the itr cams? cuz i been reading and says i need to upgrade valves if i go with stage 2 and i wanted to use my stock gsr valves
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the 2 from what I read and been told that's why I got them. and oh ok true at 600 u will be fine I been fine at that with a block guard now going with a sleeved one
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No. Stick with the Tuner Stage 1 please. Especially for that size turbocharger. Those running the stage 2 will need to readjust their cam gears to dial out additional valve overlap anyway.
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tuner 1s are the ITR copy
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ok so i will be sticking with the skunk2 tuner series stage 1..thanks for the help guys much appreciated,will be ordering those today's then all i need is little stuff water pump,spring etc. i'm sure i'll be on here again asking for help lol almost don't tho, then car going to paint shop
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tuner 1s are the ITR copy
That is not correct. It is slightly larger than the capabilities of the 00-01 ITR / CTR camshaft. Similar to the Edlebrock 4730 camshaft. Still C.A.R.B legal, but it is not identical to a Type R profile. So the word "copy" is not correctly used in this case.
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No. Stick with the Tuner Stage 1 please. Especially for that size turbocharger. Those running the stage 2 will need to readjust their cam gears to dial out additional valve overlap anyway.
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That is not correct. It is slightly larger than the capabilities of the 00-01 ITR / CTR camshaft. Similar to the Edlebrock 4730 camshaft. Still C.A.R.B legal, but it is not identical to a Type R profile. So the word "copy" is not correctly used in this case.
Thats fair. I didnt intend to imply that the lift and duration specs are identical, i was saying that, per the OP's question, tuner 1s are closer to the ITRs than tuner 2s.
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go with the tuner 2
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Tuner 1's or ITR's are the proven candidates for your type of setup. The GSC T1's are another option but may need a bit more turbo to be really effective (this is a point of debate though).
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tuner 1's will suit your needs better.
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Tuner 1's or ITR's are the proven candidates for your type of setup. The GSC T1's are another option but may need a bit more turbo to be really effective (this is a point of debate though).
Unlike the Pro1s, GSCT1s can work with most turbos that are anywhere from 41lbs/min-80lbs/min. So, if he wants to, he can use those as well.
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Unlike the Pro1s, GSCT1s can work with most turbos that are anywhere from 41lbs/min-80lbs/min. So, if he wants to, he can use those as well.
yeah so i already ordered the skunk2 tuner 1's... almost have everything to build the motor back up..only need a couple small things..springs water pump etc
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