| Originally posted by Mark A Shields |
From my understanding when I was researching cams, they're cams are based on outdate technology, and putting a few more $s towards a better cam is worth the price.
But if you're out for a budget buildup, guess they're ok.
You've probabily limited your researched the sales info.
Some of the popular advertisng would have you believe they've reinvented the wheel.
For about $70 U.S. you can find out first hand.
Select the "outdated" Summit grind that matches your present cam grind the best. (closest .050 duration rating.)
and compare the actual in car performance back to back in *your car*.
The Seat durations are rated differently. At different lift points.
So not comparable by looking at these numbers as they appear.
I think if you analysed both designs on say a Cam Doctor, you'd find they are in fact very simular and both follow the same cam lobe design theories. They will have much more in common than not.
Surley not exactly the same but definatly not outdated.
there is much more to a successful cam design and its actual overall performance in a motor than the popular sales info tells you.
I believe the comparable cam would be Summit #SUM-1105
You might just be suprised.
Would make for interesting "research" wouldn't it.