Get out your dead horse beatin' sticks...I want to talk about cams!
I know this has been hashed out a million times but I'm just going to start this out with three statements.
1. I know cams are supposed to be the last thing you do. I've seen that posted enough times by 07Boss to know that. But, I've reached a point with my car where anything else I want to do power-wise (supercharging or building an engine) will cost thousands of dollars, so a) I'm not yet sure if I'm willing to spend that much on this car, and b) even if I do it will be years down the road.
2. This car is my daily from April-ish to November-ish and I don't want to change gears (I have 3.55's) so I will need something that takes both of those factors into consideration.
3. One hurdle I have is that if I need to get any dyno tuning done, the closest place I know of with a dyno is at least 2 hours away, so that might be a problem. I of course can get tunes from Bama, I know not everyone is crazy about them but I've had fairly good luck with their tunes. I know they have tunes for Hot Rods and Comp cams but has anyone ever had them do a tune for somebody else's cams? Worst comes to worst I am open to ordering a tune from somewhere else if I have to.
Now, that being said I've been looking at the CMS Stage 1's and heard lots of great things about them. I might also be open to swapping the valve springs if it would be worth the added expense (I have a feeling on stock heads it probably wouldn't).
I'd like input from any of you that have cams though, whatever they may be. I feel like I have all the supporting mods in place to get good results from a cam swap.
2005 Mustang GT
CMS Stage 1 cams, Lito Tune, C&L Racer, CMDP, SR UDP, JBA LT's & catted H, FRPP Touring AB, Koni STR.T, BMR springs, J&M upper/mount, BMR lowers & brackets, J&M pb, Steeda Tri-Ax, Brembos
2009 Ranger XL SCab-4.0, auto, 4WD