While trying to be cheap with a 4v build, I would leave cams alone, but I read somewhere about someone mixing up mark8 cams and 03/04 cams for more power. Is there anything backing that? What are options for mixing cams for a boosted motor?
Maybe, im just trying to figure out plenty of details before I start throwing money around. Seems half of what I do with my car involves throwing money first, then reading, and I end up spending more because I didn't do my homework.
The 96-98 Cobra intake cams are good for 10-15rwhp over the 03/04 cams. There have been some people report 20hp gains but those are few and far between. Definitely not a bad buy for an 03/04 4V looking for a decent gain with little to spend. No springs or anything else needed either. It's a direct swap.
Without spending big money not really. You're looking at a minimum of $800 for the FR500 Cams/Valvetrain and over $1100 for a set of aftermarket 4V cams and that's not including springs and other things needed to install them. I have a set of Cobra cams that I was going to put in my car, but decided to go another route. If you're interested let me know or SWEET2kSTANG since he actually has them right now.
Yeah, this motor is already looking like it will be fairly costly. I don't feel that it is worth it for me to go out of my way for cams. If I find a set of cobra cams that will be awesome, but if not I can go without.