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Tuning Junkie
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Can I install new camshafts in the same exact positions as the stock ones pictured and be ok ?

Crankshaft locked, chains secured on the crank gears so they won't slip. Mark where the gear lines up on the chain as it sits (in pics). Going one side at a time installing the new camshaft in the same position as the stock ones are in . This is an easy option for me if it will work.

Thanks for your thoughts.
 

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King Trashmouth
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Can you do it that way? Yes. It's a little more complex than the factory "dot to dot" method shown below. In that you align the gears as shown, and the marked end links of each chain correspond to the dots on the gears.



As far as degreeing, while it isn't mandatory, it is helpful. Cams, especially aftermarket ones can be far off from what they should be, as well as relative to one another. Degreeing gives you more precision and more power, however marginal.

Note: Always check for PTV clearance when you're done, no matter what technique you use. Larger aftermarket cams may require adjustment to avoid PTV contact.
 
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