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Old 01-21-2014, 08:16 AM
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Colt cams

Since I am doing a full engine tear down, I decided to pull the trigger on a stg #1 colt cam. Talking with Geoff at colt yesterday I learned a few interesting tidbits about the down falls of oem valvetrain, (his opinion on why its hard on lifters). He also told me that he has one in his truck now and he has stock and tuned dyno numbers from before and will de getting after numbers in the spring at BD dyno days.

He also said that the guys at bernhausen diesel in abbotsford could not believe the drivability and power increase on his truck even on stock tuning. And suggested that 2nd of course to tuning it is one of the best mods you can do. (obviously not cost effective unless you are doing a build). All of this is the opinion of the man selling a product of course, but thought id share, I am excited for this mod.

There was a few other things that he said that he asked me not to post on a public forum. but if your interested pm me
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:50 AM
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I know that there isn't a lot of "tangible" data on cams and there are some VERY strong opinions on "effectiveness" (lack thereof actually) of a cam, but I am with you. I have yet to read where a guy who put a cam in his truck hated the way it drove after it was back on the road. I definitely won't preach to buy a cam for everyone, but I do believe that there is enough supporting evidence for a mild cam (like the Colt Stage 1) that if you're doing a motor build with new lifters and have to buy a new cam anyways (it is stupid not to do a new cam with new lifters), you might as well buy an aftermarket one like the Colt Stage 1 cam.

Are the Stage 1 cams still a reground cam or are they a billet cam now??

Either way, I'm looking to get a stage 1 cam for my next rebuild.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:07 AM
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Regrind, so you need a descent core. He can fix more then some might think.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:42 PM
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Same thoughts as above. IF you are tearing it down it's a good idea to get the cam work done.
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:25 PM
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I have zero data or any real information. But, I believe that a cam is a very worthwhile investment. I like how my truck drives with the cam.
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:58 PM
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I bought the stage 2 new billet for mine. Hope to have it running soon. I had the short block together and had to tear it back down because there was too much piston protrusion. In the process of milling .020 off the top of the pistons so I can put it all together. I talked with Geoff quit a few times before I bought the cam. Very knowledgeable guy and a pleasure to deal with. Looking forward to the results of all the work. Couldn't see the point in buying a stock cam when there was a better one available.

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Old 01-21-2014, 06:12 PM
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I loved the elite stage 1 cam I had in my old motor. Quicker spool up was a big thing I noticed. It was also bored .040 over, I don't know if that helped too?
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:43 PM
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Off-topic, but when is BD doing dyno days this year?

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Old 01-25-2014, 10:43 PM
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I just finished my build with a colts stage one cam along with a bunch of other mods. I would agree that if you are doing a re-build it would be worth doing. I also did valve springs and RCD push rods for some piece of mind. would be interested in any other insight you and on the cam you received. PM me
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:43 AM
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U guys that have run a colt cam. Is there any noticeable sound diff when the truck is sitting at idle?
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