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Colt cams?

I was reading the dp mag and saw the colt cams, claim to improve everything, any feedback on these?
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It's been said that a Stage 1 works pretty good, but after that there's LOTS to do inside the motor to make it all come together. It's my understanding the Stage 1 is mild which helps it work on a "stock" motor.


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RCD recommends flycutting the pistons for a stage 2, but if y'all saw my thread a couple weeks ago a guy on here said he had a stage 2 and didn't have to flycut the pistons, I dunno though.


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Stage 1 & 2 colt cams do not require any piston modification. Stages 3 & 4 do require cutting.

I am pretty happy with my choice to run a stage 1 cam. I did a lot of changes when I swapped cams so I cant really tell you how much difference was made, but the truck does haul ***.

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Basically if your doing an engine build put one in, if not the juice probably isn't worth the squeeze. I am happy with mine I noticed a lot cooler cruising egt's, I did other mods at the same time so it's tough to tell how much power or mileage it added but I'm sure the cooler cruising egt's is a lot to do with the cam. It helps spool the turbo too, some guys say it only helps spool non vgt's but that doesn't make sense to me if it helps spool a non vgt it help spool a vgt with less back pressure then without, especially if your running a big vgt.

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I'm sure I'm missing something here, but if no piston work is needed for a stage 2 what made y'all go with a stage 1 instead of a stage 2 if they're both drop in cams.


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stage 1 is a reground stock cam and stage 2 is a new billet, they are both the same grind, but stage 1 is 300$ less.

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im thinking about doing studs, how much more would I have to tear into it to get the cams out?

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I went with the stage one because of the fact the regrind relieves a little bit of lifter preload and cheaper. but with shipping the core not as much. Also the stage 2 has slightly more exhaust duration, this is because the regrind limits what can be done, where as with a new billet you are starting with a blank canvas. But basically the same cam give or take.

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im thinking about doing studs, how much more would I have to tear into it to get the cams out?
Pull engine, pull crank, change cam. Put it back together...

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