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ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted January 28, 2003 04:35 PM
What do you think is the best cam company and what are their average costs for a solid cam. Does anyone have any good cam recommendations for a 355 performer intake, quadrajet,bowtie heads, 3500lbs metric on a 3/10ths mile clay track. At this point I am leaning towards an ultradyne and away from midwest etc.etc.

dirtbuster
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted January 28, 2003 04:55 PM
We have had really good luck with ISKY cams and they generally run around $150.

Have heard good things about Ultradyne but if i remember right they are a little higher ($200+) but dont hold me to that.


Racer X
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 63
posted January 28, 2003 06:47 PM
We ran crower cams alot. They cost around $100.00 to $120.00. Also like the Isky, cost about the same.

Scoot
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 330
posted January 28, 2003 09:02 PM
Camcraft(forum sponsor) I think I paid alittle over $200 for a cam and lifters. He took all my info from my car and track and set me up with a great cam(custom grind?). I will be getting my next one from him also.

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fastrack1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted January 28, 2003 09:31 PM
HEY GIVE NORM A CALL AT ISKY OR EMAIL HIM THEY WERE A LOT OF HELP WITH ME ON MY CAM AND WITH QUICK RESPONSE ON EMAIL THIS CAM I HAVE WHICH IS MY FIRST ISKY BUT I REALLY LIKE IT

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autoshop
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted January 30, 2003 03:42 PM
Reed cams is what I run ,there in Alanta GA.

3dirtLm
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted January 30, 2003 06:38 PM
We have been using Jones now Ultra Pro cams They are cutting edge designs and performance but they come with a price. Rollers or Flat tappets are around $400 We use them because they seem to be able to give us exactly what we want when we order from them, and in the long run we save money because we dont have a wall full of cams that dont work the way we wanted them too.

rickb33
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted February 02, 2003 02:00 AM
there is a guy on e-bay who has awesome cam grinds.i've used his hydraulic,and solids and have had good success with them.his name is john,and they are racing cams.

RentOcrew
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted February 02, 2003 04:38 AM
What do yall think of Howards Cams?

sixwillwin
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 215
posted February 03, 2003 09:38 AM
My favs are Crower and Howards. I have used several "claimer" cams with good results also. I will NEVER use Lunati again, the tech support is the worst ever. Isky has been good too but have had problems with the cam finish flaking off and "peeling". sixwillwin

istock59
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted February 03, 2003 01:42 PM
I've used Camcraft, Crower and Lunati. By far I like the Camcraft best. Just give them a call, you'll be impressed by their tech.

The Lunati is okay, but like six sez, their tech support STINKS!! Never again.

ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted February 03, 2003 09:21 PM
Thanks for all the input guys. Has anyone ever used an ultradyne in a street stock or is there one someone can recomennd, also what are some of the better springs out there I don't turn the rpms to need the top of the line but I don't want junk. I have bowtie heads with the larger seats.

tilley88
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted February 04, 2003 12:34 AM
Crane, Crane, Crane!!!

sixwillwin
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 215
posted February 04, 2003 07:35 AM
I think Tilley would like to suggest Crane.
On your Ultradyne question, I had one custom ground once for around $300 and it lasted 6 laps before the crank broke and hit the cam. I swore I would never spend that much on a cam again. But I am sure they are very good cams. I asked Midwest once what their cams actually were and they told me they were regrinds from Crane. Dont know if thats right or not, Midwest is going downhill fast with JR Motorsports around now.

tilley88
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted February 04, 2003 10:31 AM
Yeah, Crane grinds for Midwest.

jnewman44
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 72
posted February 04, 2003 08:02 PM
Try Comp, They have discounted cams, people order the grind but dont pay. And discontinued grinds.I saved $50 off a brand new cam. There tech is good too, they will ask you every in and out of your car and tell you what cam your lookin' for.
1-800-999-0853

Whitelightning
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted February 06, 2003 11:51 PM
just ordered a cam from howards today they seem very noligable and really care about the sale and I will let you know about there product soon. Also comp has a good tech line I just don t care for there products. Isky= great cam but I had bad tech and that is why i am changing the cam now cause they recomended a peice of crap cam

ryan
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted February 09, 2003 01:29 AM
Thanks for all your help guys

chvydty
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted February 12, 2003 09:44 PM
Anyone heard anything about Hebert cams? They are local here and the counter peopls are cool , but I still am not sure about their quality since they are a smaller company and havent heard much about them.

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted February 13, 2003 07:16 AM
i like the small guys that grind cams. we have a local guy(Barron Cams) that buys the blanks and grinds them himself. you choose what profile you want for the intake and exhaust. you get a custom ground cam for an off the shelf price.

i've used his cams for years without any failures.

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