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Old 07-04-2018, 08:14 AM   #1
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im looking into cam gears and was wondering what others prefer and your experience with them. ill be using a square tooth gear. first I know there are some cam gears that have wear issues. im guessing most of these are out of circulation at this point, but if theres a few kicking around id like to know what to look for to identify these. second, im wondering about the method of adjustment. I don't see myself adjusting the cam more than once or twice (to get the best performance) and then leaving it . would there be any other benefit of a slotted cam gear besides ease of adjustment? id also think it would add a certain level of risk if the slotted gear loosened for whatever reason. as well I will probably be keeping the stock cam cover so id assume a drilled cam gear would fit underneath easier than a slotted (maybe not). any other input appreciated
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:23 PM   #2
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It's whatever you prefer really. The drilled gear is less machine work compared to the slotted gear so are generally a bit less money. I have an early iPD adjustable gear on my turbo which is slotted and a drilled gear from Dale on my 93 wagon. They have both worked fine for me and the bolts loosening and coming apart on a slotted gear would be if you forget to tighten them.

If I was buying a gear now I would say I prefer the slotted one for the ease of adjustment and it should still fit under the stock timing cover. My old IPD one does.
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It's whatever you prefer really. The drilled gear is less machine work compared to the slotted gear so are generally a bit less money. I have an early iPD adjustable gear on my turbo which is slotted and a drilled gear from Dale on my 93 wagon. They have both worked fine for me and the bolts loosening and coming apart on a slotted gear would be if you forget to tighten them.

If I was buying a gear now I would say I prefer the slotted one for the ease of adjustment and it should still fit under the stock timing cover. My old IPD one does.
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