Pi cam on NPI or other cam?

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by justinschmidt1, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. justinschmidt1

    justinschmidt1 Legend

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    Basically Im staying with npi heads and plan on going pi intake/ pi cam...should I go with the pi cams that I can get for 75 bucks or should I try and go with some other cam?..is there even any good npi cams out there?
     
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    i think i'm in the same boat as you. i've found aftermarket nPI cams with identical specs as aftermarket PI cams. like i was just told in my thread about this subject ported nPI heads or PI heads would be better for aftermarket cams. i wouldn't see a point in going ny forther than stock PI cams on un-ported nPI heads.

    i hope someone way more knowlegable than me comes in and can clear it up. for the both of us. lol
     
  3. Fets

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    Well Cams arent gonna do much ifyou still have the npi heads.
     
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    PI cams were worth 10-12 rwhp for me on the dyno. If you can pick them up that cheap, I would go with them if I were you plus you can use the stock springs and save the cost and aggravation there during the install.
     
  5. Fets

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    Oh yea for 75 bucks its def worth it, I didnt see that part, but its gonna be alot of $$$ to install them
     
  6. justinschmidt1

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    well i have been quoted 165-195 for the pi intake install, and 180 for the cam install..I thought that was a fair price for getting it done right.
     
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    DIY :drunk:
     
  8. justinschmidt1

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    well im 18.and have no experiance with these engines..I could probably get by on the intake..but no way on the cam..I would rather just pay and get it done all at once.
     
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    I'd say go for it then. Sounds like a good deal. Then all you'll need is some heads 8)
     
  10. 19mustang95

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    the intake is sooo simple...but if you are doing the RTV thing you have to let it sit for a day after so the RTV can harden up.
     
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  12. Brian95SVT

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    or you can port the nPI heads and make just as much as the full PI swap
    PI Intake, ported nPI heads and i believe PI cams (or if what you said is true about the nPI cams with same spec) make the same amount of power as PI Swap from what ive been told
     
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    4.6 Cylinder Head Flow Data
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    Lift in Inches '96 '01
    .100 46 54
    .150 66.6 78
    .200 84.5 98
    .250 103.5 119
    .300 121.3 135
    .350 134.7 145
    .400 147 156
    .450 159.4 161
    .500 170 166
    .550 176 168
     
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    Camshaft lift: .473/.473-inch lift for 96'
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    go to the book store and get the book Building 4.6/5.4L Ford Horsepower on the dyno. It is by Richard Holdener. You will not regret buying this book. I look at it about every other day.
    In the book he did test a set of comp cams xe274h and they picked up around 50 horsepower on the engine dyno over the stock npi ones. That is the ones I am going with. They will sound good in the car also.