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    Would you like some cams with that?

    Cams, are they worth it? does the engine have to be removed? Judging by the extreme pain in the ass it was for me to change my spark plugs I guessing that's a yes.
    Give me some feedback, opinions, what do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericmalvarez View Post
    Cams, are they worth it? does the engine have to be removed? Judging by the extreme pain in the ass it was for me to change my spark plugs I guessing that's a yes.
    Give me some feedback, opinions, what do you guys think?
    Worth it = yes.

    engine removal = yes.

    Worth it = yes.
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    Are you stock? Mostly stock? Running a large turbo?

    Cams arent worth it.
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    depends on mods, but yes
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    Depends. If you're going to give up AVCS then no, they're not....the AVCS system (especially in 06 and newer models) is so good that it's not worth sacrificing the torque just for a little bit up top. If you're going to get upgraded AVCS cams or don't have AVCS in the first place then yes, it is worth it to upgrade so long as you can get a turbo that will make the upgrade worth while (vf39 and the td04 are none such turbos).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timdog1650 View Post
    Depends. If you're going to give up AVCS then no, they're not....the AVCS system (especially in 06 and newer models) is so good that it's not worth sacrificing the torque just for a little bit up top. If you're going to get upgraded AVCS cams or don't have AVCS in the first place then yes, it is worth it to upgrade so long as you can get a turbo that will make the upgrade worth while (vf39 and the td04 are none such turbos).

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    I was asking because I have an 04' Sti with all boltons possible and a reflash and looking for a few extra horses without having to change the turbo which is currently set at 19 psi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericmalvarez View Post
    I was asking because I have an 04' Sti with all boltons possible and a reflash and looking for a few extra horses without having to change the turbo which is currently set at 19 psi.
    Turbo and fuel/tuning will probaly yeild better gains for the dollar/headache involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericmalvarez View Post
    Cams, are they worth it? does the engine have to be removed? Judging by the extreme pain in the ass it was for me to change my spark plugs I guessing that's a yes.
    Give me some feedback, opinions, what do you guys think?
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