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Old 11-17-2001, 05:38 PM   #1
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Just got my car back with these babies installed. I've been driving the entire morning and afternoon. The way the car pulls makes my tears from spending $800 turn to tears of joy and delight.

Install was done at a local shop, Suby Specialties as my engine was taken apart due to a blown head gasket. Anyhow, new shims had to be ordered as there was too much clearance. Gotta jet, have more driving to do.
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Old 11-17-2001, 11:28 PM   #2
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Cool man, glad to hear you're happy with em.

Did they do any emission testing after they were in? Or, any guesses on how the cams will effect emissions?

I'm wondering cuz of where we live. Cams aren't something you can easily r&r every 2 years for the smog test.
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Old 11-18-2001, 02:05 PM   #3
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Hey good thing you posted... cause I wanted to ask someone with the 98..... how much did you pay for the install?
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Old 11-18-2001, 06:08 PM   #4
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p-car - as far as i know, and i could definitely be off on this, the cams should not cause the vehicle to be unable to pass CA emissions. if anyone has anything to add to this, please share. but, no, there were no emissions testing done on the vehicle.

ripper - i already had the engine apart because of a blown head gasket, so labor cost wasn't really a factor w/the CAMS.
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Old 11-18-2001, 07:54 PM   #5
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dohc in a sohc car?
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Old 11-18-2001, 09:01 PM   #6
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Cams are awesome. If you dont already, make sure you have a full catback. I only had the axle back and got a midpipe made on saturday.... wow what a difference. All those breathing mods you made before really show up with cams.
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Old 11-18-2001, 09:10 PM   #7
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Does anyone else know what a typical labor cost would be to install cams in the MY98?
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Old 11-18-2001, 10:28 PM   #8
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dohc in a sohc car?
Huh?

I hope Doctor Nick isn't a Subie Doctor, because his diagnosis is wrong! The Legacy didn't swap over to the Phase II SOHC until the new body style came along in 2000.

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Old 11-18-2001, 11:42 PM   #9
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I wanna ride in your car really really bad! I was thinking of doing this mod on my DOHC, but I'm noncomittal because of the price.

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Old 11-19-2001, 12:01 AM   #10
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LOL, I was thinking RS
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Old 11-19-2001, 03:39 AM   #11
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Anyone know yet what the price typically is for install?
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Old 11-19-2001, 09:12 AM   #12
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Cobb Tuning... Rockwall, TX (home sweet home)...

They charge about $400 for the install because "it is a real pain in the ass." Taken from the horse's mouth about 8 months ago when I first met Trey.

To put it another way. Trey quoted me $3000 for parts and labor to install his stage 1 NA heads and stage 1 NA cams.... so it is almost a bargain to save up a while longer for both..... ahhhh.... some day!
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Old 11-19-2001, 01:11 PM   #13
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Cams are awesome. If you dont already, make sure you have a full catback. I only had the axle back and got a midpipe made on saturday.... wow what a difference. All those breathing mods you made before really show up with cams.
Got a magnaflow with custom SS piping. I plan on getting this sucker dynoed sometime in the future to find out where I'm at. The car is just smooth all the way to redline.

Steve...read your post on your exhaust install. We should meet up so I can hear the how the STI sounds.
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Old 11-19-2001, 01:11 PM   #14
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If one should get cams, what else would you need to get in order for the engine to rev more freely now that you definetely got the potential?
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Old 11-19-2001, 01:36 PM   #15
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Definitely, anything that relates to intake and exhaust will complement the addition of cams, as it is cams that control the opening and closing of the valves. Modified exhaust is certainly important, as one would not want to restrict the proper flow, but it could be argued that intake and proper breathing is more significant.

The closing of the intake valve governs both the engine's RPM range and its effective compression ratio. If the intake valve closes early, then it limits how much air/fuel mixture can enter the cylinder. Such an early closing will provide very nice low speed engine operation, but at the same time it limits the ultimate power output as well as RPM. With high compression engines, you will have more pumping loss trying to compress the mixture. This might even lead to head gasket and/or piston failure! These observations suggest that if you close the intake valve later the cylinder will have more time to take in more air/fuel and the RPM will move up. The later the intake valve closes the higher the RPM and therefore the more power.
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Old 11-19-2001, 02:40 PM   #16
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If one should get cams, what else would you need to get in order for the engine to rev more freely now that you definetely got the potential?
If you get cams, plan on at least having a 2.25" catback and and intake to take full advantage of them. (course headers wouldnt hurt either.)
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Old 11-19-2001, 03:48 PM   #17
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GTkrockett,

I'd be down for hookin' up. This is a bad week, but next week or next weekend (dec 1st) would be good. We're doing a sidespat paintfest that weekend in Torrence, so maybe you could grace us with your presence and we could all drool all over your engine bay.

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Old 11-19-2001, 04:10 PM   #18
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Question 95 L AT AWD

Does any of you guys know if the cam would work on my 95 Legacy L, AT, AWD?? I know its a SOHC!
I would think that there is a difference b/w the 2.5 SOHC and the 2.2 SOHC that my Legacy has!

I have the Borla Cat-back exhaust, Borla 2.5L headers, and the Weapon R intake!

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Old 11-19-2001, 06:20 PM   #19
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Calm down, dude! It'll be ok! Relax!

Call Cobb! Ask if they have or can make cams for your car! Cool!
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Old 11-19-2001, 06:44 PM   #20
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wow! great answer!

Now i'm calming down! hmm, I never really though i could call Cobb!

But as you say I'll do that! jeez, gotta relax!

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