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Old 09-23-2010, 11:54 AM   #1
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Going to be swapping a ej25de into my 99 legacy wagon soon. I was thinking of doing a set(4) of cams. I called Delta Cam and was given a price of $150 per cam for a stage one. I had a couple different questions on this. 1. Is it worth it? 2. Is there another company out there that might be cheaper?

I am not looking to make a huge amount of power or anything, just wanted a little more out of the motor. Any insight and help is appreciated. Thanks in advance
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:27 PM   #2
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You might want to go a little more aggressive. Note that you have shim over bucket lifters in that motor. Delta usually welds and regrinds the DOHC cams so you don't have to wait for the 16 new shims you'd have to buy if they simply ground down the base circle like the SOHC cams are.

Is it worth it? It all depends, I would say yes.

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Old 09-23-2010, 03:31 PM   #3
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Going to be swapping a ej25de into my 99 legacy wagon soon. I was thinking of doing a set(4) of cams. I called Delta Cam and was given a price of $150 per cam for a stage one. I had a couple different questions on this. 1. Is it worth it? 2. Is there another company out there that might be cheaper?

I am not looking to make a huge amount of power or anything, just wanted a little more out of the motor. Any insight and help is appreciated. Thanks in advance
Hmm, that price doesn't ring a bell. You may want to double-check with them on that. All of the Delta people I've met seemed knowledgeable, but Ken and Jon are both on this board, so they should be able to help you. Maybe a core charge or something is messing with the pricing.

1) I felt that for my goals with my car, the Delta torque cams were EASILY worth it. The power comes on almost immediately. I can't tell you if it'll be worth it for you because I don't know what your budget is and what you plan to do with the car.

2) I've never heard of anybody cheaper than Delta. If anyone was cheaper, I'd be highly suspicious of what they were selling.

I hope that helps.

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Old 09-23-2010, 04:25 PM   #4
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Since the DOHC cams are welded up and reground, the price per stick is a bit higher than the SOHC stuff. They're still the best value in the Subaru cam game though....no doubt about that!

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Old 09-24-2010, 11:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for the insight guys. My car is my only car so I am not looking to go crazy with it(hence the non-turbo motor swap). I am just looking for little more power than a stock dohc. I figured since the cams were coming out already it would be a good thing to check into. I am already looking at a $2000 bill for the motor(rebuilt) and installed. Adding on another $600 puts me above my budget. I still
might go for it though Oh the only other mods I will be doing to the motor are a catback exhaust, UEL and a top mount intake. Just in case that was something you needed to know lol.
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:24 PM   #6
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What kind of gains can you see with swapping out the cams on the 2.5? I have a 2010 2.5i.

Just curious because I know on my last car, if i were to put in a new cam and got a tune I could have easily gained 50-75hp..
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