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Old 01-31-2013, 08:01 PM
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M60 camshaft reccomemdation

So when I find a 6-speed 540i, I want to build the top of the engine. I am going to port the heads and I was thinking the cams from VAC motorsports. The street cams. I want the same low end but I want a harder kick from 5500-7000 RPM's. Idraa?
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Supposed to say ideas?

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:36 PM
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Just get a 3.15 diff. It will wake up any 540i and it's easier and probably cheaper than cams.
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The M60 from the factory is pretty beefy as it is. Even porting heads is no where near worth it from a price-effort stand point; you wont see any gains.

The motors have forged internals and are incredibly free flowing from the airbox to the muffler. you should just get a supercharger rather than camming and porting heads
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:43 PM
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Whoa! Is that $2099.95 per camshaft or for all four? http://store.vacmotorsports.com/vac-...m62-p2166.aspx
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:58 PM
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Personally, I would find the car before choosing which camshaft, differential, supercharger, rims, and license plate frames I want.

And unless you're making this a race car I wouldn't suggest spending more on engine internals than the car itself.
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