'03 cam went up in price!!!!

12 replies to this topic
  • dmoney1074

Posted September 09, 2008 - 11:42 AM


They used to be $103... now they're $142.... whats going on here TT???? :thumbsup:

  • grayracer513

Posted September 09, 2008 - 11:47 AM


What's going on is that the retail price went to $178.

  • dmoney1074

Posted September 09, 2008 - 02:07 PM


Man that sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ga450owner

Posted September 10, 2008 - 06:06 AM


Well get used to it....everything is going up.

You may want to change your Thread name :thumbsup:

  • matt4x4

Posted September 10, 2008 - 07:02 AM


still seeing them cheaper on the web - elsewhere.

  • dmoney1074

Posted September 10, 2008 - 10:07 AM


still seeing them cheaper on the web - elsewhere.


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  • matt4x4

Posted September 10, 2008 - 11:52 AM


look around all the online shops - I've seen it cheaper at several - just checked CPNation and they've jumped up about 20 bucks still under the TT price though at 140.00 - teamalpine is a couple bucks cheaper than that - Yamahagenuine parts is - get this - $236 canadian - haha

  • curthall11

Posted September 10, 2008 - 02:02 PM


Just buy the Hot Cam's exhaust cam on Ebay and it's cheeper. Thats where I got mine.

  • dmoney1074

Posted September 10, 2008 - 06:18 PM


I heard its best to run the hotcams in pairs though...

  • grayracer513

Posted September 10, 2008 - 06:23 PM


The stage 1 cam might be OK by itself. See if anyone who has tried it joins the thread.

  • dmoney1074

Posted September 10, 2008 - 08:01 PM


My thinking lends me to believe that the hotcams could cause excessive wear on the valvetrain... i have no evidence to back this up, pure speculation.

  • grayracer513

Posted September 10, 2008 - 08:17 PM


It's possible. One of the features of a cam lobe is the "quieting ramp". That is the part of the lobe that delivers the initial few thousandths of lift at a slow rate in order to take up the clearance with the least amount of impact, accelerate the valve smoothly, and on the backside, reseat the valve gently but quickly. OEM cams have a considerable amount of effort put into this feature, since the manufacturer has a major stake in the durability of the complete machine. Some aftermarket cams shortcut the design of the ramp a little.

I do not have any information that confirms or disproves your suspicion with regard to the Hotcams products, however.

  • curthall11

Posted September 11, 2008 - 07:07 AM


I have only the stage 1 exhaust cam in mine and like I said I love it. can't tell any difference on power but it starts so easy now on the first kick. I might do the intake cam later on though.

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