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Hot Cams' Choosing the Right Cam

Choosing the Right Cam

Hot Cams stage 1, 2, and 3 camshafts

Hot Cams stage 1, 2, and 3 camshafts are chosen as matched sets of intake and exhaust cams to maximize the efficiency of engines that are stock or mildly modified with external components such as exhaust system, air filter, etc. Most riders will find that these cams will satisfy their expectations and needs.

Mud Buster cams are selected to maximize torque at low RPM and small amounts of throttle opening for low speed riding situations.

Stage 1 cam sets are selected to provide increased torque output in the RPM range below the engine’s torque peak. These cams will generally produce more part-throttle torque, better low RPM throttle response, and increased peak torque. In some cases high RPM torque and peak horsepower may also be improved.

Stage 2 cam sets are selected to provide increased high RPM horsepower. These cams are best selected for riding situations with higher average speeds. In many instances, low RPM torque is as good as the stock cam(s) and peak torque is improved, but the goal is to improve power in the RPM range above the engine’s torque peak.

Stage 3 cam sets are chosen to provide the ultimate in high RPM torque and horsepower. These cams are only offered for a few models where it has been determined that a stock or mildly modified engine can safely produce power for a high speed usage situation.

Hot Cams Gold Series camshafts

Hot Cams Gold Series camshafts are also chosen as matched sets of intake and exhaust cams. The Gold Series lines of camshafts generally require the Hot Cams Valve Spring kit. The Gold Series camshafts are designed to function well with stock or modified engines. These cams are designed to safely maximize combustion chamber filling within the limits of the stock valve train and will provide more power than the standard stage 1, 2, or 3 cam sets.

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Hot Cams' Choosing the Right Cam

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Camshafts for oversize engines

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