ISKY CAMS, go for the torquer cam or the power cam?

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ISKY CAMS, go for the torquer cam or the power cam?

Unread post by sgalliani » November 14th, 2013, 11:28 am

Please, help me choose:

I found this:

http://www.rocky-road.com/samurai-cam.html#

And I want to know wich is better for off roading. Also there is a 260 cam.

Any ideas?!

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Re: ISKY CAMS, go for the torquer cam or the power cam?

Unread post by DJR96 » November 14th, 2013, 4:08 pm

For off-roading you should choose the torquey cam every time.

Even that one they're talking improvements up to 5000rpm. It's that low to mid range where it's most useful off-road and every day use. The so-called higher power cam will achieve higher horsepower in the top end of the rev range. Great for racing. But can be horrible for everyday use and especially off-road because it compromises the bottom end of the rev range. It'll stall easier and lack torque until you've got several thousand revs up.

Simple question to ask yourself - How much time will it spend over 5000rpm?
Unless you're a real hoon, the answer will likely be only a matter of seconds.
Cheers, Dave.
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Re: ISKY CAMS, go for the torquer cam or the power cam?

Unread post by DJR96 » November 14th, 2013, 4:24 pm

If you're up for a really cool project, fit one of these:-
http://www.rocky-road.com/samurai-diesel.html
Cheers, Dave.
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Re: ISKY CAMS, go for the torquer cam or the power cam?

Unread post by sgalliani » November 14th, 2013, 11:47 pm

Thanks for your answer!

So, I have the las question:

wich cam wil be better?

The Isky Torquer Cam?
http://www.rocky-road.com/samurai-cam.html#

or

The Calmini mid range cam?
https://www.calmini.com/detail.php?b=2& ... 59&n=60,67
or

The roadless gear 260 CAM?
http://www.roadlessgear.com/Suzuki/p/15 ... ams-billet

Help me choosing the best one!!

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Re: ISKY CAMS, go for the torquer cam or the power cam?

Unread post by DJR96 » November 15th, 2013, 9:55 am

I'm simply not familiar with the specifics of this engine and it's camshafts to be able to give you a definitive answer. You'll need to do some more research on it yourself.
Because the engines are used in cars as well as the Sierra, be careful with peoples recommendations for a particular application, it may not be so good in the other. Also be careful about interchanging cams for carby vs. EFI engines.
Beyond that, good luck. Hopefully someone else can chime in.
Cheers, Dave.
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Re: ISKY CAMS, go for the torquer cam or the power cam?

Unread post by sgalliani » November 18th, 2013, 2:24 am

Thanks, men. I have a carby engine, so I get the Isky torquer cam!!

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Re: ISKY CAMS, go for the torquer cam or the power cam?

Unread post by Kitika » May 2nd, 2014, 10:10 pm

How did you go with the cam? I've used the 272 high performance cam (pretty sure that was the one it was a few years ago now) from roadlessgear I used it with a standard carb and the gsx carbs and it was great. A little bit of lump down low but it would still pull from idle no dramas and would smash along in the high revs. Definitely worth the work to get it in there.

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