Right, I know my cam & intake are doing a serious limitation to what theses heads can potentially do. I mean 320rwtq Ecam pushing "P" heads is begging for more air/lift
So i read your entire build last night and loved how you thought outside the box for your build. I had limited funds on my build at the time but had a vision of a high compression/small cam build and surprised a sh!t ton of folks too My funds are limited with this DD so i cannot do any type of cam up grade but I may be able to add more air flow, maybe adding an intake. If I were to get a TFS R, I could be ready for future upgrade when building another motor. Think my Ecam could blossom even further??
Last I checked, a cam costs about half as much as an intake. Granted, you'll have to buy a couple more gaskets with a cam swap than you would an intake, but it's a moot point really. I don't like to give cam suggestions, but I'll gladly remind you that the E-cam was entry level technology back in the 90s... It's caveman by today's standards! You're much better off with something else in that regard.
Really though, we're talking incremental gains. If you want to do something that makes a noticeable performance jump in your car, you should be investigating boost and/or more displacement!
Ok so im off the R intake, just not spinning past 5800-6000 on the streets anyways and i know the ecam is outta breath there anyways. And i need all the rwtrq i can get with my heavy DD on the streets.
Read my thread again! It was all about dispelling the myth that big parts hurt torque and street-ability. In 80-degree weather, and just rolling into the throttle in 2nd gear, my car will haze the tires staring around 4000 RPM and continue to do so until the computer cuts fuel at 6600 RPM. My car has no problems with torque anywhere in the curve, and it's propensity to sing at the top of the tach just makes it even more fun to drive.