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IE 292 camshaft - owner opinions / results / feedback

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I'm looking at upgrading to a 292 camshaft. Plenty of print and feedback on the Schrick 292 so now I'm looking for some feedback / opinions / comparisons on the IE 292 cam. Can anyone / you all chime in? Thanks in advance.

ALSO, if anyone could recommend a good Schirck source it would be much appreciated.

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I think Ireland sells both...they are very straight shooters. If Jeff Ireland told me something, I'd take is as gospel. so the first thing I'd do is call them and ask what the pros and cons of each one were.

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I am having a head redone right now. I had an IE 284 cam, regrind. Ran it for over 100k miles. I have upgraded to a 292 regrind. I spoke to them about a regrind vs a new billet. He told me for street driving and even for track driving I would never know the difference betweena regrind and a new billet. I think Toby has been racing regrinds for years. You will have to get oversized eccentrics but that is a bolt on deal

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My new IE 292 seems fine so far, but I've only got ~500 miles on it, and haven't spent much time in the high RPMs or tuning it. The car does feel far smoother and has more power at the high RPMs (but I also added HD valve springs, HD rockers, and rocker locks at same time).

It idles fine with DCOE 40s, even with no new tuning done on them (just had them in good shape when I pulled the engine). I just went with new billet because I felt like having mostly new stuff in this engine... If you're just looking for a quick upgrade when only pulling the head, then a re-grind is likely fine. Wish I could compare it to anything else, but I can't.... just to whatever cam was on the engine before (may have been a re-grind, who knows).

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Sooooo...Kev. You'll be out for the April GTG on the 20th then..?

My new IE 292 seems fine so far, but I've only got ~500 miles on it, and haven't spent much time in the high RPMs or tuning it. The car does feel far smoother and has more power at the high RPMs (but I also added HD valve springs, HD rockers, and rocker locks at same time).

It idles fine with DCOE 40s, even with no new tuning done on them (just had them in good shape when I pulled the engine). I just went with new billet because I felt like having mostly new stuff in this engine... If you're just looking for a quick upgrade when only pulling the head, then a re-grind is likely fine. Wish I could compare it to anything else, but I can't.... just to whatever cam was on the engine before (may have been a re-grind, who knows).

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thanks for the feedback, the head is out right now and we believe the current cam is a regrind hence my Q and most possibly an upgrade.

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Most regrinds will be engraved in the face of the cam on the gear mating surface. Also the backside of the lobe will be lower than the original billet.If this is the case there are a number of threads on how to determine the duration of the cam if it is an unmarked regrind. The next question is what you mean by upgrade. If you have a regrind which is purportedly for performance, what are you looking to make different for your driving experience? What are the current specs and tune of your car? Higher lift and longer duration may not neccessarily be an upgrade depending on the application for you. I took out a 300* cam in lieu of a 292* and might consider that an upgrade based on the configuration of my engine and driving style.

Daron

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Sooooo...Kev. You'll be out for the April GTG on the 20th then..?

There, I changed to a 'maybe' on FB. :)

I wish I could commit, or know that I'll be awake and the car will be ready to drive to Cincy at that time. But yep, still working 2 jobs, still have insomnia, and clearing out back-log of major engine repairs on the fleet in meantime. One set of rings, and 2 headgaskets to go...

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I'm still waiting on my genuine Schrick 292 cam purchased from Turner Motorsports just before Thanksgiving 2012.

oh man :( what are they charging for the 292?

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449.0 plus 79 for schrick valve springs...mine was ordered on thanksgiving too...still on back order!!!

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449.0 plus 79 for schrick valve springs...mine was ordered on thanksgiving too...still on back order!!!

Chris at Turner told me they received a batch of cams from Schrick, but there were "issues" with them. That was on 2/6. I sent another e-mail to him last night and will call them this Friday.

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Jeez. is schrick outsourcing???

Got a response from Chris @ Turner today - ....

...sorry, the manufacturing defects I mentioned to you were related to E36 cams, we still don't have the M10 cams....we are at the mercy of our suppliers..will send them a nastygram tomorrow...

GRRRRRR! I wrote back saying there was at least one other 2002 owner in my position and was unhappy with this delay.

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