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Old 12-12-2012, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Woods TW8 cams

I am upgrading my 96 to 103 with ported heads, compression to 9.9-1. The builder is recommending TW8 cams from Woods. Does anyone here have those cams installed? What are the positives and/or any negatives on the TW8's?
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tick, tick, tick with those TW8 cams. Did I mention tick, tick, tick?
Bobby slams the back door on the 8 cam...which produces valvetrain noise...no way around it.
On a quieter note...Tman 590's, or the Fueling 574's would be a choice of quieter cams that will perform just as well.
I believe BVBOB on the forum here (noted tuner) went from the TW8's to the Tman 590's in his personal bike...he would be a good guy to pm and ask your question which would probably have dyno results on both to compare.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Positives: great power producers, American made
Negatives, overly aggressive ramps, valve train noise, overpriced. Oh and did I mention valvetrain noise.
First off 9.9 to 1 is not enough compression for that cam, I would suggest either the Andrews 54 or T-man 590 Possibly the S&S 570
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Doesnt the TMan 590 cams require 10.5 + compression to really shine?
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both the woods 8 and the t-man 590 would be happy at 10-5 thru 10-8 compression
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Doesnt the TMan 590 cams require 10.5 + compression to really shine?
Yes, absolutely, I guess I should have mentioned I have ran both at 10.8 to 1 with no issues.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have them in my 98" and they are right about ticking. I am in the process of trying to decide what to swap them for, thinking about the Tman 625's.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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One of my top pick cams for making big power.. Off set is that most of todays customers will not put up with the cam noise. Still a kicker for power.. pulls hard from the low rpm range up high.. In a 107 kit with comp ratio in the 10.4 range Based on what fuel you have it will pull like a freight train.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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" the S&S 570"

At 9.9:1, be a good choice.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Great power but tick tick tick clack clack clack,if you do go with the W-8 10.5:1 works best.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Beauty and ticking are in the eye and ear of the beholder.

Been told the 9b I'm running is loud, but not to me. Reminds me of a solid lifter hotrod muscle car - and I always liked that sound.

Wood makes some good cams and the 8 is one of his best, esp in the application you describe.
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