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I am thinking about putting a new performance cam in my 4.0 SOHC 4x4. I have been looking around for a performance camshaft and all I can find are the camshafts with the rough and choppy idle. I want one with a smooth Idle but still a different sound than stock, and most of all one that will give me a little better performance. any ideas?
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You do realize the 4.0 sohc has two cams in it. One in each head. Nobody sells aftermarket cams for the sohc engine. SSM used to do regrinds, but they dont do it anymore. Plus the work involved (removing engine) to swap cams isnt worth it. The regrinds are (were) pretty mild.
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You sure about that??

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Cams for SOHC 4.0 =$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Let it be. I'm sure the gain isn't worth it.
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You sure about that??

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Oh yeah, forgot about Morana. Again, regrinds, very mild. Stick with the stock cams unless you have some serious build (and very deep pockets) in mind.
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thanks guys
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keep your cams and just punch a hole in your muffler.... new sound, same smooth idle.

price = free.
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i am going to go ahead and recommend one of my sponsors here... Colt Cams - custom camshaft grinding custom camshaft grinding... not sure on his prices, but he should be able to make any cam, for any vehicle...
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That be cool but expensive
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I install cams and tune all day and I can tell you from a professional point of view a good tuner can make any car idle right regardless of cams. If you have variable cam timing with an adjustable map it makes it much easier. I can take a car that has only 8 inches of vacuum at idle and tune it to give 11 inches at only 100-200 higher rpm.
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