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Im Getting A Skunk2 Cam Gear. Im Wondering Whats The Most I Could Advanced Or Retard My Timing W/ Out Hurting The Engine. Right Now Im N/a So I Wanna Advance The Timing. I Heard +/-3 Degrees Is The Limited But Im Not Sure. Please Point Me In The Right Direction Guys Thanks.
 

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i don't really believe in advancing the cam timing myself. i think it's backwards. i would retard the cam 2-3 degrees and then turn the ignition timing up to about 18-20*btdc.
 

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18-20 btdc? what do you mean by that? Im' trying to learn as much as possible. Will that cause knocking of the engine?
 

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18-20 btdc? what do you mean by that? Im' trying to learn as much as possible. Will that cause knocking of the engine?

it shouldn't if you adjust the fuel pressure a little.


basically, the stock timing on 96-00 motors is 12btdc, i'd bump it up to that with the 2 deg cam retard. retarding the cam timing relieves pressure in the cyl's.
 

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Advancing the cam timing will get low end power gains and retarding the cam timing will get high end power gains. Just thought i'd put that out there.

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So which way should I move the dizzy to get to 18 from 12?
 

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i think it is toward the firewall. someone correct me if i am wrong. dont go more than 3degrees either way. i would retard 2-3degrees if it was me to put the power on the big end. that is a lot of timing. make sure you run good gas if you do that. listen for detonation.
 
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