Thread: N54 CAMS?!
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      07-09-2009, 03:33 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by joec500 View Post
yes....but the N54 is the first Turbo Motor in a long time for BMW, my guess is there are a lot more cost effective ways of increasing power than $2,000+ cams.

Meth, Front Mount IC's, bigger turbos, DP's.....

I will assume the VANOS system in the N54 is more advanced than the E36 and possibly even the E46....
i think turbo cars get benefits from cams too. i mean there must be a reason that the evo guys use them, right? cost-per-hp is probably not that great, but that will totally depend on price of the cams.

i know the VANOS in the 335s is probably more sophisticated than the e36 (mostly because it's probably for both exhaust and intake side), but i'd be surprised if it's not similar to the e46 M3. i think you'll see cams for the E9X M3 soon enough and i'm sure its VANOS is pretty sophisticated.