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Scrick cams/ A4-tested
My comments on Colin's note (although I feel guilty since I'm one of the
non-V6 owners). From my (ongoing) experiences w/hopping up BMW's, the
Schrick cams are revered on the older cars (2002's, and most any other
pre-'88 stuff). I have also used them on VW's although my experience is far
more limited there. So based on that I would favor Schrick for the Audi. I
suspect I am like others in that I spend more time doing engine mods to the
older cars and don't have as much experience on the newer stuff, therefore
not much response to your question. But don't give up...over time people
will get more experience with the newer cars and more info will be
available. Frankly, the bang-for-the-buck is much higher on modifying the
>Date: 13 Feb 96 07:03:59 EST
>From: colin cohen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Scrick cams/ A4-tested
>I posted a message a few weeks ago on the subject of Schrick cams for the V6 -
>got a very polite silence. So now I know, this is really the OLD AUDI list,
>mebbe those of us who made the mistake of buying a NEW Audi should migrate to
>the Yuppie wine list or something.
>So it seems that no one has actually used these cams which are pretty
>ubiquitous on VWs - is this really true. Anyway, for all those bleating about
>more power for their A4s etc, there is a solution, and remember you did not
>hear it it here - we only know about I5 engines cos we is po!
>I test drove an A4 fitted with a set of Schrick cams last week. Just a short
>drive, but a BIG and tangible difference. Power comes in over 3K rpm, and feels
>like another 15hp which grows to 20 over 4K. Mid range change ups are reduced
>beca+use there is tork too! Floored it on an on ramp at 2.5k and it spun up in
>3rd to 4.5k on the ramp. Tried it with regular set up on a base line drive, and
>I only got to 3k. This car also had the throttle body and filter set up
>designed by the guys who put the cams into the car. The A4 was a Q manual (of
>course) and was still very new.
>So where can you get this, I guess its pretty unimportant as all we really know
>about is I5s and turbos, so this message is just for the lurkers to slaivate
>over. BTW, the idle is rough, sort of like a pre injection Alpha, especially
>when warm. This may get cured if someone does a chip for these cams. But I
>guess with so few cars out there, it will be another 5 years before we see that
>happen. Long live I5s and down with Yankee V6s!
>Or so say all of us!