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custom valve spring retainers
NOW AVAILABLE: custom spring retainers and spring seats with 16pcs minimum quantity
New profiles for VAG 2.0-litre TFSI engines
New profiles for highly tuned VAG 2.0-litre TFSI engines, proven to gain over 70 bhp
Audi 1.8T for DIY fitment
New version of market leading Audi / VW 1.8T, 20-valve Sports camshafts available with fixed timing sprockets for DIY install
Renault F4R slipper follower
Cat Cams launches Renault F4R finger followers for high rpm usage
Ford Pinto Cam Kits
Get 21stcentury style power, torque and reliability with Cat Cam’s new Ford Pinto performance cam, pulley and coated follower kit
Give your 2.0 & 2.3-litre Duratec a boost with Cat Cams – as used by Marcus Gronholm!
Ford Duratec ST170 VVT delete
Ford ST170 non-VVT camhafts for track day / rally use, fully compatible with the stock valve train and front camshaft oil seals
RenaultSport Clio 197
Cat Cams is delighted to announce the launch of a new fast road ‘Sport’ cam profile for the popular RenaultSport Clio 197.
Renaultsport Clio 172/182
Gain up to 18 bhp on the Clio 172/182
Mini Cooper R56
Cat Cams launches new MINI Cooper S R56 profiles which gain over 10 bhp
Citroën C2 VTS 125hp
Cat Cams 1323703 profiles deliver a peak power increase of up to 12 bhp @ 6500 rpm.
Ford Zetec Turbo Conversion
Cat Cams unveils bespoke profiles for 2.0 ‘Silvertop’ Zetec turbo engines
Peugeot 206 GTi 137bhp
Cat Cams launches fast road profiles for 137 bhp Peugeot 206 GTi gains up to 23 bhp and 24 lb.ft of torque
Ford Zetec 2.0L
Cat Cams produce another winner for the 2.0-litre Ford Zetec Black Top engine
Peugeot 306 GTi-6 & Rallye
Peugeot 306 GTi-6 & Rallye owners – add over 25 bhp with Cat Cams
Gain 20 bhp at the wheels on the Hyundai Coupe with a pair of Cat Cams
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Simca / Talbot
Catcams mechanical race cam followers are designed to provide a reliable lightweight conversion from OEM cam followers. After dedicated heat treatment of the high grade steel, all cam followers are ground to precision and the top surface gets a superb finish by diamond lapping. As a default, all cam followers are coated to reduce friction against the cam lobe.
hydraulic cam follower conversion
Direct tappet (or bucket) type cam followers with hydraulic lash adjustment have mainly 2 disadvantages: weight and reliability at increased rpm range.
Thanks to a reliable design, Catcams solid race cam followers are much stronger and the weight reduction on a 35mm cam follower is about xxx grams.
An even more important reason to replace hydraulic cam followers by Catcams solid race cam followers is the reliability of the hydraulic valve element that provides the automatic valve lash adjustment. At increased rpm, the inner valve is no longer able to cope with the inertia forces. In combination with the disturbed oil feed at high rpm, the oil is not correctly released and the hydraulic adjuster starts to expand. In the best case scenario, this phenomenon creates a 'natural' rpm limit for the engine due to compression loss. However, when there is only a limited clearance between valves and piston, the pumping effect will generate sufficient extra valve lift to cause valve to piston contact.
solid 'shim over' cam follower conversion
Many engines that use solid direct tappet cam followers have shims that are located on top of the cam follower. This allows to adjust the valve clearance without removing the camshaft. Although this solution is very appealing for servicing, the available contact surface for the cam follower is limited. Replacement by Cat Cams race cam followers provides extra area for high lift / short duration cam lobes. As a bonus, the weight is reduced significantly.
for an overview of cam followers that are readily available