DKS Camshafts

DKS Camshafts

 

 

 

Is that a mistake? Don't you mean HKS? Hell no! We got the sparks flyin' high on the cam grinder machine and now can offer you a near spittin' mirror image of HKS's popular Mitsu cam grinds at half the cost. Yep...you heard right!


These grinds are the newest addition to our line-up. It's the closest thing you're going to get to bolting on "HKS style" power but without the BS of inflated cost and/or nationwide backordering. Your ship has come home...and this boat isn't full of rice and ramens.


Our Number 1 question that is pitched to us about these cams, "Can I install these straight up?"


Answer: Although HKS cams do degree in friendly, they are not always "deadnuts" and zeroed right out of their boxes to YOUR motor. EVERY motor we have built needed some amount of degreeing to make PERFECT phase between crank and cams. Lots of factors involved here folks such as the amount of material shaved off the head, headgasket thickness, block deck height to the crank centerline, cam profile production tolerances, and variances in valvetrain geometry all affect phasing. Remember, we're talking about a vast majority of the parts within a motor are cast pieces. Nothing is perfect. Nothing is consistent.


Now, having good consistency in cam specs from one cam to the next is most important and HKS is always on their game. Crower's cams were a close second in grind tolerance...Web's was at the bottom of the barrel. What a big surprise.


Perhaps you're in individual who could care less about "zero degrees", doesn't want to screw around with the egg-head science, and just wants to bolt-on, go race, and be nasty? We can relate to your enthusiasm so being as it may, with all things considered, and with the tight tolerances that HKS cams possess...


YES, YOU CAN INSTALL THESE STRAIGHT UP. These cams follow the same profile as HKS cams along with having the same exercised quality control in each "stick". Each cam cut is exactly like the last. In other words, if HKS camshafts have it, so do these.


Our Number Two question most often asked, "Do I need upgraded springs in order to run these cams?"


Our final answer: In our personal experience, ANY kind of cam sold out there no matter what the profile is, would greatly benefit from using stiffer than OEM springs. Smoother power curves, a more linear powerband, raised peak power levels at higher RPMs, and less chance of valve bounce (which is a HP killer) is enhanced by the usage of some sort of upgraded spring kit. Of course, higher control of the valve event will more so keep float from rearing its ugly head.


So, to get back to the question, we recommend an upgraded spring kit not only for the reasons mentioned above but also to fully utilize what the cams themselves can do.


Can you still run these cams even though your cash allotment for a spring kit was spent on alimony, bail bonds, or maybe even college tuition? If you must do it that way, then take it easy with your motor...don't rev to the moon.

 

We most fittingly label these grinds: D-K-S


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  1. DKS 3 Camshafts

    For those shooting for the moon with RPMs.

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  2. DKS 2 Camshafts

    Tested, tried, and true. Good ol' reliable. It is not uncommon for these sticks to be in cars exhibiting 500 plus!

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