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Offline 04heritage1

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T-man cams
« on: Wednesday, September 09, 2009. 01:13:14 PM. »
Have decided to use T-man 590 or 625 in a 98" 05 bagger build, 48mmTB, stage II heads, FatCat quiet, tts mastertune. Looking for tq to come on as early and strong as possible, don't often get over 4000/4500rpm. Anyone using either of these? any opinions or suggestions??
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Re: T-man cams
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, September 09, 2009. 01:17:40 PM. »
I sell and use them. But that said sell many others.
In your case I would use a Woods 5 for maximum torque. Shorter duration and less overlap. More torque under the riding curve. in an 05 valve springs will not need to be changed but these cams work much better with added compression and ported heads. The 05 especially benefits from the head work.

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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, September 09, 2009. 01:27:19 PM. »
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In your case I would use a Woods 5 for maximum torque

What is the noise level of the woods 5? I have run the TW-6G and found it to be pretty noisy from 2000rpm up

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Re: T-man cams
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, September 09, 2009. 01:30:46 PM. »
Not noisy at all when used with the right valves that aren't too heavy and the beehive springs. Not much noisier than stock

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Re: T-man cams
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, September 09, 2009. 02:11:26 PM. »
what compression would you use with the 5??

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, September 09, 2009. 02:22:39 PM. »
Running the Tman 625G's here, not quiet as stock but I've had em much louder then these. Nice early Tq that carries out to the redline. Ya will need yr heads that breath to get em to carry.
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Re: T-man cams
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, September 09, 2009. 02:34:19 PM. »
Couldn't be more happy than with my T-Man 590's.  The heads are done by T-Man, stage three with the supporting devices, nice ride.  The cams do however make some noise, but not quite enough, I have some 650's to try.  Honestly with all the other valve train components fresh and serviceable they are not bad at all.  Seems the cruising , not really loaded, not accelerating is where the noise shows itself.  TR has some 662 cames that are designed to be quiet for performance.  If you want nice and quiet the TR 525's would probably do you good.  Call him and talk to him, he is quite accessable and knows his cams and the components and what to expect.  Many of the experts here can steer you right, but sometimes it helps to go to the source, if the T-Man cams are the way you want to go.  Who did your heads, and what compression, component match up is key.
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Re: T-man cams
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, September 09, 2009. 03:28:03 PM. »
Have decided to use T-man 590 or 625 in a 98" 05 bagger build, 48mmTB, stage II heads, FatCat quiet, tts mastertune. Looking for tq to come on as early and strong as possible, don't often get over 4000/4500rpm. Anyone using either of these? any opinions or suggestions??

I've run TR-525, TR-590, TR-625 and TR-662-1 and really like them all.  The 625 ran very good in my stage II head with 10:1 compression.  The TR-590 likes more compression.  Both cams come on very early on torque and stay there pretty much to redline.  As posted in another post, you might consider the 525 cam as well.  The 525 is extremely quiet, but very good performer, it is identical to the 625 with .1" less lift, very good running cam as a drop-in.  I've run this cam in several 95" builds and they performed well with no complaints from the owners. (All were baggers with Stage II heads and less than 10:1)
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Re: T-man cams
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, September 09, 2009. 04:01:26 PM. »
Being that you said you rarely don't go over 4k I stand with the Wood 5
If TR made a cam with a 36 intake close and about 30 overlap I would choose that.
The 525 and 625 would be choice 2 and 3
We don't know anything about your heads so it is just a SWAG guess.

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Re: T-man cams
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, September 09, 2009. 04:36:02 PM. »
Have decided to use T-man 590 or 625 in a 98" 05 bagger build, 48mmTB, stage II heads, FatCat quiet, tts mastertune. Looking for tq to come on as early and strong as possible, don't often get over 4000/4500rpm. Anyone using either of these? any opinions or suggestions??

What compression are you targeting on your build?  You have received very good advice thus far, but know the compression will also help narrow the choices of cams to achieve your goals.

For those who have used the TR-625, what CR did TR recommend to you?  I've heard everything between 10.1-10.6.  Thanks.
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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, September 09, 2009. 04:41:03 PM. »
My 103 with Tman 625 have 210ish CCP running at 10.77CR. I would not go over 10.3 with today's chit gas. 
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Re: T-man cams
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, September 09, 2009. 04:55:52 PM. »
The close LSA cams you can cheat a little but rule of thumb keep it below 9.2/1 corrected for cam

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Re: T-man cams
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, September 09, 2009. 05:02:06 PM. »
Talked to T-Man yesterday, he suggested the 625  at 10.5:1. The woods 5 was on my original short list, I still may decide to go that way.

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« Reply #13 on: Thursday, September 10, 2009. 06:13:03 AM. »
"I wouldn't go over 10.3 with today's chit gas"
 :agree: I lowered mine from 10.8 to 10.3 and am very happy.
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Re: T-man cams
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, September 10, 2009. 06:40:33 AM. »
10.3/1
Check the corrected out with a 41 close and find 9.45/1 and 198psi CCP
Borderline IMO and the rider gearing load and such are going to make or break this BAGGER build and of course and near the top the tune

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« Reply #15 on: Thursday, September 10, 2009. 07:15:08 AM. »
Yep 10.3 is pushing the edge, but not nearly as challenging as the 10.77 I'm running now  :dgust:  :wink:
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Re: T-man cams
« Reply #16 on: Thursday, September 10, 2009. 07:52:34 PM. »
I am running t mans 590 in my 2009 cvo 110 with 10.8 and Brians tune and it runs and pulls  GREAT.