Here we take a look at various cams available to b16/b18 owners. Before we start looking at the available options, here's a bit of cam theory
Due to the increased lift/duration of replacement cams, the powerband of the car often gets pushed higher and higher. If you're not planning on raising the rev limit of your car, it's best to stick with a stage 1 cam. As the powerband may become out of your reach if you can only reach stock RPM's. For example, for every 20 degrees of duration, expect to push the powerband up by about 1000rpm
Cam Duration = How long the valve stays open for
The important thing to remember with VTEC engines is that the tuners often only change the VTEC lobe. This means that low RPM's aren't compromised, but once into the VTEC the aggressive cam profiles will give you all the benefits of uprated cams. Best of both worlds? Perfectly matched to the VTEC engine!
Generally the more aggressive the profile the more benefits you'll see. I'd personally recommend looking into valve springs / retainers if you upgrade cams. Although valve bounce isn't the worst thing in the world it will eventully damage your engine and you'll lose a lot of the benefits of new cams if you're worried all the time about it.
Right enough talk, lets compare the cams. As noted above these are just the profile for the VTEC lobe
STOCK Integra Type R