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Comp Cams Stage 3 Xtreme Energy XE270AH Camshafts (96-04 GT)

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  • MPN# 102600

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  • Great Mid-Range Gains
  • Big Loping Idle
  • Strong Vacuum
  • Streetable Cam Design
  • Fits 1996-2004 Mustang GTs

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Big Power Gains. If you're ready to take the next step in power mods but don't want to go with a forced-induction setup, Comp Cams Stage III Xtreme Energy Camshafts are a great addition to your Pony. They will give you great mid-range power gains in horsepower and torque. They are best suited to Mustangs with Performance Improvement Heads.

Streetable. This cam balances an aggressive profile with street driveability. When tuned, you'll still be able to drive your Pony around town to show it off to your admiring (or envious) friends and onlookers alike - and with a big sound even at idle this cam is guaranteed to turn heads.

Deep, Loping Idle. If you love the sound of a deep, loping idle, you won't be disappointed by this cam. Like the muscle cars of yesteryear, this cam yields a sound that will make lesser cars clear a path out of your way at lights.

Adjustable Cam Gears. Maximize the power from your new camshafts with a set of Adjustable Cam Gears, which will allow you the ability to fine tune your camshaft timing - a critical necessity when doing mods that can change your camshaft-to-crankshaft centerline position. Please see drop down option above.

Application. This SOHC Camshaft is designed for 1996-2004 4.6L two valve V8 Mustangs with 3.55 or steeper rear gears and a 2000 plus stall speed converter on automatic transmissions. Recommended for use with 4.6 two valve V8 mustangs with intake, exhaust, custom tuned computer, and valve spring upgrades.

Technical Note: The stage III cams are designed for modified cars that include upgraded valve springs for clearance related issues. It is recommended to use COMP Cams® 26113 Valve Springs for proper fitment, see drop down option above. Combine the valve springs with a new set of valve spring steel retainers to handle the higher pressures developed by the springs.

Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

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Comp Cam Data Sheet
Part Number: 102600 Grind Number: XE270AH
Lifter Type: None - OHC Engine Type: FORD 4.6 and 5.4 SOHC MODULAR 2-V (1992-Present)
RPM Range: 1800 to 5800 Valve Timing : 0.05
Lobe-Center Angle 113 Intake Center Line: 109

Intake Exhaust
Valve Lash: Hyd. Hyd.
Duration: 270 274
Duration @ .050" Lift: 234 238
Valve Lift: 0.55 0.55
Lobe Lift: 0.3 0.3

Valve Timing @ 0.05" Lift: Open Close
Intake: 8 BTDC 46 ABDC
Exhaust: 56 BBDC 2 ATDC
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Fits 1996-2004 4.6L Two Valve Mustangs Only

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amazing sound

The sound of these cams are amazing! After the dyno my car is only at 300hp but it was a gain of 40hp to it. Which isn't alot compared to the amount I paid to get it all done including rear end and 3000 ...

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Comp Cams Stage II

Bought these puppies last week and they arrived a few days later. Easy to install, and man.. great aggressive sound and power. Definitely an awesome buy! Go with these cams and you cant go wrong!

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Scotts the i need to change my intake manifold from the original to a aftermarket manifold to run stage3 cams....i have cAi..78mm shiftkit..longtube headrs...or xpipe


  • Hi, A new intake manifold is not required, I do suggest changing to a Ford Performance Performance Improvement Intake Manifold Item# 24010 if you already have the PI Heads for maximum performance. Here is the link

    Chris J

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About these stage 3 cams.. I've heard that you need to make sure there is enough clearance? I do plan on purchasing with the adjustable cam gears, springs, and retainers. Is the mechanic going to understand the clearance thing when installing them? If there isn't enough clearance, is that something a machine shop would have to do, or notched pistons? I'm really confused about how to fix the clearance issue, if there is one? And by "custom tune", can I do that with the bama tuner? Will it run without the tune if I have to wait for a custom tune to be sent to me?


  • The clearance issue can be resolved by purchasing Comp Cams valve springs, 26113. Other than that, you should not have any issues with them not fitting properly. As for tuning, you can request a tune from Bama for these cams. You will need to make sure you install all the proper parts and inform Bama of what you have installed.


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Would these cams work with this nitrous kit (Item #25002)?


  • The Comp Cams Stage 3 Xtreme Energy XE270AH Camshafts are not nitrous camshafts, however, I would speak with your tuner/programmer to see if this camshaft would work with your application.


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Scott the 03 gt is wht i have..these come with piheads? And the ford pi intake manifold right?


  • These cams will work with PI heads and the PI intake manifold.


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is these cam comp stage 3 Compatible with Turbo charger?


  • These cams would work fine with a turbo charger. Just make sure you upgrade your valve train to ensure everything is working properly and you are getting the max amount of airflow.


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I'm doing a pi head swap and want to know what intake manifold will work with these stage 3 cams. I have an SR cold air intake, plenum and 70mm throttle body. would I also have to step up to larger fuel injectors, and throttle body? in search of 300 rear wheel hp.


  • The Comp Cams Stage 3 Xtreme Energy XE270AH Camshafts (96-04 GT) will work with any intake manifold. I would recommend upgrading your throttle body and maybe looking into some 24lb injectors as the stage three cams are intended for heavily modified cars.


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Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Weekend

Installation Cost:$500-$1000

  • Performance Gain 4.416667 4.4
  • Fit 4.916667 4.9

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $500-$1000

    June 29, 2015

    amazing sound

    The sound of these cams are amazing! After the dyno my car is only at 300hp but it was a gain of 40hp to it. Which isn't alot compared to the amount I paid to get it all done including rear end and 3000 stall converter. But the lope of these cams is mean! Definitely recommend!


    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT Granite Falls, NC

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  • 4/5

    July 09, 2014

    the parts your gonna need :)

    YOU DO NEED A BOLT AND WASHER... the stock bolt that comes out of the pi cams wont fit the comp cams stage 3 xe270ah cams. They just arent big enough.. so youll need to Buy 2 camshaft bolts: F1AZ-6A340-A ( this bolt is hard to find and has been discontinued so search the secound part number I listed right under this) Or F5RZ 6A340 B (I bought this bolt and it fit perfectly) _____________________________________ And 2 washers: F1AZ-6278-A And also do research on fidanza cam gears before you buy them.


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    April 30, 2013

    Comp Cams Stage II

    Bought these puppies last week and they arrived a few days later. Easy to install, and man.. great aggressive sound and power. Definitely an awesome buy! Go with these cams and you cant go wrong!


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    January 28, 2012

    its a good product

    i really like it it gives ur mustang that mean mustang sound and gives you good mid range power


    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT morton mississippi

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  • 4/5

    June 05, 2009

    Numbers Don\'t Lie

    All the dyno charts I had seen on these cams showed good power throughout but not the highest total HP gain. I didn\'t want to lose bottom end so I selected these cams. I had the car dyno\'d before and after and before the cams the car made 404 rwhp and 398 tq, after 492 rwhp and 430 tq!! The numbers don\'t lie, that\'s an awesome gain for the money! However, the car made much better power before 4500 rpm before the cams. The car really wakes up at 4500. Although Comp recommends 3.55 gears (which is what I have), I would go with 3.73s because even my supercharged 2V won\'t get out of it\'s own way on the highway in 5th gear. You can\'t compare the idle with these cams though, absolutely awesome! Car sounds super mean!

    D Smith

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  • 4/5

    June 21, 2010


    For my 2003 GT these cams are great!!! Note: Upgrade the valve springs, buy 2 stock crank shaft bolts to attach the cam shaft gears, yes Ford crank shaft bolts 12mm by 1.5 / 44mm long, and YES will need a tune or need a tuner with some knowledge how to use it. Other than that very peppy over stock PI and I am running stock injectors.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 26, 2010

    great bang for the buck

    these are a amazing buy for the price. you cant beat it. although they are a pain in the to install the reward is well worth it. I love the great deep exhaust note i have on my car. haven't gotten it tuned yet so i havent seen the best of the power gains but so far it is noticeable difference in the car. would tell anyone thinking about getting these to buy them in a second youll be happy you did


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  • 5/5

    October 03, 2010


    I have these cams in my 03 gt, love the cam sound but the best part is hitting them higher rpm's and feeling the cams put you back in the seat again. Im running the stock intake but 24lbs injectors with the 4.10 gears pushing 325rwhp all motor no power adders.. highly recommend these cams great buy great power..


    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    February 18, 2010


    i installed these cams on my 97 gt and i have to say they are pretty amazing...the car is louder and alot more power in the higher rpms...the only problems i encountered was that the idle is very very low so if im stopped at a red light i have to be constently be pressing the gas to keep the idle up or it will stall out but thats without the custom tune so that might be y but dont let that stop you from bjying this product is still amazing!!! good job american muscle you guys have the best custumer service and for 580 its worth it


    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    January 22, 2010

    stage 2

    These cams are great but one thing you need to know. The stock cam gears are pressed on to the stock cams so you have to buy a new set of cam gears which are around $350. But the good thing is that the comp cams bolt on to the new cam gears.


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  • 5/5

    August 18, 2009


    Havent recieved a tune yet but I've already shaved 6tenths off my 1/4 mile. Simply awesome. The idle thump is like no other. I think I blushed the first time I heard it coming from my 02gt. With the right set up for air delivery and these cams you'll be more than pleased. Low end torque is lost a little yet more than makes up for ir in the higher rpm's, Especially around 4000. Great product!


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    May 15, 2011


    I paid to have it installed. They did it quick with no issues. I still have not dyno tuned it but it is nothing less than awesome sounds amazing, lost low end torque. But gained everywhere else! Would recommend to anyone.

    chris meier

    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    January 28, 2011

    Great hp gain

    these cams are a great modification to an engine, but there will not be a big noticable gain unless you upgrade other aspects of the engine, injectors (im running 30lbs), cold air intake, throttle body(im running a 75mm), ignition, plug wires, and the computer MUST have a tune to advance the timing, air to fuel ration...ect,you would have to buy a tuner and do it yourself or take it to a performance shop but that smore pricey...good luck with your stang :)

    450+ hp 1996 gt

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  • 5/5

    April 06, 2009


    Put these cams on my 04 GT and they are pretty sick. Makes the car shake and sound so nice, lots of power to boot


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    January 27, 2011

    sweet cams

    Put these cams in my port and polished PI heads allong with polished valves and stronger valve springs. Did the PI swap in my 96 GT and got it tuned by Dez Racing. The cams sound awsome! Not over done but very well pernounced sound. Nice power gains above 2,500 RPM all the way up. Highly recomended.

    Chris Wicklund

    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    December 01, 2009


    i installed these cams in my 04 gt. they make the car sound pissed off at idle. way more power in the higher rpms and i didnt need to change the valvesprings. i would go with a stage III cam instead though and swap out the valvesprings. all in all, these cams are worth the $580. they are a better investment rather than a hood or whatnot.

    jimmy z

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    October 06, 2011

    this was a great buy

    this is a great cam and good sounding the one thing i can help out with is the correct item #'s for the parts you will need if you are doing a engine build like me cause american muscles are old. the cam bolts (ford part #) F1AZ6A340A and the washers are F1AZ6278A as for the spacers i got from summit racing they sell them for 20 bucks. but if your looking for something to make your pony sound nice and its oyur dd i would definatly buy these for some good street use.


    Year: 1996 Submodel: GT Texas

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    May 23, 2014

    early 2000 mustang gt

    Cams sound great, seriously!! Must Change the springs to beehive and adjustable cam gears. I had to ret#rd the cams to 4 degrees. Don't attempt installing them yourself unless your fairly knowledgeable and very patient! If your cam gears are pressed on you do need the Ford crankshaft bolts and washers to install the cam. Took about a week in total, a few hrs a day from start to finish. Do your research!!! They sound awesome!


    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT New Bern, NC, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    April 08, 2014

    This is one mean mod

    I'm running this stage 3 comp cams with typhoon intake and a few more bolt ons and it perform great


    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT Denton, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    July 18, 2013

    Buy new bolts...

    The issue I had with install was the new cams don't take the same size camshaft bolts as stock...they take the 12mm crankshaft bolts. Make sure you order crankshaft bolts not camshaft bolts. If your motor is stock, you will most likely have piston to valve contact with these installed.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT Peru, IN 46970, USA

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