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Colt Cams Stage 2 Camshaft (ALH) 

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Colt Cams Stage 2 For ALH engines

New from European Chill Cast Camshaft ... the finest metallurgy, cam design, and surface hardening treatments.

5 Year / Unlimited Mileage Warranty when ordered with lifters and a timing belt kit



When the camshaft is cast in the foundry, the iron is poured and hardens off very quickly (known as Chilling) this causes the material to form a matrix of carbide on the cam lobe.

Chilled Cast material is exceedingly scuff-resistant and is the industry standard material for producing Quality OHC Performance Cams.


Be careful: There are many so called Performance Camshafts available in the market today at half the manufacturing cost of a quality Chilled Cast Performance Camshaft like these. While this results in higher profits for the retailer, those El-cheapo Camshafts are not simply designed to handle the unique stress that is applied in a VW TDI cam, which can result in premature failure to the cam lobe areas.


Note: VW PD engines [like BEW, BHW, BRM , PD130, PD150] require a special cam made a fully machined from bar stock steel billet which KermaTDI also carries. We are the exclusive supplier of these ultimate billet PD cams.


Our new-from-billet cams certainly qualify as over-the top in our quality and materials. We did more than we had to and as a result these cams should outlast your car.


Here are a few words about how a stock camshaft profile can be modified to improve the engine's efficiency and performance. Please note, our Colt cams are not reground factory takeout cams. All our Colt Cams are made brand new from fresh steel blanks and ground to a shape that simply can't be achieved when regrinding a TDI factory original cam. That's why we can confidently offer such a crazy warranty.

In this image you can see the effects that a worn camshaft has on lift, if it is worn by 0.020" then it will have that much less total lift. To calculate the lift you measure the width of the lobe and subtract that from the height. By removing that same 0.020" from the entire perimeter of the lobe, keeping the same centerline, the entire lobe is smaller but the effective lift is restored to 0.400". That 0.020" now can be made up with the extra preload the factory gives hydraulic lifters, or on a solid lifter valvetrain you just reset your clearances.


This can also be done on camshafts that are not worn out, to achieve more lift for a performance application by removing a greater amount from the base circle. Keep in mind the tip of the lobe cannot exceed the height of the bearing journal on cams that slide through the block or head. So even when grinding blank billets to performance, the base circle quite often is smaller than stock. On cradle type bearing caps we still need to be cautious of too much lift and stock base circle for clearance reasons.


Because of slight variances in different camshaft models, we find it is safer to use our customers own factory core. Using our customers core will not only lower the costs but result in a better quality product for some applications. This is because of extremely high grade metal used in factory cams, especially with certain import cams like Honda. Please note: KermaTDI only carries NEW cams NOT reground cams. Our cams are made from fresh billet blanks, so we are not limited by the original factory shape.

We can also special order regrinds done from your cam, please talk to our sales department for details. but for obvious reasons we prefer to use our cams made from new steel billets.




  • Cam Lube on all lobes, lifter faces, distributor gears and oil pump gears.
  • Oil all bearing journals and lifter barrels.
  • Always turn engine over by hand before starting, check for clearances and proper timing location.
  • Fire up to 1800 2000 RPM for 18 20 minutes.

Note: Most oil companies have taken out a percentage of additives that are meant for anti-scuffing for break in on flat tappet cams, so please ask your local auto parts professional for the best zinc additive they have and add it to your oil before you fire-up your engine for the first time.


Link to ALH Lifters

Link to Deluxe Timing Belt Kit


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  • 8.0 lbs.
  • W13.0000” x H4.0000” x L4.0000”
  • Free Ground or Postal Service Shipping to the Continental U.S.