Its not that bad. I didn't want to screw around with shims and add stress to the motor. Plus nobody I've seen ran these billet cams. In my eyes regrinds will eventually wear faster. I've never had issues with billet parts and its not that much more. Just patience I guess.Is a welded camshaft that bad? The usual claim from camshaft grinders is the welded part is stronger than the original cast cam lobe.
I still have my stock cams so who knows. Theres a hurt 2gr sitting in the junkyard I think I can get for $200.Delta said they could weld my 1ZZ cams back in 2014, and they still advertise welding on their website, so idk. The price was pretty reasonable when I asked back then, I think it was 275 for weld + grind on one camshaft.