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V-Dub Timing Question

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I'm having a brain fart here and hopefully someone here will know whats up.

My brothers 1.8L turbo threw the timing belt and I'm replacing it. I've got it all apart, but I started thinking about something...Can I just line the 2 TDC marks up (one on crank pulley and one on cam) and go, or do I need to know which revolution of the crank the cam needs to be set at?

This probably sounds stupid, and I think I'm just overthinking this but just want to be sure. It's an '03 if that matters to anyone.
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crank makes 2 turns to 1 turn of cam...would not really matter which revolution of the crank is set to match the cam, as long as TDC is aligned, the cam then determines which revolution is which stroke
basic interanal combustion engine theory, would apply to pretty much all of them

I know, I've second guessed myself on that in the past as
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