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Looking at new rocker arms...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mouse, May 10, 2006.

  1. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    Trying to decide between a couple of choices, but have no experience with them. Any opinions?

    Comp Cams stamped, roller tip
    Summit brand roller tip (I question the quality)
    Comp Cams aluminum, bearing fulcrum, roller tip
    Summit knock off of the above (same quality concerns)

    I guess I would like to know if the low prices on the Summit rockers are worth taking the risk. I'm looking for some 1.5 ratio rockers to use on 882 heads. The valve spring rate is only slightly higher than a stock spring and I'm using a Comp cam extreme energy cam.
     
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    Comp Cams stamped, roller tip

    I've used these with good results.
     
  3. mouse

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    I can't see any problems with quality and Comp cams...I probably won't take a chance with the Summit brand.
     
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    Depends on your wallet. Affordable, little less friction, longevity, go with comp. steel w/ roller tip. Got bucks ? go with the comp full roller. Even less friction/ heat but they wont last as long. ( some are rebuildable )
     
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    x's 2, good rockers.
     
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    X3 for me
     
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    i have the crane full roller aluminum rockers, no problems so far.
     
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    I would run the comp cams pro magnum full roller rockers, they can be had for about $250.00 or so. I've seen failures on the comp steel roller tip rockers so i wouldn't suggest them.
     
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    That is looking good for the stamped roller tip. I don't mind the extra $$ for the full roller, but I want reliability and have heard a couple of issues with the aluminum rockers (not just comp cam).

    Anymore endorsements, or negative comments about the roller tip, stamped comp cam rockers before I buy?
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Look up, i've seen failures on the steel tip comp cams rockers. The ones i've seen fail have had the roller tip either break or come apart. The comp cams magnum full rollers are as light as the aluminums but they're made of steel and i've never seen a single failure yet. I've run them on an engine i used to have and have installed them on a bunch of engines i've built here at work with no issues.
     
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    OK, I see the difference now. I like those, and definitely want reliable.
     

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