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Crower 403's.

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by korey, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. korey

    korey Senior Member

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    Alright, so I was looking to get crower 403 cams for my N/A Ls motor. On the website, it says that for this cam, their titanium retainer and spring kit is required. I was wondering if I HAD to get their kit or if I could buy these peices from another manufacturer ( I wanted a full Skunk2 valve train) Let me know what the deal is, thanx guys.
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    crower makes EXCELENT stuff
    why bother wasting your money on skunk??
     
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    I didnt know that, this is just what I had envisioned in my head. I actually have no experience other than from what I read. Thanx for the info. I will probably get the crower kit then. But just in case, could someone answer my original question? Thanx again for the info.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    you could probly use them with no problem .... but there is no telling if the spring rates will be quite right for the crower cams... if its off you risk either valve float or cam wear... both are not good
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    crower makes good stuff. you won't be disappointed.
     
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    You could just get the dual valvespring kit. TI retainers tend to wear faster than the stock ones, and need to be watched and replaced more often.

    I put my kit in two weeks ago, and can confirm for sure that the stock retainers work with crowers dual springs.
     
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    I have the 403s with portflow retainers, portflow inner valve springs and ITR outers. been running this setup more than a year and a half. :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanx guys, changed my mind, going with the crower kit.
     
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    Ti retainers wear faster? i dont think i agree with that?

    but to answer the original questions, NO you do not have to get the crower kit, just make sure you let the suppliers of the valve springs that you will be using crower 403 cams...

    personally im using the 63403 all motor drag race profile cams, with portflow dual race valve springs and Ti retainers...
     
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    In general they do wear faster. There are some companies that design them better than others, but be warned.
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    never trust a man who is trying to sell you something.
     
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    im not selling shit.

    Ti wears faster.
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    :lol: , it looked like a quote from the portflow website.
     
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