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Crower Parts

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by NtenseB18, May 11, 2003.

  1. NtenseB18

    NtenseB18 Junior Member

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    I posted awhile ago talking about the CTR/ITR cam setup. Well I got the cams and I've decided to buy retainers and valve springs. Well I was just wondering what brand do you recommend. I'm debating over Crower and Skunk2.

    PS: I found Crower valve springs and retainers for $400 (is that a good deal)
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    you dont want to go with springs that are too stiff or you will cause premature wear to the cams .... just get the stock ITR shit
     
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    NtenseB18 Junior Member

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    Is that so? Sheez that never occured to me...Thanks for the info.
     
  4. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

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    Personally, their rods I think are really a good product but I haven't hear jack about people really using their cams, People do purchase Crowers valvesprings and retainers though a lot. What cams are you going to be running cause if you are running ITR/CTR then the factory ITR/CTR springs and retainers work fine, if they didn't then I don't think honda would have used them in their R motors.

    Milan
     
  5. NtenseB18

    NtenseB18 Junior Member

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    I just did some reading on springs and retainers and I think I'll just go with the ITR springs and retainers. I've been looking at ThePartsTrader and found a fairly used set. Is it a gamble to go with used drivetrain parts or should I just keep looking for a new set. Any info is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Darnell
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    ok, keep up updated and posted on things to come, just make sure you get some cam gears to get the most out of the cams.

    Milan
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    i pieced together a set of brand new itr inners / ctr outers and itr retainers from partstrader for 200 bucks.. keep searchin
     
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    wildbillhatchbac the OG VIP

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    <---- proud owner of crower 62403 cams, springs, and retainers
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    Hey, wildbillhatcbac, you should post a review on how those 403's were. Might give some insight to others who have really no experience with them.


    Milan
     
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    well could you put on the itr valve springs and say like crower titanium retainers? because im going through a similar issue. im just really afraid of valve float and i have itr cams. :unsure:
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    I don't think you have anything to worry about when using ITR springs with ITR cams at all, yes you can use the crower retainers with the ITR springs.

    -i will try to post a topi that describes spring compression with different cams later on today.


    Milan
     
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    Are the heads different on an LS head as opposed to the R head.. what is the difference, are they interchangeable woudl it be cost effective to switch heads, Type R on an LS block?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    the B18A/B and B20 heads are the same
    the B16A/B and B18C5 heads are the same
    the GSR head is in its own little world
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    Yeah, exactly what E said, also you will notice that there is a code on your head and also there is a stamp on it from the year it was manufactored.


    Milan
     
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    wildbillhatchbac the OG VIP

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    i'll share some info about the cams after i have the ECU chipped for the car. i'm still using the stock LS ecu runnin a 11.1 to 1 compression engine with the cams and head work . . . so its not running at full potential yet, but its runnin pretty damn good!
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i cant wait to see what this thing has :)
     
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