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How High Can I Go?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by saturn_boy96, Feb 1, 2003.

  1. saturn_boy96

    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    If i have a stock b18a head how many rpm can the stock valvetrain handle? would the cams be the only limiting factor if i wanted to rev to 8000? thanks a lot.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    I wouldn't trust the LS valve train to hold up to 8000 RPM.
     
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    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    where should i start upgrading the components? Springs, retainers, valves?
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Unless there is something wrong with your valves (their bent or something) there is no need to replace them. You want springs and retainers. Crower makes some good valve train companents for the LS.
     
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    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    werd on the crower ls shit, my buddy just put crower cams in his LS and it is a sweet difference they make.
    BTW - Sega Saturn Rocks...I still have mine, and i my switch mod still works so i can play Marvel vs. Street Fighter. :D
     
  6. saturn_boy96

    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    crazy, idon't know anyone who still plays, especially with a modded system. i wish i could get guardian heroes, it is the BEST game ever for saturn.

    and Crower stuff is definately the shit.

    what about aluminum retainers, anybody got something for me?
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    My B16A head came with aluminum retainers. I think that titainium is the way to go.
     
  8. saturn_boy96

    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    i found some aluminum retainders on ebay for like half of what crane wants for their titanium ones.
     
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    zueke Senior Member

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    Go with titanium ones. From what I remember...
    aluminum = lighter
    titanium = stronger tensile strength and also higher melting temp.

    Make sense?
     
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    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    completely, i guess the $10 per retainer is hard to swallow.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Last I heard Crane and Crower were having trouble with the alloy they used for their retainers. Crower has changed alloys and I haven't heard anything about Crane.
     
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    DO NOT BUY ALUMINUM RETAINERS!!!! i had a set of them in my first LSVTEC and everyone at Portflow and Ericks said, "that is one of the worst cases of coil-binding i have ever seen" lol........ with the CTR cams on my set-up the springs over-loaded the retainer and the spring ripped right through the aluminum retainers.... only thing holding the retainers in place was the inner spring



    if i had pics i would show you guys, but i already got the head fixed so i didnt have a chance to take pics
     
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    ouch! that sounds harsh! i'm not using very stiff springs on my setup, ITR inners and outers with ITR retainers for my CTR cams, those retainers are aluminum, but the springs are not that stiff, so i shouldn't have a problem. but, if you are upgrading the springs to something much stiffer, definatley get Ti retainers, why do you think every single company that suggests/sells springs and retainers only have Ti retainers?
     
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