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Valve springs and Retainers

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by delslow, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. delslow

    delslow Member

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    Hey I was wondering if anyone can tell me the difference between the GSR valve springs and retainer and the Type R ones. I am looking at them and alot of people say they Type R valve springs and retainers are better than the GSR ones, the reason I'm asking this is I want to do and all motor setup some time soon but using a GSR head and I want to have all my information in order before I decide to build a LS/VTEC or even a CR/VTEC.
     
  2. integraslut78

    integraslut78 Stylus DJ Extraordinaire

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    If you are going to build an all motor I would go with some aftermarket
    dual valve springs and titanium retainers.
     
  3. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    I assumed they were the same, except the gsr only had single springs for the exhaust side, while the ITR had dual springs for both intake and exhaust. And yeah, if you are upgrading, I'd recommend new aftermarket valvesprings and retainers. You don't, however need to resort to using Ti if you don't want to.
     
  4. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Why go aftermarket when you can trust the OEM quality of the ITR units. And also Titanium Retainers will start to wear around hte edges... thats bad. Unless you get em treated not to do so. I suggest going with the OEM ITR's on both the Intake and Exhuast sides.

    Brian
     
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