1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

valve springs/retainers

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Wilshire, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. Wilshire

    Wilshire Big WIll

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Location:
    nor cal
    i got a b16 and i want to put some skunk2 dual valve springs plus titanium retianers.
    should i just go ahead and get new oem valves, valve guides and lifters????

    with just retainers and springs and stock cams how high should i be able to rev safely??? i was thinking like nine(stock is 8)
     
  2. norcalgsr

    norcalgsr Honda Master Technician

    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Location:
    NorCal
    There is no reason to upgrade the valve springs and retainers if you are keeping the stock cams. They will not make any power above the stock rev limit.
     
  3. Wilshire

    Wilshire Big WIll

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Location:
    nor cal
    k i am gonna be in there to change out a bad valve seal ne ways , but i understand.
    thanks
     
  4. norcalgsr

    norcalgsr Honda Master Technician

    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Location:
    NorCal
    If you were going to run upgraded cams sometime in the near future that might be a good time to change the springs, but otherwise I would probably leave them alone.
     
  5. killercannible

    killercannible Senior Member

    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    b16 cams are terrible, even gsr cams are an upgrade in a b16 head.
     
  6. Wilshire

    Wilshire Big WIll

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Location:
    nor cal
    thanks for all the input, ill just save up for some new cams too. by the way how much whp should i expect from some skunk2 stage 2 cams and valvetrain???
     
  7. dtob

    dtob New Member

    Messages:
    578
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    ????

    Depends on the tune. If you don't get it tuned it won't run that great but with a good tune it will run well and make more power.
     
  8. Wilshire

    Wilshire Big WIll

    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Location:
    nor cal
    from what i heard you cannot tune a stock ecu?? correct me if im wrong
    what type of tune program should i run, for a reasonable price?
     
  9. killercannible

    killercannible Senior Member

    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2005
    You don't run a "tune" program. Buy a chipped ecu and go to a tuner who will burn you a map onto a chip that you can plug into your chipped ecu. This is the cheapest way, or if you have the money you can buy an engine management system such as hondata, neptune rtp, crome, ect.
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page