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Old 09/01/2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default valve spring and retainer kits

so i'm looking at the different options of spring and retainer kits and i see there's obviously different options to go with on these. but i don't know the difference between them or what they are specifically designed for. such as a single spring and a dual spring. or titanium retainer or steel retainer. Is any one better? if i could get your input or experiences please let me know thankyou

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Old 09/01/2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: valve spring and retainer kits

here is a breakdown of stock honda valvesprings:

LS: single on both sides
GS-R: dual on intake, single on exhaust
Type R: dual on both sides

basically if you are using large cams dual is a must. if you are using smallish cams then the company may have a single spring option for it.

as far as retainers, if you plan on daily driving it then go steel, titanium lightens the valvetrain a bit but has a limited lifespan and thus increased maintenance. they are typically more expensive and if you care about your motor they would need changed by around 25k miles.


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Old 09/02/2010, 02:30 AM   #3
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ok got it. thanks nate

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Old 09/10/2010, 01:07 AM   #4
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Default Re: valve spring and retainer kits

are you looking for something beefier than stock? plan on cams?

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Old 09/10/2010, 10:10 PM   #5
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Default Re: valve spring and retainer kits

Even tho this is Chris's thread, I don't want to waste putting up another thread because this is kinda on the same topic

Anyways, so I were to get Skunk2 Stage2 cams, I would have to upgrade to dual valve springs of course, but can I stick with my stock retainers???

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Even tho this is Chris's thread, I don't want to waste putting up another thread because this is kinda on the same topic

Anyways, so I were to get Skunk2 Stage2 cams, I would have to upgrade to dual valve springs of course, but can I stick with my stock retainers???
yes, make sure to inspect them for excessive wear though


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