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Old 01-11-2004, 12:44 PM
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any ideas on "cost effective" springs and lifters?

I have a stock rebuilt 351, headers, intake, carb in a truck. going with an XE268H flat tappet cam. I thought about using comp springs but after reading different responses on the web, I figure it might not hurt to explore a couple of options and save some money if possible. The truck doesn't get driven much (street driven at that) and it will never see high rpm use (5500). With that said I am thinking about going with the PAW lifters (heavy duty) and PAW springs and retainers ( at $80 for springs and retainers) that doesn't sound too bad. Any thoughts appreciated



If anyone has a sound link to a similar setup and the XE268H cam, that would be appreciated. I have looked into the characteristics of the cam as far as vacuum and lowend torque and it should perform great, my only intents in all honesty, is a rough or noticable idle, and I shouldn't sacrafice any thing to get it, if not gain some hp and tq in the process. Any input appreciated



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Old 01-11-2004, 02:19 PM
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I like the comp cams high energy kits for around $300 bucks you get it all matched,cam,lifters.timing chain,springs, retainers and keepers,I got my last kit for a chev 350, 268 kit for $295
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Appreciate the response.


I thought about going that route, but given the timing chain I have is new, I figured I might try and save a buck or two.

I did a little looking and the XE262 actually in a couple of different simulated dynos, made more hp and tq below 4500, than the XE268 with both using my engine combo, so I may very well go with that one, being it is a truck.

So by going with less lift surely the paw springs rated for .510 would work great with the .500. what do you think?
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Old 01-12-2004, 07:04 PM
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lifters and springs

You will do just as well to get some generics from summit or Jegs for your engine. Most springs are made by the same companies, just packaged different, for that mattter, so are most lifters, makde by the same companies. what ever you go with, be sure to get hi performance hydraulics, as the bleed ports are slightly larger and will aid in preventing lifter pump up.

In my humble opinion, I feel that the comp cams single profile cams are sadly lacking in lift. I would recommend going to the extreme torque series as touted by comp cams for trucks. These, incidently, work fantastic as well in cars.
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