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This is a discussion on Looking at Cam swap within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I'm looking at all the posts on here but I can't seem to find what retainers work the best. On ...

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    Looking at Cam swap

    I'm looking at all the posts on here but I can't seem to find what retainers work the best.

    On comps website they have steel retainers for almost 200 dollars cheaper than the titanium ones.

    Are they really worth that much more or is it just a frame of mind type of thing?

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    what kind of springs are you planning on using. If your just using a beehive spring and not a dual then the stock retainers are usually fine

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    I'm going to be using dual valve springs from the comp cam website

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10spokess View Post
    I'm looking at all the posts on here but I can't seem to find what retainers work the best.

    On comps website they have steel retainers for almost 200 dollars cheaper than the titanium ones.

    Are they really worth that much more or is it just a frame of mind type of thing?
    Titanium retainers lighten the valvetrain a little bit, which is theoretically always a good thing to do to add precision to the valve movements. IMO it is only worth the considerable extra $$$ if you are running a very high lift cam at high RPM, with milled heads and/or very tight PTV clearance. For a more moderate build it may just be overkill.

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    Yeah I kinda figured that but I ordered them anyway.

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