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    Opinion on lifters.

    Which lifters are better. Hydralic roller (spell?) or Solid roller for are cars. Pros and cons for both??
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    You don't want solid unless you have a cam that is plain out HUGE.


    Stick with hydraulic roller.
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    Plenty of difference in the different hydraulics as well.

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    Thanks Mr. Luos, you come to my aid once again. I was looking on ebay at the lunanti roller lifters (spell?) anyone try there hydraulic lifters? Can't really beat the price they want, don't want crap parts though either.

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    what size cam are you going to run? LS7 or caddy lifters will probably get the job done for you and aren't to hard on the wallet.

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    I have the stock LS7 lifters on a 396 inch LT1 with 570 lift cam and 1.6 RR's. It shifts at 6500 and I have never had any issues with them at all. How high ya gonna go?

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    I'm not going to push it any further then 6,400 rpms if that. I was thinking custom grind but make max power down around 6,000 - 6,200 rpms. And also a set of pushrods, timing chain, springs, LS6 stage 2 heads, retainers, valves, and tune. I am hoping for around 440 rwhp, with some street manners, if anyone thinks thats possible.

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    I run the Lunati hydraulic roller lifters.

    They are Morels. Which are TOP OF THE LINE for our motors.


    The LS7's would be fine for you if you are limited a bit on funds.
    The Morel/Lunati lifters are better though. In the past, people have claimed power gains of 10-15RWHP over the stock lifters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I run the Lunati hydraulic roller lifters.

    They are Morels. Which are TOP OF THE LINE for our motors.


    The LS7's would be fine for you if you are limited a bit on funds.
    The Morel/Lunati lifters are better though. In the past, people have claimed power gains of 10-15RWHP over the stock lifters.
    $500+ too lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ws6er View Post
    $500+ too lol


    Worth every penny.
    I paid $395 for the Lunati's.

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    Believe it or not, but I found the Lunati's for $200 brand new in box. Thats the whole reason I wanted to jump on them, but they sold already go figure. I know they will come around again for under $300 so it looks like I will go with those lifters, money really isn't a problem since this project is going to take all winter and most of summer before completion.

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    Forget what I said earlier about the LS7 lifters being good. I was racing the boy today and the Impala over-revved way past the 6500 shift point. I was pulling him like a freight train in second gear and the car started pecking and missing. I'm gonna pull the heads tomorrow and I expect to find a bent valve. I don't know why the program didn't shift. I'll e-mail it to Brian and ask him.

    When I got home I pulled the coil wire and tightened down #2 exhaust valve, (real Loose) and bumped it. It locked. It will still turn CCW. All the valves still look about the same height except 2 is a little higher.

    I've got the newest peened Beehives and Pro Mags, guide plates and Chromealloy pushrods. Gonna get new springs because the beehives might not be able to keep up with the steep ramp on the cam. (577 lift)

    It was a good day, he and I stopped to take some pics, and then went to drink a few beers. The race happened pre-alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I run the Lunati hydraulic roller lifters.

    They are Morels. Which are TOP OF THE LINE for our motors.


    The LS7's would be fine for you if you are limited a bit on funds.
    The Morel/Lunati lifters are better though. In the past, people have claimed power gains of 10-15RWHP over the stock lifters.
    10-15 rwhp! Thats crazy! The stockers must have been completely shot.

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