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This is a discussion on Valvetrain Upgrade within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I bought a Cam Kit from a member on Tech...it includes a cam shaft, springs and pushrods. I was wondering ...

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    I bought a Cam Kit from a member on Tech...it includes a cam shaft, springs and pushrods. I was wondering if I needed to buy retainers, locks and seats, or not?

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    I would look for titanium locks & retainers because they're light weight for less chance of valve floating. The stock ones will work, but I wouldn't go that route.

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    I'd switch everything over to titanium itís a cheap insurance policy against floating a valve.
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    Most kits come with titanium retainers, I'm surprised your's didn't. May I ask where you got it?

    My thoughts:Get the titanium retainers, they won't break your wallet, the potential things that could happen out of a lack of titanium retainers will however.
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    I'd switch everything over to titanium itís a cheap insurance policy against floating a valve.
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