Looks like im going to get some 3rd generation INTENSE rockers this weekend. INTENSE wants to get some numbers from them on the dyno and since we have a baseline from my dyno a few weeks ago we can get an accurate assesment of HP gain from them. I will probably re dyno next week to see the results. If all goes well, look for the 3rd gen rockers to be available within a few weeks from INTENSE. www.intense-racing.com
Very cool. I've been Eyeing those new rockers myself. Pretty sure I'm going to get those new 3rd gen rockers too. Very intereseted in seeing the dyno charts.
Are you also going to get new pushrods (light weight/oil restricted) and new retainers and what ever else is suggested with a rocker swap?
Also if you don't mind, what'* the rocker install costing ya? And in total?
I'm gelous by the way.
Installation is 200.00 (as listed on INTENSE'* site). I'm not getting any other parts or add-ons yet. We want to see what the HP gain is JUST from the rockers. After that I will probably go to a smaller pulley and maybe use stronger valve springs pushrods etc...
BTW if your interested check out www.intese-racing.com to see their picture of the Spirit of Bonneville using and INTENSE race engine in the Fall of 03. Pretty cool.
Well they are in, the first production set of 3rd gen INTENSE rockers...going to dyno later this week (wed?).
I can tell you by the butt dyno these things feel like I gained more HP than with the pulley and air box. Pull is VERY strong down low and the car no longer feels sluggish in the higher rpms and speed. It continues to pull strong well past 75. It was very rainy here today and I was actually scared to floor it as i was loosing traction even at 55 mph.
They were supposed to come in on Friday but didnt get shipped so Scott had a set shipped for Sat delivery. Took him about 2 hours to get them in and they really looked cool. i'll post some pics in a bit. Scott expects to ship these starting on Wednesday and I HIGHLY recommend them. I hope the dyno bears this out but the car just feels like a whole new animal.
We did not put in stronger springs or different rods because we wanted to see what the HP gain was just from the rockers. Scott is recommending the oil restricted rods with these rockers and stock lifters. With aftermarket lifters he recommends the lightweight rods. Unfortunately you can't have both in one rod. As soon as I dyno the car and get the results i'm going to pop on a 3.25 pulley and re-dyno so we can see what the gains will be from the pulley as well.