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Old 01-26-2008, 05:27 PM
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Iím planning to order a set of valve springs for my 97 SSEi in about 2 weeks. I was planning to get a set of 105s but noticed that the set of 130s is only $10 more. If I used the 130s will I need to change anything else like timing chain? Iím going to install 1.9:1 roller rockers and oil restricted pushrods at the same time. What advantages will the 130s give me over the 105s? Is there a down side?
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Stick with the 105# springs. 130# springs are overkill for your mods, require a double timing chain, and would put unneeded stress on your valvetrain.
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Your stock springs are 70-ish. 105 is MORE than ample.
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There have also been some cases of stock valves snapping with 130# springs..
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Have you considered the 90lb LS6 springs?
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Originally Posted by 1994se
Have you considered the 90lb LS6 springs?
Those dont fit properly in my engine.

I'll stick with the 105s. Just thought I would ask seeing there was such a small price difference. Thanks all.
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