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bluestreek
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posted 01-29-2003 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm finishing up a set of AFR 185 heads for future use and was wondering how some the racers here feel about using Del West titanium retainers. The steel retainers seem to weigh an awful lot when you put them all together. Would the benefits be worth the cost? Are there any downsides to using titanium retainers.

Thanks
Dan

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kid vishus
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posted 01-29-2003 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope there is no downside to them other than cost. I have titanium retainers on my racemotor.

I think on a hi-rpm motor they are essential. they reduce the weight the spring has to try and control, which helps it do it's job properly, and make it last a little longer.

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-29-2003 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good product with no down side.

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