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    Default How to choose a good roller rocker?

    Are there any ways to tell that a roller rocker arm is built better than another company? I heard something that a few companys use a "c clip " to hold the internals together, but after checking the major companys they all use this...

    Crange Gold
    Lunati Voodoo
    Harland Sharp
    Crower
    PRW (anyone ever try or here of this company?).

    Any help is appreciated.

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    I'd stay away from anything aluminum. I went comp cam chrome moly. There are better (crower stainless) but they are also more$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notalent View Post
    Are there any ways to tell that a roller rocker arm is built better than another company? I heard something that a few companys use a "c clip " to hold the internals together, but after checking the major companys they all use this...

    Crange Gold
    Lunati Voodoo
    Harland Sharp
    Crower
    PRW (anyone ever try or here of this company?).

    Any help is appreciated.
    i've ran crane golds for yrs, never had 1 issue with em. also had good luck with harland sharps, but the crane's are stonger imo.

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    Have you guys heard anything about the "c clips" ??? I hear the new Cranes dont use them (however this pic shows it) and they are suppost to be superior to almost everyone out there right now. Heres a pic with what im talking about...with the c clip.



    I have personally only used the Harland Scharps and love them.

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    The clips don't do anything, it was thought that if the bearing tried to back out that this would keep it from doing that. I use to work for Rick Herrick who made the first rocker arm for Harvey Crane and he told me many years ago, you don't need them.


    IMO the Crane for 2 reasons, made in the USA and I know the geometry of the rocker is correct giving you the closest lift numbers based on the ratio.
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    IMO the DOVE Roller Rocker is superior to all others designed to be used with Studs. DOVE holds 3 U.S. patents for the design and processing of these types of Rockers. DOVE holds a patent on the Roller Tip Axle design, and also holds a patent on the Hardened PushRod Seat that will not pound out. Also, they hold the U.S. patent on the Step design PolyLock Trunnion, for added strength and knowing which side goes 'up' toward the Adjuster. DOVE's are made of Aircraft T-7000 ALuminum on state of the art CNC machinery.

    DOVE makes Rocker Arms for MANY different Cam companies and is the largest manufacturer of Roller Rockers in the world.

    I use them. They are guaranteed against breakage/failure for LIFE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverRacer View Post
    IMO the DOVE Roller Rocker is superior to all others designed to be used with Studs. DOVE holds 3 U.S. patents for the design and processing of these types of Rockers. DOVE holds a patent on the Roller Tip Axle design, and also holds a patent on the Hardened PushRod Seat that will not pound out. Also, they hold the U.S. patent on the Step design PolyLock Trunnion, for added strength and knowing which side goes 'up' toward the Adjuster. DOVE's are made of Aircraft T-7000 ALuminum on state of the art CNC machinery.

    DOVE makes Rocker Arms for MANY different Cam companies and is the largest manufacturer of Roller Rockers in the world.

    I use, sell and service them. They are guaranteed against breakage/failure for LIFE.

    Available for most applications(Ford, GM, Chrysler, AMC, OLDS and Pontiac), in Stud, or Pedestal configurations.

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    howabout a link spammer? seriouslly, got any pics, i'd like to see 1.

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    Ditto on the Cranes. Can't beat them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    howabout a link spammer? seriouslly, got any pics, i'd like to see 1.
    Jim Dove and his family have made rockers for many years up in OH. If you remember what an old Manley looked like or a Seal Power in RED then you have seen one of these rockers. Dove makes alot of FE parts and other products for the Blue Oval.
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    Never had any problem with my iskys 10 years old and not one failure yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    howabout a link spammer? seriouslly, got any pics, i'd like to see 1.

    I edited my post. It wasn't meant to be advertising. Just giving my opinion on who makes the best Roller Rocker designed to be used with Studs. RR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattymelt18 View Post
    Never had any problem with my iskys 10 years old and not one failure yet.
    The Isky rockers are definately indestructable. They're a little overkill for anything but hardcore endurance. We have a set on a friend's grandfather's old marathon engine that are still in service aftert thousands of marathon miles from back in the 60's and 70's. Go Isky Blue!
    Edelbrock used to make a red alum. rocker that was killer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverRacer View Post
    I edited my post. It wasn't meant to be advertising. Just giving my opinion on who makes the best Roller Rocker designed to be used with Studs. RR
    The best stud mount rocker made is the Miller, bar none.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post
    The best stud mount rocker made is the Miller, bar none.
    Well, there are probably 100 different brands out there. Everyone has their favorite. Just choose a color.

    If it works well, it'll be someone's favorite. If it costs an engine, it'll be somone's worst nightmare.

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