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Hey I got a lifter that's pecking so I want to replace all of them at once and wondering if theres a better set than the stock ones that will gain better performance than stock without having to make any changes to my engine, so a simple pull the old ones and replace with newer ones. If anyone can help me with this problem would be great thanks
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If you are looking at using roller lifters, you will have to get a camshaft to work with them. If you already have roller lifters, I don't believe they are factory. I am not aware of the 5.9 coming factory with a roller cam/lifters.
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the Magnum V8's have hyd roller lifters/cam.

just get the Mopar lifters. be sure to prime them before you fire it up.
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Are there any that are better than stock and I believe what's in it is factory
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check out harland sharp you can get a 1.7 ratio roller rocker rocker non-adjustible no other mods required pull the old bolt on the new torque to speck. Your 5.9 should have a roller cam stock, roller lifters stock but the rockers are non roller 1.6 ratio i do believe. My 2 cents

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Yeah I heard about that thinking about doing that after I get new lifters I heard comp makes good lifters
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The 360/5.9 has had roller cam/lifters since the late 80's.
CompCams has a nice set. The main advantages are tighter clearances and better plunger and oil control, which comes into play at higher rpm's.
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Ok well I have to have new lifters and would Like to get a bigger cam cause I love the way they sound and heard they gain hp to I know I can get a cam kit with cam and lifters but I don't know the right one to pick spec wise
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Whats the biggest cam I can get without having to totally redo my motor for it to work and are hydraulic roller lifters the same as roller lifters
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There are solid lifters and hydraulic lifters. They are available in flat or roller configuration. Hydraulic is best for street applications, they self-adjust. Solids are better for all-out racing. They require manual adjustments periodically. It's not as big a problem with rollers as flats because the flats wear more, but unless you want to be under the hood fairly often, stick with the hydraulics. As for a cam, the biggest you can get isn't the best you can get. The engine will handle a lot more cam than the stock computer will run. You mentioned the way they sound. I suppose that means the rumpity-rump variety. This is not friendly with the stock computer. You'll need aftermarket programming to handle that sort of cam. I'd go with the CompCams Xtreme Energy XR264. You will need the matching valves springs with any cam upgrade. It'll work well with a 5.9's stock systems. Any hotter and you'd need computer mods.

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