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Old 12-22-2010, 02:23 AM
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I just scored on some low mileage 6.1 springs, retainers and pushrods for $25.00 but it only comes with 14 retainers (two were misplaced) so my question is will these comp cams retainers work on the stock 6.1 or are the beehive springs different? pt# from Comp Cams are CCA76116. Thanks for your help in advance
( i think they will work but figured i would ask everyone else who may have had experience doing this)

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I'm not sure but thought I would give you a bump. Worst case you go to the dealer and buy 2 from them or 16 matching new ones from Comp.
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yea. even if i have to go to the dealership and buy two its cheaper than what i would be into all this stuff had i not found this.
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you can just about buy all that stuff from the dealer for 25bucks.....for what its worth id use the comp springs or preferably the pac racing springs....
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you can just about buy all that stuff from the dealer for 25bucks.....for what its worth id use the comp springs or preferably the pac racing springs....
wish i had known that before hand. figured they would want an arm and a leg for that stuff being off a 6.1. i have a hard time trusting the comp beehive springs, one of those springs failed on my ls1 which costed me a number 7 cylinder. i have been looking into the crazy jay cam so i figured the 6.1 stuff would be ample. how much are the pac racing springs?
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wish i had known that before hand. figured they would want an arm and a leg for that stuff being off a 6.1. i have a hard time trusting the comp beehive springs, one of those springs failed on my ls1 which costed me a number 7 cylinder. i have been looking into the crazy jay cam so i figured the 6.1 stuff would be ample. how much are the pac racing springs?
im may have a set of pac racing springs id sell...pac is what most hemi builders are using now....will let you know....the first behives that comp offered for the ls1 and hemi had some failures...trust me i know first hand.....but they updated the part and the new ones are much better...pm me monday or so and remind me.....stock 6.1 springs worked OK on the older 5.7 with moderate lift cams but i cant speak for the new hemi's....
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I hope comp has fixxed there springs, I've personally have seen 2 motors up close that blew with bad comp springs (and these were suppose to be the updated ones)...one with less then 100 miles on them and the other about a year after install... I ran them for a bit but at the next cam swap i switched my comps out for 6.1's, then pac's when i got new heads..
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I hope comp has fixxed there springs, I've personally have seen 2 motors up close that blew with bad comp springs (and these were suppose to be the updated ones)...one with less then 100 miles on them and the other about a year after install... I ran them for a bit but at the next cam swap i switched my comps out for 6.1's, then pac's when i got new heads..
i ran the original comp beehives for the hemi from 06 to 09 on a GC SRT-8 and had one break in 09.....i havent had a problem from the new ones.......not saying this is the case but no spring will survive if not installed at the proper height.....alot of people made mistakes......on the mopar ported heads they were fine but on stock heads they needed to be set up.....pac is vice versa....shims were needed on the mopar heads running pac racing springs.....
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