1.6 or 1.7 roller rockers

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by ga94gt, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. ga94gt

    ga94gt Active Member

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    What is the dirrerence between the two? I need to know which to go with 1.6 or 1.7 roller rockers.

    I will have AFR 165 and Trickflow stage 1 cam.
     
  2. 94OJGT

    94OJGT New Member

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    more lift :dunno:
     
  3. Z28 This

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    The lobe lift of the cam is increased by the ratio of the rocker arm to produce the final amount of valve lift. A cam with a .320" lobe lift using a 1.50:1 ratio rocker arm will have a .480" valve lift (.320" x 1.50 = .480"). If you install rocker arms with an increased ratio of 1.60:1, with the same cam, the lift would increase to .512" (.320" x 1.60 = .512"). The engine reacts to the movement of the valve. It doesn't know how the increased lift was generated. It responds the same way it would as if a slightly larger lift cam had been installed. In fact, since the speed of the valve is increased with the higher rocker arm ratio, the engine thinks it has also gained 2? to 4? of camshaft duration.

    The end result is an easy and quick way to improve the performance of the existing cam without having to install a new one. Remember, whenever you increase the valve lift, with either a bigger cam or larger rocker arm ratio, you must check for valve spring coil bind and for other mechanical interference

    i hope i helped you :)
     
  4. Z28 This

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    also 1.7s seem to have more noise than 1.6s and some guys offset them with 1.6 on the exhaust side and 1.7 on the intake
     
  5. ga94gt

    ga94gt Active Member

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    Helped out alot thanks
     
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    Wow nice reply z28 you know your stuff. :thumb: Can i do this with a 4.6 also?
     
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    not really sure on 4.6 man