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10-19-2007

New COMP Cams® Lightweight Tool Steel Retainers

Lightweight, competition-strength steel retainers rival performance of titanium

The new COMP Cams® Lightweight Tool Steel Retainers provide the best of all valve train benefits: light weight, as well as exceptional strength and wear characteristics. Approximately 33 percent lighter than conventional chromemoly steel retainers and only 2-4 grams heavier than titanium (depending upon application), they are made from high grade Tool Steel, making them able to withstand even the most demanding race applications. When used as part of a well engineered valve train system, these unique retainers offer superior control of valve motion and high rpm stability – benefits normally only associated with more expensive titanium retainers.

CNC-machined for consistent quality, COMP Cams® Lightweight Tool Steel Retainers were developed using the latest FEA and CAD software to allow for optimization of weight and strength. Spintron®-tested to extreme rpm, these lightweight retainers were subjected to grueling race simulations without failure, thus validating early material tests which found them to have strength equivalent to that of both titanium and standard steel retainers. Currently these innovative new retainers are available for 1.437” & 1.500” double valve springs (more applications coming soon) and accept COMP’s 10° Super Locks™ for unrivaled reliability. Featuring strength, performance and value, the COMP Cams® Lightweight Tool Steel Retainers are the perfect solution for sportsman race applications, as well as high performance street engines. For more information about the COMP Cams® Lightweight Tool Steel Retainers or any other COMP Cams® product, call us at 1-800-999-0853, or visit us online at www.compcams.com.

Quick Summary
Product: COMP Cams® Lightweight Tool Steel Retainers
Part Number: #1730 (1.437”, 10°); #1731 (1.500”, 10°); #1732 (1.500”, 10°) – more applications coming soon
Features & Benefits:
• 33 percent lighter than conventional steel retainers, only 2-4 grams heavier than titanium retainers
• Light enough for sportsman race applications, yet durable enough for high performance street use
• Subjected to extreme Spintron® and real world durability testing under the harshest conditions
• High-grade Tool Steel provides strength equivalent to comparable titanium and conventional steel retainers
• Provisions for 10° locks yielding unrivaled durability and enhanced surface finish for increased strength
• Currently available for 1.437” & 1.500” double valve springs in singles, sets of 12 & 16

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