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I'm loooking at heads and see titanium valves and retainers. I'm assuming that there stronger but is there any issue over time? The goal is extreme horsepower but built for the long haul.
 

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Titanium is strong and very light. Important qualities in a valvetrain (or anything that reciprocates).

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Not necessarily stronger but definitely lighter.

Titanium was the wiz-bang ultra trick setup in the late 70's....most of us did quite well with plain old stainless steel (valves) and chromemoly (retainers)...I know I did.

I would only recommend them (unless free *G*) for pro-level racing apps...

Did I tell you I once put helium in my slicks?? hehehe
 

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Yeah, there's lot's of problems with Titanium.....you shouldn't use it.

(got any Crower Titanium rods you don't need? how about valves, keepers, retainers....?)

BTW.. last year I saw a set of SBF Crower Titanium rods for sale on e__y. I bid on them until they reached $800, they sold for $1200. Cool stuff...!!
 
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