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Stout Rocker Arm Suggestions


70deluxe

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Hello.  

 

Going through a build modification and looking for your input.  Have built a stroker motor utilizing a Schrick 316 cam.  Intended use was/is a hot street car.  While I have enjoyed the power of the current setup, it has caused a few headaches.  I am looking to downgrade from the Schrick 316 cam to the Schrick 304 cam.  Figure I will still enjoy some of the same power but perhaps it will be more "turnkey".  

 

I will be using a new head, as the 316 requires you to bore out to accommodate the lobes.  

 

My questions is, what might you all recommend as far as rocker arms?  

 

I did find this thread and wondering what your thoughts might be as well as other heavy duty alternatives?

 

https://www.bmw2002faq.com/forums/topic/215293-found-some-awesome-rockers/#comment-1239810

 

 

Thank you in advance, as always.

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Both work well for a 304.

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For serious use with 316 - KM.

For 304 without banging limiter all the time IE HD is more than enough. I did use them few years racing with 316 without issue.

Valve springs is another question, but related.

 

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No idea- how fast are you going to turn it?

With a "304" the Febi rockers, selected and polished,

will sit at 7250 all day.

 

With a mildly stiffer valve spring and stock weight valves.

And no metallurgical questions whatsoever.

 

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Headaches comment above is in reference to a broken rocker arm, among a few other things.  With this next round looking to tune things down just a bit and make this build bullet proof.  As a result, looking to avoid any parts that failed or potentially caused problems.  

 

I know it could be many variables that caused said "headaches" but trying to eliminate obvious problems and additional modification expenses such as those associated with the 316.  

 

I do have an MSD and can set the rev limiter where needed.

 

Thanks again for all the helpful comments.  Keep them coming.

 

 

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8 hours ago, 70deluxe said:

Headaches comment above is in reference to a broken rocker arm, among a few other things.  With this next round looking to tune things down just a bit and make this build bullet proof.  As a result, looking to avoid any parts that failed or potentially caused problems.  

Then drop the double springs. Single Schrick spring 000202090 is good for a 304° double springs just add unnecessary stress to the rocker.

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Never heard of these but they look stout:  https://schrick.com/en/Rocker-arm-BMW-M10-M30/000213068-01

 

Me, I’ve been running IE race-prepped rockers (w/IE dual-springs, SS valves, Ti retainers, Alu keepers) with a Schrick 304 going on 17 years now. I safely redline at 7300, and always enjoys my upper revs..

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