In today's racing environment, solid roller lifters face grueling punishment on every lap. The engineers at Comp Cams just elevated the level of performance to new heights with the introduction of their new Elite Race Solid Roller Lifters. These new Comp lifters include a host of impressive features. For starters, they have an SAE 8620 stainless steel alloy body that is CNC-machined and REM-finished. Next, you'll find SAE 9310 steel alloy wheels that are precision-ground. Finally, the needles are made from 52100 bearing steel and micro-sorted with a controlled contour profile.
These lifters feature an exclusive body design that does not have an oil band, thus maximizing rigidity and reducing lifter bushing wear. While the construction and body design make them incredibly strong, the lifters are also lightweight, with each weighing less than 100 grams individually. All lifter bodies are "tall" and will clear both stock and aftermarket 0.300-inch-tall lifter bores and will properly fit either 5/16-inch or 3/8-inch ball pushrods.
Possibly the most critical element of this lifter design is the fact that the oversized (0.400-inch) axles are dual-pinned, leaving a small gap in between for oiling. Pressure-fed oil now has the ability to flow through the center and top of the axle-directly to the needles. For maximum control and durability at high rpm, the captured link bars and modular design allow the pushrod insert to be swapped out for centered, left, or right offsets. And with patent-pending oil control through the pushrod insert, engine builders can modify the lifter to meter extra oil to the top as desired.
Elite Race Solid Roller Lifters are heat-treated, machined to high tolerances and are available for a number of Chevy, Ford, and Chrysler applications.