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Old 01-07-2006, 10:59 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried the CAT LRH-350B retrofit roller LIFTERS?

As the topic says, has anyone tried these, or know if they are any good?

For $154.56 from pace, they sure are cheap.

http://www.paceparts.com/index.asp?P...&ProdID=147275

Edited for stupidity: these are lifters not rockers

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Wow. That would be incredibly cheap. I am ready to order some right now.
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never tried them or heard of them before....I'd be abit cauisous getting them, that price seems REALLY low, just keep in mind you get what you pay for.
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never tried them or heard of them before....I'd be abit cauisous getting them, that price seems REALLY low, just keep in mind you get what you pay for.
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While they are tremendously cheaper than other retrofit kits, and I think we can assume where they are made, my question is this: should adding a bar to link two lifters together double, or even triple the price of the lifters alone?
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Wow. That would be incredibly cheap. I am ready to order some right now.
Yeah, somebody order a set and check them out.
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While we are on roller lifters does anyone have the part number for 16 factory lifters? I can find the part number for a single lifter 2nd design. I can find the part number for the kit which I don't need the extra pieces also 2nd design.
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If they last 100,000 miles order me a set.
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Someone has to try it. I will be going over my engine this spring so i may as well try it. At worst I will be doing it over again.
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Pace is out of stock of these for an indefinite period of time.

Apparently there is a supply problem. I was going to take a shot and see what they looked like.
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One time I was looking for product info on CAT stuff and I was given a number for one of their reps. When I tried talking to the guy he barely spoke english.
I started having flashbacks to the time I bought a Chinese screwdriver set and they looked nice, but the tips got chewed up after like 3 uses.
I still have them to this day. I use them for opening paint cans.
At least they were cheap.
I've decided that I'd let someone else be the guy who road tests CAT parts.
On a positive note, the stores that sell CAT rods and cranks say they have a good record. So apparently Chinese metallurgy has made some progress since I bought those screwdrivers.
But I'm still hesitant about things like roller bearings.

Some factory hyd roller lifters from Autocenter were $120/set, the last time I checked.
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Well then be worried because you may own a car or two with chinese parts in it already.

http://www.china.org.cn/english/BAT/121037.htm

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GM expects to boost parts purchases in China to US$4 billion in 2009 from US$200 million in 2003, according to Merrill Lynch, while Ford expects annual purchases in China to reach US$6 billion by 2010, or 7-10 percent of its global requirements. Chinese exporters mainly make components for the aftermarket but are increasingly eager to enter into the higher-end original equipment-manufacturing (OEM) sector.
How are all those Eagle and Scat cranks and rods holding up since they are chinese too.

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While they are tremendously cheaper than other retrofit kits, and I think we can assume where they are made, my question is this: should adding a bar to link two lifters together double, or even triple the price of the lifters alone?
You make a good point because they do sell oem lifters with the cross bar and they are nowhere near the price of retro lifters. Proves that this is just a way to market on something.
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These are on ebay. I didnt see any part # for the big block version like these in the Cat catalog. Funny because I have seen other manufactures sell retro roller lifters for both small block and big block with same dimensions. Im not to faniliar with big block lifter dimensions.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevy...spagenameZWDVW
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I think what they're selling probably resembles the second picture, but it looks like they snatched that image from Summit, so who knows what the actual lifters they're selling look like.
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Solid rollers for $100 ?! If they are any good, I might have to get a set!
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