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ok i know most of you guys don't replace the lifters with a cam swap. i have always read that it is wise to install NEW lifters with a new cam. i am considering this, since i have 32000 miles anyway.

what do you guys think? replacing the lifters costs 200 bucks for parts.....and i dont necesarily want to go through that if i dont have to....
 

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Well if your lifters fail after the cam install then I say YES you should have installed new lifters. Now if in fact they last a good long time after the cam swap, then my opinion is no....does that help any?
 

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being as most cams now and days (last 15 yrs or so) are roller style with roller lifters its really un-necessary to change the lifters unless you really want to..........roller cams have less valvetrain wear due to the ramp design and the roller tips,meaning they can be re-used more often than you would think.

The old phrase of changing lifters with cams was more directed towards flat tappet cams where no rollers are used.
 

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...and at 32k miles...thats hardly any wear at all...
 

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thanks guys, appreciate the inputs! i will go back to sleep now and bypass the lifter replacement.....
 

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Yeah the old cams and lifters wore together over time. I would not think that the hydraulic roller lifters in our truck have worn much so far.
 

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Let us not forget the Roller cam is made of Billet Material as well and is much stronger than say a flat tappet camshaft where cam break-in is very important and the lifters are matched to a particular lobe after break-in. Roller Cams do not require same break-in and changing the lifters are not necessary. It might be advisable if you wanted a lifter that allowed for a higher RPM but I have not seen to where the Comp Lifters rev any higher. ( or that it matters due to our rev limiters anyway ).

TJ
 
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