Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: Choosing the Right Valve Springs for Your Hydraulic Camshaft

Q: I’m going to drop a GM LT4 Hot Cam into my Gen I small block Chevy. What valve springs do you recommend for the best match?

A: Summit Racing put together a COMP Cams valve spring chart to help you choose the right components for your camshaft. The LT4  Hot Cam is a hydraulic roller with a .525-inch lift, and COMP’s beehive valve springs would be a great choice. Don’t forget—when upgrading valvetrain components, it’s important to always check spring fitment, installed height, coil bind, and retainer clearance.

Here’s the complete chart:

This is another in a series of weekly Q&A Mailbag sessions with Summit Racing‘s tech department, in which there are hundreds more. Click here to see them all.

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