Racing engines are prone to high-frequency fatigue that, if not controlled, could result in catastrophic damage. Investing in quality valve springs will reduce valvetrain wear by controlling the dominant harmonics and providing much-needed stability. Ferrea Racing Components is a well-known and highly-rated valvetrain parts manufacturer that has several solutions for stabilizing high-RPM racing engines.
Ferrea recommends their single beehive springs for street performance, dragstrip, and other racing applications. The beehive springs are progressively coiled for tighter tolerances. The lesser combined weight of the retainer and spring allows for optimum valve float control in comparison to standard coil springs. For the big-boosted, high-lift camshaft vehicles, Ferrea Racing developed dual springs that greatly reduce valvetrain harmonics and are designed to maintain tight tolerances for even the most unique aftermarket cylinder heads. Triple valve springs are also available for Chevrolet, Chrysler, and Ford applications.
“Our springs feature hollow stem valves for both intake and exhaust in our Competition-Plus Series. They weigh around 23 percent less compared to standard solid valves,” says Zeke Urrutia, Ferrea Racing Components’ Director of Marketing. Zeke also recommended Ferrea’s solid-piece super alloy stainless steel exhaust valve for high-boost, high-lift, and nitrous setups. Each spring design features a titanium retainer, spring seat locators, and valve locks.
You can learn more about these high-performance valve springs here on Ferrea Racing Components’ website.