COMP Cams announces the release of their new Conical Valve Springs designed to reduce top end spring mass and accept smaller, lighter retainers for more rpm potential. The new design incorporates an all new proprietary material for this application. The new spring is intended to promote longer spring life and higher engine speeds with a more dynamically stable spring package than currently available. Conical valve springs use less material and are wound to three basic GM LS and LT engine specifications with more to follow.
Comp's Trent Goodwin described a lengthy and brutal testing regime in the development of these new springs; noting that the conical springs provide consistent and stable damping characteristics along with reduced wear from prolonged heat cycles. Part of this is also attributed to the spring's round wire construction with a "Superfinish" process that ensures greater durability with high lift cams and prolonged elevated engine speeds.
Expected to become the new standard in high performance valve spring design, COMP Cams® Conical Valve Springs utilize round wire and feature a diameter and progressive pitch driven natural frequency. This design increases the valve train RPM limit while reducing resonance concerns and decreasing dynamic spring oscillations. The result is longer spring life and the ability to run more aggressive camshafts. A breakthrough in valve spring development, COMP Cams® is the very first to introduce this advanced conical design.
If you don't see a spring to accommodate your aplicataions, check back regularly as Comp will be adding conical performance springs formost applications as quickly as possible.