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    Best valve springs for road course

    GSC Conical, Beehive or Dual.

    Single turbo Supra for time attack/HPDE.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rallly View Post
    GSC Conical, Beehive or Dual.

    Single turbo Supra for time attack/HPDE.

    I'd call GSC and ask, since the options are largely theirs, but my best guess is the GSC beehives, as they offer good resistance to valve float without having tons of seat pressure that beats the hell out of the valve seats.
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    Let me see if I can answer this: conical. Is there a question about this? No. Is it a close call? No.

    That said, the cam manufacturer will tell you what seat pressure, valve lift, and open pressure you will need depending on the rev range. Just the rev range for the Supra without a dry sump isn't that high. The other limiting factor is that it has a flat tappet cam with a relatively small for a directing acting cam 31mm bucket. It just isn't that radical. For comparison, many (most these days) pushrod engines, the Ford Coyote, and the Hondas have roller cams. It doesn't mean the cams are more radical in terms of duration, but the can be in terms of the speed off the seat, rate of opening and closing, and lift.

    Lost of springs will work. Just the conical will work better and be easier on the cam and the valves.

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    Just call GSC and ask for Greg. They used to road race a Supra in One Lap and know a bit of what works.


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