View Full Version : Solid Tappet Conversion for Evo

03-08-2008, 04:40 PM
I was looking through a web site and found a solid tappet conversion for Evo motors, why would you want to ? Is there anything to be gained ? Is this a silly question ?

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03-08-2008, 05:55 PM
no silly questions , there is not a lot that can be gained with solid lifters, harley only rates it valve train at 6500rpm, if you had a bad hydraulic some one might do this instead of buying new lifters

03-08-2008, 10:42 PM
if you were running an engine that had some wild cam that had some quick ramp up and required copious amounts of spring seat pressure then a solid would be the way to go. for the majority of us hydraulics are th best choice especially since there is no periodic adjustments required.


03-08-2008, 11:52 PM
just to add to junior post if you have fast ramps on your cam most likely you will knock out the rollers on the lifters before anything else lets go , that has been my experiencing