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    Anyone Seen this KMS stuff?

    So I'm currently in the process of reviewing and procuring parts for a complete build (all motor) and have been looking for deals and reviews on parts that seem usable.

    I found this KMS site that offers a nice package with block guard for 599. I wanted to see if anyone's ever used or heard anything about these guys. They say the springs are rated for 11k.... that's pretty good.

    http://www.kmsengineering.com/valve-train.asp

    Tell me what yall think! =)



    #2
    Friend has used their valvesprings before, no issues that ima aware of.

    I tried to use their lsvtec dowels and they SUCK. they are paper thin and crack and break upon install (used a rubber mallet to insert them as is std practice and they broke).

    switched to golden eagle ones and they are perfect.

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      #3
      i bought their valvetrain package and bronze valve guides. no complaints as of yet, running it with crower 403's. haven't put many miles on the engine since i built it though, maybe only 1500 so far. Never did use the block guard though.

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        #4
        interesting.

        What kind of setup are you running on there?

        I'm going to running high comp and high rpms.

        That package has the flat faced valves yes?

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          #5
          nothing much,

          LS
          crower 403's
          kms valvetrain
          p30 pistons
          about 11.5:1

          As for flat faced valves, I can't recall its been about a year and a half since i put them in (and probably about a year since I've driven the car ). So for durability over time I'm not the guy to ask, built it, drove it, parked it and tore it back apart lol. I just have more fun working on the car than actually driving it.

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            #6
            i used to work for fjdistributors.com , and they sell kms stuff. also i have their springs/retainers in my ls. excellent stuff. they're a rebadged supertech product.

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              #7
              oh really?

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                #8
                when i'm building a motor i got them on speed dial and i don't have ship anything out its just 30 minute ride
                We love their packaged deals!

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                  #9
                  599 is a killer deal.
                  The flat faced valves can raise the compression any where from .3 to .5:1 I read. That's quite a bit!

                  Should be interesting when this build is done.

                  Next question:

                  ITB's: are they worth the extreme amount of money they cost?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by teggyguy View Post
                    599 is a killer deal.
                    The flat faced valves can raise the compression any where from .3 to .5:1 I read. That's quite a bit!

                    Should be interesting when this build is done.

                    Next question:

                    ITB's: are they worth the extreme amount of money they cost?
                    depends. a good manifold can get you the power you want. itbs will give you better response and a lot of noise. and they can be a tuning nightmare.

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                      #11
                      if you know a good tuner, ITBs can be a blessing.... if not, they are a major major pain in the backside..

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                        #12
                        FWIW, KMS sent me non-VTEC valve guides when I built a B17.

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