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What Lifters?

Digging into my 2010 RG this winter and mimicking a motor set-up that a buddy of mine has.

I'm slowly acquiring parts and here's a list of what I already have:
110" cylinders w/10.5:1 compression pistons
SE 259E cams
SE Spring kit (for the 259E cams)
S&S cam install kit

What lifters do you folks have experience with?
I know to stay away from SE lifters - I read about a class-action law suit.
Fueling seem to read well on paper but are pricey.
S&S?

Will probably go with adjustable push rods too. Although it looks like I could get away with SE tapered non-adjustable push rods.

I appreciate the input.
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S&S high performance lifters , or premiums , but prems are about a c note more and the hi perfs are fine and S&S quickee adjustable pushrods , get the pushrod kit , the S&S rods require S&S covers ...
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Digging into my 2010 RG this winter and mimicking a motor set-up that a buddy of mine has.

I'm slowly acquiring parts and here's a list of what I already have:
110" cylinders w/10.5:1 compression pistons
SE 259E cams
SE Spring kit (for the 259E cams)
S&S cam install kit

What lifters do you folks have experience with?
I know to stay away from SE lifters - I read about a class-action law suit.
Fueling seem to read well on paper but are pricey.
S&S?

Will probably go with adjustable push rods too. Although it looks like I could get away with SE tapered non-adjustable push rods.

I appreciate the input.
S&S standards are fine. Don't know why you would want to use adjustable PR's since you will already be pulling the top end to replace the cylinders. I prefer non-adjustable unless I just don't want to remove the rockers and save time.

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yep standards are fine also ..

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S&S standards are fine. Don't know why you would want to use adjustable PR's since you will already be pulling the top end to replace the cylinders. I prefer non-adjustable unless I just don't want to remove the rockers and save time.
I'm with you on that - seems a point of failure to me.
Like you said, I'm taking the engine apart for upgrades, figured I would just get a set of the SE perfect fit units but was open to opinions.

Screamin' Eagle lists stock length tapered pushrods in their big $$ kit that has the 259E cam.


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S&S standards going into mine when I stab the cams in it over the winter.

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I went with feuling lifters. Just be sure the rollers are hardened steel. Not a hardened coating. Like the ones Harley puts in it stock. I had a lifter fail due to the coating chipping off and clogging up the journals.

Curious if the S&S standards are coated and the premiums are solid. Besides the premiums being made in USA what's the difference. Also swap out the sloppy crank drive gear for the one Zippers makes. 0 lash. The stock one had so much play it was a joke.


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I went with feuling lifters. Just be sure the rollers are hardened steel. Not a hardened coating. Like the ones Harley puts in it stock. I had a lifter fail due to the coating chipping off and clogging up the journals.

Curious if the S&S standards are coated and the premiums are solid. Besides the premiums being made in USA what's the difference. Also swap out the sloppy crank drive gear for the one Zippers makes. 0 lash. The stock one had so much play it was a joke.
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Check the life cycle on any of the lifters you put in. I've read people before saying S&S says to change them every 20k miles. If that's the case, go get some small block chevy lifters and use those. Just change the top caps on them.




Can you point me to the direction of this class action lawsuit you've read about? I'm on my 2nd 110 engine and have not heard anything about it. Thanks.

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Check the life cycle on any of the lifters you put in. I've read people before saying S&S says to change them every 20k miles. If that's the case, go get some small block chevy lifters and use those. Just change the top caps on them.




Can you point me to the direction of this class action lawsuit you've read about? I'm on my 2nd 110 engine and have not heard anything about it. Thanks.
I'll see if I can find the link.
It was referenced multiple times on different forums.

I thought the Chevy lifters didn't provide enough oil to the top of the engine?
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