Many years ago when I was shopping for my first roller cam, Comp persuaded me to go with their solid street roller over the hydraulic roller I had been looking into--they said a similar solid grind was worth 25 h.p.How much more performance do you get?
X2!! my thoughts exactly!For drivability I prefer hydraulic, if you want performance, then solid is the way to go, next, hydraulic roller, then solid roller will give the best performance.
Flat tappet Hydraulic is great for maintenance free driving, but as mentioned it will give up some performance to a solid tappet cam.
Do you need guide plates?
I think you have it backwards. You can run hardened pushrods without guide plates but you can't run guide plates without hardened pushrods.yes because youll be running hardened pushrods :yes: 1 peice chromoly i would suggest.
Im not all that sure, but I thought guide plates were used for specific rockers. What lifters you use doesnt govern the guide plate usage. And hardened plates with hardened rods.What is the purpose of the guide plates its a straight shot through the head so you dont really need guides. And they donts strengthen the pushrods so i dont c what purpose they serve