Allright, who's running beehive valvesprings?

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  1. kimosabi

    kimosabi Veteran Member

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    Got the PAC 1215 springs set for my AFR 210 heads. Hyd roller deal. Waiting for seats to set install height.

    Found very little info on these beehives online, seems to be some internet concerns that if they break, you don't have a chance.

    If a dual or triple breaks you still have a chance to pull over and stop before $hit hits the fan/valve hits piston.

    Your thoughts?

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    Would not worry about it. They are very reliable. Excellent spring.
     
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    Yeah I'm not worried, just curious if anyone has actually seen one break. The cam I'm getting is pretty mild with a hyd roller 232/232 @0.050, .36/.353 lobe.
     
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    Go to hotroders.com there's a boatload of info on beehive springs. You'll have to become a member to use the search function, but there's an hour worth of reading.
     
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    Beehives are great, those springs will handle more cam if you wanted
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    There were some issues with the ones Chevy used on the LS6 early on, but those have long since been solved
     
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    I used some years ago and have no complaints. Worked as advertised.
     
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    In my internet search for anything bad, breakage or whatever I came across a posting about that on some Corvetteforum, then GM replaced all springs IIRC.

    Yeah, I'm confident, just curious where the word of mouth worry stems from. Probably that GM recall years ago.
     
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    I wouldn't run a beehive unless it were a PAC spring. PAC is fantastic quality.. bar none. I have used PAC beehives before. Not sure how much of an improvement they made, but they held up fine.
     
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    Springs are Trick Flow TFS-16915, which are rebranded PAC 1215.
     

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