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Old 11-03-2009, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Shimming the valve spring?

Hey all, I was thinking about getting my phantom more efficient and the general consensus is a light hammer, light main spring and strong valve spring. Has anyone tried shimming the stock valve spring with washers instead of buying a new one? It would both increase tension and decrease volume, which could raise efficiency as long as you don't starve the system. I can't think of any way that could hurt my phantom, but I might as well be on the safe side right?

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Old 11-03-2009, 09:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it wont take but a few millimeters thick shim shouldnt hurt a thing
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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shim away,you can also make delrin spacers with delrin rod or tube.
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