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K Alpha Series Valve Spring and Titanium Retainer Kit

344-05-1410

$356.99

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3.00 lbs.

Skunk2 is proud to introduce its Alpha Valve Spring and Titanium Retainer Kit for Honda’s K-series engines. Each kit includes Skunk2’s high-quality dual valve springs and race-proven titanium retainers that are the result of nearly two decades of racing and engine building experience.

 

Each Alpha Valve Spring is manufactured exclusively from super-clean, chrome-silicone wire milled in Japan. By using inner and outer springs mated together through a slight interference fit and with differing frequencies, Alpha Valve Springs are able to prevent valve float and maintain valvetrain stability at engine speeds in excess of 10,000 rpm.

 

Skunk2’s industry-leading Alpha Titanium Retainers are designed to significantly reduce valvetrain mass, resulting in more horsepower and improved valvetrain stability. Similar to Skunk2’s already popular Pro Series Titanium Retainers, Alpha Titanium Retainers feature radius-cut edges for additional rocker arm clearance and reduced weight, strategically positioned lightening grooves, and reduced overall heights for better valve seal clearance and even further weight reduction.

 

Alpha Titanium Retainers are manufactured using the latest 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) and FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to ensure that each is optimized for strength as well as for reduced weight. Skunk2 engineers then test and prove their designs on the engine dyno as well as the race track. Once approved for manufacturing, only medical-grade titanium that’s been ultrasonically inspected and certified is used. Following CNC machining, each retainer is then individually inspected to ensure proper hole diameter, taper, and that each piece is free from machining defects to ensure proper installed valve spring heights and pressures.

 

Finally, each retainer is serialized for your protection, including valuable information, like material batch specifics as well as production and inspection dates. Skunk2 designs, develops, and tests its entire valvetrain lineup in-house to ensure superior quality and maximum performance gains. During development, each valvetrain component is tested both on the dyno and the road, including 11,000 rpm drag racing engines and 17,000 rpm superbikes. Manufactured from the best materials available, Skunk2 valvetrain components provide exceptional performance, reliability, and quality and remain standard-issue on each Skunk2 vehicle that we build and support.

  • 2002 - 2006 Acura RSX (Base, Type-S)
  • 2004 - 2008 Acura TSX (Base)
  • 2003 - 2007 Honda Accord (EX, LX, Special Edition, Value Package)
  • 2003 - 2011 Honda Element (EX, LX)
  • 2002 - 2009 Honda CR-V (EX, EX-L, LX)
  • 2002 - 2011 Honda Civic (Si)
  • Since 1994, Skunk2’s led the industry with cutting-edge designs, technology, and race-proven products. Our extensive R&D facilities allow us to produce the highest quality, best performing parts for your vehicle. Each Skunk2 product is designed with advanced 3D modeling software by Skunk2 engineers at our Southern California headquarters. Leading-edge processes like Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Analysis ensure maximum performance and durability. Rapid prototyping allows us to quickly produce test versions of various products for further analysis. Prototypes are then tested using state-of-the-art dyno equipment and then proven on the race track. Finally, multi-axis CNC processes and precision welding are employed to produce the finest parts possible.

    Technology - Our Racing Heritage

    As part of Skunk2’s commitment to developing the best parts possible, we’ve remained actively involved in various forms of motorsports through technical partnerships, sponsorships, as well as with our own race vehicles for more than 15 years. Since 1994, Skunk2’s continued to secure a number of drag racing and road racing records and championships, including the title of the world’s first 10-second naturally aspirated Honda. Racing provides us with the data necessary to produce high-performance parts that utilize innovative designs, advanced materials, and cutting-edge manufacturing methods. Today we continue our tradition of creating leading-edge products and subjecting them to rigorous tests, both on the track and the street.

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    Resources - Alpha Valve Spring and Titanium Retainer Kits Review

    Skunk2 is proud to introduce its Alpha Valve Spring and Titanium Retainer Kits for Honda’s B-series VTEC and K-series engines. Each kit includes Skunk2’s high-quality dual valve springs and race-proven titanium retainers that are the result of nearly two decades of racing and engine building experience.

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    Engines originally equipped with single valve springs must use K-Series Spring Base Kit, available separately.
    Seat Pressure: 60 lbs at 1.600”
    Open Pressure: 220 lbs at 1.100”
    Coil Bind: 1.000”


     


    Please note: When using Skunk2 Titanium Retainers on 2004 and newer engines, pre-2004 keepers (cotters) must be used (Honda P/N 14781-PR7-A01). Pre-2004 keepers can be identified by the absence of marks along the top edge (2004 and newer keepers feature laser-etched marks along the top edge). For applications where 2004 and newer keepers are used, Skunk2 Titanium Retainers must be used. Proper retainer/keeper selection is important due to varying angle ratios between earlier and later keeper designs. Use of improper retainers and/or keepers may result in potential engine damage.

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