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Small Block Chevy Sportsman Roller Tip Rocker Arms, 1.5:1, 3/8 Stud

Small Block Chevy Sportsman Roller Tip Rocker Arms, 1.5:1, 3/8 Stud

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  • This item is sold as a set.

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Reviews (15)

Q & A (13)

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If your class or budget does not allow aluminum or stainless roller rocker arms, check out these steel roller tip rockers. Made from 4340 heat treated chromoly steel, they feature a longer slot to eliminate stud bind issues. Plus, the roller tip minimizes scrubbing (the result of the valve stem pushing hard against the valve guide), reducing friction and freeing up an additional 15 to 30 horsepower over stock rockers.

  • 4340 steel rocker body
  • Adds up to 30 HP over stock rockers
  • Excellent replacement for stock or sportsman engines
  • Eliminates noise & slop associated with worn or high mileage rockers
  • Includes polylocks and grooved balls

Application

  • 262 V-8
  • 265 V-8 1955-1957
  • 267 V-8 1979-1982
  • 283 V-8 1957-1967
  • 302 V-8 1967-1968
  • 305 V-8 1976-2000
  • 307 V-8 1968-1973
  • 327 V-8 1962-1969
  • 350 V-8 1967-2000
  • 400 V-8 1970-1980

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
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sporty
Verified Purchaser
elkhorn ne

55 in progress

March 01, 2016
These seemed perfect for the 350 I'm building for my 55 chevy. A improvement on the factory rocker thats always worked.
Pros:
  • Good Price
  • Solid
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Tony p
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Verified Reviewer
medford,oregon

Excellent product and Service

January 27, 2016
Great product great fit and finish will definitely recommend to freinds. Great fast shipping.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Shane
Verified Purchaser
Central Texas

Great value

January 25, 2016
Very nice product. Unbeatable price.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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juggie
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
Ste, Genevieve, MO.

was a great deal

November 08, 2015
using on a old school 327. They not only look good but look as if they will work great too. Easy to install and easy to adjust. Look to be well made and well worth the price
Pros:
  • Easy to work with
Cons:
  • Not Sure At This Time Yet
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Fanman
Verified Purchaser
Central Iowa

Worked well and priced right

October 27, 2015
simple to use and adjust, easy to understand instructions as well.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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BOSS
Verified Purchaser
Argonia, Kansas 67004

best little roller for just about any sbc

June 25, 2015
Been great on all my sbc street builds
Pros:
  • Less Friction More Hp
Yes, I recommend this product.
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arky
Verified Purchaser
sunrise beach,mo

roller rocker arms

June 01, 2015
help performance did everything it was suppost to do.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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litho
Verified Purchaser
valdosta ga

Very good product for the money.

October 19, 2014
This is a good quality product for the money. They are well made rockers, and come with the locking nuts that some rockers at a much higher price don't include. I am very satisfied.jake the snake
Yes, I recommend this product.
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wickedlines
Verified Purchaser
Colorado

great buy

August 29, 2014
These are a great package deal, perfect for an improved performance application on a stock to modified engine
Pros:
  • simple application
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Roxharderthanu
Verified Purchaser
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Unbeatable value

April 19, 2014
I'm running these with 335 pounds of spring pressure with no issues. I've put about 500 miles on them with no funny noises or readjusting . A lot less valvetrain noise with these than I had with roller rockers. The only drawback I've found is that the head size on the poly lock is too big. They require a 5/8 wrench and on my setup, I couldn't get a wrench around the head without hitting the body of the rocker. I used my old poly locks with a 9/16 head and had clearance.
Pros:
  • Good price
  • poly locks included
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

13 questions : 13 answers

1 answers

HI, Will the Sportman Steel Roller Rockers work with a flat tippet cam / Hydraulic Lifters. 1992 GMC New 5.7L Engine. I'm looking to move up with Roller Rockers. The flat tippet cam is high performance. Thanks again for the help Bill.

Bill
Las Vegas, NV.
August 01, 2011

HI, Will the Sportman Steel Roller Rockers work with a flat tippet cam / Hydraulic Lifters. 1992 GMC New 5.7L Engine. I'm looking to move up with Roller Rockers. The flat tippet cam is high performance. Thanks again for the help Bill.

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August 02, 2011
Jason
Yes, these will work fine with flat tappet cam. You will want to check push rod length to make sure it is correct when changing rocker arms
1 answers

Do they fit self aligning heads as in the 1996-1999 5.7L Vortec engine?

Frank
Sebastopol, Ca
May 03, 2011

Do they fit self aligning heads as in the 1996-1999 5.7L Vortec engine?

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May 06, 2011
Brian
These particular rockers are not self aligning and will not fit the stock Vortec head. Our part numbers 57533519 and 57533521 are self aligning and will work with the Vortec head.
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Good Day Folks! I would like to know if these rockers would provide good longivity with valve spring pressure of 330 pound open? I would like to purchase them for my circle track car. What are the maximum spring pressures they were designed for? Thank you

BOWTYGUY55
New York
February 03, 2011

Good Day Folks! I would like to know if these rockers would provide good longivity with valve spring pressure of 330 pound open? I would like to purchase them for my circle track car. What are the maximum spring pressures they were designed for? Thank you

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February 08, 2011
Jacob
With a spring that has only 330 pounds of force when the valve is open, these rockers should be a nice fit and offer you excellent longevity. These are designed for a stock car/sportsman type engine application and should work well for you. I would feel comfortable using these rockers on a spring as high as 385 pounds of force with the valve open, but would not recommend them for any springs stiffer than that.
1 answers

do i need longer push rods for theses rockers

zook
fremont ohio
January 02, 2011

do i need longer push rods for theses rockers

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January 04, 2011
Pat
If you are going to a 1.5 rocker you should be ok with the stock length pushrods. You may want to mount these rockers and check your length with a pushrod checker (#50542137 or 50542132) to make sure the geometry stays the same.
1 answers

Sense I am a street roder and want to keep the stock look to my engine, can these rockers be used in a stock rocker cover?

G-Man
Clackamas Oregon
May 15, 2011

Sense I am a street roder and want to keep the stock look to my engine, can these rockers be used in a stock rocker cover?

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May 17, 2011
Jason
Yes, should be no problems but always check clearances to be safe.
1 answers

Im runnin vortecs with a flat tappet. I already had to get longer push rods for that cam, i think they were about 3/8" longer than the stock ones. Since i have longer push rods can i get by with putting 1.6 rockers on ?

Kods
Milroy,Mn
September 04, 2011

Im runnin vortecs with a flat tappet. I already had to get longer push rods for that cam, i think they were about 3/8" longer than the stock ones. Since i have longer push rods can i get by with putting 1.6 rockers on ?

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September 06, 2011
Jason
You can use what ever rocker ratio you want but this may change pushrod length again. Pushrod length will need to be checked with what ever set of rockers you choose.
1 answers

Will these work as a direct replacement with out the need of pushrod guides for a 1994 5.7 Chevy out of a C1500 truck?

Cash
Iowa City IA
August 12, 2011

Will these work as a direct replacement with out the need of pushrod guides for a 1994 5.7 Chevy out of a C1500 truck?

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August 16, 2011
John
These performance roller tip rocker arms come with the new balls and poly locks. They do not require the use of guide plates but at the economical price of $17.99 to $18.99 are suggested add on for longer valve train life. These should work for your application
1 answers

will they work on my 72 model sbc 487x heads using factory pressed in studs without the use of guide plates ?

tank
livingston ky
November 02, 2015

will they work on my 72 model sbc 487x heads using factory pressed in studs without the use of guide plates ?

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November 03, 2015
Eric
Expert
Yes these rockers will work on a 1972 small block engine with 487X heads. Guide plates are not required as long as the pushrod guide in the cylinder head has not been drilled out.
1 answers

Sold as a set. Is a set 16 rockers?

Clyde
Bartlesville, Ok.
January 03, 2016

Sold as a set. Is a set 16 rockers?

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January 04, 2016
Eric
Expert
Yes this is a set of 16 which is the correct amount for a small block Chevy engine.
1 answers

I am looking for some Roller Tip Rockers for a sbc that will handle a .545/.555 lift cam. Will these handle that much lift?

Dlhglass70
Phoenix, AZ
January 23, 2016

I am looking for some Roller Tip Rockers for a sbc that will handle a .545/.555 lift cam. Will these handle that much lift?

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January 25, 2016
Eric
Expert
Yes these roller tip rockers will handle a .545/.555 lift camshaft.
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