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Old 02-13-2018, 07:53 AM   #1
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Default Best Pushrods for AFR245 heads?

Hi Guys,

I've done a search and its conflicting, some say as long as you have hardened then thats fine, others are saying larger OD means more stability, I dont know what OD these AFR's will take, I will ask AFR to be sure.
Are all brands equal? I dont mind spending a little more if it yields results..

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From AFR's Web Site:

"Pushrods - Different length pushrods might be required, always check pushrod length. Check pushrod clearance with heads placed on the block before final assembly.
Larger pushrods will not fit without clearancing and is not recommended since some areas are very thin. AFR recommends the use of .120" thick-wall pushrods
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:01 AM   #3
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And i found this too!

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AFR have confirmed that the 245's will accept 3/8" pushrods, so thats a no brainer.
Is there a brand that might be considered better than another?

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Why don't you ask them and not the internet?

Just sayin....
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Most are similar.

Just stay away from the chinese ones.

Trend makes great pushrods. TSP, Tick use those. Manley also are good and Manton. You can get them direct.
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Hi Guys,

I've done a search and its conflicting, some say as long as you have hardened then thats fine, others are saying larger OD means more stability, I dont know what OD these AFR's will take, I will ask AFR to be sure.
Are all brands equal? I dont mind spending a little more if it yields results..

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Larger OD's increase strength and reduce deflection as do thicker wall tubing. We have 5/16" diameter, .080" wall and 3/8" diameter, .135" wall hardened chrome-moly pushrods of most any length in stock. We can also supply 3/8" .080" wall if you prefer. Even custom lengths can typically ship next day.

Just let us know what you need, we are eager to serve you!

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Manton or Trend are excellent choices. I wasnt aware cam motion offered such a custom selection of pushrods. Looks awesome. I do love me some Cam Motion.
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I usually buy the trend dual taper. They usually ship the next day even if they have to custom make them. I went with 7/16” on my latest build. Doubt those will fit your application tho lol.
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My next engine I believe I'll be running Manton. Won a gift cert for them.

Going to be running 3/8" dia. Was going to call and get their feedback on straight, single, or double taper for my application.
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Larger OD's increase strength and reduce deflection as do thicker wall tubing. We have 5/16" diameter, .080" wall and 3/8" diameter, .135" wall hardened chrome-moly pushrods of most any length in stock. We can also supply 3/8" .080" wall if you prefer. Even custom lengths can typically ship next day.

Just let us know what you need, we are eager to serve you!

http://www.cammotion.com/valve-train-parts/pushrods/

ironically enough, I have spotted your thick wall 3/8” option, great value too, I’ll order next week when I have a correct length!
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Another vote for Cam Motion 3/8 X .135".
i used the same size in my Engine.
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