More Ratio Also Means More TimingAs rocker ratio is increased, so, too, is valve timing. Note how changing from the stock ratio, which is actually closer to 1.46:1, to a true 1.60:1 will increase your total valve duration by almost 20 degrees! This geometric increase is true for any cam in any engine.
Rock OnThe power our 383-cid Mouse gained just by bolting on a set of Comp Cams Magnum roller tip rocker arms made this whole thing worth the price of admission. The extra power and reduced heat and friction offered by the full roller Pro Magnum rockers in a 1.5:1 ratio also really makes them an attractive bolt-on.
Hot RockersThe new kid on the block is definitely Hot Rockers from Everoc Industries. This unique system gives your engine the best of all rocker ratios automatically. By switching ratios as you drive, Hot Rockers gives great low-end grunt and fantastic economy along with a smooth transition to a high top-end ratio for more power. Hot Rockers have basically a full-roller, shaft-mounted design that offers stability and reduced friction at the valve tip, as well. We haven't had the chance to test Hot Rockers yet, but plan to do so soon. We'll let you know all about them in an upcoming story. Check out www.hotrocker.com to learn exactly how this ingenious system works.
Things To CheckAnytime you plan to increase the rocker arm ratio, there are several points to check.