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Comp Cams Valve Springs Beehive; Set of 16 (96-04 GT)

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      Review & Installation Video

      So COMP Cams Beehive valve springs we're taking a quick look at today are going to be a great option for any of my '96 through '04 two-valve owners out there that are thinking about getting into a hotter cam, or might actually be in the process of tearing into their motor. Install-wise, depending on if you're pulling your heads, which I would definitely suggest doing, you're looking at a full three out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter here, and easily a day's worth of work. So I can't stress it enough here, guys. If you're going to be doing cams, you're going to have to get into a set of springs, because it's going to help your motor reach its full potential. With a 0.550 maximum lift, these springs were designed specifically for the modular motor to help you get increased valve train stability, as well as a much lighter valve train. So keeping factory springs and throwing an upgraded cam in and wringing your car out can cause your valves to float, because they essentially can't keep up with that upgraded, lifted lobe. So because these springs feature a higher rate and have a unique construction, they're going to be able to accommodate that higher-profile cam, without running into the issue of floating a valve. Now, when you float your valves, you're essentially keeping your intake and exhaust ports open at the same time. If that sounds bad, it's because it really is. So that can kill performance. It can hurt your brand-new cams. You can bend a valve. You could drop a cylinder. A lot can go wrong here, guys. But talking about that unique Beehive design a little bit more here, guys, this spring is going to drop weight significantly over your factory equipment. So these were made to reduce moving mass, which is going to result in a lighter retainer as well. Now, this is going to let you push your motor higher into the RPM range, which ultimately is going to result in you getting that much more power up top. Now, expect to be spending about $180 to $200 to get these onto your car. I can't stress it enough. It's an absolute must. Furthermore, you should definitely pick up COMP's retainers as well, just to ensure that you're running at 100%. Install-wise here, guys, this is a full three out of three wrenches. That's no surprise here. Expect to be wrenching for about a full day, maybe even over the course of the weekend. Now, this is something that's going to absolutely require the entire toolbox. I'm going to throw it out there that you should have the Ford Service Manual there as well, just to make sure you've got all your torque specs and patterns when you're buttoning everything back up. So at a glance here, guys, you're going to need to pull that intake manifold. We're talking valve covers, spark plugs, crank shaft pulley and a damper, and a ton of other components here. Now, if that sounds labor-intensive, guys, it's because it is. I, honestly, would not have any issue taking this to a speed shop to have them installed. That's just me, due to the fact that this is going to be a pretty labor-intensive job here. But if you're looking for a good challenge, this can absolutely be done in your garage. So that's going to wrap up my quick review of COMP's beehive valve springs, fitting your '96 through '04 Mustang GT, which can be found right here at

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Turn More RPM
      • OEM Type Durability
      • Lighter Weight
      • Superior Quality
      • Set of 16 Springs
      • Fits 1996-2004 GT Mustangs


      Make More Power. Reduce valvetrain weight for more power and OE type reliability from your new camshafts with Comp Cams Beehive™ springs. These springs are a revolutionary single-spring design that reduces weight without sacrificing strength, helping your engine to achieve higher peak rpm and allowing you to use higher-lift, more aggressive camshafts without sacrificing reliability.

      Reliable and Durable. If you want to upgrade your Mustang to a hot cam but are concerned about long term reliability, Comp Cam's Beehive springs are the perfect addition to your Pony. These unique springs will keep your upgraded valvetrain in line, while delivering the power you want.

      Application. These Comp Cams Beehive springs are designed for the 1996-2004 Mustang GT with the 4.6L two valve V8 engine. They are sold as a complete set of 16 springs.

      Fitment: 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

      MPN# 26113-16

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (29)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.6 out of 5 overall rating from 29 customers

      Installation Time: Full Day

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      • October 06, 2019

        5 2003 GT - Valvesprings Installation Time: Afternoon

        Did there job

        Work great with my trickflow cams. They worked good still in my car to this day

        Helpful (0)
      • June 25, 2019

        5 2001 GT - TravisS Installation Time: Full Day

        Beehive springs

        Worked well seem to be doing there job so far . Wasn’t to bad to install either

        Helpful (1)
      • June 17, 2019

        5 2003 GT - Gwebb03 Installation Time: Weekend


        Works very well with the stock heads and the stage two comp cams that I'm running now

        Helpful (0)
      • January 14, 2019

        5 2002 GT - RaulG


        Product was on time and exact!!! I strongly recommend this mod helps your car if your considering camming it.

        Helpful (1)
      • November 01, 2018

        5 2002 GT - AlfredoA Installation Time: Full Day

        comp cams valve springs

        awesome if your upgrading your cams especially if matched with the comp cams retainers.

        Helpful (3)
      • June 13, 2018

        5 2003 GT - PedroG


        Much needed if going to these level cams original spring can’t support the new cams must buy

        Helpful (6)
      • May 10, 2018

        2 2003 GT - KeithR Installation Time: Afternoon

        Waste of money

        Bought because comp cams recommends them and am said they need to be installed when I did my stage 2 cam swap. My stock springs were just as stiff and took just as much force to compress. Very little difference in stiffness. They were about a sixteenth taller than stock side by side and coils were thinner so unless your going high lift I don't recommend them. My stock springs would have worked fine and it was not worth the time it took to install.

        Helpful (12)
      • April 08, 2018

        1 2001 GT - KevinG

        Be careful

        Do not listen to the video you need more for this upgrade

        Helpful (7)
      • April 04, 2018

        5 1996 GT - AnthonyH Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Valve springs

        They really are up for the task I installed them with my stage 3 cam and they don't disappoint I would recommend this to any mustang user

        Helpful (7)
      • February 12, 2018

        5 2001 GT - FrankG Installation Time: Full Day

        Worth the money

        I purchased the springs along with retainers and stage 2 comp cams everything fits perfect I would recommend them to anyone

        Helpful (9)

      Questions & Answers (14 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      will thses fit stage 2 cam?

      • Hello! Yes the Comp Cams Valve Springs Beehive will fit the Stage 2 Comp Cams.

      Helpful (2)

      Do these springs only work with comp cams or do they work with other brand cams?

      • These springs are compatible with other brand cams but to ensure proper fitment we would recommend staying with the same brands.

      Helpful (1)

      Can you use the stock retainers and keepers with these springs?

      • We do not recommend using the Comp Cams Valve Springs Beehive with the OEM keepers and retainers. These should be installed with new keepers and retainers for safe operation of the valve train.

      Helpful (1)

      Are these 90lb or 120lb springs?

      • The set of 16 Comp Cams Valve Springs Beehive will have the spring rate of 191 lbs/in.

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      Is this the complete set of springs? do I only need to purchase one set or multiple ones? their gonna be on a 99 mustang gt.

      • This item will come with all 16 valve springs that you will need for installation.

      Helpful (1)
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      9 More Questions
      Do I need to order 32 of these to do a cam swap? 0 answer
      What is the max valve lift on these springs? 1 answer
      what happened to the keepers and retainners for these springs?will them off my head work? 1 answer
      Do these work with stage 1 xe262ah cams? 1 answer
      What will happen if you use the valve springs with stock cams ? 1 answer
      Can u put these on a stock 4.6 gt motor.? Only thing mine got is bbk cold air intake truck flow head for the intake smaller under drive pulleys and flowmaster super 44s 1 answer
      Will these work with a stage 3 cam? 1 answer
      I need .969" OD 636 bottom OD 738 for my application will thede springs work 1 answer
      What's the max lift for these springs? Can they be run with a stage 3 cam? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (16) Valve Springs

      Tech Specs

      • Fits 1996-2004 4.6 2 valve V8 Mustangs
      • Sold as a set of 16 springs
      • OD: Top .959" Bottom 1.061"
      • ID: Top .636" Bottom .738"
      • Seat Pressure: 93 lbs @ 1.570''
      • Open Pressure: 198 lbs @ 1.020''
      • Coil Bind: .952"
      • Spring Rate: 191 lbs/in

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • Bullitt - 01
      • GT - 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

      Fits 4.6L two valve V8 Mustangs only

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