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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 americanmuscle.com.
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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
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October 06, 2019
Did there job
Work great with my trickflow cams. They worked good still in my car to this dayHelpful (0)
June 25, 2019
Worked well seem to be doing there job so far . Wasn’t to bad to install eitherHelpful (1)
June 17, 2019
Works very well with the stock heads and the stage two comp cams that I'm running nowHelpful (0)
January 14, 2019
Product was on time and exact!!! I strongly recommend this mod helps your car if your considering camming it.Helpful (1)
November 01, 2018
comp cams valve springs
awesome if your upgrading your cams especially if matched with the comp cams retainers.Helpful (3)
June 13, 2018
Much needed if going to these level cams original spring can’t support the new cams must buyHelpful (6)
May 10, 2018
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
Do not listen to the video you need more for this upgradeHelpful (7)
April 04, 2018
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 userHelpful (7)
February 12, 2018
Worth the money
I purchased the springs along with retainers and stage 2 comp cams everything fits perfect I would recommend them to anyoneHelpful (9)
will thses fit stage 2 cam?
Hello! Yes the Comp Cams Valve Springs Beehive will fit the Stage 2 Comp Cams.
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.
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.
Are these 90lb or 120lb springs?
The set of 16 Comp Cams Valve Springs Beehive will have the spring rate of 191 lbs/in.
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.
These springs have a .550" maximum lift.
We would suggest pulling your heads. We would also recommend having a shop install them, as there is a lot that can go wrong during installation.
Yes, these valve springs will work perfectly with the Stage 1 comp cams.
The addition of these Comp Cams Valve Springs to an otherwise stock application would be a great upgrade/replacement to your stock springs!
These valve springs are designed to work with an aftermarket cam from Comp Cams. It can work with a stock cam, though it may not be the best idea.
Yes, these will fit with a stage 3 cam.
The Top OD is .959" and the Bottom OD is 1.061". This may not work for your application.
These valve springs have a .550" maximum lift.
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Fits 4.6L two valve V8 Mustangs only