The new Red Shift Dual Piston Cam Chain Tensioners are a must have for all 2007-up Twin Cam that have had performance cams installed. The Red Shift Dual Piston Cam Chain Tensioners are a direct-replacement, aftermarket product designed to improve cam timing accuracy and valve train control at 2 critical key areas; the drive and driven cam chains on all 2007-up engines.
Why upgrade to a performance camshaft, like the Red Shift line, if you’re not going to upgrade the key valve train control parts at the same time? Replacing the original equipment hydraulic tensioners with this new dual hydraulic bodied design will maximize chain stability, restore critical timing events, reduce valve train noise and improve the lifespan of valve train components. All while improving the overall performance of the engine!
The Red Shift Dual Piston Cam Chain Tensioners’ revolutionary new dual-piston design is so simple and effective; its easy to see why it works. When the Twin Cam engine is running, the power pulses rock the tensioner shoe back and forth. On a single piston tensioner design, the natural shoe movement causes the hydraulic piston to momentarily unseat at the base, which interrupts the pressurized oil stream and introduces air into the hydraulic tensioner. Air will diminish or eliminate the pressure that the tensioner shoe places on the cam drive chains, allowing loss of valve train control; leading to bounced components including valves, spring collars, rocker arms, pushrods, lifters and camshafts. Red Shift Cam Chain Tensioners are designed with shoe and hydraulic stability that eliminates harmful air leaks in the cam chain tensioning system while dramatically improving overall valve train control and durability.
Here’s what you can expect by installing Red Shift Dual Piston Cam Chain Tensioners:
- Restores Critical Camshaft Timing Events for Both Cylinders
- Reduced Valve Train Noise by Increasing Chain and Valve Train Stability
- Improved Throttle Response, Engine Acceleration and Engine Smoothness
- Increased Horsepower and Torque Throughout the Entire RPM Range
- Increased Valve Train Component Lifespan in High Performance Applications
Red Shift Dual Piston Cam Chain Tensioners are the finest tensioners on the market, engineered with superior manufacturing and design. Red Shift Dual Piston Cam Chain Tensioners are manufactured in the U.S.A. from high-quality billet aluminum, premium wear-resistant plastic and automotive grade hydraulic tensioning bodies. These tensioners are manufactured to extremely close tolerances to ensure maximum valve train control and engine performance. Red Shift Dual Piston Cam Chain Tensioners – Fits all 2007-up Big Twin engines, 2006 FXD engines, and all 1999-2006 Twin Cam engines converted to hydraulic tensioner systems – $159.95 Part Number # 413-901. Patent pending. For more info go to: www.zippersperformance.com .
Source and images: Zippers Performance Parts
Posted by Sam Kanish