Cloyes vs Rollmaster

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  1. Cesareo Mendez

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    Ok folks! Recently took apart my smallblock 360. Had installed a cloyes true roller race timing set 12 to 13 years ago. Some driving was hard/harsh you could say. So chain had some slack not alot but some. Some 2 or 3 years ago bought another cloyes exact same one for a low price on ebay so couldn't pass. Now the question is Rollmaster offers one with billet sprockets and IWIS German made chain. Would this be a better choice or just use what I got?
     
  2. Stanton

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    Why spend the money !!
     
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      Can’t see the benefit. Spend the money on something else.
       
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      • beanhead

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        Ditto what HT413 said. If you didn't already have one I would consider the IWIS-equipped piece, especially if building for high performance...but the Cloyes is a tried-and-true unit as well plus it's paid for...
         
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        • Cesareo Mendez

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          Just needed some advise before making a decision I would surely regret! You all are very right I'm better off getting something else that's needed in the cam change. ( Going to a bigger cam.)
           
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            Cool, the extra $150 you won't be spending on the timing set will pay for the springs!
             
          • Cesareo Mendez

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            Oh got those from a member over @ forabodiesonly. Brand new Crane springs and retainers for $75 bucks! Their already swapped on and new valve seals as well.
             
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              I'm on the fence on that one. I would put the Roll master in. The last Cloyes true roller I got had no brand name on the chain,makes me nervous where they are getting their chains from now.
               
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              • Cesareo Mendez

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                My 2 cloyes race chains have the name reynold on the links. I did a little research some time ago and it's a French made chain. Supposed to be one the best chains from Europe right up there with IWIS German chains such as the one rollmaster carries.
                 
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                  If your chain is a Reynold I would run it.
                   
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                  • 6PKRTSE

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                    We literally build thousands of engines every year using both of those brands names with no issues with either. Can't go wrong with either one.
                     
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                    • Cesareo Mendez

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                      Hey 6PCKRTSE my real question is does one outlast the other or are both about the same in their life expectancy? It's funny I had been looking on ebay @ the rollmaster and one caught my eye which offers nitrided gears. I saved this on my watch list and it started @ 120 bucks and have been offering me lower and lower price. Just a moment ago it came down to 98 & free shipping!! Wow. But on the other hand I already have a new cloyes @ hand so i find it tough to spend again unless it really is better.:eek:
                       
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                      They will both be fine for what you are doing. I would run what you have.
                       
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