Enough is enough. This thread was started about my acquiring and testing a higher ratio rocker arm for our engines, but for the last couple pages you have turned it into a Ferrea sales pitch and now have moved on to bashing other manufacturers without them being able to defend themselves about your claims.
To that end, I have sent this link to Willy @ SuperTech so he can read it and comment if he feels he needs to.
I do not know if Ferrea parts are superior to SuperTech, they may be or they may not.
I do know 2 things..
#1 Willy has always been very good about answering any questions I have ever had since I've been dealing with him over the last 6-7 years. Supertech has also worked to address any problems with their products that I have ever heard about.
#2 Your bashing of a 'competitors' product while probably the result of youthful pride, energy and ego.. is in bad taste and makes a bad impression of the company you work for.
You came in here telling me first you wanted me to test some shims..then it evolved into the concept that you thought there would be an improvement with the springs + retainers as well.
I offered to take the time & labor to rip my engine down, buy new gaskets + supplies, drive to & pay for a dyno then write up the results for them if they comp the parts.
You came back and said the marketing department would allow a discount of "Damn near 1/2 off at the price of $506.40 complete."
To which I replied to you that I know enough about business to be well aware half off *retail* is still their cost or less.
If I am taking time and money out of my own pocket so can they. They stand to make a profit off other peoples sales on this. I won't make any money..I'm spending time & money on a small *chance* I might see a couple hp.
You came into my thread trying to push those things...and maybe they are better...maybe they will make a difference.. why don't you front the $500 then? If they work and I can prove it, others will buy them and you can do what you need to do with your marketing dept at that time in regards to your contribution.
Here is the bottom line- PUT UP OR SHUT UP.