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Brought to you by Vigilante Performance Engineering, VPE High Performance Lifters are engineered to provide performance matched components that will install, and perform, with a minimum of frustration. VPE High Performance Lifters are available in all normal configurations, which are matched to each customers specific requirements.

Vigilante Performance provides both flat tappet and roller lifter designs. Flat lifters, which are typically found in vintage vehicles, have a relatively flat face that slides on the camshaft. Meanwhile, roller lifters have a wheel-like roller that follows the camshaft’s outline. Since the 1990’s, nearly all OHV engines have come standard with hydraulic roller lifters. Racing engines, primarily, will have either solid flat tappet or solid roller lifters. Hydraulic roller lifters can be either a link bar or stock replacement style.

Solid lifters, must have the valvetrain lash adjusted mechanically from time to time. Hydraulic lifters rely on pressurized engine oil to automatically adjust lash internally, so there’s no need for periodic adjustment.
Chevrolet
Hydraulic Flat Tappet, Solid Flat Tappet, Hydraulic Roller, Solid Roller, and Retrofit Lifters for Chevrolet Small Block, Chevrolet Big Block and LS Series Engines. more info
Ford
Hydraulic Flat Tappet, Solid Flat Tappet, Hydraulic Roller, Solid Roller, and Retrofit Lifters for Ford Windsor, Ford Cleveland, Ford FE and Ford 385 Series Engines. more info
Chrysler
Hydraulic Flat Tappet, Solid Flat Tappet, Hydraulic Roller, Solid Roller, and Retrofit Lifters for Chrysler A and LA Series, B and RB Series, and  Gen III Hemi Engines more info