Materials and manufacturing processes upped the ante on the Race Elite, but design features are what set these lifters apart. The oversized .400-inch diameter tool steel axle increases the load bearing capabilities, and allows for a greater number of needle bearings. The axles are dual-pinned to the body, and pressure fed oil directly to the bearings via a drilling from the oil gallery relief. The pushrod seat arrangement is interchangeable, allowing centered or offset locations, while the top end oiling is fed directly from the pressurized gallery relief, metered by the pushrod insert.
Although the Race Elite is primarily intended as a serious race lifter, the very features that make it a standout piece in that application also lend it to enhanced durability in a serious street engine.