I just dug up my other half set (12) lifters from my VR-4. I changed these out with the newer style a while back when I did a bunch of maintenance. They DO NOT tick, I just wanted peice-of-mind when I already had the half the engine apart. I sold the other half set about 3 months ago, and have had no complaints about them. These lifters have 35K miles on them, and have been cleaned and bled, ready to go. from a 95 VR-4. I got 100 for the last half set, so same applies here. Remember, these things cost over 20$ EACH new! thats over a 50% savings!