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Old 11-10-2012, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by V2Rocket_aka944 View Post
$600 each or total, and can they run their CNC program on any old LS style head or is it specific to the 243 design?
They have a different cnc program for the 243 head vs say a 241 / 853, obviously because the ports are a different shape to begin with.

That is the cost for the porting. If you want the heads rebuilt, then that would obviously be additional.

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Old 11-11-2012, 01:57 PM
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What are the quoted gains on a set of 241 heads?
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by docwyte View Post
What are the quoted gains on a set of 241 heads?
There are not "quoted gains" but you can expect about 25-35RWHP depending on what other mods you have.... and that's a great deal.

I'm not sure what cam you have, but if you tell them, they can tell you if you can mill the heads or not.

It's too bad you don't live around here because they have the fixture to cut valve reliefs in the pistons without removing the pistons with perfect precision and only takes them about 1-2 hours once the heads are off the car...

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:01 PM
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You might as well just get these:
http://texas-speed.com/p-1172-prc-st...ted-heads.aspx

The 5.3 heads are about equivalent to the LS6 heads to begin with, and these are brand-spankin' new GM heads with a CNC port and flow numbers to boot.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by LS1Porch View Post
You might as well just get these:
http://texas-speed.com/p-1172-prc-st...ted-heads.aspx

The 5.3 heads are about equivalent to the LS6 heads to begin with, and these are brand-spankin' new GM heads with a CNC port and flow numbers to boot.
Not bad, but the question is... how much power are people making with these heads.

I make 465RWHP and 400RWTQ on 91 pump gas on my LS6. Big cam, 102mm intake, 92mm TB, RH headers, dual 2.5 exhaust, larger injectors.

Peak HP at 6800rpms, Peak TQ at 4600rpms. Over 350RWTQ from 2800rpms to 6800rpms.

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1988 951 with a 2001 LS1. I've enjoyed the hell out of it but it might be for sale soon.

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Nice cars on this thread, to say the least! I didn't know there were that many v8 swap guys on here.

Please add me to the OFFICIAL v8 registry (not the unofficial one).

366 rwhp and 367 rwtq
engine is an LS1 out of a 24k mile 2000 Corvette
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
Not bad, but the question is... how much power are people making with these heads.

I make 465RWHP and 400RWTQ on 91 pump gas on my LS6. Big cam, 102mm intake, 92mm TB, RH headers, dual 2.5 exhaust, larger injectors.

Peak HP at 6800rpms, Peak TQ at 4600rpms. Over 350RWTQ from 2800rpms to 6800rpms.

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I heard about them on the Camaro boards, they've got a good reputation. Texas Speed also sells CNC ported LS6 heads, but the LS6 flow numbers are almost identical and naturally they cost a few hundred bucks more.

Some day when i need a rebuild i'll pick a set up, but for now i'm happy with my power level.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by LS1Porch View Post
I heard about them on the Camaro boards, they've got a good reputation. Texas Speed also sells CNC ported LS6 heads, but the LS6 flow numbers are almost identical and naturally they cost a few hundred bucks more.

Some day when i need a rebuild i'll pick a set up, but for now i'm happy with my power level.
Hey... I'm not saying that there aren't better heads out there. Honestly.... I really don't stay up with it. I was going to buy a set of AFR heads and be done with it, but got talked out of it based on their claims and the price. I figured I'd let them cnc the heads and see what happens. If they didn't perform, I'd just buy what I was going to buy anyway. Turns out.... they perform. That's why they are still on the engine. And all on pump 91 gas (which saves me about $2500/year vs race fuel).

So... zero problems, good power, wide power band, cheap gas.


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Old 11-12-2012, 12:49 AM
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Oh yeah, if you've already got a good set of heads then $600 is a great price for CNC porting. If you've got a lesser set of heads or yours are in need of a good rebuild, then the 5.3 heads are a pretty good deal. Anyways, didn't mean to veer this thread off.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:22 AM
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Looks like Volk TE-37's.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:43 AM
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This is not my car but I work on it frequently at work. Figured you can add another to the count - not sure if he's on Rennlist though.



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Old 11-12-2012, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by drift a 944 View Post
This is not my car but I work on it frequently at work. Figured you can add another to the count - not sure if he's on Rennlist though.
Very cool. Like the wiring tuck. I'm interested in seeing closeups of that brake/clutch master setup if you ever get a chance!
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^Same here.
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