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Old 07-03-2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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If you want a little extra pep for cheap, an old school trick that I've used will help. Buy metal head gaskets (n/a setups only) and replace your old one with these. After install, warm your engine all the way up then shut it off to cool. Once its cool re torque the head bolts again. Regular gaskets are .04" thick while the metal ones are .02", raising your compression slightly.
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Why not spend the money you would spend on this, on something that would actually be noticeable?
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Because I already said it? Lol
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Lol, you silly V6 guys
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Don't put us all in the same boat.
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Why not spend the money you would spend on this, on something that would actually be noticeable?
It's fast, cheap, and easy. Plus, its better than getting your heads milled so you can just do a p/p like I did.
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Lol sorry
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It's fast, cheap, and easy. Plus, its better than getting your heads milled so you can just do a p/p like I did.
If you consider that fast, cheap and easy, i hate to see what you consider slow, expensive and hard. There's no way im doing that kinda work just to swap out head gaskets for a "performance" gain
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You'd get ~.4 compression bump, like a 5hp difference on the wheels, even if you can do the labor on your own its $150-170 in materials and then down time.. Not worth the trouble
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You'd get ~.4 compression bump, like a 5hp difference on the wheels, even if you can do the labor on your own its $150-170 in materials and then down time.. Not worth the trouble
Apparently that's cheap... >_>
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It's a good choice when building an engine though, just alot to do for just that
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Yeah, pretty much if you're going to go down there might as well do that. Not really a project you'd do just for the hell of it though
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It's a good choice when building an engine though, just alot to do for just that
That's what I'm doing right now, maybe I should've specified that.
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