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Old 03-21-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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Heads question

Got "permission" to buy a set of heads but not sure which ones I would get the most hp from. I'm still not sure I want to drop $1000+ on heads but I'd figure I'd get some info. Currently I have 266hp and 364tq, I'm wanting at least 300hp to the wheels. Could I accomplish this with a good set of heads? Also what could I get out of my old gt40 heads if I get new ones and sell the 40's?
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What's done to the car ?
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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I'll name what I can off the top of my head, motor or other wise.
Long tube headers
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Trick flow twisted wedge heads
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Next tax time I'm going for getting trick flows HCI kit supposed to promise 320 to the wheels but it's 2200 bucks
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Did you dyno in at 266hp , ? Head wise edelbrock performer heads start around $1,200 , trick flow and AFR are $1300-$2000, edelbrock makes E-Street heads for sbf for $980

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Next tax time I'm going for getting trick flows HCI kit supposed to promise 320 to the wheels but it's 2200 bucks
It's worth it tho!!!!
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Yes that was on the Dyno and I also had the SCT chip installed and tuned at that time. Forgot to list the chip up top.
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Yes that was on the Dyno and I also had the SCT chip installed and tuned at that time. Forgot to list the chip up top.
Well check edelbrock heads out they'll be $980-$1300, I hear guys using ProComp heads for $800 ish but I don't know much about them
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Well check edelbrock heads out they'll be $980-$1300, I hear guys using ProComp heads for $800 ish but I don't know much about them
If I'm gonna buy heads I want the best bang for my buck. If I have to spend $100-200 more for better heads than so be it.
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Good !! I just finished my first build and went with edelbrock , you also have to watch what size heads you go with cause you will have to send your short block to a machine shop and have your pistons flycut...... Check out Edelbrock performer heads #60379 there are made for stock pistons, $1,200
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I have the trickflow heads and they are amazing.there are 1200 on American muscle but you can use your forum discount which will save around 70$.but you will have to buy pushrods to run those heads which you can get for under 100$.
Then the Afr are great.but you would have to run the 165 s unless you have knotched pistons.and the ages are a little more pricey.
Then of course like already mentioned edelbrock makes good heads also.
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Is 300hp possible with just doing heads on my car?[COLOR="Silver"]
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Is 300hp possible with just doing heads on my car?
Heads , cam, and intake
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If I were you do things right the first time around. You could put heads on but then you put more pressure on the bottom end. This could result in blow seals, leaking (nothing you want to happen). If I were you I would just want to do it right.
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Got "permission" to buy a set of heads but not sure which ones I would get the most hp from. I'm still not sure I want to drop $1000+ on heads but I'd figure I'd get some info. Currently I have 266hp and 364tq, I'm wanting at least 300hp to the wheels. Could I accomplish this with a good set of heads? Also what could I get out of my old gt40 heads if I get new ones and sell the 40's?
Read an article some time back (MM&FF I think.) where they bolted a set of AFR 165 heads to a mild 5.0 and gained 100 HP. If you can get the same results that should get you close to your goal.
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Read an article some time back (MM&FF I think.) where they bolted a set of AFR 165 heads to a mild 5.0 and gained 100 HP. If you can get the same results that should get you close to your goal.
That should get me way past my goal
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