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Old 12-05-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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Trick Flow Heads & 5.0 Stroker

So I found a place that has both Trick Flow Twisted Wedge heads and a full 4.6-5.0 Stroker setup. I'm wondering what type of gains I might see with these. Hoping to get individual numbers and combined numbers if I can. The rest of my car is stock, as I just got it. I was planning on doing pretty much just bolt-ons, but I think I'm going to have to pull the engine out anyway to fix something and am considering starting something like this while I have the chance. I'm hoping to get numbers separate as well as combined because I don't know if I want to put 2-3k into it. Also, would I need much for the heads other than the heads themselves? I'm not sure whether or not anything else comes with them. THANKS!!
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:24 PM   #3
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2-3k will get you the heads MAYBE lol

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2v TF heads aren't for the modder on a budget that's for sure lol
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I'm getting a good deal on them from a friend. He's replacing his engine and not reusing them, so he's letting me get it relatively. I just want to know what type of numbers I might see if I do get them. That would be great.
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Well if you do just the heads you won't see much if anything. You'll need to do the cams too, fuel system, if its a stroker setup then the whole motor is going to come out/bored/forged/put back in. Then suspension to get the power to the ground, safety items, wheels/tires etc... Not cheap. I mean if you have the funds and another car to DD then the winter is a GREAT time to do it all. Just don't think it's going to be a few $thousand and go. To PROPERLY do a stroker and get the rest of the car to reliably support it you are looking at a $10k+ investment.

And you still won't make the power you would if you just supercharged...
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I'm getting a good deal on them from a friend. He's replacing his engine and not reusing them, so he's letting me get it relatively. I just want to know what type of numbers I might see if I do get them. That would be great.
oh alright cool. But if you get those heads def get a new cam for them. You will have tons more clearance than you would have with your stock heads! And if you get a good cam make sure you have a decent gear ratio in your car to make up for the power you lost down low. Either way good stuff! I wanna get those heads too! I have to money to get them and all kinds if stuff but I have other stuff besides my car I need to worry about first lol! Post up some pics of the heads when you get them!
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Will do! although I still don't know if I'm getting them yet. Money is tight. Haha. Given a decent set of cams, what kind of gains might I see? If I do this, what other upgrades/bolt ons would be best to throw on with this, or maybe a bit later? I'd guess opening up the exhaust with something like 2.5s & o/r mid pipe would be really beneficial, correct? Intake as well? Any other recommendations?
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You should be doing all the bolt ons FIRST. If money is tight doing a set of heads/cams/tune is probably not the best idea and I'm not trying to discourage you just a dose of reality.

Again, you can't buy JUST the heads and a set of cams is $600, degree service is another $200 with the crank gear, tune is $600, exhaust/gears/pullies/subframes is $1000-$1500 and then suspension and wheels and tires to get it all to the ground is going to be $2k minimum for something that actually works.

This also doesn't include any nickel/dime stuff or things you find that need replacing along the way or labor if you aren't doing it yourself.
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You should be doing all the bolt ons FIRST. If money is tight doing a set of heads/cams/tune is probably not the best idea and I'm not trying to discourage you just a dose of reality.

Again, you can't buy JUST the heads and a set of cams is $600, degree service is another $200 with the crank gear, tune is $600, exhaust/gears/pullies/subframes is $1000-$1500 and then suspension and wheels and tires to get it all to the ground is going to be $2k minimum for something that actually works.

This also doesn't include any nickel/dime stuff or things you find that need replacing along the way or labor if you aren't doing it yourself.
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You don't NEED all that stuff for just cams/heads. It's. Good idea to do full bolt ons first but you don't HAVE to. Gears you prolly will though because your low end will suck.
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No problem, I've found that most ppl on here have never even done a catback install much less a full HCI on "limited funds" and sometimes need real world experience/advice from those of us who have.
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Heh, I just finished a 3 week long suspension overhaul on my S10. I had a $700 drop kit, and spent over $200 in new bushings and balljoints to do a complete job. After it was all said and done, I easily eclipsed another $200 plus in misc expenses, hardware, paint, alignment, etc.
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As stated, you dont see much in way of numbers. The heads are overkill on a bolt on NA car as they dont get used to their full potential.
Stroker adds some low end torque that does make the car feel much more powerful.
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