This is a discussion on Head Gaskets within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Im going to be swapping some ls6 heads on my car are these good gaskets to use. http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results...row=1&pkgid=66 I was ...
03-08-2008, 01:51 PM #1
Im going to be swapping some ls6 heads on my car are these good gaskets to use.
I was going to use the set on the bottom of the page, my question is if i use thinner head gaskets would i gain more power cause of higher compression and would i need different pushrods?
03-11-2008, 06:03 AM #2
I wouldnt be so concerned with finding "thinner" gaskets, Not a good idea, although while you have your valvetrain pulled apart its a good idea to upgrade all components. Including the Pushrods, somewhat of a weak spot in our motors.
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03-11-2008, 07:27 AM #3
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I used those same head gaskets, no problem. I agree with sunset, just use the stock thickness and make sure you upgrade your valvetrain. If you plan on running a cam in the future, now is the time to use some good springs with the heads off.
03-11-2008, 11:34 AM #4
I heads i have came with yellow valve springs, so those should work till .580. I was going to run a mild cam with prob about .568 lift. What pushrods are needed, I was thinking 7.4?
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