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This is a discussion on To port or not to port within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Some of you know from a previous post I have a set of heads from my 99TA. 853 casting. Is ...

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    To port or not to port

    Some of you know from a previous post I have a set of heads from my 99TA. 853 casting. Is it worth me getting these heads ported and a valve job. Total Engine Airflow in KY. has quoted me a price of 1500 to do the job. He says they will flow 300 or better. I know flow isnt everything. I plan on Heads,cam,LTs, and possibly a turbo.

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    long tubes and a turbo??

    TEA does really good work, but $1500 seems like a lot if they are working off of your castings.

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    The LTs will be way before the turbo.I am thinking a turbo mabye in 2 yrs. Are the 241s on my car now any better than the 853s if I have them worked. Thanks

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    If you are dead set on a turbo....don't get the longtubes. Gonna end up having no use for them in the future.


    $1500 is WAY too much if you provide the casting.



    Also, get a plan together and try to follow it. If you want turbo, build the motor for it/

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    I paid $1000 for Brand new ported 271 castings with 2.04 intake valves and new prc double valve springs. WITH a new cam. $1500 is way too much $
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    The quote was from a while back. I will call to see if it still stands. Should I go with the shorties or leave the cast iron crap on there.

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    843 and 241 are almost the same casting's. Minor changes in them. If you are providing the heads.... that is too much I think. Shit, you should do some general searching on some heads packages. You might just be surprised!

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    I have a set of 853 heads had them ported with a valve job and they flow 272/ 219 and that's about all you'll get out of them. i am running 228/230 comp cam and ls2 intake and a auto i dynoed 386hp/ 351tq so i would spend $2200 on AFR 205

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    Quote Originally Posted by kegsfirehawk View Post
    I have a set of 853 heads had them ported with a valve job and they flow 272/ 219 and that's about all you'll get out of them. i am running 228/230 comp cam and ls2 intake and a auto i dynoed 386hp/ 351tq so i would spend $2200 on AFR 205
    Pretty good numbers with the A4.

    $2200 will gain you 15-20RWHP across the board. Honestly, hard to justify that price for that gain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Pretty good numbers with the A4.

    $2200 will gain you 15-20RWHP across the board. Honestly, hard to justify that price for that gain.
    thanks, you also have good numbers, you running street tires when you ran those times

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAPFOOL!! View Post
    patriot?
    What?

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    I just paid 1295 for a set of stage 3 ported and assembled patriot performance heads using my cores...so just a suggestion

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    Quote Originally Posted by kegsfirehawk View Post
    thanks, you also have good numbers, you running street tires when you ran those times
    MT ET streets.
    5800 feet up though...with a density altitude of 7100+.
    Corrected ET's show anything from 10.6 to 11.2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAPFOOL!! View Post
    I just paid 1295 for a set of stage 3 ported and assembled patriot performance heads using my cores...so just a suggestion
    oh, ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    MT ET streets.
    5800 feet up though...with a density altitude of 7100+.
    Corrected ET's show anything from 10.6 to 11.2.
    ok thats pretty good

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    I would have them ported but I wouldn't spend more then a $1000.

    Then after they complete the heads I would get on the horn to Cam Motion with ALL your cars specs and have a custom ground cam ground to take advantage of your added flow.
    With the technology we have today I see NO point in buying a off the shelf grind when for about the same money you can get a custom ground cam to your application which will build more power and bee exactly what YOU want NOT going off others interpretations or opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    I would have them ported but I wouldn't spend more then a $1000.

    Then after they complete the heads I would get on the horn to Cam Motion with ALL your cars specs and have a custom ground cam ground to take advantage of your added flow.
    With the technology we have today I see NO point in buying a off the shelf grind when for about the same money you can get a custom ground cam to your application which will build more power and bee exactly what YOU want NOT going off others interpretations or opinions.
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