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Ported heads... worth it?

Ok, is it worth the extra $$$?? If I max around 550 hp, should I get this done?
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I am not sure about these powerstrokes but i love the ported heads on my 1987 grand nation and my yamaha raptor. I do not see any reason to just pull the heads and have them ported but if you have blown head gaskets or a reason to pull them i would check into doing it with the guys in the know.

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Do you have the extra air to need ported heads? Do you plan on more mods? Port velocity is what you want, but you need more air to achieve that. so i wouldnt recomend it unless your changing your turbo and injector set up.

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190cc injectors and a 68mm turbo will go in too. That's why I mentioned about 550 hp. Maybe larger sticks.. Should I port the heads?
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Not a necessity, but if you got the $ why not?

Are you planning on putting in a cam to take advantage of the extra airflow?





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I am not sure about these powerstrokes but i love the ported heads on my 1987 grand nation and my yamaha raptor. I do not see any reason to just pull the heads and have them ported but if you have blown head gaskets or a reason to pull them i would check into doing it with the guys in the know.
yea i agree if you got a reason to pull the heads off go ahead and do it. but its not worth the time to just pull the heads off to port them

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Sounds like you should have enough supporting mods to take advantage of it. I'd say if you had a relatively stock truck and had to have the heads pulled, it'd still be a waste.

I'm not sure how good the stock heads really flow or what power levels they're capable of. I'd think 550hp is obtainable without port work, but I would think that HP range you could probably take some advantage of it.





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I agree, there is no need to port the heads, if you plan on taking the heads off anyway porting may help, and it may not. Im not familiar with the flow numbers for this head, but im interested now, so ill do some research

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If it is an all out high HP race truck then yeah porting makes sense. Otherwise I can't see spending the money. A couple pounds more boost is easier and cheaper.
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If it is an all out high HP race truck then yeah porting makes sense. Otherwise I can't see spending the money. A couple pounds more boost is easier and cheaper.


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