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Old 01-15-2020, 04:36 PM
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Default Ported heads.

I've tried to do research on ported heads for these truck. What little I can find is most people say the stock cam and heads are good to 600hp? I'm wondering if with the new advancements in tuning and turbos if ported heads for someone in the sub 600 hp range is beneficial. I'm not looking at cost. Just the performance, drivability, or efficiency gains. Would love to hear what you guys got to say.
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Minimal gains at best, I'm willing to bet.
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Minimal gains?!?!??!

The most often overlooked performance upgrade to a 7.3 is head work and cam. The fastest fuel only 7.3 didn't get there without it....
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Old 01-16-2020, 05:51 PM
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Under 600 hp
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I don't have first hand experience, but from what I've seen, it won't help much. But again, I'm no expert, just trying to redistribute info I've found as well.
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I don't have first hand experience, but from what I've seen, it won't help much. But again, I'm no expert, just trying to redistribute info I've found as well.
So what have you seen? Post up track times or dyno graphs with a mod list from your own experience. Not trying to be a d!ck just i call out misinformation when i see it.
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So at what point do heads and cam become a worthwhile investment? Cost aside.
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From a stock power truck up. If it's good for an 1300hp truck it's good for a 300hp truck. Efficiency is efficiency
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From a stock power truck up. If it's good for an 1300hp truck it's good for a 300hp truck. Efficiency is efficiency
This would be true as long as the person doing the port n polish job didn't screw them up.



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