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Old 08-27-2019, 12:43 PM   #43
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Guys if changing my head gaskets will be a night and day difference I will put money back to do. I don’t want to spend 1200 on just an ehh
The recommended head gaskets are for the purposes of optimizing quench. Using a thinner head gasket for more compression is not a worthwhile strategy.

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Old 08-27-2019, 12:44 PM   #44
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Its like 1/2 point compression increase... you aren't going to notice it....
Doubt that it'd even be half a point.

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Old 08-27-2019, 12:57 PM   #45
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Thinner head gaskets decrease your squish height or " quench" . Compression is not what your after going with a thinner gasket. It will bring your pistons closer to the head deck and valves, possibly making your PTV clearance tighter than it already is. It does however, create a lot of turbulence with the intake charge and helps prevent detonation. Piston to wall clearance and piston rock while in the bore can complicate things if you haven't taken measurements.
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:59 PM   #46
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Static CR doesn't mean anything. Your effective or "Dynamic" CR......
With any given cam, you need to achieve a target SCR to be able to get to an optimal DCR.

As long as this is the case, SCR absolutely means...........something.

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Old 08-27-2019, 01:01 PM   #47
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Thinner head gaskets decrease your squish height or " quench" .

Compression is not what your after going with a thinner gasket. It will bring your pistons closer to the head deck and valves, possibly making your PTV clearance tighter than it already is.....
Agreed.

This is the only reason I'd consider aftermarket (not OEM) milled heads with the OP's cam.
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Old 08-27-2019, 01:05 PM   #48
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With any given cam, you need to achieve a target SCR to be able to get to an optimal DCR.

As long as this is the case, SCR absolutely means...........something.

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Yes you sir are correct. Most people state their CR not really knowing what it is really means pertaining to their particular setup. Just because one car has a static CR of 12.0:1 doesn't means someone else's setup requires that. It all depends on cam selections, and chamber volumes specific to each vehicle configuration. So your right, it does mean something, but not in the sense a lot of people refer to it as.
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Old 08-27-2019, 01:27 PM   #49
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.........So your right, it does mean something, but not in the sense a lot of people refer to it as.
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:20 PM   #50
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I will work on suspension now. Enjoy car then turbo in year. I’m so glad I joined this site. Thank everyone thank commented
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:30 PM   #51
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It takes all the little pieces everyone says is a waste of money to shove you over the 500 mark. You for sure need a intake and 102mm tb (I seen texas speed now offers a 105), a good cold air set up not made out of pipe smaller then the 102 throttle body and you could do a crank scraper and just about get there......
What you said is correct I was at 485 with e85 and heads now my car makes 510 rwhp with a 900 dollar meziere water pump, 102mm nick Williams on my stock ls3 intake manifold and a otr intake
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i do pretty much all my own work but for all the money you spent i would have gone this route
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