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space_age_cesar

VW High Roller
Registered: 06/01/04
Posts: 76
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I've seen these run for about $840. Are they worth the money? I mean, it is 30 extra horsepower. But they seem like a lot of maintenance.
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Ryan

Registered: 04/02/04
Posts: 697
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Wouldn't bother unless you know what you're getting into. Not to sound arrogant, but if you have to ask, then don't buy them. There are a few other options out there in the same price range that will flat out kick butt in the right engine. --Ryan
javajuice

VW Ace
Registered: 04/10/04
Posts: 122
Reply with quote  #3 
And the 30HP is relative.

re If I put those heads onmy stocker it would not get 30 more HP, maybe 3. But on the right engine , maybe but compare to what stock heads on a 1915 that wouldn't have stock heads on anyways.

I am new to old VWs but it has been my past experience with other cars, that a hi-po and reliable engine is heavily dependent on the headwork. I'd imagine the appropriate In/Out valves for the motor and exhaust, cam, carbs used, and HD springs and port match and polishing would do alot for any motor even with a stock head as the foundation.

My friend got max 18 hp at aprox. 5k rpm and a min 2 hp increase across the board on a 90 1.8l 8v VW Golf engine. He got the 8v head to flow about as good as the 16v head in stock form.

Choose the right valves, get qaulity springs, and port match and polish, and you'll always be happy

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