Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Buena Vista, Co.
Need advice on heads??? Any help appreciated!
I have a 97" S&S running 570G EZ start cams. Its time to do some head work... I have two sets of heads that I can send in, both sitting on my shelf. Looking for simply a good flowing set of heads, nothing big on the valves, trying to maintain intake velocity, lastly shooting for a 10:1 compression ratio, which is supposed to be ideal for my cam.
Some might say screw them both and buy the S&S Heads, but S&S has stated this isn't an option for my combonation. Their only option would be their C&C service, and if I'm going to do that, I'd rather just send the set of heads to a quality builder that supports our forum and community.
First set: 2001 Heads - very good condition, roughly 5k miles on them.
Second set: 2006 Heads & matching intake - ok condition, around 30k on them.
I know that the mileage really doesn't make a difference because I plan to have the heads completely gone thru. I've been told that the '06 are more desireable due to flow characteristics. Others have told me the ports are too big on the '06, and the '01's are better to go with... Some say the valve seals are better in the older heads... shit I don't know.
I have absolutely no friggin' idea.... please help.
2005 FLTR - 97" S&S Big Bore, Hillside Cycle Stage II Heads & Throttle Body Upgrades, S&S Rollers, Fueling Pump & Lifters, 570G Gear Drive, TTS, CFR's, Klock Werks Double Back, 104hp/106ftlbs. CB's Euro, PM Light Glide LED Kit, RC CZar Wheels