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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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6.0-6.4 Aluminum Heads

I have been curious since we all have concerns with cracked heads on 6.0-6.4's(I know the heads are different)that we should have plenty of of people who would enjoy to have a set of AFR/Brodix/Edelbrock(ETC)aluminum heads for these engines.Has anyone ever tried to contact a manfacturer to build a set?I know that there is enough of us 6.0/6.4owners to purchase some even if they were $1,500-2,000 for a set. I know initial tooling/casting would be expense for the builder at first but I feel they would recoop their cost pretty quickly. I say if that has not been done we should try to approach them to do so. I will help in anyway I can.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2010, 04:49 PM
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Re: 6.0-6.4 Aluminum Heads

Even a guy like Gale Banks....you'd think that he would have looked into it by now??? Maybe it's just not worth it.

What really gets me is...I buy almost every diesel rag out there every month...and everything goes in cycles...now it seems every mag is concentrating on building up the 7.3L's again...even aftermarket companies are offering "NEW" products again for it...

Why doesn't anyone do it??? Cause anyone who makes big power swaps out to a cummins eventually...

A couple guy's like Shaw, and who ever else has a done up...I mean BUILT 6.0L would buy the heads...but you are talking about what...couple hundred people???

They would be way over $2000.00....I paid $1200.00 just for Doug's intake...and that is still using a stock manifold for the "core" product...

There was a thread on here about "PASSENGER" making an aluminum head for the Cummins guy's, and I asked if he was ever gonna consider the 6.0L
Talked about using Chevy valves and roller rockers to keep the costs down...

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I would be interested if someone could do it but i do not want to be involoved in the testing i would like to have something that is proven or at least known to work.
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I would be interested if someone could do it but i do not want to be involoved in the testing i would like to have something that is proven or at least known to work.

..........so does everybody.........but if that were the case then nothing new would ever come out.

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..........so does everybody.........but if that were the case then nothing new would ever come out.

Yes i understand that but iam already testing the pro charger kit so i dont wanna be testing heads along with it. Its not always fun being the test pilot! Especially when its something as in depth as heads.
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Re: 6.0-6.4 Aluminum Heads

There have been guys trying to port the heads but that is about the best that is done so far. New better flowing heads I would think would make a huge improvement and make that gogo manifold really shine.

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ill test heads lol.

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I dont think that aluminum heads would be the way to go. With only 4 bolts per cylinder. The d-max has 6 evenly spaced out. Now is it the valves that hold the flow back or the size of the ports?

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I dont think that aluminum heads would be the way to go. With only 4 bolts per cylinder. The d-max has 6 evenly spaced out. Now is it the valves that hold the flow back or the size of the ports?
The aluminum would prolly be fine as you could do away with the rocker box and just cast it in and the overall material would be a good it thicker. I think that is part of the reason the heads have cracking issues now, the cast iron part is fairly thin compared to anything else.

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I dont think that aluminum heads would be the way to go. With only 4 bolts per cylinder. The d-max has 6 evenly spaced out. Now is it the valves that hold the flow back or the size of the ports?
It is the bore diameter of the block, the valves are to close to the cylinder walls.

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