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Old November 26th, 2007, 08:48 PM   #1
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Head Gasket Thickness


what if i take my stock heads off and replace the head gasket with a VERY thin MLS head gasket very thin...this will bump up my compression...how much i dont know but how much HP do u think this would make
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Old November 26th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #2
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it will make more work than HP if any...IMO....
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more detonation than HP...
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Like Ryan said more detonation than anything. You will shrink your quench area. You would be better off milling the heads.
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detonation...im running 93/94 octane...and some day 104+ with a good tune and hi-octane... y would there be detonation and what would doing this raise my compression ratio to like 10.5 to 1 ?
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detonation...im running 93/94 octane...and some day 104+ with a good tune and hi-octane... y would there be detonation and what would doing this raise my compression ratio to like 10.5 to 1 ?
Running a thinner head gasket wont increase compression anywhere near enough to see any gain in power. Put aside the fact it would cause detonation.. thats a pointless argument. The reality is, it wont provide any power. Changing your heads, and piston combination.. to increase compression the right way.. is the only way.
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go put an mls on a deck with an ra of over 50 and then cuss when it leaks all over the place.
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