Does porting and polishing heads make a difference?

Does porting and polishing heads make a difference?

Port and polish work helps the engine to make more power in three different ways. The engine can rid itself of spent exhaust gases more efficiently, thus by reducing what is called “exhaust backpressure”, port and polish work helps decrease the amount of work your motor has to put in to getting rid of spent fumes.

How much horsepower can porting and polishing add?

Don’t expect huge leaps in horsepower; results obviously depend on the original state of the cylinder head and the quality of the workmanship. If you believe online forum chatter, LS1 cylinder heads can give anywhere between 10 to over 50bhp extra from a port and polish, so it is by no means a linear process.

Can I port and polish my own heads?

The best way to save the most money while reaping the same performance benefits is to invest your own personal time into porting and polishing the cylinder head yourself. The porting and polishing process is broadly the same for all cylinder heads.

What are the benefits of porting and polishing a head?

But for those of you who don’t know, porting and polishing your heads is beneficial for power and efficiency of the engine. In a lot of cases, because of the increased CFM of the heads, as much as 30 horsepower is typical with good port work.

How much does port and polish cost?

Engine > How much does it cost to have a set of heads ported and polished? Ranges from an average of 10-75 horsepower and will cost from 150-2500 dollars. Porting and polishing Larger ports flow more fuel/air at higher RPMs but sacrifice torque at lower RPMs due to lower fuel/air velocity.

How much does it cost to have your heads ported and polished?

$200-300. You may be able to get it cheaper if you work a deal. If you have a mild build you can up to 500hp with stock ported heads but it depends on your combo.

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