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Old 04-04-2012
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New Aftermarket or Rebuilt Heads?

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I'm new here so I hope I'm not asking a common question but if I am sorry I have spent sometime searching but never found my question. I would like to know what you all recommend. New or rebuilt heads? Anyone use the new aftermarket heads? I'm thinking about buying the new heads, I've got a 2005 XLT 3.0 Thanks
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I just had my heads resurfaced, as long as they arent cracked they can be resurfaced. If you want better performance look into aftermarket rollers
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I'm not really looking for any performance gains just have an exhaust valve thats sticking. I was going to get rebuilt heads but for what I was quoted I can by the new aftermarket heads for a few $$ more. They are advertising that they are new castings, much thicker in all the critical areas. Just wondering if they are really better or if I should just go with rebuilt.
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by rebuilt, do you mean, resurfaced?
I'm like Collin, I've ALWAYS had heads resurfaced, even on my nice car. if its just a valve sticking, i'd go to a few machine shops and find someone to re-surface it. I don't know what the price you can get heads for, but i've always found that its been around $100 - $150 a head to get re-surfaced.
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I had one head resurfaced for 35 bucks, look around. Unless you dont have a second vehicle to drive while the shops doing the work. Its almost always cheaper to get your heads resurfaced.
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