Empi GTV-2 heads

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Empi GTV-2 heads

Post by Thmupr » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:27 am

Anyone used the Empi stage 2 or 3 cnc GTV-2 heads?? Curious how they perform / quality....
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Re: Empi GTV-2 heads

Post by 4agedub » Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:22 am

With my past experience with EMPI I would rather pay a little bit more and go CB 044. How much are these anyway??
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Re: Empi GTV-2 heads

Post by Thmupr » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:56 am

I've seen them as low as 799 a pair for the stage 2's. Not bad for a cnc head. I was also curious about the AA performance cnc's.. DRD does the cnc work for them but the casting is theirs. Same price range.
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Re: Empi GTV-2 heads

Post by Thmupr » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:56 am

I've seen them as low as 799 a pair for the stage 2's. Not bad for a cnc head. I was also curious about the AA performance cnc's.. DRD does the cnc work for them but the casting is theirs. Same price range.
57' oval ragtop under construction.. 92mm thick wall cylinders, CB case, CB heads, turbo under lid, Mexico injection with MS.

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Re: Empi GTV-2 heads

Post by cbeck » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:15 pm

I held a stage 3 head earlier this year. Builders valves and springs. Nice, clean casting with all the cooling passages clear. I was going to use some stage 2 but some hand ported scat 043 heads nib turned up. About 800 for the heads and 225 for the port matched intakes were the prices I was quoted. Empi had acquired bug pack previously, are these using any bug pack reasearch? Did bug pack used to offer heads?

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Re: Empi GTV-2 heads

Post by Thmupr » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:40 am

I'm thinking of trying these out.. only thing I don't like is that the ported manifolds are not offered in FI versions yet. I purchased a set of Empi stock replacements for the wife's car a little over a year ago and she has driven the wheels off it with no issues. The new permanent mold castings look great.
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Re: Empi GTV-2 heads

Post by SC3283 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:31 pm

DRD has been bought by Empi....the main dude at DRD is now empis head guy(for cyl heads)....they claim now...USA quality made valve springs and top notch products....not bashing empi...as they have made their own bed....hopefully they be good stuff now(if they werent prior to DRD purchase)
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Re: Empi GTV-2 heads

Post by Thmupr » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:53 am

I have yet to build that motor lol. Been on hold due to Texas' buggy registration issues.. that and the wife's bug seems to be priority lol
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Re: Empi GTV-2 heads

Post by cbeck » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:50 pm

I saw a recent add for empi heads. L6,L7 turbo, and D7000, with flow numbers and port volume. It was on the back cover of the most recent db@hvw.

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