PAI INFRAME REAL WORLD REVIEW LOL

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  1. thecubantrucker

    thecubantrucker Light Load Member

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    hey guys have you gotten any real experience with this inframe kit I bought their new high performance inframe with brand new head etc by what ive searched they turn out good but any one used them before
     
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  3. joey8686

    joey8686 Light Load Member

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    I talked to a local supplier and they haven’t had any warranty returns or problems with PAI inframe kits. They said Interstate McBee had a few head gaskets blow but pai had no issues,personally I’d use an OEM head gasket no matter what kit I buy just for peace of mind.
     
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  4. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    OEM head. I’ve been told, some of the aftermarket heads are being milled too much, causing problems.
     
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  5. thecubantrucker

    thecubantrucker Light Load Member

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    thank you for that and yea i bought their new high performance kit with ceramic coated pistons liners etc currently rebuilding and a brand new head not reman and thank you for the gasket tip will do
     
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  6. MM71

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    I have the HP kit in a 2WS ... 100k miles no problems. Their heads are fine. But, If you have a cat. Aftermarket APC (american premium castings) is the best I know of.
     
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  7. thecubantrucker

    thecubantrucker Light Load Member

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    no I got the detroit 12.7 and I did buy a brand new head
     
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  8. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Who makes the new head. How much are they?
     
  9. thecubantrucker

    thecubantrucker Light Load Member

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    a shop in minessota forgot the name recommended by hpdieselkits New casting etc i bought it for 2500
     
  10. w9l

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    Good thread. With some of the reboxed cat reman stuff I have seen..... As far as head gasket, I too would use oem, head bolts too, or ARP
    As to the heads being milled too much, i would CC the chambers with valves in and seated and compare to original. I like to do it to all 6 chambers (combustion pockets) on any head and adjust accordingly to balance. Google cc'ing a cylinder head and you should find lots of stuff. It requires very little in the way of time or expense.
     
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