With plans to provide ported-engine systems later this year, renowned engine performance outfit Katech has begun to offer its cylinder head porting services for late-model GM LS and LT V8s, including the LS1, LS2, LS3, LS6, LS7, 5.7 LT1 and 5.7 LT4. Katech’s CNC cylinder head porting service is available for a flat rate of $499.99 per pair.
“We’re expanding our ported head offerings as a starting point for a line of ported-engine systems we plan to introduce later this year,” says Jason Harding, Director of Aftermarket Operations for Katech. “Porting provides great value in terms of adding horsepower per dollar, and we think adding a Katech integrated system of ported components will deliver even better performance and achieve the greatest value.”
Harding added: “Porting cylinder heads correctly requires a deep understanding of fluid dynamics – it’s not just milling the ports larger, as that can actually do more harm than good if done incorrectly. Katech’s 40-years experience in professional motorsports has given us a vast engine database and the hands-on experience to get it right.”
Customers have the option to send their heads in for a full service, or they can remove, disassemble, and wash their heads themselves before shipping them in. Katech states that new ported cylinder heads typically ship within two days, while porting services usually take about one week. For more information or to place your order, click here.