How are Patriot Heads?

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by 96gt226410, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. 96gt226410

    96gt226410 Active Member

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    I'm planning out what parts I'm going to buy for my engine build in March. I'm shooting for a 2V 300 RWHP N/A engine. For the heads, I was thinking about using Patriot Heads. Anyone have experiance? VT Heads are $800 more expensive. I've read that the Stage 3 Heads are crap. Is that true? Should I stick with Stage 2's? Are the gains better with Patriot Stage 2 or 3 Heads than with stock P&P PI with a set of VT Stage 2 N/A cams?
     
  2. Fets

    Fets Legend

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    I've heard bad things about Patriot heads...
     
  3. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    Just replied to you over on Corral but its worth mentioning again...Patriots are just P&P'd stock heads and not even good ones at that...
     
  4. Lightning Struck

    Lightning Struck Legend

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    yup me too, I have never heard anything positive about them :(
     
  5. Hear more negative comments then negative...

    bottem line... PI heads = Patriots for the most part... and Patriots just ain't worth the $$$
     
  6. Rantheman

    Rantheman Well-Known Member

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    yep there not good you spend half more on them for a crappy porting
     
  7. myillwillinc

    myillwillinc New Member

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    i live 30 min away from where patriot is and i see alot of returned heads when i was up there looking at them. i found a used set of vt's for alot less then new stage 3 patriots. they were in excellent shape and did well for 30k miles till i sold them.
     
  8. 96gt226410

    96gt226410 Active Member

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    I would like to use either VT or Fox but they're more expensive. If I can find a set of low mileage used VT heads, I'd snatch them up.
     
  9. Daywalker

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    Another vote for NO on Patriot Heads. I don't have any experience with them, but I've have never once read anything good about them...
     
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    ogbatman New Member

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    Run for ur life and never say that name agian around here. :gtfo:
     
  11. Pennywise2

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    I would skip on the Patriot heads.
    Their flow numbers really aren't that good for what
    you pay for them.I belive their bad quality issues still
    exist and they have a bad reputation.
    Get the VT or MPH heads instead. :thumb:
     
  12. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    From what i hear the QC issues supposedly have been dealt with but do you want to take the chance and be the one who gets a F'ed up set and proves everyone right.