I know russel of one that has this package as well as me, and i know alot of people are gonna flame it up about gude this and gude that, but in my opinion. This is a kick ass package for the price. I paid a little over 1450$ for package!
Russel having the package and most of the bolt-ons dynoed at 152whp and 145 lbs of tq. I have the regular cams that came with it and are a little aggresive on the automatics(which I have
) Last aug. at one of the focus sports dyno with the package ,crappy crush bent exhaust-chip and air filter on my automatic , it hit 126whp and 119 ibs of tq.
Might not seem much but focus sports head package with just the head package,chip,intake, and exhaust dynoed at 129whp and 124 lbs of tq.on a 5-speed. So they match up pretty good considering the automatic take up alittle more drive train loss.
As far as reliabilty...I have driven the crap out of it (untuned) for 9 months, or 22,000 miles and no problem at all!
I live about 30 mins from ther shop in Lake elsinore so i didn't have to pay the core charge, phordman and his friend shaun picked it up and installed it on my car and took the old head,cam back to there shop. So that's gonna had a little more to the price for shipping!
But getting back to this package, ignore the nay sayer's I am proof this package kicks ass
I plan to get the 4-1 header-flex, volant intake,Tb and an actually manderal bent exhaust, with those I'm hoping for 145whp and 132 Ibs of tq. Not bad for an automatic
I think the Gude head package is rather good..yess I have heard nightmares about there turbos so that leads ppl to believe all there products are bad without thinking about it...Ive seen Jons car in action ^^^ and this thing kicks asss!! and not just for a "automatic" but for a car/speed in general..The top end is reallly nicee and pullsss reallyy hardd all the way to 7000RPM...he has had no problems with the head as far as I know...
I haven't seen Russel post in along time, but he ran a 14.6 at 93mph with those dyno #'s the last time i checked!
Man where are you russel??? I know your set-up initally was messed up by there customer service,but how did you over all like this package?
I got the Gude head package, and I had nothing but problems with it.....main problem was the cams and their cheap lash caps....which seems to fall off (even thought they swore that couldn't happen) and got stuck in my vavle spings, and clink clink clink...bent valves, they didn't want to help out or offer anything, their customer service and awful and Bill Gude used profane language over the phone, just a really bad expereince....I wouldn't recommend anyone to go through them. I ended up getting the head completley reworked and a diferent set of cams. Gude was a waste
i have a gude head package on my zx2 and befor i went with some new cams i was pushing 178 at the ground. with bolt-ons. also with the new cams and no tuning i ran a 13.9 2 weeks ago. just put it on and went. its only gettin faster.