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Hey guys tomorrow I'll be pulling my heads to send off to AHP. How are you all packaging them to ship? I planned on wrapping them in towels.

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Hey guys tomorrow I'll be pulling my heads to send off to AHP. How are you all packaging them to ship? I planned on wrapping them in towels.
I just sent mine 2 weeks ago and I wrapped them in a towel first then wrapped them in bubble wrap. They arrived in good shape.
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How Kohle does it...

Packing Cylinder Heads for Shipment:
22"x14"x12" box.
Big roll of large bubble bubble wrap.
Fully wrap each head 3 times around with the bubble wrap.
Put the heads in the box with the decks facing each other and the exhaust ports facing the ground.
use more bubble wrap to pack the box so they dont move around
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One thing for sure. NEVER pack them together in one box. The only exception to that is if they are already packed in separate boxes to begin with.
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Any preference for shipper? I figured the post office is not an option.
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Any preference for shipper? I figured the post office is not an option.
I shipped mine a few weeks ago. Post office was about $15 bucks more. I sent them fed ex with $1100 insurance from utah to ahp for $55.74.
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I'm just going to re-use the packaging they send my heads in. I'll refresh the bubble wrap if needed. This only applies if they're sending you some heads first (obviously). Good rule of thumb is if they can move around in the box at ALL, you need more packing. It shouldn't be an easy box to get closed.
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Originally Posted by MTPZ06 View Post
How Kohle does it...

Packing Cylinder Heads for Shipment:
22"x14"x12" box.
Big roll of large bubble bubble wrap.
Fully wrap each head 3 times around with the bubble wrap.
Put the heads in the box with the decks facing each other and the exhaust ports facing the ground.
use more bubble wrap to pack the box so they dont move around
Yup, that's how he sends them. You can see how they look in one of my vids here (that part starts at the 6:50 mark):
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Thanks for all the input!
Currently working nights but I managed to get a decent amount done in a couple hours. Tomorrow Iíve just gotta remove the alternator, and then the heads. I know thereís already a diy guide on head replacement but hereís a few pics in case anyone cares.










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Originally Posted by slow_zo6 View Post
Thanks for all the input!
Currently working nights but I managed to get a decent amount done in a couple hours. Tomorrow Iíve just gotta remove the alternator, and then the heads. I know thereís already a diy guide on head replacement but hereís a few pics in case anyone cares.









looks good you still have quite a bit to go. The power steering res, alt bracket, and manifolds etc. Iíd notch that Res once itís out makes for an easy install. Iíd also trash the cheap squeeze clamps and install some screw band clamps on the power steering res. Good luck. Maroon scotch brite works perfect for cleaning the decks
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:11 PM
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A few hours more today. After all of this Iím questioning whether I should ever buy another GM product-Iím sure we can all agree this is BS. Then again sheís so pretty. 😳
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Yup, that's how he sends them. You can see how they look in one of my vids here (that part starts at the 6:50 mark):
https://youtu.be/IjZsagCk-x8
Did you upgrade valvesprings for the cam? I'm assuming the car needed tuning afterwards?
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Did you upgrade valvesprings for the cam? I'm assuming the car needed tuning afterwards?
BTR Dual Valve Springs w/Titanium Retainers came with the cam kit when I bought the heads. Yup, needed tuning for sure afterwards.
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Yeah and then you will get all back together and get it out on the road. Ripping through those RPMs like it is going to go into orbit and all is forgiven.
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At fed ex about to ship these. Shipped for $340.
Ups quoted me about $200 each. 😳

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Yeah and then you will get all back together and get it out on the road. Ripping through those RPMs like it is going to go into orbit and all is forgiven.
Yea definitely worth the piece of mind. I got the car end of last October and Iíve only driven her twice so I canít wait

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Originally Posted by slow_zo6 View Post
At fed ex about to ship these. Shipped for $340.
Ups quoted me about $200 each. 😳
That seems high...
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That seems high...

I am in WV. Hopefully the return shipping fee of $150 is a flat fee.
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From Nashville, TN to Harbor City, CA a pair of LS7 heads packed well was around $55 if I recall correctly.

Make sure you are selecting Ground shipping and not 2 day?

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Originally Posted by JDebler View Post
From Nashville, TN to Harbor City, CA a pair of LS7 heads packed well was around $55 if I recall correctly.

Make sure you are selecting Ground shipping and not 2 day?
Yea just the slowest/cheapest option at both ups and fed ex. Wtf? Too late now
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