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post #1 of 9 Old 10-29-2011, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Best Replacement Head Gasket

I am going to be replacing my head gaskets shortly and wanted your guys opinion for the best replacement. Most people I heard either did stock Mopar or Cometic gaskets. From my prior experiences which is 2 times, I will never get Cometic again.

I heard from a few friends of mine that VICTOR REINZ gaskets are very good and they have a Multi-Layered Steel design. After doing some research, I honestly have nothing bad to say about Victor Reinz.

Also DNJ ENGINE COMPONENTS is up for question.

What is your opinion?

Stock Mopar?
Cometic?
Victor Reinz?
DNJ?

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-29-2011, 11:06 AM
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Mopar or Fel-pro. Chances are the Mopar one is probably made by Fel-pro anyway.

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post #3 of 9 Old 10-31-2011, 04:33 AM
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hopping I don't need baskets for a long time

however when that day comes will seriously consider, copper baskets, they are reusable and way more forgiving then multiplayer baskets

however VICTOR REINZ are known worle wide for their quality, although I have seen one go bad, where it physically broke and the water was coming out between the head and block



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post #4 of 9 Old 10-31-2011, 06:18 AM
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I've always used fel pro and never had a problem.
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post #5 of 9 Old 10-31-2011, 07:00 AM
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Mopar or Fel-pro. Chances are the Mopar one is probably made by Fel-pro anyway.
Pretty sure this is true. I had them side by side and they seemed the same. I went with Fel pro as they were cheaper. Never had an issue on the WJ or any other fel pro head gasket I have ever used.

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Thnx for the info guess I will decide this weekend felpro or Viktor rienz and place the order
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-03-2011, 03:06 PM
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I used the VICTOR REINZ gasket set when I replace my head gasket and supporting gaskets (valve cover gasket, valve seals, etc...). I chose it because it looked just like the OE ones I removed (same colors and textures) and it was a lot cheaper than the Felpro set. I'm usually cautious about getting cheaper parts because the quality is usually bad but since they looked just like the OE and the Felpro didn't, I took the gamble. I have ~5K miles on the new gaskets and everything is still good.
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Just bought a new Fel-Pro gasket for my valve cover. It has the Chrysler part number stamped on it so I'm 100% sure they are the oem gasket supplier.

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