I took the leap of faith and decided to get my cylinder head from a fairly new vendor on here-- Strictly Import Motorsports. I talked to Allen, and even though he spelled his name incorrectly (allAn is how the cool guys spell it these days :)), he was very helpful. I planned on getting a:
Stage 1 port/polish
Cleaning & Decking
New valves, guides, seals
SIM 275 cams
I would be sending my own Crower springs & Ti retainers and 3g lifters. Id also be sending my core in. I wanted a 6bolt head and even though my core would be a 7 bolt, he made it happen. The price was insane! He said something like this usually takes 3-5 days to complete after my head was received.
The transaction started on the 21st and my head was there that Thursday... 2-3days later. I expected my head the following week, but it hadnt come. I spoke to Al again and he told me they were a bit busy since the shop just opened and that I would be getting some free work done to my head (fixed some guides which were damaged and also a Stage 2 port/polish) so it would take some extra time. The communication was great so I had no issue with this.
When it finally came I was fairly impressed!!!
It was packaged securely
Im no expert, but the ports looked GREAT!! This is the exhaust side
Talking it over with his buddy
My (well our) final thoughts on SIM is that they do GREAT work for a very, very low price! The staff is wonderful and the product shows it! I had to wait a bit longer than advertised, but everything went smoothly and was updated frequently on the status of my item. I would DEFINITELY do business with them again and would recommend them to anyone!! Thanks again guys!