Originally Posted by Dragncar
Forget Summit, if you are a Pontiac guy call Ace at PPR if you want a stroker kit and cam.
Who needs Summit when we have real Pontiac people to give our money to.
What did your dad pay for the car?
( I get tired of the "stroker" word in the Pontiac wold, all you are doing is building a 455 at that point, it might be .030 smaller bore and .250 smaller mains but its a 455.)
I'd have to debate the vendor issue.
Summit beats anyone's prices, they stock 1000 times more parts than anyone. If you need E-heads, intakes, headers Summit will be way cheaper than any Pontiac specialty dealer. Use the Pontiac dealer for what parts are Pontiac specific, but not for stuff like intakes, heads, headers- it will only cost you a lot more money- unless they are like my local machine shop, who approaches me and says "what price do I have to beat" and beats Summit's price. Then it's worth it.
Summit has a very easy return policy too. I bought 3 pairs of headers, tried them all, kept one pair and returned the rest- try that with a Pontiac specialty dealer and see what happpens.
There are advantages to using a big parts house like Summit. They don't sweat the little stuff. I also bought Victor intakes, carbs, E-heads from them and they always beat the Pontiac builders prices by a big margin.