Mr. Gasket Embossed Steel Shim Cylinder Head Gaskets are for high performance street machines, drag racing and oval track racing. This is a very unique design that has a solid metal on metal fold at the combustion seal. This fold makes for a very stout seal that is almost the equivalent of a higher-end MLS (multi-layer steel) gasket with a gas stopper layer, but at a much lower cost. This gasket also has embossments around the coolant and oil passages and has a thick aluminum flake coating. All of these features result in a steel shim head gasket that handles extreme cylinder pressures very well. It's probably the best steel shim head gasket you could ask for. Sold individually.Features:Embossed steel with aluminum flake coatingSolid metal over metal fold at the combustion sealEmbossed seals at coolant and oil passagesApproximately .040" compressed thicknessFor high performance street, drag race and oval track use.