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Old 05-10-2010, 05:40 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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So I'm doing nozzels on my truck right now and was thinking about doing head studs and gaskets while I'm there. I'm wondering what the advantage of doing this would be. From what I've found by the time you need head studs and gaskets, you start bending rods. So if I don't want to bend rods, why do the head studs if there not needed? Any imput is greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:55 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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Head studs are good if you plan on going over 45 psi with an upgraded turbo. Also you will need C gaskets from the dealer with the studs. I would upgrade them you can never be too safe with your upgrades. Studs have more clamping force so personally thats why I would do them.
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:07 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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I don't plan on doing a turbo upgrade so, I want to run 450hp at the wheels, so if I can do that safely on stock parts??? do I need the head studs and gaskets?? Thanks
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i would do them if your running a single charger over 40 jmo, you can do studs without pulling the heads. just swap them out one at a time, also you dont necessarily need to use grade c gaskets with studs. most of the time c's get used to lower compression just a hair to help save hardparts.
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if all you want is 450 get built trans, liftpump and good tuning and you will be there.
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Yep Nate knows his stuff and built trans, lift pump, and tuning will easily get you 450.
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So I'm doing nozzels on my truck right now and was thinking about doing head studs and gaskets while I'm there. I'm wondering what the advantage of doing this would be. From what I've found by the time you need head studs and gaskets, you start bending rods. So if I don't want to bend rods, why do the head studs if there not needed? Any imput is greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!
What year is the truck? I am just going through doin the head gasket and I would suggest it. I got the Banks Economind tuner and had no leaks. 6 months later, got a leak. Certain years have a known problem with the gaskets..
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how many miles? my gaskets started leaking at 243,000, so i had to pull mine. might do nozzles while im in there, but im studding mine as a precaution.
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Old 05-15-2010, 03:08 PM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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how many miles? my gaskets started leaking at 243,000, so i had to pull mine. might do nozzles while im in there, but im studding mine as a precaution.
Mines has got 238,000 kms.what are the nozzles costing? I am going to do the downpipe. hope its worth the 350$..
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