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Head Gaskets

So, I am patiently waiting the arrival of my ARP head studs. In the meantime, I have been doing quite a bit reading concerning what gaskets to use. I have read that with the studs, oem gaskets are sufficient. Then of course, there is the ever popular black onyx gaskets. What about Hypermax? I am open to any and all suggestions. Thanks!
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If Ford is paying for gaskets, go with stock ones. If it's coming outa your pocket, go with Black Onyx or Victor Reinz gaskets!

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If Ford is paying for gaskets, go with stock ones. If it's coming outa your pocket, go with Black Onyx or Victor Reinz gaskets!
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Victor reinz gaskets.... Lots cheaper than the "trademarked" black ontx gaskets... Paid $127 for the set

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Thanks for the input guys. I am looking at the Victor Reinz gaskets...I believe they will make a perfect fit.

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I have a set of the RCD black onyx gasket brand new for 175 shipped...I just threw a set on mine along with ARP's. I have had them on for about a month now and been getting on it pretty good with no issues. I would take the black onyx over the VR's...I used VR's when I rebuilt my boat engine (chevy 350) and I wasnt too happy with them...to each their own though...For something like this I have seen WAYYYY more people running the black onyx with very good results...good luck with whatever you choose... If your interested let me know.

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I have a set of the RCD black onyx gasket brand new for 175 shipped...I just threw a set on mine along with ARP's. I have had them on for about a month now and been getting on it pretty good with no issues. I would take the black onyx over the VR's...I used VR's when I rebuilt my boat engine (chevy 350) and I wasnt too happy with them...to each their own though...For something like this I have seen WAYYYY more people running the black onyx with very good results...good luck with whatever you choose... If your interested let me know.
I believe VR makes the head gaskets, and they are marked up by other ppl.

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I believe VR makes the head gaskets, and they are marked up by other ppl.
Thats the same page that I was on...I thought they were one and the same, but once they were named Black Onyx, they added protection and horsepower sort of thing, haha...or at least that is what the markup would insinuate.

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By the way, Ford will not be paying for the gaskets, they are coming out of my pockets.

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on all the headgasket and studs installs i've done outside the dealer, always went with black onyx gaskets and havent had any issues.
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