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Ok Im getting ready to pull the trigger on an SCT tuner and I dont know if I should do head studs before I put a tuner on my truck or not. I do have the EGR delete so that part is done. I know that Im going to put all of my gauges on first before I tune it.(Fuel PSI, EGT, ect.) I guess my question is do I wait and do head studs before they blow or just do the studs when they blow and kill two birds with one stone.

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Ok Im getting ready to pull the trigger on an SCT tuner and I dont know if I should do head studs before I put a tuner on my truck or not. I do have the EGR delete so that part is done. I know that Im going to put all of my gauges on first before I tune it.(Fuel PSI, EGT, ect.) I guess my question is do I wait and do head studs before they blow or just do the studs when they blow and kill two birds with one stone.
I would wait with the EGR delete that is a + so if the tunes a not to hot it may last a long time that way you could save your $$$$ in time it will let go
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Do you tow a lot? I had gotten away with not doing the studs and I've been tuned for quite some time now. Was tuned for several months without studs and finally went ahead and did it. It's all a matter of personal preference. Preventative maintenance is always a plus; especially if you can do it yourself. But, if you pay to have it done a reputable diesel shop is gonna charge you upward $2,200+


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I dont tow anything really and this truck is mostly my DD. I was not wanting to put a really aggresive tune on it just maybe a tow tune or something to get a little better MPGs.

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Then you'd probably be alright with not studding the truck for a while. If you're not an aggressive driver, then you're good man.


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I ran DJ's Looney as my daily tune for 30k miles before I broke down and got mine studded and I don't baby it by any means. With the egr delete your odds of being ok are much better. I would wait until it is needed.
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You should be safe with a tune without doing studs. From what i hear if you run the custom street tune from innovative on an sct that gives you your best mpg as long as you can manage to keep your foot off the floor. The tunes can also turn your egr off as well so that helps too.

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