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Old 02-18-2013, 11:19 AM
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I have blown my head gaskets again. I bought the heads used they where ported and decked. We put them on and used black onyx head gaskets now it is a year later and i have to do it again. 2 things we did wrong we used black onyx gaskets and i was not sure the heads where actually decked. So we are going to redo these again. Now i plan on running MTW stage 3 I was told i could get up to 50psi of boost I am heading to 600hp i was told with my setup i will be around 650hp so i wont be going any farther for more power. so if i just deck the heads and put factory gaskets in will it hold up or should i send them to Liberator and have them o-ringed? Please only answer if ya have experience with the set ups. there is a difference in o-ringing the heads for street use and fire ringing the heads and block for race use there seems to be a big confusion on those two on here. All my mods are in my sig. thanks Jim
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:32 AM
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Have a bud that blew HGs running 40-45 psi three times on OEM gaskets until he had his heads O-ringed. Yes, fire rings are NOT for a street driven truck.


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Old 02-18-2013, 11:38 AM
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I run 35psi now with the powermax.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:50 AM
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I was told not to bother when Ellerton did mine! Stock head gaskets and arp studs ftw.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:56 AM
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Superblazin, what kind of power and boost u making with the stage 4
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:06 PM
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Superblazin, what kind of power and boost u making with the stage 4
Jury is still out on that. Lol I have a small boost leak to correct first before I Dyno. Hopefully by months end I'll have results
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:23 PM
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so u are running stock gaskets and studs that is it?
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:26 PM
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That's correct, the guy who built it for me sprays his over 1000 hp pas after pass with no problems. So I figured it was sound advice
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:28 PM
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well it would sure save me a ton of money. Then i can get my stage 3 sooner
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I have to agree. I don't see the need to spend the extra money on o-rings. There are multiple trucks making much more power than yours will be using ARPs and stock gaskets. It may not hurt to upgrade your pushrods while you are at it, just for piece of mind.
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