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Question arp studs, yes or no on 6.0

still running on stock head bolts and gaskets at 70,000 + miles. truck has been lifted all of its life with 37's, so miles are more than the odometer reads. been running a tuner or chip all of its life. truck is a january of 03 build date. it also makes 35 psi of boost. should i leave it alone or do studs before warranty runs out?

january 2003 6.0 F-350 Lariat 4x4 cc with 08 long bed. recon cab and mirror lenses, torqueshift(reman on 9-03-09) with three disc billet convertor(500 rpm lowered stall speed),mag-hytec deep tranny pan,, 8" fabtech lift w/ 37" iroc super swampers on helos,pro comp ladder bars, custom sct x3 with tunes by eric @ innovative diesel, boost and pyro,edge insight, afe, 4" straight piped, ARP headstuds, banks intercooler & high ram intake. engine mods & maintenance by first coast diesel performance.
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no advice? anyone????????????

january 2003 6.0 F-350 Lariat 4x4 cc with 08 long bed. recon cab and mirror lenses, torqueshift(reman on 9-03-09) with three disc billet convertor(500 rpm lowered stall speed),mag-hytec deep tranny pan,, 8" fabtech lift w/ 37" iroc super swampers on helos,pro comp ladder bars, custom sct x3 with tunes by eric @ innovative diesel, boost and pyro,edge insight, afe, 4" straight piped, ARP headstuds, banks intercooler & high ram intake. engine mods & maintenance by first coast diesel performance.
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Umm I would do head studs on a 6.0 even if it was stock just to be safe... thats my 02

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that is the thing. it is not stock. it is running xtreme race from eric at innovative diesel. it will cost me almost 800 to a grand for the tech to make it happen, so i am wondering if i really need the studs since it has been ok so far?

january 2003 6.0 F-350 Lariat 4x4 cc with 08 long bed. recon cab and mirror lenses, torqueshift(reman on 9-03-09) with three disc billet convertor(500 rpm lowered stall speed),mag-hytec deep tranny pan,, 8" fabtech lift w/ 37" iroc super swampers on helos,pro comp ladder bars, custom sct x3 with tunes by eric @ innovative diesel, boost and pyro,edge insight, afe, 4" straight piped, ARP headstuds, banks intercooler & high ram intake. engine mods & maintenance by first coast diesel performance.
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that is the thing. it is not stock. it is running xtreme race from eric at innovative diesel. it will cost me almost 800 to a grand for the tech to make it happen, so i am wondering if i really need the studs since it has been ok so far?
I think you are pretty lucky nothin has happen so far. It will cost you a hole lot more if your truck does break down without those head studs... Anyone will tell you to do them especually if your running a programer.. Better to be safe than sorry.

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thanks for the reply. warranty runs out on 6-24 this year. how long should i expect truck to be at shop?

january 2003 6.0 F-350 Lariat 4x4 cc with 08 long bed. recon cab and mirror lenses, torqueshift(reman on 9-03-09) with three disc billet convertor(500 rpm lowered stall speed),mag-hytec deep tranny pan,, 8" fabtech lift w/ 37" iroc super swampers on helos,pro comp ladder bars, custom sct x3 with tunes by eric @ innovative diesel, boost and pyro,edge insight, afe, 4" straight piped, ARP headstuds, banks intercooler & high ram intake. engine mods & maintenance by first coast diesel performance.
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I would say do them anyways if you have the cash to burn.

Also, not to hijack, but can you go to the dealership and have them replace the studs do to coolant puking? They have already replaced my degass bottle and it still pukes, everything else checks out according to Ford though. I guess can I use the TSB for heads/coolant puking to get them done without them being blown?

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i have a tech in jacksonville, florida that makes absolute majic for my friends and myself. he has no problem with the warranty issue, even though my truck is not "broke"

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Thanks, I guess I will have to check with my dealership. They have always been good to me!

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i took my truck in for puking issues and i got studs out of it

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