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Don't get too worried about the re-do's unless you're going for big power. A lot of the folks who've had them start leaking lately are over 600hp....yes there have been some in the 500 range too, but they're not as common. The most common reason they need to be re-done in the 500 and below HP range is that folks try to skimp out on the machining....yeah it's expensive, but not really when you're talking about the stud job overall.
Like anything on any forum, don't get too worried about all the negatives that you see.....for every person that's had something bad happen, probably 5 haven't had it happen....just food for thought.
Personally, if I ever have to cross that replacement head bridge, they will be new ones from Int'l and then machined flat (yep, have had quite a few come out of the box warped....and I'm not the only one....) and installed. I'd love to have some that are done by Jared (Gearhead on here), but shipping to/from the East coast would be a sum***** when we're talking about head-weight lol.
2005 King Ranch F-350: Studded and O-Ringed, BPD Oil Bypass, 205/30s, Stage 2 KC Turbo, ODAWG Ported Manifold, 4" TB Exhaust, Stage 2 AFE Intake, Billet Torque Converter, BPD 58V FICM, BPD Water Pump
2.5" Leveling Kit, 35s, Fusion Bumpers, ProTech Headache Rack, OnBoard Air, and a few other goodies