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Another head stud question.........

ok, I have an 04 6.0 and currently have a banks cold air intake, a banks 4 inch exhaust, and juice with attitude 5 stage chip. Now my mechanic that i shouldn't push this past stage three for fear of lifting the heads. I wanted to put a methanol water injection system as well, but he kind of stared me away form it for now.

My question is..... is head studs worth it, or is it a wast of money for this truck? My mechanic thinks that the head studs isnt a worth while upgrade for the price for the 6.0 he is under the opinion that i would only gain about 5000 psi, and i would still see some lifting, due to the fact that there is only 10 head studs in the 6.0 makes sense to me. I know you can get alot more out of the old 7.3's with out having to worry about lift. the have 17 head bolts / studs where the 6.0 only has 10....

Also how far can I push this before i have to worry about lifting?

Thank you in advance........

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6.0L have a tendency of lifting the heads bone stock!! haha!! I am surpprised that you dont have them done already!! It is a very expensive and time consuming procedure and I think you would be better off not doing it! My personal opinion (I am a ford master diesel technician!)
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I would do it, and the 7.3s have 18 per side. and i think the 6.0s have 10 per side. and they arent studs they are bolts, which is why replacing them with studs helps hold it tight



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so your saying that I shouldnt do it because it isn't worth it?
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before I get around to replacing the bolts with studs, how far can I push it without worrying? trucks in the body shop this week, my girl backed it into a pole. After it gets out I need to do the ball Joints. I'm thinking about doing it myself, but i did it on a friends truck about three years ago, and swore i would never do them again..... it would be nice to save myself on 700 labor....

What's a repectable price to pay for an egr delete and head studs? I know the studs are alot of work.
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i say its worth it



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alota money and time!!!! Use common sense, dont push it WOT for more than 15 seconds at a time.


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before I get around to replacing the bolts with studs, how far can I push it without worrying? trucks in the body shop this week, my girl backed it into a pole. After it gets out I need to do the ball Joints. I'm thinking about doing it myself, but i did it on a friends truck about three years ago, and swore i would never do them again..... it would be nice to save myself on 700 labor....

What's a repectable price to pay for an egr delete and head studs? I know the studs are alot of work.
Richard at Browns Diesel for studs and www.fullcoastdieselperformance.com for your complete egr delete kit. best one out hands down. Custom work strictly for 6.0L's.

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Richard at Browns Diesel for studs and www.fullcoastdieselperformance.com for your complete egr delete kit. best one out hands down. Custom work strictly for 6.0L's.
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