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How bullet proof will it be with ARP's?

I see a lot of threads about how everyone should do head studs but how bullet proof will the motor be after doing the head studs? With just the studs would i be safe with extreme tunes and big turbos or what level will the motor be at afterwards?
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Head studs AND blocking off or deleting the EGR cooler will let you push things pretty far. You've got to do something with the cooler too otherwise the added exhaust heat from big power upgrades will most definately kill it. There's 6.0's making 500-600 rwhp with basically stock motors that are studded and EGR's deleted. If you have the heads done, make sure they are milled flat before reassembly. If they are even slightly warped or cracked the gaskets won't hold.

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ok so even if i dont do the studs for a bit is the egr still a good mod?

EGR Delete

this is all i found so far.
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ok so even if i dont do the studs for a bit is the egr still a good mod?

EGR Delete

this is all i found so far.
I don't now much about the kit that Raul sells that you linked, but yes the EGR delete is a good mod whether or not you do studs. Just beware that once you do it, kiss any remaining factory warranty you have goodbye unless your dealer/tech gives you the thumbs up, up front.

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ARP's, EGR blocked
AFE stg.2, MBRP 4" pipe
Air Dog 150, ITP reg. return
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Ride rite air springs in the rear
EGT, boost, and fuel pressure gauges by DiProcol on the pillar

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There is one thing that can still bite you in the azz after studs and EGR delete. That is scored cylinder walls. My truck puked after studs because the heads weren't within spec and when the heads got lifted off there is was, my engine was scored and done. I now have a reman with head bolts.
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well now i just got to figure out how to get my dealer to do the work........ maybe i can pursuy them with some german beer to say my head gaskets are bad.
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No dealer will touch ARP head studs around me.

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My dealer put studs in for me. the tech even reccomended them. I had already purchased them. They also just did a friends truck with studs.

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with the studs its pretty much enless except for something crazy like blowing something up internally.

these motors are pretty strong and can handle ALOT

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So is the reason that these motors blow head gaskets so much because of the stock heaqd bolts? and when do they normally blow? while towing or just heavy foot or what?
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