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post #1 of 38 Old 08-25-2012, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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head studs?

I have a 2010 f350 and was wondering if I need to invest in head studs. Right now I'm using an SCT tuner and running the canned tunes. I'm looking to get a bigger tune. I have read on some forums that the 2010's don't seem to be having the same head gasket issue as the earlier models. Thanks.
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Depends on your driving habits...What are your plans for your truck?
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I already have afe cai, SCT tuner, and 5" exhaust. I want to get a custom tune, maybe the kem 345. Everyone seems to really like that one.

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2009 and 2010 trucks are much less prone for head gasket failure. However, that doesn't mean they won't fail. My personal opinion is that studs are always a good addition.

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Have you seen or heard of very many head gasket failures with the higher power tunes? I know you are a Spartan rep (and that would have been my first choice but the truck came with the SCT) but who would you recommend for a custom tune?

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lemme ask this, since the truck is fairly new couldnt the owner save a bunch of money and have the job done cab on?

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lemme ask this, since the truck is fairly new couldnt the owner save a bunch of money and have the job done cab on?
Im not sure what the job would run cab on or if the owner would want to tackle that (I know it can be done and there is a write-up on here to do it) but, Im not sure why so many folks think that cab-off is a bad thing? It takes about 45 mins to get the cab completely off and begin work. These trucks are designed for the cab to be removed to make repairs, etc easier. I would rather take that oppurtunity to do other things that cab off makes easier...EGR delete, turbos, up pipes, etc.


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you make some good points. depends on whos doing it, their equipment and what they charge. im not necessarily opposing cab off installs.

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Would be sweet to have own lift to get cab up and out off way, i don't think there are any good places to lift from with overhead crane...?

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It may be "easy" to lift the cab off but last I heard it will cost you $1200-1500 to have a shop pull the cab off and put it back on. No to mention the cost and labor associated with the head studs.

But IMHO if you run anything over a 250hp tune I would do studs.


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