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post #1 of 16 Old 10-30-2012, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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getting it ready!!! still help!!!!

Alright guys, got coolant filter, intercooler, up pipes and gmdown pipes, new radiator, arp head studs and head gaskets, bladerunner 5 in afe exhaust, afe stage 2 intake and h&s mini maxx...

Now the studs, can i do this my self?!

Can i do the installation with the cab on?!? But removing radiator and all the front?!

Can i use stock head gaskets and just drop the new studs in... or do i have to change them?!

Also any pics of recall parts if anyone has gotten them, my truck was made in 1/07 so i ya have any pics of what the dealership changed it would be really aprciated!!!

Also with this head stud installation does this mean i can run high tunes like the 300 HD tune?!?!

Also if i cant install the studs anyone know a good place to get them put on for a cheap price?!?!

Any help.would be appreciated!!!
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It can be done your self. I believe you can do it with the cab still on, someone will have to double check me here. Some have done the one by one method without taking the heads totally off, the question is what shape are your gaskets in, how many miles and all that, if your going through all the work you might as well do it right so u dont have to do it again. Yes once with head studs you can run the big tunes and if you want a place recommended post your location so we can refer you

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My truck has 133879 miles. So yea head gaskets are a maybe right?!?

I live in Odessa Texas
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i wouldnt risk it with that many miles. if your gonna do the work, do it right because if you do it right, you could go another 100-200 without taking the heads off again. The heads need to be taken off, machined for flatness, magnafluxed to check for cracks, and i believe you can only machine .008, any more and the heads are too far gone. if you do it without replacing the gaskets, you might get lucky and get another 100k but most likely it wouldnt take long to blow the gaskets after putting the big tunes on there.

anyone in texas have any diesel shop recomendations for him???????

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We are in Houston.

I highly suggest having a reputable shop do the job unless you are a seasoned mechanic. Theres more to the job then just replacing the bolts one by one. We just did a routine stud job and when we pulled the heads off, they were cracked in several places. Its also a good idea to get new gaskets in there well.



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I agree with what is stated above. Make sure you do it once and do it right. Get the heads magnafluxed and decked. Make sure there are no cracks. If you are not familiar with the process i would recommed taking it to a reputable shop.

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I'm with them on the "doing it right the 1st time." The last thing you want to do is get this thing buttoned up and have to redo it again in 10-20,000 miles because you didn't have the heads checked.


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Well totals out to 5000 for everything put on

Do i just have s better chance with a new crate motor with everything on it?
Because to much money and with the new one everythings already new!
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Well totals out to 5000 for everything put on

Do i just have s better chance with a new crate motor with everything on it?
Because to much money and with the new one everythings already new!
It's going to cost you alot more money to get a new motor and then still add all the stuff you bought.

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The two places I know of that supply longblocks do so for the cost of the work you're having done. That's before you go through the cost of installation and shipping.

You'll still have to have the parts installed after that.


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