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Old 05-11-2010, 06:09 PM
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ARP stud question

Is it possible to install ARP head studs without pulling the engine? Heard it was possible but a pain in the arse.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:10 PM
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yes it is. they arent bad to do.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:12 PM
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I hear its possible, but never seen it done in person
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:17 PM
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Hopefully it works out. Really not looking to pulling the engine out again . Should be easier the second time around though I guess.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:23 PM
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Well let me know how it goes. Im pretty sure they will all go in easy but the back ones. I'll be doing mine with springs here soon
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:45 PM
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Will do bud.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:55 PM
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i had arp studs put in my truck and they not pull motor took most of front end off like bumper grill and all behind that to get in to it just my two sense lol
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I just did studs last weekend, with a few other things. I did them by myself, would have been easier with at least one other person who is able to help torque the studs. (torquing 36 studs in multiple stages at various odd body positions is a bit taxing on your body). Topside creeper is a must, at least for me. Back bolts weren't bad once you jack the motor a little. Don't be afraid to do this, it is the easiest part of the whole process. Just put a floor jack under the truck and use a 2x4 on the exhaust manifold and lift the side of the block an inch or two. Unbolt the four main engine mount nuts on the underside the main engine crossmember and the two nuts on the trans cross member to allow the motor/trans to rotate and lift up. It's not bad, it is very tedious and time consuming though. If you have any questions let me know.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:10 PM
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Don't sound like they are too bad to do. Worst part is going to be doing them in the driveway in the hot *** sun lol.
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I have mixed fealings about doing them with the cab on. or without pulling the motor. now im not trying to affend anyone here. i just dont think you can properly torque them down this way. but thats just my thoughts. some here have done them w/o problems.
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