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Head Gaskets

where do i get them and should i do head stud while im replacing the head gasket and how hard is it to do?

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It all depends on what you want to do with the truck. If you plan on building some serious HP, than I would go ahead and do the studs while you have the heads off, if not I see no reason to spend the $600+ on them. You should be able to get the gaskets just about anywhere.

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Just like he said. Depends on what you plan on doing with the truck. If you ever plan on getting a bigger turbo and some sticks then do it. Get some valve springs too...

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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Your signature says "future mods=big turbo"

If that's the case... and you plan on pushing the truck with something bigger then a drop in then yes, I'd put studs in.

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Your signature says "future mods=big turbo"

If that's the case... and you plan on pushing the truck with something bigger then a drop in then yes, I'd put studs in.

I didn't notice that.. Do yourself a favor and do the studs.

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Well turbo wont come for another year or so and i have another block that im building thats forged with studs that has an a big bad wolf turbo,Pushrods Smith Brother's,Valve Springs, Comp Cams,Mahle Pistons,Connecting Rods Crower,Stealth oil stage 2 and it has ARP already in it, the motor thats in this truck is just in there till i get my other block done and wanna do the swap and its drinking coolent and theres no leaks all i can think of is one of the head gaskets are cracked i wanna see how far the stock motor will take before she crys wolf

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Then don't worry about studs then...

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im worryed about takin the heads off while the motor is still in the truck im noth sure how hard its gonna be and if it even the gaskets i would like some else thats had this problem to chime in a lil bit

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It is tough. You actually have to rubber band up some of the bolts to slide the head out. You can't get all the bolts out due to clearance issues. Unless you unbolt and rock the motor and remove the AC cover, then you can get all the bolts out. If I were doing it I would just remove the motor. We had a hell of a time pulling the heads out of a friends truck. It was a pain.

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so in nother words its gonna be a pain in the *** lol

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