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post #1 of 46 Old 02-23-2008, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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HEAD STUDS!!!!

Do I need to run head studs on my truck my goal is to do stage 3 mini me hybrids garrete bb gt38 turbo fass fuel system and a regulated return system mabe you all can help me out thats pretty much as far as i wanna go maybe do nitrous down the road or something and if I did that I would for sure stud it.

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Everyone over on the Nation has recommended u do this. I am going with hybrids myself and am going to do them. U have te valve covers off to do the injectors, u might as well do them then

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To do headstuds, do you have to remove all the studs at once? Or can you do them one at a time?

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I know several people that have done them one at a time, but pulling them all and checking the head gasket, and other things is a good idea.

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Do I need to run head studs on my truck my goal is to do stage 3 mini me hybrids garrete bb gt38 turbo fass fuel system and a regulated return system mabe you all can help me out thats pretty much as far as i wanna go maybe do nitrous down the road or something and if I did that I would for sure stud it.
What boost pressure are you looking to run? Under 40? You'll most likely be OK. Otherwise, you are pushing your luck.

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What boost pressure are you looking to run? Under 40? You'll most likely be OK. Otherwise, you are pushing your luck.
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I know several people that have done them one at a time, but pulling them all and checking the head gasket, and other things is a good idea.
I was pushing 37, 38 psi. I blew my gaskets at 15 psi...

If you're staying with the stock injectors you don't need them. It's the fuel that lites the turbo which creates the boost that pushes the gakets out!

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I was pushing 37, 38 psi. I blew my gaskets at 15 psi...

If you're staying with the stock injectors you don't need them. It's the fuel that lites the turbo which creates the boost that pushes the gakets out!
That sucks. After I saw your push rods, I had a bad feeling.

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If you are "thinking" about 500+hp, then your boost will surpass the head bolts/gaskets safe zone in my opinion. If you are looking at the combination as "I'll only play every now and then and just keep it detuned for the most part", then you sir are probably lying to yourself.

I know the first time I had my truck running after it was tuned a bit... when I hit 26psi and a boost tube clamp came off sending the tube into the hood and making a HORRID noise.. "oh $hit" is an understatement.

I was trying to hit 30+ on the first run.

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If you are looking at the combination as "I'll only play every now and then and just keep it detuned for the most part", then you sir are probably lying to yourself.


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The best analogy I've ever heard was Stroker~X statement:

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saying you won't use all that power after you get it tuned is like saying to your girlfriend you'll only stick the .... err nevermind



Don't lie to yourself. If you're going to go stage 2's or bigger... get studded.

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The best analogy I've ever heard was Stroker~X statement:






Don't lie to yourself. If you're going to go stage 2's or bigger... get studded.
I've NEVER said that. But I don't recommend saying "All or nothing".

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