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Question ARP or Stock Studs?

Is there anyway to tell if you have ARP (or another manufacturer) or stock studs installed. I bought my truck used a few weeks ago and having been trying to figure what mods the previous owners have done to the truck.

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a stud is a stud with a nut on it to tighten. A bolt is a bolt. Look at the cylinder heads, some of the head bolts you can visably see. Its either a bolt or a stud with a nut on it.

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a stud is a stud with a nut on it to tighten. A bolt is a bolt. Look at the cylinder heads, some of the head bolts you can visably see. Its either a bolt or a stud with a nut on it.
Thanks. Are bolts on the cylinders rather than studs the standard installation on the production line? I have been reading that the ARP studs can take the heat better and many have upgraded. My truck has had several upgrades so I was trying to determine if they had pure previously upgraded. If I understand correctly, if nothing has been changed I will see bolts rather than studs on the cylinders? Again my Thanks.

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Thx Dave, I will get under the hood tomorrow to check it out.

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The bolts should be easily visible without removing anything-just look at the rocker boxes, closest to the inner fenders. If you have 12pt nuts, and a stud wit an allen hole in the center, you have ARP studs. If you have a standard 6point bolt head, you have stockers!



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The bolts should be easily visible without removing anything-just look at the rocker boxes, closest to the inner fenders. If you have 12pt nuts, and a stud wit an allen hole in the center, you have ARP studs. If you have a standard 6point bolt head, you have stockers!
Thank you Daz,
I will look tomorrow. I thought at minimum I would have to remove the valve covers. After your note and looking at several videos of ARP stud installation I have a place to check now.

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Thank you 03KR, sorry to be slow. What am I looking at? Is this the location I should look at to determine whether or not I have factory bolts or aftermarket studs? I see the hex nuts...are these factory vs studs?

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