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Head stud???

At what point should I consider head studs. I'm making about 100hp more then stock. Are head studs something I should consider? Or is it a requirement for this amount of power? Thanks!
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I wouldnt say its a requirment but you should always concider it. If you can afford it and you have the time to get it done then you should do it even if you weren't making 100 more HP. I can tell you this though. I'm making more than that and I have 177,000+ miles on the original OEM studs.

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Ok thanks!!!
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ToLows10.. get some info in your sig... but what are you running thats giving you the extra 100hp??

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Predator tuner/programmer, powermax turbo running 33psi, and an exhaust (no cat).
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in my opinion... and ive established its a common opinion with others too... you might want to ditch the predator before / same time you get studs... i've heard bad things but i guess as long as its on a mild setting.. but as you read more and more on the org... you'll be looking into an SCT with some custom tunes

there's a lot of factors... 30% driving, 30% mods (which will work for or against you).... and 50% luck it seems like

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Lol. I have that predator maxed out. I am pretty good about keeping my foot out of it. But on occasion.....
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thats all it takes... no idea your knowledge level about these motors, but do you know about head studs and why they're important, and what can cause the head to lift and blow the hg?

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33 psi is going to blow the factory head bolts if you hold it for a while. I blew mine @ 34 psi and I didnt hold it very long. My oem bolts also had 194,000 miles on them, I think they held their own considering that it is a 6.0. Imo if you tune a 6.0 with a good powerful tune then it is just a matter of time til they blow

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33psi?? isn't that some serious over boost? like bad for the turbo?

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SOLD:2004 F250 CCSB SRW 6.0 PSD AUTO
EGR Delete Kit / Livewire and EGT
Hercules FICM / ID Extreme / Vivian's Looney / Spartan Hybrid Race
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4" Turbo Back Straight Pipe / Blue Spring / 6.4 Banjos
7" Pro Comp Lift and Leveling / Zone Adj. Track Bar
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13.882 @ 95.25 mph running 285 AT's
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