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Studs and EGR Cooler Delete

I know what everyone is thinking, this is another Stud and EGR thread. I was planning on only doing smaller mods but I like the idea of running a custom tune. I am hearing horror stories about the head gaskets and EGR failure and I was wondering if ARPs and the EGR delete are really worth the money. And also After I got the studs what else could I do to improve the power of my truck. Thanks in advance

P.S. $3000 in labor seem right? Thats what every other thread said
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It is definetly worth the piece of mind. Mine is being done right now. Cab was lifted off the truck this morning.

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Studs and Egr delete are good items to have but there are other things you need to do/check while putting those parts in. Check heads for worpage and cracks, check oil cooler for restrictions, and check cylinder walls for scoring. After all thats been done then install studs. Last thing you want to do it just take heads off, install studs, then heads back on.
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Studs and Egr delete are good items to have but there are other things you need to do/check while putting those parts in. Check heads for worpage and cracks, check oil cooler for restrictions, and check cylinder walls for scoring. After all thats been done then install studs. Last thing you want to do it just take heads off, install studs, then heads back on.
I wouldn't do them myself so I would make sure the mechanic looks for those things. My truck only has 43k on it so I dont think there should be any problems.
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I know what everyone is thinking, this is another Stud and EGR thread. I was planning on only doing smaller mods but I like the idea of running a custom tune. I am hearing horror stories about the head gaskets and EGR failure and I was wondering if ARPs and the EGR delete are really worth the money. And also After I got the studs what else could I do to improve the power of my truck. Thanks in advance

P.S. $3000 in labor seem right? Thats what every other thread said
That seems a bit steep, where are you located at?
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3k for labor is thru the roof.

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That seems a bit steep, where are you located at?
Thats actually a pretty complicated lol. I live in north jersey but my job in in south jersey so anywere in New Jersey is good for me.
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I figured 3k for the whole thing, not just for labor??? Wow, I hope mine last until I get a decent size shop and maybe a lift


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where at in south jersey, Thats where I'm from. As for egr you can do yourself, it's pretty easy. For studs IMO i would wait till you start having puking problems. Some trucks are stronger then others. If it aint broke dont fix it, is my motto

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where at in south jersey, Thats where I'm from. As for egr you can do yourself, it's pretty easy. For studs IMO i would wait till you start having puking problems. Some trucks are stronger then others. If it aint broke dont fix it, is my motto
Salem NJ. And yea this wont be for a while but I was just thinking about maybe a year or less down the road.
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