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Head Studs and Studded Tunes
Hey, 1st time user here and new member so please bear with me...
I have a 2006 Lariat 6.0L that my dad bought used for a work truck at 140k miles, that I'm driving now that he has a new truck. I've been wanting to put ARP head studs in for a while now, so just last week I received a present; I discovered that the truck already has head studs instead of factory TTY bolts. The truck now has 290k miles free of headgasket issues. I've run pre-loaded SCT performance tunes (hard on the pedal) for over half a year, non-studded hot custom tunes as a DD, never had a problem.
I guess my question is: is it safe to purchase and run studded tunes? I know that if the head stud job was not done right with the previous owner, then I may end up having to pull the heads and pay a lot of $$$ and possibly have to replace cracked cylinder heads; an expensive endeavor for an 18 yr old. The truck is deleted, with stock injectors and turbo, so I shouldn't have a problem if there hasn't already been a blown gasket issue in almost 150,000 miles, right?
I just want other's opinions before I buy a studded tune file, I will probably be running a tow or mild street tune, no go fast/race type files. Thanks