Thread: Head bolts or Studs?
02-21-2009, 11:59 AM #1
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Head bolts or Studs?
What are you guys using? I feel studs are better,but some people are telling me to use stock head bolts. OK so all you big time engine builders lets here what you have to say.Pretty Please.Todd
02-21-2009, 01:01 PM #2
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- Lexington, Ky
I look at it from a point of do you plan on pulling the head again, unless it blows up? If not, go with the OEM ones. If your like me, and like to take a peak inside from time to time, its worth the re-usable studs.
02-21-2009, 03:26 PM #3
stock one's are fine i run them on the big bore with no issues.
02-21-2009, 05:04 PM #4
Studs are best for torquing nut to perfectly even clamping force. ARP's are best. I've heard you may have to trim the tops 1/4" for the cover to fit. I use ARP head bolts on my car... didnt need to pull the head just wanted to replace the low strength factory head bolts and torque down to 85 ft-lbs.
02-21-2009, 07:05 PM #5
i had the arp studs in my motor for 2 hrs and blew a head gasket.... i took them out and through them in the garbage... i put back in a set of stock head bolts new head gasket and never looked back.
02-21-2009, 07:14 PM #6
Do most of you use a special angle torque wrench or?
02-21-2009, 08:21 PM #7
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