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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Question do i already have studs?

ok so i have about 130k on my truck and she is still running like a champ. i have sct with custom tunes from innovative, southbend clutch, straight pipe exhaust, and a afe intake. i have ran it pretty hard at times and never had any coolant loss or any issues really. has she already been studded? if so how can i tell? i bought it from a dealer that said it was all stock. but with this many miles and how i like to burn rubber and be sideways i would think i would have blown it up already. what do u guys think?
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Re: do i already have studs?

Some trucks don't pop. Look just below your valve cover do you see a 6point head bolt ? Or a 12 point nut ? That will tell you wether or not you have studs.

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Re: do i already have studs?

Take a picture of one of the valve covers and we will tell you.

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Re: do i already have studs?

Just a picture of the valve cover? Just the outside? And as for under the valve covers which one is stock and which one is after market?
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Re: do i already have studs?

doesnt matter whats under the valve covers, you can see if it has studs very easily without taking anything apart.

I've looked at a few trucks for friends claiming theyre studded, and I just point and laugh when I call them out otherwise..
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Re: do i already have studs?

The studs are a bit tricky to see but I found the easiest one to spot is the passenger side front, just down from the valve cover.

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Re: do i already have studs?

Just below the rocker box do you see the 5 head bolts thats stock.



Same location thats studs.

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awsome guys thanks!
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Re: do i already have studs?

was also interested thanks guys thats alot of help
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Re: do i already have studs?

Yea it's pretty easy to check a truck for studs. I like looking on the driver's side forward most stud is right there easy to see. Had to break the news to my neighbor's dad.....luckily the dealership gave him $1300 back!!!


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