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head studs cab on or pull motor?

I am going to be doing head studs, egr delete p-max turbo and hopfully injectors. I am looking to make a solid 500hp. Just how much of a pain in the ass are the heads to do in-frame? What other upgrades should I be looking at doing while the engine is apart? Does anyone have a step by step on a head job? Any advice is more than welcomed. Prices on parts, recommendations, ect.
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Re: head studs cab on or pull motor?

It's not hard to do in chassis. You can do studs without pulling the cab or engine. You just have to pull out the heater box.

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Never pulled the cab or motor to do studs on a 6.0l I do a couple sets a month in our shop.
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I am going to be doing head studs, egr delete p-max turbo and hopfully injectors. I am looking to make a solid 500hp. Just how much of a pain in the ass are the heads to do in-frame? What other upgrades should I be looking at doing while the engine is apart? Does anyone have a step by step on a head job? Any advice is more than welcomed. Prices on parts, recommendations, ect.
Ive done a dozen or so.
People may have there ways of doing it but pulling the cab is definitely the easyest.

I no a bunch will agree.


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Re: head studs cab on or pull motor?

What year is the truck? If its 05-07 then you would want to do the stc fitting and the stand pipes and dummy plugs if they haven't been done. I would install some sort of regulated return if you plan on injectors.

How many miles does the truck have? A coolant flush and rebuilding the oil cooler might be a good idea, then running elc coolant and a coolant filter for reliability.
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Id lift the cab.
Plus you can pressure wash everything easier.

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I did a lot of research on mine before I started. Started a build thread.my full parts list is on the first page. Parts, fluids, specialty tools and everything else, I'm currently at ~$2500
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Re: head studs cab on or pull motor?

We just did mine cab on, it's just time consuming really. I'd say the heater box is the only PITA about the whole job, and torquing is kinda hard since it's hard to get leverage when leaning over the truck

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What upgrades does anyone recommend? it is an 07 dont know if that helps
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