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Opinion on head studs

I have a 2003 F350 7.3l I got a Edge juice with attitude module and when I have it turned all the way up ive seen the boost at 23-24 psi. I dont know what the stock range is. I want to get a ARP stud kit for it then i dont have to worry about the head blowing off. But until I get it i just want to make sure im not pushing the limit of the head bolts. Ive heard the 6.0L had problems with there head bolts and i had a friend that had his head come right off the motor in his 6.0L. Any opinions or comments will help
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Re: Opinion on head studs

7.3?

I'll bet you'll window that block when you chunk a rod before you lift the heads. Save your money. Replace the PMR's with forged rods and install head studs at that time.

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I'll bet you'll window that block when you chunk a rod before you lift the heads. Save your money. Replace the PMR's with forged rods and install head studs at that time.
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Re: Opinion on head studs

with stock fuel 18-20#.
set at 32# here, crossing fingers and toe's till funds allow.
IIRC 40# max. seen a couple lift around 30#.
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with stock fuel 18-20#.
set at 32# here, crossing fingers and toe's till funds allow.
IIRC 40# max. seen a couple lift around 30#.
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Peak cylinder pressures/timing will kill head gaskets before boost. 40-45psi is a safe limit.

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Re: Opinion on head studs

ive heard that the 7.3s dont realy need studs till you get big cylinder pressures not just high boost. with that said i had a pmr and i went ahead and replaced the rods with forged and just got stock headbolts and gaskets all because i hear the 7.3s dont blow head gaskets like the 6.0s do. Plus i think its all in the tuning wether you get high cyleinder pressures or not. someone else knows a lot more than me about it and there is a post somewhere in hear about it i just cant find it.

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dirk i think you and i are on the same page, i think we typed at the same time you azz..lol

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Peak cylinder pressures/timing will kill head gaskets before boost. 40-45psi is a safe limit.
as well as chuck rods

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Re: Opinion on head studs

Well now im not worried about the head bolts i just got to worry about throwing a rod. great thats what I need lol thanks everyone for your info
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Re: Opinion on head studs

Beat on that thing as hard as you want to, that Edge is not extreme enough to blow a head gasket or chuck a rod on it's own.

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