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I am getting ready to start getting parts together to put my engine back together, I dont have alot of money to spend. Right now it will be going back together all stock, maybe in the future I will add stage 1 injectors and a 38r, my question is do I need to spend the money and install headstuds or should I just reuse the head bolts.
 

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STUDS!!!
 

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I hade stage twos and an h2e hade it tuned to hit 42 lbs of boost for two years with ''NO'' studs . NEVER Hade one problem .
 

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Do NOT reuse factory head bolts. The are made to be torqued only once.
 

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do the studs now while the motor is out..its a pain to do it after the motor goes in...you will kick your self in the nads if you wait.....
 

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do the studs now while the motor is out..its a pain to do it after the motor goes in...you will kick your self in the nads if you wait.....
:whs: Your ribs will thank you.
 

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I hade stage twos and an h2e hade it tuned to hit 42 lbs of boost for two years with ''NO'' studs . NEVER Hade one problem .
Yeah but while its out why wouldn't you just put them in???
 

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If money is critical you caaann get by with new bolts,
But as stated the old ones are stretched or will be when you torque them again.
But far better to stud it if you can swing it at all. They should be arps to be had for 450 or so.
 

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The bolts, being Torque To Yield if I recall correctly, are not only one time use (reusing them will give you serious headaches) but kind of inconsistent. Can some hold high boost no issues? Yes. Will others have insufficient clamping for relatively low boost numbers? Yes.
Is it worth risking it to save a few bones now, but maybe cost yourself more later?

Your call.
 

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I would do studs, thats what I plan to do when I do my engine.

Like they said it's easier to do it while the motors out.

But..... It's your CALL good luck.
 

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If money is critical you caaann get by with new bolts,
But as stated the old ones are stretched or will be when you torque them again.
But far better to stud it if you can swing it at all. They should be arps to be had for 450 or so.
What's the price difference between new bolts and studs.
 

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If I am reading this right then there dayum expensive. Probably close to the cost of studs. I think that the cost on that page is each bolt?
 
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